British Columbia – Northern Escape Heli-Skiing“It's Deeper up here!”
Top five reasons to choose British Columbia – Northern Escape Heli-Skiing
- Mammoth Snowfall!
It is epic and deep - it is the stuff of dreams!
- Guaranteed Vertical
Vertical guarantees range from 13,100 meters for 3 Days and 30,500 meters for 7 Days.
- Zero Down Days
Three SnowCats are always on stand-by. If you constantly get snow like NEH does, you can’t always fly. But with back-up you are guaranteed to ski every day.
- One of the largest ski areas in the World.
A vast and varied terrain, over 7000 square kilometers. Endless opportunities for first descents every day in our spectacular heliskiing and heliboarding terrain. Runs often begin high in the alpine, featuring huge open glaciers, and end with long descents through old growth forests to the valley floor.
- Very easy access
25 minutes drive from Terrace airport services with numerous daily flights from Vancouver, BC, where we meet you at the airport and take you to the lodge.
Northern Escape Heli-Skiing Quick Facts
Location: Northern Escape Heli-Skiing lodge is located 25 minutes by car outside Terrace, BC, a 2 hour regional flight from Vancouver.
Ski Area: Over 7000 square km. A huge a vast terrain!
Mountain Ranges: Skeena Mountains.
Grouping: Small groups, up to 6 people.
Vertical Skied: Average groups do 8-15 Runs per day.
Runs: 250 named runs.
Run Length: Up to more than 2,000 vertical meters!
Average Snowfall: 30-40 meters. Snow base is often 10 meters.
You’ll fly in cohesive groups of only four to six in one of our “Italian Stallions,” the Koala or A-star helicopters. Each helicopter services a maximum of three groups in order to allow us greater mobility and to increase the terrain selection that is available for us to enjoy.
Yellow Cedar Lodge offers a comfortable atmosphere while providing all the amenities that you would expect from a secluded mountain lodge. The lodge was built by hand with Cedar cut from the property .The scenery is breathtaking, as the lodge overlooks the Skeena River and is surrounded by the mountains. The lodge sleeps up to 18 guests in spacious double or single rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The open dining room and lounge allow guests to share their day over great food & wine. There is Wi-Fi internet throughout the lodge as well as a sauna, hot tub, weight room and cardio room.
All packages include meals and the word food just doesn’t fit with what is offered at Northern Escape. We have a team of Red Seal Chefs who have created a mouthwatering menu that will impress the most discerning palate. We offer a four-course meal with an incredible wine list to match each course.
We also have two other lodges (Pioneer Lodge and Treston Lake Lodge) for our more exclusive packages.
Powder skis and carbon fibre poles are included in your package. We have a wide selection of Prior Overlords and Kastle BMX 128 and 119 as well as a few other assorted such as Rossignol S7 and Volkl.
Guides & Safety
Providing you with a safe and enjoyable Heli Skiing / Heli Boarding vacation is our highest priority. Your NEH guide is responsible for balancing your desire for exciting and challenging skiing/boarding with the safety and enjoyment of the entire group. We have a comprehensive snow, weather and avalanche management system and our Heli Ski guides are continually monitoring and collecting snow and weather information in an effort to assess hazard and choose suitable skiing/boarding terrain for each group. The guides meet twice daily to evaluate this information, plan the day and share the information obtained during the skiing/boarding day.
Northern Escape Heli-Skiing equip and train every guest with the latest and most advanced avalanche safety equipment including a state-of-the-art PULSE Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver and a Snowpulse Avalanche Airbag backpack. In addition to the equipment carried in our guides’ packs, each group will carry additional avalanche rescue equipment and a VHF radio capable of communicating with the guides, pilots and the lodge.
You should be a strong intermediate skier capable of confidently skiing a Black run.
January to mid-April
100% Ski/Board rate with ZERO down days due to snow and weather. With all that snow comes some inevitability difficult flying conditions. Therefore, NEH is proud to offer SnowCat back-up to all of our Heliskiing packages. So, when the snow is falling hard and it’s lying deep in the trees, you’ll be enjoying some of the finest, deepest, powder skiing/boarding available thanks to our SnowCat back up. And as both Heli and Cat are located at the lodge we can swiftly move from one to the other if there is a break in the weather.
Last year season we spent 9 full days in the snowcats and 3 or 4 partial days where we skied most of the day in the heli with a few runs in the cats as the weather changed during the day. Really getting the best of both worlds.
Ski/board every day of your package – guaranteed!
What your Package Includes:
- Guaranteed 13,100 vertical meters (3 day package) and 30,500 vertical meters (7 day package). Unlimited vertical is optional.
- Accommodations at Yellow Cedar Lodge (Classic Package or YCL Private Package), Pioneer Lodge (Elite Package) or Treston Lake Lodge (Exclusive Private Package) for the duration of your stay
- Daily Heli skiing/boarding (unlimited vertical!) with a full day skiing on your last day
- Full Breakfast and Dinner daily in the dining room. Lunch daily on the mountain. Après ski snacks in the lounge immediately following your ski day
- Equipment (Skis, Snowboards, Safety Equipment including Transceivers and Avalanche Airbag Backpacks
- Transfers from Terrace Regional Airport to Lodge.
- Alcoholic beverages,
- Clothing and merchandise in the Shop,
- Tips & Gratuity
See price list here.