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Heliskiing with Cat Skiing Back-up

Heliskiing with Cat Skiing back up ensures you ski a full day, every day. Northern Escape Heli Skiing, located in BC's remote Northwest, is renowned for providing one of the deepest, most reliable, snowpacks on the planet. It is no secret that all that deep fluffy powder doesn't fall from blue skies. It Snows up here, and it is Deeper up here!


Along with all that snow may come some challenging flying conditions. When it's snowing too heavily to fly a helicopter safely to the mountain peaks, we simply switch to our Cat Skiing terrain. All of our Heli Ski Packages include a reserved seat in one of our three Snow Cats that are ready and standing by. This means you will ski or snowboard every day of your package. Over the season, our seven day packages average six days of Heli and one day of Cat Skiing per week.


Our Cat Skiing area encompasses over 29 square km's (7,000 acres) which is nearly the size of North America's largest resort and has over 50 km's (31 miles) of snow roads; offering some of the best tree skiing within our tenure. With an average run length of over 600 meters (2,000 vertical feet), it is a powder paradise with everything from steep trees to pillows and open bowls. When it's storming and the snow is lying deep in the trees, instead of waiting in the lodge you will be enjoying some of the deepest powder skiing/boarding available. This is thanks to our snow cat back up program.


If the weather clears enough to fly while we are Cat Skiing, the helicopter will pick us up and we seamlessly continue our day of deep powder Heli Skiing. Conversely, if we're Heli Skiing and the weather starts to change for the worse, we will meet the Snow Cats and switch to deep powder Cat Skiing. It's the best combination imaginable - Heli skiing/Heli boarding perfected!


Further reading

What's the Big Deal with Snowcat back up?



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