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Our location, in BC’s remote northwest, ensures the optimum mix of moisture and cool temps for deep dry powder. The moist Pacific air collides with the colder continental air mass and produces one of the deepest, driest and most reliable snowpacks on the planet.
You can expect deep dry powder as the norm. At treeline, 1350 m (4500 feet), we usually will see a base of over 5 m (15 feet) and in the alpine it not unusual to see a base of over 8 m (25 feet).
You can expect temperatures to be generally between -5 and -10 Celsius (14 to 23 Fahrenheit). It is possible to have a short cold snap or warm spell, but these are short lived and outside the norm.
Heli Skiing requires snow and lots of it. On the occasion when it’s snowing too hard to fly safely we have two snowcats and a designated Cat Skiing area. It's 7,000 untracked acres and full of powder, just waiting for us to need it. On those days where it would otherwise be necessary to wait out a storm for the morning at the lodge, we simply head for the snowcats and swhich back to the heli as the weather clears. In this way we can ensure you ski a full day, every day. On average, in a 7 day package, we spend less than 1 full day in the snowcats.
The current forcast weather information is provided by Environment Canada from the Terrace Airport located at 225 meters above sea level (750 feet asl). Our skiing elevations are generally between 900 and 2,400 meters asl, (3,000 and 8,000 feet asl), and therefore the conditions in our skiing area may be significantly different. For more accurate weather information in our skiing tenure, refer to the 6 day Snow Forecast, which can be switched to reflect the elevation that we generally ski at.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:03