Off PisteHeli skiing and Heli Boarding
Prepare to dare on an off-piste course and heli-ski experience
A once-in-a-lifetime heli skiing or heli boarding adventure in Canada.
Soar above the clouds and seek endless powder heaven – it’s not for the faint hearted – that’s why we have created a package holiday to prepare you, making sure you are ready to heli ski or board.
Our heli ski and snowboard preparation holidays are perfect for those who crave a challenge or have exhausted the red and black runs in Europe and are looking for a new adventure.
Spend hour after hour freeriding, thrill-seeking and powder-hunting. You’ll be guided by experienced instructors who provide specialised off-piste training. All Prepare to Dare heli ski and heli boarding holidays include 5 days training with professional instructors, honing your technique and skills to ensure you can take-on the back country like a pro.
Included in the package
Flights & Transfers (optional)
12 nights’ accommodation
10 day lift pass
5 days prepare to dare heli-ski / heli-board training
Monster X Cat Ski/Board trip
Heli Ski or Heli board experience day
Speciality powder equipment on Heli-day
Rep in resort
Everything organised for you
What you’ll get
Winter Sports Company are an ATOL protected, family owned tour operator. We offer a personalised service to our guests, sorting out all the logistics, so you can concentrate on enjoying your holiday. Prepare to Dare Heli Skiing holidays include flights, transfers, accommodation, off-piste training, lift pass and heli-experience day. A rep is available in resort at all times, and support is available from the UK office from the moment you enquire until you return home.
Back Country Training from the best
Training from the pros
Back country training is delivered by CASI and CSIA pro instructors provided by Panorama Sports School. Training will cover stance, balance, avalanche risk, identifying routes and terrain, as well as improving your all-round technique. Panorama has some of the most advanced terrain and best lift-accessible back country in North America, plus with a heli-ski operator in resort it is no wonder Panorama attracts some of the finest instructors in Canada.
Everything you need to Heli Ski/Board
Specialist equipment is provided for the heli day. Unlike regular skis and snowboards, deep powder is much easier to manage with specially designed powder equipment. RK Heliski provide Armada powder skis and poles or Burton Fish snowboard which will be sure to make each turn magical.
Each heli-skier and boarder will receive a guest transceiver backpack which includes probe, shovel and radio – training will be given on the equipment prior to flight.
Heli-Skiing / Boarding Day
Experience of lifetime
No doubt this will be the pinnacle of your holiday – you’ll soar above the Purcell Mountains looking for pristine, knee deep powder. We have chosen RK Heliski, located in the heart of Panorama and one of the most ski-sure providers.
The day will start with a safety briefing and each guest will receive speciality equipment that will have you gliding through the powder with ease. Three guided heli runs are included in the price and each run can take up to 50 minutes from top to bottom. (Customers can upgrade to 5 runs depending on conditions and if there are enough daylight hours left).
At the bottom of each run the helicopter will be ready to collect the group and whisk you back to the top to seek more fresh tracks.
Typically the group will do 2 runs in the morning, then rest and refuel with a mountain-top packed lunch before taking on run 3 in the afternoon.
Included in the price is standard hotel accommodation. Panorama is a ski-in ski-out luxury resort and all guests have access to the Panorama Springs hot pools, hot tubs and gym. Accommodation can be upgraded to a studio, suite, condo or town-home for a supplement – contact us for availability and prices.
Get more from your holiday
Over the season several Winter Sports Company courses and holidays take place in Panorama.
Extend your holiday by 1 week to become a level 1 ski or snowboard instructor or join Avalanche Skills Training. Additional training and qualifications are bookable depending on dates and availability. Contact us today for more information.
Bespoke Holidays at Affordable Prices
Date not quite right?
Is the holiday too long, or too short?
No problem! If the online booking dates don’t suit you, we can offer a tailored booking service. So whether you want to add an extra day, week or more to your heli-skiing holiday, or want to book a package on completely different dates, please get in touch.
We are proud to be a flexible tour operator and can offer a bespoke service at affordable prices. Send us your ideal holiday and we will get back to you with availability and a quote.
Thank you again for running a company that provides us with such an opportunity, it was certainly the experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to get back next season.
I really enjoyed the 18 weeks of training, to become dual-certified in one season was amazing. Sun Peaks is great because you always bump into friends, can meet instructors in the bars and also make friends in the town.
I had a fabulous season in Sun Peaks becoming CASI and CSIA dual certified. Winter Sports also arranged for me to do the Adaptive Sports Level 1 so it was a full packed 18 weeks. I had great fun with the rest of the guys on the course and made some amazing friends. Thanks Wintersports!
I’ve just returned from the 2018/19 season with Winter Sports & it was amazing, I was all sad to leave! The best part though was the people. We all got on so well & the instructors were incredible, they completely changed our skiing! We had a great rep on hand 24/7 as well so for us it couldn’t have been better. Thanks for a great season Winter Sports!
Arriving by yourself wasn’t a problem considering everyone else was doing the same and there was chances to make friends with a wide range of people. We were all taken very good care of, the hotel was nice and the staff were friendly. I loved the resort so much I now live here.
Winter Sports look after you the whole way and look out for you to make your season the best it can be and the most productive with all the extra courses you can do. I would highly recommend a season with Winter Sports.
The instructors were amazing, everyone knew how to improve you in their own different ways, which made your skiing ability and your teaching ability improve every day.
The Internship course was great and packed full of experience. It definitely helped me when applying for jobs. It made me stand out in front of the crowd. Without The Winter Sports Company I would not be where I am today.
The best part of being a ski instructor is definitely the early morning skiing, every day we got the chance to warm up and train with top-level instructors before the mountain opened to the public. That meant I got the best training in resort and fresh tracks every single day!
The whole course feels like you are all friends helping one another to improve, there is no ‘teacher/student’ strict boundaries which makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I have certainly improved my own skiing and feel very confident with being able to teach others of all ages.
The training was brilliant everyone in the group had their own things to work on and successfully completed all the courses. I felt the training worked to everyone’s comfortable pace and was instructed by the some of the best instructors in Canada.
Thank Winter Sports Company for providing me with a once in a life time opportunity and making my first full season so enjoyable.