Ski Safari and Heli Trips
Offering Bespoke Ski Safari and Boarding Adventures in Canada.
Our 14-day Ski Safari is quite simply the ultimate Canadian Ski Experience – perfect for skiers, boarders, thrill-seekers, and powder lovers. We have taken the stress out of scheduling a holiday that takes in; Fernie, Panorama, Lake Louise, and Banff ski resorts in one spectacular trip.
Whether returning or experiencing the slopes of Canada for the first time, few vistas you will have experienced before will compare to the breath-taking views from the slopes of the Rockies. For those choosing Backcountry or a Heli-ski experience, landing on top of the world in a deserted, pristine snowfield with endless untouched slopes will, without a doubt, be one of the best feelings you will ever experience.
Return flights to Calgary from Gatwick or Heathrow*
All transfers between Calgary Airport and Resorts
All subsequent transfers between resorts
All transfers and carriage relating to scheduled daytrips
or activities whilst in resort.
4* Accommodation at Snow Creek Lodge, Fernie.
4* Accommodation at Copper Point Resort, Panorama.
The Royal Canadian Lodge, Banff.
Daily Guided On-Piste Skiing Activities.
Evening Arrival Meals in Each Resort
Evening Departure Meal in Banff
Beer Sampling Evening, Banff
Cocktail Evening, Banff
Northern Lights Trip, Banff
Shopping Trip, Calgary
(*Some flights from Glasgow and Manchester possible with small subsidy.)
Whether you are looking to merely gently ski some of the best resorts in Canada, improve your skiing/boarding, become a back-country pro, or simply get straight up into the helicopter and create fresh tracks on unspoiled slopes, we can create the perfect holiday for you.
Let us sort out your entire trip – from flights and transfers to expert guides, bespoke activities, and specialist equipment hire. Simply let us know what you need, and we will do the hard work, so you can focus on just enjoying your Canadian adventure.
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Specialist training options
Back Country Guide and Training
Monster X Cat Ski/Board trip
Heli Ski or Heli board experience day
Dog Sledding Days
For maximum flexibility 14 Day Ski Safari holidays can be booked with or without flights. Flights routinely depart from London, UK. Flights from alternative UK airports can be arranged for an additional supplement, please contact us for a quote for this service.
Outbound and return transfers are included as standard. Transfers begin and end at Calgary airport.
A lift pass can be included for the duration of your stay in each resort for a nominal fee. We have found that most guests prefer to buy passes online in advance upon receipt of their holiday dates and itinerary.
Each package / group will have their own dedicated guide/s at a ratio of 6:1 for the entire duration of the holiday. In addition to this we anticipate our own Ski Safari Consultant dropping in at various point along the itinerary to look after guests during their experience. Our guides are fully knowledgeable about the resort, training and heliskiing options.
Canada hopes to be able to welcome double-vaccinated travelers with only random Covid testing upon arrival. Travelers will (at time of writing) still require a 72 hour pre-flight negative PCR to board a plane either side of the Atlantic, but the end of mandatory PCR testing upon arrival is really positive news. Here at WSC we’re looking at ways to help reduce risks further and for groups of between 4 and 6, travelling as one party, for a nominal sum we can offer private SUV options driven by our daily-tested drivers, to protect you from communal bus travel. We also have options to ensure that you get a few days on your skis before returning home, even if you were unfortunate enough to be selected for testing and test positive in Canada. Ultimately, whilst we will do everything reasonable to help if your trip is disrupted, we’re urging our clients to ensure that they have really robust Covid cover within their insurance before flying. Why not call our Ski Safari Consultant David on +44 (0) 7739 937454 and talk through some options or any worries.
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.
Our Ski Safari Consultant has personal first-hand knowledge of all resorts and accommodation and his services mean that you can build your own bespoke 14 Day Canadian Ski Holiday, to suit your dates, abilities, group size, and budget.
Back Country Guided Tours
Deep powder and untracked lines await
Back country guiding is available in all resorts though primarily in Panorama through our CSIA partners. All packages must be booked before departure to guarantee availability. Groups no larger than 6:1 ratio. All levels catered for with 1:1 option also available.
Everything you need to Heli Ski/Board
Available primarily in Panorama Resort. Must be booked before departure to guarantee availability. After your first trip on the chopper, there is an option to purchase more Heli-ski days at a discounted rate subject to availability. Multi day trips can be booked in advance or once in resort.
Specialist equipment is provided during heli skiing days in Panorama. Unlike regular skis and snowboards, deep powder is much easier to manage with specially designed powder equipment.
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.
A range of accommodation is available during your stay, prices will vary depending on date and availability.We have personally tested and hand-picked our standard hotel accommodation to ensure that all Winter Sports guests will enjoy the following:
Ski-in, Ski-out Resort – Panorama and Fernie Resorts only
Outdoor Hot Tubs
Free unlimited use of Panorama Hot Pools.
24 Hour Reception.
Lockable Ski Storage
Wi-fi and Cable TV
Self-catering kitchen in room – Fernie and Panorama Resorts only.
Safety Deposit Boxes
Parking is available free of charge for customers travelling by car
Courtesy hotel minibus service – Panorama (Invermere) and Banff only.
Boasting ski in / ski out access Snow Creek Lodge offers luxury apartment style accommodation directly off the slopes. The block has all the usual amenities including a good-sized pool. All apartments have their own kitchen facilities, but the town boast many fantastic restaurants for those who seek a proper break from routine.
Located on the outskirts of Invermere the Copper Point Lodge is both a ski lodge and a luxury golf resort by summer. This excellent resort boasts luxury rooms / suites, the fantastic Elements Restaurant, spa, pool and gym facilities, on-site shopping, and bars. Free shuttle bus to town centre.
Serving as your accommodation for both Lake Louise and Banff skiing, and located on stylish Banff Avenue and only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Banff, the Royal Canadian is a luxurious favourite with visitors to Banff. With its own pool, hot tub and spa grotto, the fabulous Evergreen Restaurant and even its on cocktail bar this luxury hotel will delight guests.
Why not upgrade your hotel experience and sample the absolute best available in the Canadian Rockies? Banff Resort’s premium accommodation, the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, can be added to your itinerary for an additional sum subject to availability – this is a ‘bucket-list’ hotel experience for many guests, and we advise early booking of this option. Similarly, we can upgrade your Panorama experience to be ski in / out by locating you in the luxury Panorama Lodgings. Contact us for details.
Bespoke Holidays at Affordable Prices
Struggling to find the right holiday?
No problem! We offer a tailored booking service, so whether you want a 7-day budget Heli-ski holiday, or a 3 week luxury ski break, we can put together a package to suit you.
We are proud to be a flexible tour operator and can offer a bespoke service at affordable prices. Send complete this form with 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.