Heli-Skiing was invented in 1965 by CMH founder, Hans Gmoser. Skiers dream about big mountains, fresh powder, no crowded lift lines, just long, free and joyous runs. CMH made this dream come true for skiers from all over the world. Guests from all over the world return to CMH for the world’s greatest skiing with well-educated and experienced mountain guides, skilled helicopter pilots and the high standard guest service that we offer in our lodges.
CMH offers Heli-Skiing from 12 lodges in British Columbia
We offer heli-skiing from our magnificent lodges: Adamants, Big Horn, Bobbie Burns, Bugaboos, Cariboos, Galena, Gothics, Kootenay, Monashees, Nomads, Revelstoke and Valemount. Our distinct ski areas in the remote mountains of British Columbia cover a terrain equivalent to the size of a third of Switzerland.
An intimate skiing adventure in backcountry terrain
After a day filled with deep powder turns, our guests return to the lodge for after-ski snacks, a sauna, or a relaxing dip in the hot tub. Later, guests can enjoy a glass of wine by the fire and then a hearty meal prepared by our world-class chefs. A maximum of 48 guests at each lodge creates an intimate and friendly atmosphere that encourages everyone to feel at home during their stay.
- You can ski any black runs in any ski resort
- You are fit enough to ski several consecutive days
- Comfortable in a variety of snow conditions
Not a skier with advanced technique? That’s okay- but you should be a strong intermediate skier or choose our Powder Introduction Program.
- Minors under 12 are not allowed to book
- Minors aged 12-13 can be booked on Family Trips only
- Minors aged 14-15 can be booked on Family Trips or any programs with 2 guides
- Minors aged 16-18 can be booked on any program as long as the parents are booked as well
What’s included in a CMH Heli-Skiing trip?
- Guaranteed vertical meters of heli-skiing:
7-Day program – 30,500 vertical meters (100,000 ft)
6-Day program – 26,160 vertical meters (86,000 ft
5-Day program – 21,780 vertical meters (71,000 ft)
4-Day program – 17,500 vertical meters (57,000 ft)
- All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
- All lodge accommodations and use of lodge facilities such as saunas, whirlpools, etc.
- Fully escorted transportation to and from Calgary, Kelowna or Kamloops Airports on all trips (except Kootenay)
- ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), and/or IFMGA (International federation of Mountain Guides Association) certified mountain guides
- Skis and poles. NOTE: CMH has a limited number of snowboards and therefore need to be booked in advance unless boarders bring their own (and preferable collapsible poles). Boots and protection equipment such as helmet are not provided.
- Safety equipment (Transceiver, radio, shovel and probe. Avalanche Flotation Device can be booked in advance at an additional cost)
NOTICE: ALL SKIERS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN A CMH HELI-SKI WAIVER
CMH & Alpine Helicopters
We use twin-engine, 11-ski-passenger, jet-powered Bell 212 helicopters. Bell 407 helicopters are used for groups of 4-5 skiers in our small group programs and private trips for 4-10 heli-skiers. We have Bell L3 helicopters as service helicopters for guest lunches in the mountain, for safety guides, and special flights.
Our pilots are trained to fly in the mountain environment. Upon guest arrival, they give comprehensive safety instructions around the helicopter before our guests start skiing.
All helicopters are equipped with radios to ensure continuous communication between pilot, guides, the base lodge, other CMH areas, and outside resources. Ongoing maintenance is provided by an engineer based in each area, and Alpine Helicopters runs total maintenance programs on all of our helicopters on a regular basis in Kelowna.
We would be happy to send you our heli-ski brochure and talk with you about heli-skiing in Canada, you can give us a call at +46 (0)8 716 1190.
To see the price list, click here: PRICES