Duration: 3 Days

Location: Vancouver Island/Coast Range

Description: Heli-Accessed Backcountry Trip

On this 3 day backcountry trip you will gain access to the alpine with the assistance of a helicopter and get dropped off in a remote base camp. From there you will climb and descend gnarly lines unknown to the resort crowd. Your personal mountain guide will show you the ropes (literally) and get you into some true adventure skiing and riding!

This helicopter accessed ski and snowboard adventure is the final grand adventure for our ‘Snowsport Leadership Training – Explorer’ and ‘Pathfinder Program’ students… but we are now offering it as a stand alone adventure or as an add on to the standard SLT course.

It’s a great opportunity to get into some of the rarely explored mountains of Vancouver Island or the Canadian Coast Range (depending conditions).

What's Included?

What’s Included?

Included in the costs:

  • A trip preparation session the day before departure
  • A helicopter drop off in the Vancouver Island alpine and 3 days camping out in the mountains
  • 3 days tuition on ski touring and ski mountaineering techniques from a professional mountain guide.
  • Camp food for the 3 trip days
  • Avalanche rescue equipment
  • Group camping equipment

Addtional Costs:

  • Transportation to trip venue
  • Travel medical insurance (mandatory if not a Canadian Resident)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (optional but highly recommended)
  • Personal ski touring and camping equipment (see equipment list)

Dates, Prices & Registration

Heli-accessed Backcountry Ski or Snowboarding Tour

Course Dates:

  • 3 days between April 10th – 16th, 2016 (this allows for some flexibility in case of weather)

Course Price:

  • $1,250 CAD (+tax)

(Note* If taken as part of the SLT-Explorer program it is considered vocational training and therefore taxes are not applicable)