Guy Hetherington is the Canadian Director of ALLTRACKS Academy. Guy is officially ranked by the CSIA as one of the top five instructors in Western Canada and loves to share his home resort with other skiers who are keen to learn more and enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. For him, heli-skiing is one of the best things you can do in Whistler.
Is this the best excursion in Whistler?
As well as world-class skiing, Whistler has so many off-slope winter activities to offer. From wintry dog sled rides to zip-lining through the canopy of the British Columbia forest, there is more to experience than on piste skiing and kicking back at après-ski time. If you want to feel as though you have earned your end of day evening libation, heli-skiing is for you. It is the best excursion in Whistler to get your adrenaline pumping. And after this unforgettable skiing experience you’ll have loads to talk about over your après-ski beer.
Whistler Blackcomb is one of very few resorts that has heli-skiing terrain on its boundary. Not having to drive out to an external helipad to access some of the best heli-ski terrain on the planet is what sets Whistler apart. If you’re feeling daunted by the idea of heli-skiing, rest assured that the trip can be as challenging as you want – in fact the level of adrenaline-rush is completely up to you. Advanced skiers who are looking for more variety can explore Whistler’s terrain with almost 200 glaciers and adrenaline-inducing chutes. There’s also more mellow terrain for intermediates, and the beautiful landscape can be enjoyed regardless of skiing ability. Whistler has an average annual snowfall of around 11.5 metres which means snow conditions are usually excellent for this memorable skiing experience.
Although heli-skiing is not cheap, Guy thinks the excursions are worth every penny for the adventure and experience. When you arrive at the foot of the mountain, and look back at the beautiful terrain you have just mastered, you’ll have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. Sometimes heli-skiing is included in courses, so it is always important to check. For example, guests on an ALLTRACKS off-piste ski course get a day heli-skiing included as a grand finale to the course. A day heli-skiing is a fantastic way to finish the course. There is simply nothing like skiing pristine terrain with new-found friends.
If you are travelling independently to Whistler, you can arrange a heli-ski trip directly through Whistler Heli-Skiing. The team are super helpful and can suggest the most appropriate package and number of runs for your level of experience and expectation.
Whether you are visiting Whistler for the first time this season, or you are a regular visitor looking for a new experience, take your trip to the next level with a heli-skiing excursion. You will not regret it!
About Guy Hetherington and ALLTRACKS Academy
Guy Hetherington is the Canadian Director of ALLTRACKS Academy. ALLTRACKS run ski instructor courses, off-piste ski courses and all mountain improvement courses exclusively at Whistler Blackcomb. Guy is one of a handful of CSIA Level 4 examiners in Canada. With years of experience, Guy is officially ranked by the CSIA as one of the top five instructors in Western Canada. He is an expert all-mountain skier and two-time winner of the Whistler Powder 8’s who loves to share his home resort with other skiers who are keen to learn more and enjoy all that the mountains have to offer.
Whistler Heli-Skiing run heli-skiing trips in Whistler starting from CAN$1,120 per person. Ski instructor courses with Alltracks run from 3 weeks to 11 weeks and costs vary depending on activities and accommodation.
Newmans Barn Farm, North Ln, West Tytherley SP5 1LX
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Whistler Heli-Skiing have been offering heli-skiing excursions in Whistler since 1981. Their exclusive tenure consists of 432,000 acres of classic, big mountain terrain that every skier or snowboarder should experience at least once in a lifetime. The terrain includes 173 glaciers and 475 runs making it an unforgettable place to ski or snowboard.
4280 Mountain Square #104, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada