Safety

Is Our Number One Priority

A Professional Focus On Absolute Safety

We are committed to offering our guests an unforgettable heli skiing and heli boarding experience always in the context of safety first. We are committed to offering our guests an unforgettable heli skiing and heli boarding experience always in the context of safety first. 

We employ ACMG, CSGA, and IFMGA-certified ski guides. Our helicopter pilots have many years and hours of experience flying in the mountains. Our helicopters are maintained and inspected daily, and our guides are constantly monitoring snow and weather conditions. 

Our safety standards are of the highest caliber and are established by HeliCat Canada, an industry body with decades of experience.

SAFETY & RISK AWARENESS

The information contained in the Safety & Risk Awareness section of this website is intended to inform you of the risks, dangers, and hazards you may encounter while helicopter skiing or snowboarding, and to help you stay safe while enjoying these activities.

Before booking a trip, we strongly recommend reading the Safety & Risk Awareness page and the Wilderness Activities Release Agreement.

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GUEST SAFETY TRAINING

YOU’LL BE TRAINED IN THE BASICS OF SKIING IN THE BACKCOUNTRY!

On arrival, our guide team will lead you through an in-depth avalanche safety training session – from using the supplied safety equipment to understanding how to behave around the helicopter.

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SAFETY EQUIPMENT

AN EXCEPTIONAL HELI-SKI EXPERIENCE DEMANDS FIRST-CLASS EQUIPMENT

Upon arrival, each guest is equipped with a beacon, shovel, probe, radio, and an avalanche airbag backpack.

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MEET OUR GUIDES

You're in good hands.

When it comes to safety in the mountains, there is nothing more important that the people we employ. When it comes to our guides, we make no exceptions.

We employ some of the best guides in the business and have hand-selected our team to ensure that we have a complimentary selection of unique personalities and personas.

Meet Our Guides

HELICOPTERS, PILOTS, & ENGINEERS

We work with some of the best in the business.

All of the pilots that fly for Bella Coola Heli Sports have many hours of flying experience, including special training in mountain flying and heli-skiing operations. They also participate in the annual Guides Training Program prior to the start of the heli-skiing season – including running through a mock rescue scenario.

Our engineers work in a heated helicopter hangar, which ensures rigorous maintenance schedules and inspections are always met, regardless of weather conditions.

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