Ski on Every Full Day of Your Trip
If you have skied with us before, you’ll know that one of the advantages of a trip to Bella Coola is how easy it is to get to us. Add to this a robust welcome reception, property orientation, and safety training on arrival, and you will be set up for success on day one.
Your ski program starts on day two and you’ll enjoy the opportunity to ski a full day on each subsequent day of your package - including departure day.
Keep reading to learn more about what a typical stay with Bella Coola Heli Sport looks like:
Transportation from Vancouver Followed by Orientation
We strongly suggest arriving in Vancouver the night before the first day of your heli skiing package. This helps to remove any travel-associated stress or jet lag to ensure that you are rested and full of energy so that you can maximize every minute of one of the best weeks of your life!
After spending the night in Vancouver, enjoy a leisurely morning before making your way to the airport.
Flights to Bella Coola and Anahim Lake depart mid-afternoon at approximately 13:00 from the Air Elite Terminal (Interdel Aviation) at Vancouver International Airport's South Terminal.
Please be sure to arrive at the terminal at least 60 minutes prior to your scheduled departure to allow enough time to meet our team, check your luggage, and enjoy a light snack and beverage.
Once on board the flight, you will enjoy a scenic 70-minute flight en route to your destination.
On a clear day, you will be glued to the windows, marvelling at the huge expanses of glacier-capped mountains, dreaming about your first run.
Once on the ground, you will be met by our hospitality and guide team who will welcome you to the area and transfer you to your lodge.
A Typical Day
- 07:00 | Morning stretch class followed by early riser cold breakfast buffet
- 07:30 | Hot breakfast is served
- 08:00 | Morning introductions, weather updates, and plans for the day
- 09:00 | Heli skiing begins
- 12:30 | Picnic lunch in the field (flexible stop time)
- 13:00 | Heli skiing resumes (flexible start time)
- 16:30 | Heli skiing concludes (flexible stop time)
- 18:00 | Cocktail hour and afternoon aprés
- 19:00 | Three or four-course plated dinner
- 20:00 | Evening socialization and relaxation
Full Ski Day Followed by Transportation to Vancouver
At dinner on the night prior to departure day, your guides will instruct you to pack your bags and to come to breakfast in your ski gear.
You will have the opportunity to participate in one last stretch class before suiting up for your final day of skiing and heading to breakfast.
After breakfast, you will head to the helicopter and lift for your first run of the day. Throughout the morning, you will ski your way towards the airport, making a short stop for lunch (optional), and eventually landing the helicopter a short distance from the plane that will take you back to Vancouver.
Upon arrival at the airport, our hospitality team will guide your luggage so that you can change out of your ski clothes before the short 70-minute flight back to Vancouver.
Flights typically arrive in Vancouver at ~17:30 in time for dinner. If time allows, we strongly suggest staying the night in Vancouver and making your way home the following morning. If you must catch a connecting flight home on departure day, we strongly suggest not booking your connection before 21:00 to allow enough time to collect your bags, transfer terminals, pass through security, and find your connecting gate.
|Lodge||Flight Time||Local Transport To Lodge||Duration|
|70 mins||Ground transfer from Bella Coola Airport||~5 mins|
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
|70 mins||Ground transfer from Bella Coola Airport||~40 mins|
|Terra Nostra Guest Ranch||70 mins||Helicopter transfer from Anahim Lake Airport||~15 mins|
|Pantheon Heli Ranch||70 mins||Helicopter transfer from Anahim Lake Airport||~25 mins|
|Sand Creek Ranch||70 mins||Helicopter transfer from Anahim Lake Airport||~25 mins|
|MV Cascadia||70 mins||Helicopter transfer from Bella Coola Airport||~5 mins|