Experience Helicopter Assisted Ski Touring from Kimberley Alpine Resort with Boulder Hut Adventures
Come ski the best of the Purcell backcountry as part of a professionally guided, one-day helicopter-assisted backcountry touring adventure!
The day includes helicopter pick-up and drop off at Kimberley Alpine Resort and one heli-drop ski run, with the balance of the ski day’s runs accessed by guided ski touring.
An additional heli-drop for guests at the end of the day is an option.
Ski Exceptional Terrain
The 15,000-acre Boulder Hut skiing tenure offers challenging terrain for every skier. We ski from 1,500-2,800 meters (5,000-9,200 feet) which means reliable snow. Chutes, high alpine bowls, glades and treed powder skiing. We have it all.
Our ACMG-certified backcountry ski guides use all of their tools and skills to find you the best untracked powder skiing available given the current conditions.
convenient Pick-up and return
Start your day with a helicopter pick-up at Kimberley Alpine Resort. You and your guided group will be dropped off at a ridge top for an epic first run. From there, professionally guided ski touring enables you to explore the amazing Purcell Mountains under your own power.
The day includes a safety briefing, helicopter transport, lunch and professional guiding service. An additional heli-drop run is an option at the end of the day with a return to all the comfort and amenities that Kimberley has to offer.
What you need to bring
Good fitness and general competence on skis or a splitboard are needed to enjoy our varied terrain.
Guests should bring their alpine touring, telemark or splitboard gear with climbing skins. Shovel, probe and transceiver are also needed - we have limited rentals of these available.
A daypack, water bottle and extra warm clothing are recommended. Lunch and snacks are provided.
8 a.m. Meet at Kimberley Alpine Resort's Trickle Creek Lodge, 500 Stemwinder Drive
9 a.m. Guests board helicopter and fly in for first run
4 p.m. Guest return flight to Trickle Creek Lodge
Dates offered - 2017
March 12 [reserved], 19, 26
April 2, 9 and 16
Cost: $699 per person (plus GST), includes helicopter flights, 2 guides, 1 heli ski run, lunch and day touring
Additional end-of-day heli-drop, per guest: $95
6 guest minimum; 8 guest maximum
Photos: Pat Bates, Chris Mennell, Glenn Lee,
Brett St. Clair, Julie-Anne Davies