Our guided Heli-Hiking will take you to a place to see what few others will. Amble amongst the giants of glaciers and soaring peaks, free from crowds, trails, and limitations.
Refine your skills in the best of the backcountry
Ski like you do in your dreams
Push your powder skills to the limit as you float through the very best of our three million acre alpine playground. We pair the biggest bowls, steepest drops and leg-burning lines with our team of expert backcountry coaches, so honing your technique isn’t just fun — it’s unforgettable.
Skiing just beyond your comfort zone doesn’t mean skiing in the danger zone. With the most advanced safety equipment, expert guides and all-mountain monitoring, we ensure our commitment to safe skiing goes well-beyond industry standards.
Journey to the heart of the backcountry at our historic Cariboos Lodge, or spend a week like a Nakusp local, or a K2 pro, at the CMH Kootenay* Lodge. Whether you’re looking for snow and solitude or a mix of big mountain terrain and vibrant townie hospitality like you'll find in Nakusp, we have a perfect home for your freeride reveries.
* Formerly CMH K2
Every skier and snowboarder has a style that is all their own. Our expert guides will give you the coaching you need to spot features and find the most dynamic line on any slope. Discover your own personal style as you take on rad drops or dad drops - or neither if you prefer.
The Steeps, and Steep Shots & Pillow Drops trips are designed to help skiers learn how to approach, navigate and understand moving through different and more challenging terrain. You should be a strong advanced and fairly aggressive skier, with regular experience on black/double black runs at your local ski hill.
Our teams of guides will help you hone your technique and maximize the terrain, from steeps to big open lines.
We’ve got drops for all kinds - Rad drops and Dad drops. The program is tailored to the level of the group and no drops are mandatory. However, you should be a strong advanced and fairly aggressive skier, with regular experience on black/double black runs at your local ski hill.
Steep Shots & Pillow Drops is a Bell 212 - 9 guest and 2 guides. The Steeps is a Bell 407 with a total of 9 skiers - one group of 5 with 1 guide, and one group of 4 with 2 guides, fly out and drop off at the same meeting site. Small Group trips are 5 skiers + 1 guide in a Bell 407.
The guides that lead these trips have built them from the ground up, and it is reflected in not only their experience and skill, but their passion.
Visit our blog to learn more about the history of The Steeps and Steep Shots & Pillow Drops.
All of CMH’s Heli-Skiing trips include accommodation at one of our spectacular lodges, food and non-alcoholic beverages, certified guides and helicopter pilots, safety training and the use of specially designed Heli-Skis. Our What’s Included page will give you full details on everything that is included. For our Freeride Heli-Skiing trips, we would recommend you pack the following:
We have a limited number of packs available to rent at each lodge each week. Read about our AFD rental program to find out more.
CMH is the largest single employer of mountain guides worldwide with over 120 professionals averaging more than 14 years of experience. Each guide has completed an 8-year certification process with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA).
Before our guests ski, they take part in a mandatory helicopter safety briefing and transceiver training. We will provide you with a trasceiver, radio, probe and shovel. We recommend that all guests use our transceivers so we can ensure everyone is on the same system.
Yes - every guest, including non-skiers, must complete a waiver form prior to their arrival. Visit our Booking Information page to complete your Heli-Skiing waiver.