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.
Unexpected luxury in the heart of the backcountry
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own mountain, our Exclusive Trips are for you. Embark on a journey to big snow country with up to 10 of your closest friends, and enjoy the freedom and privacy of having one of our most luxurious lodges, two of our top guides and a helicopter all to yourself. Ski. Relax. Repeat.
Our Private Trips let you enjoy the camaraderie and life-long friendships of a shared lodge experience, while ensuring that all the turns and fresh tracks are yours alone. You and your favourite ski buddies will have your very own guides and private helicopter, so you can get the most out of the mountains before heading back to swap stories at the lodge.
With your own private guides and helicopter, you can spend your morning chasing big turns on glacier plateaus and your afternoons weaving through the spacious trees of our mature forest glades. Take a midday break at the lodge or see how many vertical feet you can squeeze out of your legs. Whatever your ski dreams are made of, we have the terrain to make them come true.
We have high standards for everything we do and safety is no exception. We use the most advanced safety equipment available and ensure all of our guides have the extensive avalanche training and decades of big mountain experience to get you to the best snow and back safely.
From massages and hot tubs to gourmet cuisine and cozy backcountry bars, our selection of top-calibre lodges give you the perfect place to revel and recover. From the elegant post-beam hideaway of Valemount to the private cinema and chef of Bighorn, or the limitless terrain and luxury of Nomads, we ensure that your stay will rival the snow.
Named as one of the world’s “Five Most Luxe Ski Lodges” by Ski Magazine, an Exclusive Trip to Valemount gives you and your friends exclusive access to the lodge, a private helicopter and the famed long runs of the Cariboo Range.
Spend your days aboard your own personal helicopter exploring the powder paradises of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains, before returning to your private lodge for a true taste of exclusive mountainside luxury in Revelstoke.
Perfect for those restless skiers who are constantly eyeing the next peak over, Nomads gives you and your friends access to the best terrain in five distinct mountain ranges. Your private heli will take you to the best snow and drop you at the doorstep of your spectacular lakeside chalet.
Pair relaxing nights in some of the world’s most luxurious lodges with days full of untamed trees, gentle bowls and anything else you want your private guides and helicopter to take you to.
Private trips are a group of skiers staying in a lodge with other guests but skiing with their own helicopter and two guides. An Exclusive trip is just for you and your group of 5-10 people and two guides, with the lodge and helicopter entirely to yourselves.
A typical CMH Heli-Skiing Guest is:
Group sizes can range from 4-20 depending on the facility. The majority of our Private/Exclusive trips cater to 4-10 skiers. Our Bighorn and Valemount lodges can accommodate 10 skiing guests, and up to 10 non-skiing guests based on availability. For groups of 4 skiers and below, we use a Bell 407 (up to 4 skiers/2 guides). Groups with more than 4 skiers use a Bell 212 helicopter.
Our most luxurious lodge is Valemount, which Ski Magazine named one of the world’s “Five Most Luxe Ski Lodges.” When it comes to our Private and Exclusive trips, if you’re looking for the ultimate terrain, then Bighorn or Nomads are just for you.
Valemount is a quick and convenient 1 hour private flight from the Calgary International Airport (which is included in your trip cost). Flying your own plane is also an option, as several of our lodges have private airstrips nearby. We also have an extensive number of transportation options to get you to the lodge faster; to learn more, visit our Transportation page.
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 Private & Exclusive 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.