Bella Coola Heli

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Bella Coola Heli

Bella Coola Heli4.8/537
Bella Coola Heli4.8 out of 5 based on 37 reviews
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Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - a whopping 2.64 million acres of cold smoke
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - a whopping 2.64 million acres of cold smoke
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - small group / small helicopters provide maximum flexibility & efficiency
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - small group / small helicopters provide maximum flexibility & efficiency
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - mind-blowing terrain for intermediates & experts
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - mind-blowing terrain for intermediates & experts
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - you
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - you'll get face shots galore!
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - now that
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - now that's a face shot :)
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - just you and your mates
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - just you and your mates
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Tweedsmuir Lodge is fly-in/fly-out
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Tweedsmuir Lodge is fly-in/fly-out
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Fosters Ranch is used for small private groups
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Fosters Ranch is used for small private groups
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Eagle Lodge is a small cozy option for 2 x semi-private groups of 4
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Eagle Lodge is a small cozy option for 2 x semi-private groups of 4
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Tweedsmuir Lodge is most commonly used for mixed group heliskiing
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Tweedsmuir Lodge is most commonly used for mixed group heliskiing
Bella Coola Heli Sports  - multi-course gourmet dinners, cooked breakfasts, Apres snacks & picnic lunches are included
Bella Coola Heli Sports - multi-course gourmet dinners, cooked breakfasts, Apres snacks & picnic lunches are included
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - meet some of the locals
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - meet some of the locals
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - take an afternoon or a whole day off to snag a prize trout
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - take an afternoon or a whole day off to snag a prize trout
Bella Coola Heli Sports - the coastal snowpack is stable meaning steep lines in deep POW are possible
Bella Coola Heli Sports - the coastal snowpack is stable meaning steep lines in deep POW are possible
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - spectacular lake vistas from above
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - spectacular lake vistas from above
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - mmmmm sweet lines of dreamy POW
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - mmmmm sweet lines of dreamy POW
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - the terrain is so massive you will ski untracked snow all day
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - the terrain is so massive you will ski untracked snow all day
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Bella Coola is a true wilderness adventure
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - Bella Coola is a true wilderness adventure
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - so don
Bella Coola Heli Sports BC Canada - so don't delay, lock in your dates before they sell out.

Bella Coola Heli

Overall Rating

Bella Coola Heli4.8/537
Bella Coola Heli4.8 out of 5 based on 37 reviews

Bella Coola Heli Sports

Heli skiing with Bella Coola Heli Sport is an awesome way to get your fix of deep powder skiing or snowboarding. Up in Bella Coola, powderhounds don’t just drool over powder or sniff out some fresh powder stashes; powder hounds gobble up powder, one fresh line after another!

Bella Coola Heli Sports can’t guarantee chest deep powder, but they certainly stack the cards in your favour! The heli skiing terrain is perfectly located in a transition zone between a wetter Pacific climate and a dry BC Interior climate. The coastal component contributes to HUGE AMOUNTS of snow, with an average of 20-30 metres (65 to 100 feet) of snow each winter. This is twice as much snow as many of the interior BC heli skiing companies (e.g. Revelstoke heli skiing), so don’t just pack your snorkel, pack your scuba gear! Best of all, the snowpack is generally much more stable than the Interior BC, so experts are more likely to be able to plunge down steep terrain and bag big lines.

BC Heli Sports use small powerful helicopters and have small group heli skiing, which offers many advantages over some other heliskiing Canada companies that have tour bus sized groups. Small helicopters can land in tight spots, so there are more terrain choices, and small groups allow for easier grouping by ability. The Bella Coola Helisports wilderness lodging is also intimate and exclusive.

Bella Coola Heli Skiing Packages

Bella Coola Heli Sports offer multi-day trips of 3, 4, 5 or 7 days duration. During peak season, some packages are for 7 days only. Bella Coola has a range of packages including expert-only trips, and private heli skiing. If you have any questions or want to check availability, you can make a booking request.
Where is Bella Coola Helisports Located? Bella Coola Heli Sports is located in a delightfully isolated utopia, near the town of Bella Coola, in the Coast Range of British Columbia. Bella Coola is a 1:15 hour flight north of Vancouver (a 722km trip via road and ferry). The primary lodge is located only 30 minutes east of the Bella Coola Airport in the eastern end of the Bella Coola Valley within Tweedsmuir Park.

The location equates to much less travel time than for many other Canadian heli skiing companies, and it’s possible to heliski on both your arrival and departure day!

Getting to Bella Coola is super easy because the travel is all looked after by BC Helisports. The flights between Vancouver and Bella Coola are included as part of the package (or to Anahim Lake if you’re on the Pantheon package), as is the transport to the lodge.


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Bella Coola Heliskiing Terrain

The size of the Bella Coola Helisports terrain is absolutely massive, although “massive” might be a massive understatement! The gi-normous terrain is over 10,700 square kilometres (2.64 million acres), making it the biggest Canadian heli skiing tenure. Its size completely dwarfs the big Whistler Blackcomb, which is only 1/325th the size of Bella Coola Helisports.

Many of the runs are leg-burningly delicious, with some long descents of 5,000 to 6,000 vertical feet (1,500 to 1,800 vertical metres). An average day of heli skiing consists of anywhere from 15,000 vertical feet to 30,000 vertical feet of powder skiing.

This vast area has an amazing diversity of dramatic mountain terrain. The alpine terrain is Bella Coola’s specialty with a range of bowls, glaciers and chutes. The tenure also has plenty of tree skiing, which is handy for getting out during stormy weather days. As a minimum, skiers and snowboarders should be of at least strong intermediate ability (ie can confidently ski off-piste blue runs and some black runs).

More Reasons to Heli Ski with Bella Coola Like other Canada heli skiing operators, Bella Coola is a member of HeliCat Canada, which has very comprehensive safety guidelines for minimising risk in the backcountry. BC Helisports has very qualified and experienced guides, and the provision of safety equipment such as airbags to all guests, adds to the emphasis on safety.

Bella Coola Heli Skiing has some other major strong points. It’s quick and easy to get to. The heli skiing and lodging experiences are intimate with only small groups, the terrain is colossal, and the snowpack reduces the likelihood of just skiing ho-hum mellow slopes. This heli skiing isn’t just steep, it’s majorly deep too. Zip up the armpits on your jacket and keep your mouth closed… unless of course you want powder for lunch! Fire up the Contour head cam and make some ski porn!
COVID-19 RISK FREE: Secure a seat now with a 25% deposit which is fully refundable until 90 days before your trip, no questions asked!

Terms and Conditions:
New Inquiries for Winter 2021 only
Deposits - 25% and FULLY REFUNDABLE until 90 days prior to trip start date
Balance - 90 days prior to the trip
Cancelling within 90 days - If you are unable to reach us due to COVID related circumstances such as; a governmental travel ban, provincial guidelines recommending you not to travel, or other situations outside your control, we will fully price-match your package towards a trip in the next 2 winters, and you will not need to pay the yearly rate increase! If you want to cancel within 90 days, but not due to COVID related circumstances, then our standard policy takes effect (i.e. you need to find a replacement. Details here).

Heli assisted touring at Bella Coola

Thomas
22/04/2022
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    April
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    1

Heli assisted touring at Bella Coola

Thomas
22/04/2022
The heli assisted touring program at Bella Coola Heli Sports is simply awesome. Incredible, vast terrain, top notch guides, big , beautiful wilderness. 10 out of 10. See our video here

Heli ski

James odlin
22/04/2022
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    66-75
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Usa
  • Month:
    April
  • Admin Rating
    1

Heli ski

James odlin
22/04/2022
Perfect See our video here

Amazing

Rudy Zonno
29/03/2022
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    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    España
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    1

Amazing

Rudy Zonno
29/03/2022
Incredible experience, I strongly recommend. See our video here

Wonderful Week in March 2022

antoine adam
15/03/2022
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Suisse
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    2

Wonderful Week in March 2022

antoine adam
15/03/2022
We spent the best ski week of my life in Bella Coola last week.
The staff are just perfect and the guide friendly and professionals.

We had 3 beautiful days and 2 less but we could ski all days.

I'll come back to ski more in these amazing mountains See our video here

Best Skiing Experience of my life (Other than the last time I came here)

Bryan
09/03/2022
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    usa
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    1

Best Skiing Experience of my life (Other than the last time I came here)

Bryan
09/03/2022
Bella Coola heli-sports was the best skiing experience of my life. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a irreplicable life experience. See our video here

Beautiful scenery, great terrain, great snow

Matt Paris
09/03/2022
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Beautiful scenery, great terrain, great snow

Matt Paris
09/03/2022
Great time had at Bella Coola, eagle lodge. Lodge, food, helicopters, guides, terrain, snow, all great. Awesome views and scenary. 10 inches of new snow on day 3, my #1 ski day ever. Epic. See our video here

skunked

Jack15T
23/02/2022
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    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

skunked

Jack15T
23/02/2022
Unfortunately I arrived after several days of warm weather and rain all the way to the tops of the mountains. It then turned a bit colder with lots of wind and no snow, so it froze up as solid as a bowling ball with pockets of breakable ice crust. Not great conditions to say the least. The terrain is amazing and given good snow and good skiers in the group it could have been one of the best trips you could hope for. The staff were great. The guides did the best they could with what they had to work with. I am very familiar with the weather along the coast and new I was taking a chance when I decided to join a buddy that had already booked a trip. If I were to do it again I would get on a standby list if they have one, and if you're called, check the conditions before you commit. If you're a working class stiff like myself it's an awful lot of money to just tear up and throw away. If the coast isn't producing the goods check interior BC or Alaska as I have had quite a few epic trips in the past. See our video here

Bella Coola rocks

Cedric Schem
18/02/2022
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Bella Coola rocks

Cedric Schem
18/02/2022
The week of Hell-skiing I did in Bella Coola with my son will remain one of the best holiday and skiing memories of my life. The terrain around Tweedsmuir Oark Lodge is incredible (it feels limitless), the guides excellent and the helicopter pilots incredible.
The lodge is also fantastic, with great amenities, food and service.
I can only recommend this place, it will not disappoint. See our video here

Fantastic second trip to Bella Coola

Anders Erden
09/02/2022
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Fantastic second trip to Bella Coola

Anders Erden
09/02/2022
My second trip to Bella Coola. This time I went to the Pantheon lodge which is a single helicopter and single group package (private heli). This is a larger group experience (9 guests + 2 guides). Staff (including guest services, guides, masseuse, chef) were all fantastic. The lodge is not as good as others such as Tweedsmuir but still a great lodge and off the grid. The terrain they access is fantastic but note, due to larger group size they can obviously not access everything and it would seem you need to come later in the season (March/April) to access the steeper terrain due to snow pack. Skiing is all about weather and luck but you seem to need less luck with Bella Coola, when there is pow it is amazing and the guides seem to find it. See our video here

Eagle Lodge

Ben Blouin
09/02/2022
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Eagle Lodge

Ben Blouin
09/02/2022
I’ve always wanted to go Heli skiing ever since my first ski movie. It was everything I thought it would be. We had great snow, the staff was amazing - courteous, attentive, friendly, and approachable . Breakfast, lunch, apres, and dinners were all delicious meals that exceeded my expectations. 5/5! See our video here

Heaven is Bella Coola

Kirsten Betts
31/01/2022
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    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Heaven is Bella Coola

Kirsten Betts
31/01/2022
The unbelievable amount of terrain up in Bella Cool was astonishing. We lucked out with several blue bird days and would have thought we were in heaven if not for the icy snow conditions. We felt really grateful to be up there in the stunning mountains and sunshine with really fun, confident, skilled guides and pilots. The lodge and cabins and food were also excellent which made the whole experience 5 paws for sure! See our video here

Absolutely Amazing

Adam
26/01/2022
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    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    2

Absolutely Amazing

Adam
26/01/2022
Absolutely incredible. Walked away thinking there is nothing more they could have done to improve the experience and worth every penny. The people are also a huge part of the experience. Just incredible. See our video here

Best Heli trip ever!

Scott Newton
18/03/2020
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  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Best Heli trip ever!

Scott Newton
18/03/2020
Feb 15 - 22, 2020 at Bella Coola was the most amazing snowboarding week I've ever had! The powder was incredible! This is my 5th trip with Bella Coola Heli-Sports, and all 5 have been sensational, but this year set the bar even higher. The guides are top-notch, the food is 5-star, and everyone on the staff is friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!! See our video here

A trip of a lifetime

Stefan Leumann
04/03/2020
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  • Rider Type
    Mixed Group
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

A trip of a lifetime

Stefan Leumann
04/03/2020
16 friends, one lodge, exceptional staff and service, great skiing - simply a perfect 10! It's been my 4th time at TPL in Bella Coola but for most of my friends it was the first trip. Now they know why I was always raving about Bella Coola Helisports - your great organization infected them with a virus and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who will return. Once again an awesome experience! Thank you! See our video here

Amazing Experience

Ben C
24/02/2020
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Amazing Experience

Ben C
24/02/2020
I live in Whistler full time and ski around 80 days a year on average. This was the best weeks skiing of my entire life! An unbelievably large amount of terrain (over 14000 square km). We bagged 2 first descents on our trip and the service at Terra Nostra Lodge was incredible (who doesn't like a radio in the hot tub to order beers!). The guides (Klemen and Sam) were both immensely experienced and friendly, creating a great group dynamic. Even without much recent snowfall in the previous few days we were finding deep powder stashes every run, every day. The best ski trip of my life - I'll be back! See our video here

Heli

Morgan Graham
24/02/2020
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Heli

Morgan Graham
24/02/2020
Outstanding experience. I’ve taken 4 other heli trips (2 in BC and 2 in Alaska) with 3 operators, and Bella Coola was significantly better than the others. All aspects of the operation were outstanding. from the groups of 4, to the guides, lodge, lodge staff, amenities, friendliness, menu, and coordination. See our video here

Bella coola

Schuyler white
11/02/2020
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