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Northern Escape Classic Package

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Price p/p From price based on 3-day package (regular season 2021-22), twin/double-share room.
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USD 4,976

North West BC | 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 Day Packages

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Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 3-day package (regular season 2021-22), twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 4,976
The Classic package is offered in 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 day increments and you can join as a solo skier/boarder or small group. Twin/double lodging is provided at the Yellow Cedar Lodge with the option to upgrade to a single room. Option to upgrade to unlimited vertical.
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Fixed Date(s)
Fixed Date(s): Jan 30 - Feb 04, 2022
Days: 6
Price: USD 8,689
Availability: Sold Out
Fixed Date(s): Feb 25 - Feb 27, 2022
Days: 3
Price: USD 3,159
Availability: Filling
Fixed Date(s): Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2022
Days: 5
Price: USD 7,030
Availability: Sold Out
Fixed Date(s): Mar 08 - Mar 13, 2022
Days: 6
Price: USD 8,689
Availability: Almost Full
Fixed Date(s): Mar 11 - Mar 13, 2022
Days: 3
Price: USD 3,159
Availability: Almost Full
Fixed Date(s): Mar 17 - Mar 20, 2022
Days: 4
Price: USD 5,213
Availability: Sold Out
Fixed Date(s): Apr 01 - Apr 08, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 7,899
Availability: Almost Full
Fixed Date(s): Apr 01 - Apr 04, 2022
Days: 4
Price: USD 3,949
Availability: Almost Full
Fixed Date(s): Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2022
Days: 5
Price: USD 4,502
Availability: Almost Full
Fixed Date(s): Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2022
Days: 5
Price: USD 4,739
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Apr 08 - Apr 15, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 7,899
Availability: Filling
Fixed Date(s): Apr 12 - Apr 15, 2022
Days: 4
Price: USD 3,396
Availability: Filling
Future rates & dates are currently not yet available for this operator. Click here to enquire.

Classic Package

Whether you are a solo skier/snowboarder or a small/larger group, the popular Classic Package from Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers an economical way to access the steep and deep in North Western BC.

The Classic package can be taken in 3, 4, 5 or 7 day increments and includes daily guided heli skiing with a base amount of vertical provided (13,000 m/43,000 ft for the 3-night package to 30,300 m / 100,000 ft for the 7-night package). For an additional fee you can add an UNLIMITED VERTICAL OPTION.

Classic guests fly in a powerful helicopter which services three groups of six skiers. This means less time waiting and more time cranking up the vertical smiles!

One of the huge advantages at NEH is the snowcat backup; if a storm rolls in you will get the opportunity to ride deep fresh powder up to your eyeballs in the trees...not a bad downside!

The use of all avalanche safety gear including airbags plus powder skis is included.

With a maximum of only 18 guests, accommodation is provided at the Yellow Cedar Lodge and all rooms have a private en suite. The lodge has 2 bars, hot tubs, sauna, gym, games room, free wifi throughout, and lovely open communal living areas.

All meals are included and are prepared by professional "Red Seal" certified chefs. Non-alcoholic drinks are also included and alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the bar.

The package also includes transfers between the Terrace airport and the lodge.

This package offers great value, especially considering the small group size and the inclusions.

Ability, Fitness & Age

You should be a very strong intermediate skier or boarder (in powder) or above and have a good level of fitness. You must be 19 years or older or be accompanied by an adult, but the minimum age is 14 and he or she needs to meet the minimum ability requirements.

Here's a short video teaser on what you can expect on a Northern Escape Classic Package....

Typical Itinerary

Day of arrival

Arrive at approximately 19:30 at Terrace Airport. A NEH representative will meet you at the airport and will accompany you to Yellow Cedar Lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge you will check into your room and meet for an informal orientation. A light meal is followed by an introduction to the skiing program and schedule.

Days in between

  • 7:30am breakfast & guides daily announcement
  • 8:30 - 9:00 am helicopter departs
  • 12:00 lunch in the mountains
  • 15:30 to 17:00 return to lodge (weather & group dependent)
  • 17:00 apres snacks in the lounge
  • 19:00 dinner.

*The first morning includes safety briefings and signing of waivers.

Last day

You will have a full day of heli skiing, returning by 17:00 where a full 3 course dinner will be served before you will be taken to the Terrace airport. Your flight will arrive back in Vancouver about 22:00 that evening, so a night in Vancouver may be required if you are travelling beyond.


Yellow Cedar Lodge in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, is home to the Classic Heli and Private Heli Skiing package and offers a comfortable atmosphere with all the amenities that you would expect from a mountain ski lodge.

Yellow Cedar Lodge was built by hand with cedar cut from the property on which it sits, and the scent of the wood is refreshing and revitalizing. The British Columbia scenery is breathtaking as the lodge overlooks the world-renowned Skeena River and is surrounded by the mountains that Northern Escape Heli Skiing are proud to call their heli ski terrain.

Lodge Amenities

The lodge sleeps up to 18 guests in spacious double or single occupancy rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

The open dining room and lounge allows Northern Escape guests to share their day and take pleasure in each other’s company, or there are other common areas where you can retreat to relax.

The ski lodge offers wireless internet throughout, as well as a sauna, hot tub, weight room, and cardio room. For après-ski, relax in the cozy lounge (or outdoor Ullr bar) with some late afternoon delicacies and drinks prepared for you by NEH's chefs and bartender. From there, indulge in a massage, a sauna, or a soak in the outdoor jacuzzi to soothe those muscles; or enjoy a drink and a game of pool or foosball (table soccer) in the downstairs bar.

Yellow Cedar Lodge near Terrace....

...twin/double rooms with en suite..

...a nice open plan communal area

Lodge Dining

You’ll enjoy gourmet dinners in the dining room prepared by highly qualified chefs along with divine wine services from NEH trained serving staff. Everyone on the chef team is Red Seal certified and hired on their skill, experience, and “fit” with the Northern Escape adventure. The menu at Yellow Cedar Lodge is based on continental cuisine, designed to tantalize your taste buds; serving a creation of original and inspired dishes plus regional specialties that take advantage of the location in British Columbia’s Pacific Northwest. In addition to the amazing culinary team, NEH have an exceptional group of dedicated and passionate employees to ensure that the service level is second to none.

Amazing food....

...breakfast cooked with love..

...rest up for more of this.

Easy Access

Located only 10 minutes west of the town of Terrace and 20 minutes from the Terrace Airport, you’ll appreciate the easy access. Just a two-hour flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, this is one of the easiest lodges to get to in the helicopter skiing industry. You’ll also enjoy the ability to ski/board all day, every day, even on transfer days, plus NEH offer cat skiing backup! With quick airport to lodge transfers, you will have a relaxed and simple start (and end) to your heli boarding or heli skiing packages.

Rates & Inclusions

2021-22 Rates

 Classic Packages (Cost per person in CAD ex taxes)
(a) Vertical (m/ft)
+ Unlimited  (b) Vertical (m/ft)
n/a  $3,999       
 3   $4,999  $6,599 10,300/34,000  inquire  15,850/52,000
 4  $5,699  $9,499 14,000/46,000  inquire 21,000/69,000
 5  $7,999 $10,499 17,000/56,000  inquire 26,200/86,000 
$11,199 $13,999
inquire 36,500/120,000

Notes about rates:
  • Unlimited vertical must be paid in advance
  • Invoice currency is Canadian Dollars
  • Prices are exclusive of applicable taxes
  • (a) vertical guaranteed for standard Classic package
  • (b) vertical guaranteed for UNLIMITED Classic package
  • Vertical will be calculated and posted on a daily basis whether by cat or heli
  • For regular package (ie set vertical) customers will be refunded at $152 per 1,000m where the guaranteed vertical (as shown in table above) is not achieved
  • Additional vertical can be purchased
  • For unlimited package, if the guaranteed vertical is not met, you will be credited toward your next trip at $152 per 1,000m
  • Final payments made by credit card are subject to a 3% service fee
  • Non-skier rate (ie accommodation and food packages) are $250 per night (based on double occupancy)
  • Professional guided heli skiing & cat ski backup
  • Double/twin share lodging at Yellow Cedar Lodge (single supplement extra charge and subject to availability)
  • All meals & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Use of avalanche safety gear inc airbag backpack
  • Transport to/from Terrace Airport
  • Unlimited vertical upgrade
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) - $enquire
Not Included

Northern Escape Heli Skiing Terms & Conditions

Covid-19 Booking Policies and Conditions Update – May 15th, 2020 Valid for Bookings Received after April 1st, 2020
Deposits and Payments

All deposits and payments are 100% refundable through until Oct 1st, 2020.

After that, all deposits and payments received are non-refundable. However if the current Corona Virus Pandemic prohibits you from heli skiing you will receive a full 100% credit towards a future trip.

Cancelation Within 12 weeks Not Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Our Standard Cancelation Policy below applies to all cancellations within 12 weeks of arrival and not due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Organizer

True North Heli-Skiing Ltd. (hereinafter called TNHS) is the licensed operator for all packages and activities offered by Northern Escape Heli-Skiing (NEHS), which is the organizer of all packages described in this brochure. The travel agency representing NEHS is only a mediator authorized for encashment.

Registration, Deposit and Payments
Due to the nature of this vacation, commitments must be made well in advance of your package commencement with us. Therefore, NEHS requires a deposit of $1,200 for 5 and 7-day packages, $900 for 3 and 4-day packages and $2,000 for all Private Packages which must be received by Northern Escape Heli Skiing or your Travel Agency within 10 days of confirmation of your reservation. All payments are payable to Northern Escape Heli-Skiing.

Payment of the balance of your reserved package is due 12 weeks prior to the commencement of your package. Reservations may be cancelled without notice to the guest if full payment has not been received by NEHS on the due date. For bookings made less than 12 weeks prior to the package commencement, the full package price is due at the time of booking.

Deposits may be made by Cash, Cheque, Bank Draft, Bank Wire, Visa or Master Card. Final payments may also be made by Cash, Cheque, Bank Draft or Bank Wire, however final payments made by Visa or Master Card are subject to a 3% service charge

If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your reservation, we require written notification by registered mail. All deposits for cancellations made more than 12 weeks prior to the package commencement date are NON-REFUNDABLE and will be retained by NEHS.

For cancellations made less than 12 weeks prior to the package commencement date, the total package price is due in full and is NON-REFUNDABLE. If the cancelled reservation can be re-sold to another guest that assumes the contractual obligations, and only if the cancelled space is still available, a change of reservation fee of $250 will apply.

Mountain Weather
The Heli-Skiing program is greatly dependent upon weather, snow and avalanche conditions, factors of which NEH have no control over and are difficult to predict. Therefore, Heli-Skiing is not always perfect and you should be prepared to ski in all conditions. In addition, the more fit you are the more you will enjoy your Heli-Skiing vacation.

All packages are sold in units beginning and ending on a specific date. No refund is given, in whole or in part, for unused days due to late arrival or early departure. In addition, no refund is given for any unused portion of your package due to poor physical fitness, skiing/boarding ability, illness or injury. There is no refund if you choose not to participate in any activity or to return to the lodge early. Your vertical each day, whether by Heli or by Snowcat back-up, is cumulative and will be posted for you to keep track of. Northern Escape Heli Skiing reserves the right to cancel any package at any time. FULL REFUNDS will be given if this is the case.

Extra Vertical or Refund – Regular Classic Package and Elite Package
Extra vertical is available at $152.00 per 1,000 m ($46.00 per 1,000 feet). If due to poor weather or mechanical breakdown only, you are unable to ski/board the vertical guaranteed in your package (see table below), Northern Escape Heli-Skiing will refund $152.00 per 1,000 m ($46.00 per 1,000 feet) for the unskied/boarded portion of your package.

Vertical Refund – Unlimited Vertical Option

If for any reason you are unable to ski/board the guaranteed vertical in your Unlimited Vertical Option (see table below), you will be credited toward your next trip with us at $152 per 1,000m ($46 per 1,000 feet) for the unskied/boarded portion of the Unlimited Vertical Option. All credits are non-transferable and valid for a period of two years.

Flight Time Refund - Private Packages
Private Packages have a minimum guaranteed flight time of 1 hour per day averaged over the package duration. If due to poor weather or mechanical breakdown only, you are unable to fly the min guaranteed flight time included in the Private Package, Northern Escape Heli-Skiing will refund $215 per 0.1 hour for the unused portion of your package.

Exclusion of Liability and Assumption of Risks
Please read carefully. Wilderness skiing and snowboarding involve risks, dangers and hazards in addition to those normally associated with downhill skiing and snowboarding at a ski area. These risks, dangers and hazards are outlined in our Release of Liability, Waiver, of Claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement, a sample of which is reprinted within this booklet. All guests are requested to read and required to sign this agreement before participating in our program. This agreement will affect your legal rights should you be involved in an accident. Copies of this agreement are available on request.

Travel Insurance
Trip Cancellation Insurance
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. NEH has made arrangements with Lifestyle Financial Services to offer our guests a comprehensive cancellation insurance package. Please contact them directly at (250) 542-8577 or via e-mail at info@lsfs.ca.

Interruption/Medical/Evacuation Insurance
We recommend you carry Interruption insurance as well as Medical/Evacuation insurance. Lifestyle Financial Services offers comprehensive coverage for these insurances and they may be purchased directly through Northern Escape Heli Skiing at the time of booking. Information will be provided with you confirmation package.

Evacuation Insurance

Evacuation insurance is available from Northern Escape Heli-Skiing to cover evacuation of an injured guest from the mountain to the hospital in Terrace, BC or to the nearest appropriate transfer point for the BC Ambulance Service. This is included with the Private Package.