Heliskiing is not just for the experts. Any reasonably fit and confident skier or snowboarder can experience the thrill of skiing and riding in the big mountains.
We have 4 roughly defined 'ability' levels. A good level of fitness, confidence, and a "go for it" attitude are all important.
Where do you fit in?
LEVEL 1 HELISKIER
Can confidently ride/ski Blue runs at a ski area.
May have no heliskiing experience.
May have no powder snow experience.
LEVEL 2 HELISKIER
Can confidently ride/ski Black runs at a ski area
May have no powder snow experience
Have some heliski experience in intermediate terrain.
LEVEL 3 HELISKIER
May not have heli-skied, but can ride/ski Double Black runs at a ski area in powder snow
Experienced heli-skier - will ride/ski 5 to 10 (800 metre) runs per day
LEVEL 4 HELISKIER
Can ride/ski any terrain
Very experienced heli-skier. Will ride 10 or more (1,000 metre) runs per day