Whistler Heli-Skiing

Whistler Heli-Skiing

Whistler Heli-Skiing

Exclusive backcountry Whistler heli-ski and snowboarding experiences in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia.  Based out of Squamish and nestled between Whistler and Vancouver lies some of the most epic alpine and tree skiing. This area provides landscapes and terrain that any avid heli-skier or boarder could want, from steep alpine bowls to treeline cruisers.

Our partner, Phantom Heli-Skiing offers private, semi-private, multi-day and heli-assisted ski touring packages departing mostly from Squamish, all winter long.  You'll be collected from your Hotel or Residence and chauffeured to Squamish Airport where you will be provided with an overview of your heliski day and a safety briefing. Then the fun begins. A minimum of 3800 meters of vertical which equates to approximately 7+ runs will be the order of the day. A mountaintop catered lunch will give you the fuel you need to get back out there again for some fresh turns.

All packages include backcountry safety training & equipment (shovel, probe, beacon), lunch in the field, and a post-ski apres session.

Powder skis/boards and inflatable avalanche packs (ABS) are available for rent.

If you have questions feel free to call our local team at +1 604 932 2280.


Phantom Heli Skiing (Private)

The most exclusive trip, a group of 4 and a private A-star helicopter in 240,000+ acres of terrain. 1 group per helicopter with up to 1.5 hours of flight time to ski the terrain from Vancouver to Whistler. Option to depart from Squamish or Whistler bases. You will be collected at your place of stay and chauffeured to Squamish heliport where your day will begin after a safety briefing. A gourmet mountain-top lunch is included. Additional flight time available at $4,550/hour.

  • Price: $13,750 (per group)
  • Exclusive use of B2 A-star helicopter
  • 1.8 hours of flight time per group
  • Up to 4 skiers
  • 1-2 Professionally certified guides per group
  • Gourmet lunch in the field
  • Average 8 – 12 runs
  • Safety Equipment Included

Phantom Heli Skiing (Semi-Private)

Two groups up to four people per helicopter. A total heli time of 1.25 hours per group to explore the tenure. Options to depart from Squamish or Whistler bases. Gourmet mountain picnic included.  Please note single person reservations are on a call-and-request basis only. 

  • Price: $8,450 (per group)
  • Shared use of B2 A-star helicopter
  • 1.25 hours of flight time per group
  • Up to 8 skiers in 2 groups
  • 1 Professionally certified guide per group
  • Gourmet Lunch included
  • Average 6 – 9 runs
  • Safety Equipment Included

Phantom 6 Run Heli Skiing

The classic heli-ski experience. 4 guests, 1 guide, 1 helicopter, 3 groups. Departing from our main Squamish base, make your heli-ski dreams come true. Up to 4 people per helicopter with a guaranteed 6 runs of epic skiing, exploring the tenure.

  • Price: $1,780 (per person)
  • Price: $6,620 (group of 4)
  • Shared use of B2 A-star helicopter
  • Guaranteed 6 runs
  • 4 per group (up to 3 groups)
  • 1 Professionally certified guide per group
  • Gourmet Lunch included
  • Safety Equipment Included
  • Extra runs available ($160/run/person)

Phantom Heli-Assisted Ski Touring

Departing out of Squamish or Whistler into the untracked BC backcountry. You will be dropped by a B2 A-star heli in the morning and start your day with a downhill, followed by a full day of guided ski touring in pristine terrain with lunch in the field.  Ski tour back to the valley with your guide for an afternoon heli pick up to return to base.

  • Price: $2,850 (per group)
  • Morning & afternoon heli pickup 
  • 0.5 hours of flight time
  • Up to 4 skiers per group
  • 1 Professionally certified guide
  • Safety Equipment Included

Blackcomb Helicopters Heli-Assisted Ski Touring

Your Whistler heli-ski touring day starts out at our base in Whistler or Pemberton where you meet your guide, discuss objectives for the day, after completing an avalanche rescue refresher.  Load up your gear and skis, and you’ll lift off for a scenic flight into the Coast Mountains.  You’ll have 30+ minutes of total flight time to take in the incredible surroundings and then you’ll start your guided ski touring day. Average 3-5 runs depending on fitness levels & run length.

  • Prices vary by tenure & departure
  • Up to 4 per group
  • 30 minutes of flight time
  • ACMG Certified Guide
  • Lunch included
  • Safety Equipment included
  • Multi-Day Tours available
  • Call 604 932 2280 for details

What does “Heli Time” mean?

Our heliski trips are billed by the amount of time used flying in the helicopter. The time is measured by the specific amount that the helicopter is actually holding power or flying. This equates to the time when the machine is actually in the air or taking off. This does not include the entrance, exits and time spent loading or unloading the machine. Just because the blades are spinning it does not mean that the machine is holding power and you are being billed. This allows us to take our time around the machine and load as slowly and safely as necessary.

What if I go over my heli time?

Your guide and pilot will be monitoring your flying time throughout the day. When you are approaching its limit your guide will have a conversation making you aware and asking you whether you would like to do more. Additional heli time will be charged to you at a rate of $3800/hour.

What should I wear?

It is best to prepare yourself for a day in the mountains heli-skiing as you would for a day on the ski hill. This includes a synthetic or wool base layer, a mid-weight insulation layer or puffy and shell pants and jacket. It is also nice to have a buff for blowing snow and sun, an extra pair of gloves and extra goggle lenses and sunglasses to deal with changing light conditions. Every guest will be skiing with their own day pack and it is encouraged that you pack as lightly as possible to get the most out of your ski experience. Depending on the group’s weight your guide may be able to pack an additional bag with extra clothes that can stay in the helicopter and be used as necessary.

Do you provide rental skis or snowboards?

Phantom Heli-skiing is happy to provide what gear we have for rent free of charge. For gear we cannot offer ourselves we can provide recommendations for rentals. Downhill and ski touring/splitboard can be rented through our rental partners, with which Phantom clients receive a discount.

Is it customary to tip your guide/pilot?

Tipping is a North American custom and a great way to show your guide your appreciation. Our guides/pilots keep 100% of the tips they receive.

Will we have lunch out in the field?

For trips on which meals are included, clients will receive an email where options for food and dietary restrictions will be taken into account. Feel free to pack your own snacks & hydration.

How much do we ski each day?

The amount you ski depends on the package you purchase and your allotted heli time. The average day of heli skiing will include 8-12 runs depending on the length. Fit and experienced skiers should expect to ski between 12,000 – 20,000+ vertical feet in a day. Additional runs/heli hours can also be purchased.

Can I bring alcohol or cannabis on my trip?

No. Due to safety regulations, no drug or alcohol use is permitted during operational hours. Save it for the Apres.

What happens if the weather does not allow us to fly?

If the weather/snow conditions do not allow us to fly/ski for the day we will refund your booking or apply the entire amount to another date.

What if I want to ski more than 6 runs?

Awesome, if conditions and time allow for us to ski more you will be given the option to continue.  Extra runs are billed at $180 per run per person.


SAME DAY BOOKINGS ARE WELCOME!  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please call – 604 932 2280.


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