YACHT BASED HELI-SKIING IN BELLA COOLA, BC
Let us take you on the ultimate heli-skiing trip
Ski and name runs, never skied before, in the world’s best heli-ski terrain whilst staying on your own private yacht. It doesn’t get better than this.
Up to 8 days heli-skiing from the deck of your luxurious private 138’ Catamaran, the MV Cascadia. Heli-ski pristine untouched powder runs and first descents from the deck of your yacht from a different private anchorage each day, 8 private cabins, with daily massages, private chef, top-deck hot tub and much more included.
Based in remote and beautiful Bella Coola, BC – a short 70 minute flight from Vancouver airport. You will sail through the world’s largest fjord system and heli-ski the world’s most expansive ski area (3.25 million acres), in British Columbia's legendary Coast Mountain Range.
This heli-ski expedition is for the most discerning adventurers, looking for the ultimate bucket list experience - the adventurous skier who seeks the pinnacle in exclusivity, privacy and exhilaration. Terrain can be catered by your private guides for advanced intermediate through to professional level skiers.
Due to the unique and exclusive nature of this expedition, it will run for up to 4 private weeks of the year, starting in March 2022. Full dates and Pricing at the bottom of the page.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
You wake up and open the curtains of your private cabin to see the sun rising over the powder covered Coast Mountains, the light dancing on the Pacific waters of the Bella Coola fjords. You head to your private dining quarters, where the chef will have a mouth-watering daily menu, or you decide to go for your tried and tested smoked salmon eggs benny. You chat over breakfast with your guides, discussing snow conditions, objectives and plan out your day. Goosebumps start to kick in.
You’re waiting on the deck of your private yacht as the pilot fires up your A-star helicopter and skis and poles are loaded into the basket. Into the heli you jump and suddenly you’re buzzing the snow blanketed peaks as the immense size of Coast Mountain Range starts to kick in. You see untouched powder bowls, winding glaciers and towering couloirs as far as the eye can see – and realize it’s all yours for the taking.
Before you know it you’re stood atop a never-before skied run, clicking into your bindings as the whir of the heli slowly disappears as it drops over the ridge, ready to land and scoop you up at the bottom. Time to drop in. You ski a run like you’ve never skied before – untouched, pristine, coastal powder blasting you in the face as you and your friends hoot-and-holler, and tell each other you think that was the best run you’ve ever skied. Rinse and repeat.
Legs burning, faces aching from the smiles, you fly back to the deck of your yacht, now in a completely different fjord than you left it. Time for a massage. Top that off with a beer in the rooftop hot tub as you take in the 360-degree views and re-live the day with your crew. You think of your friends back in the office and smile.
You chat with your floating lodge host, who suggests either heading off in one of the smaller vessels to catch fresh, world-class Dungeness crab and halibut for your chef to cook up for dinner, or perhaps take the heli out for a trip to your private oceanside hots springs, for another soak. Or perhaps, just relax on the yacht with another beer and take it all in.
Dinner time, and your chef will have a daily 3 course fine dining menu to refuel you after your epic day on the mountain. You recap the day with your friends, and all agree that even with your photo evidence nobody at home will believe how epic this trip is. Maybe it’s best they don’t know. You realize you have 7 more days of this and laugh. Time to retire back to your cabin, ready to do it all over again.
Based on 8 people, plus 5% GST.
4 nights: CAD $220,430 (11hours of flying time)
5 nights: CAD $259,910 (14 hours of flying time)
7 nights: CAD $329,000 (20 hours of flying time)
Included for this price:
- Return flights between Vancouver and Bella Coola (70 minutes)
- 4-8 possible ski days, depending on package booked
- 20 hours of flight time in an A-Star helicopter for 2 groups of 4 guests
- Private, single occupancy, cabins (with space for partners or a small additional fee)
- All meals (fine dining cuisine) and drinks including alcoholic beverages
- Daily massage treatments
- 2 professional ski guides
- Hospitality of the MV Cascadia’s experienced captain and crew
- Skis, poles, avalanche air bags and all avalanche safety equipment
This exclusive and unique adventure is available for select dates between March 5th and April 2nd 2021 for 4-7 nights.
We are now taking bookings for 2023 and have a few private slots left for 4, 5 and 7 night bookings between March 3rd 2023 and April 1st 2023.
Additional guests are subject to an additional fee of $1500 CAD + 5% GST per person regardless of the duration of the stay. This covers the incremental cost of ski and safety equipment, guide service, lodging, meals, and return flights from Vancouver to Bella Coola.
Should the group increase beyond the primary group of 8 to a larger group of 12, it is possible to fly 3 groups of 4 guests + 1 guide per group in 1 A-Star helicopter; however, this will impact the pace and the ski program as the additional group in the helicopter adds to the time it takes to fly the group safely into the field in the morning and back to the catamaran in the afternoon.
The catamaran has 8 guest rooms. In order to increase the number of guests on board to above the primary group of 8, additional guests must be partners of existing guests and/or be willing to share a room/bed with the primary group of 8 guests.
Looking for the most adventurous ski trip on the planet?
Mabey Ski has experienced heli-skiing with Bella Coola on their “regular” trips and to say it is mind-blowing doesn’t do them justice; This trip takes that to the next level. The absolute pinnacle of ski adventures. The ultimate bragging rights. Mabey Ski’s bucket list topper.