Northern Escape Heli Skiing

Northern Escape Heli Skiing

Northern Escape Heli Skiing
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Multi-day ToursSki & Snow ToursPrivate Tours
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Small-group, carbon-neutral heli ski operation in Northern BC’s Skeena Mountains. With some of the deepest powder skiing on the planet, our terrain includes alpine bowls, steep chutes and epic tree skiing. Unlimited vertical option, snowcat backup, three luxury lodges and Red Seal Chefs. Named World’s Best Heli Ski Operation for 2022 by World Ski Awards. Easy access from Vancouver.
Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

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2023
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mathias
Lausanne, Switzerland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Amazing staff, guides and pilots, great accomodation! Mixed weather, but fantastic snow, rebooking next year as we speak!
Written March 11, 2024
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See ya next year!!
Written March 12, 2024
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Mike C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Super Trip! We were fortunate to get a fresh load of powder at the start of our stay. We booked a 4 day private tour with the cat ski option, which came in handy on day one when it was too stormy to fly. We followed with 3 great days of knee to thigh deep powder, led by our guide Elliot and trail guide Carolanne. They were very attentive to selecting the right slopes based on snow conditions and picking the best lines on both open slopes and through the trees.
Chef Sebastian and Vincent produced some amazing meals, with a full bar and gourmet dinners and lunches to enjoy on the mountain. The entire staff was focused on making sure we had an enjoyable trip and the private cabins were a treat. I would recommend to anyone looking for a top shelf ski adventure.
Written March 7, 2024
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Thanks for the great review Mike. Much appreciated. It's just getting deeper and deeper now!
Written March 12, 2024
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Morniss
North Shore, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Just back from our first backcountry lodge heli-boarding experience for our crew and it didn't disappoint!
Not the best snow this season for BC as a whole, but the excellent guiding crew at NEH still managed to find superb terrain and snow for us to enjoy. They really do have an incredible range of mountain terrain to explore.
The whole package delivered, from the lodge to the heli-logistics to the après and the consistently delicious evening meals.
A huge thanks to Jono, Elliot and the whole NEH team. Days and experiences to live long in the memory!
Written February 28, 2024
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Great to hear that you had an amazing time with us. Hope to see you again soon!
Written March 12, 2024
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andy b
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
What a wonderful place! Amazing skiing, wonderful staff, comfy lodges and great food. I’ve been to many other heli ski operations and this one is at the top of my list. As warren miller said, go now because if you wait a year, you will be one year older
Written February 17, 2024
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Thanks Andy. I love that Warren Miller Quote!
Written March 12, 2024
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John-Paul J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
By far the most professionally run Heli operation in North America. Majestic views, comfortable accommodations and gourmet food combined with an amazing staff with extremely high safety standards created one of the best skiing experiences I have ever had. The amount of skiable terrain is incredible, catering to all skill levels. I am a career commercial pilot and was lucky enough to see 1st hand, the capabilities of their helicopters and pilots. Absolutely, without question, the greatest skiing experience l have ever had!! Would do it again in a minute !! Thanks NEH for amazing adventure!
Written February 13, 2024
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Hello John Paul, So great to hear you had a amazing time with us and also thanks for spreading the word here. We hope to see you again soon!
Written March 12, 2024
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Sam M
Lincoln, NE7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
If you are looking for an unforgettable winter vacation, you should consider heliskiing at Northern Escapes. Heliskiing is a form of skiing where you are transported by a helicopter to remote and untouched slopes of snow. You get to enjoy the thrill of skiing on pristine powder, the beauty of the alpine scenery, and the luxury of a personalized service. I had the chance to experience heliskiing at Northern Escapes recently, and it was one of the best trips of my life. Here are some of the reasons why I loved it so much.

Food

One of the highlights of my trip was the food. It was top notch and in line with some of the nicest restaurants I have dined at. Breakfast was buffet style with lots of options, from eggs and bacon to oatmeal and fruit. Lunch was always on the mountain (talk about lunch with a view), it usually consisted of a gourmet sandwich, a fantastic soup in a thermos, hot tea and some snacks - always more than I could eat. They would always prepare some snacks in the late afternoon after skiing, always different and outstanding. Dinner was outstanding. The meals always began with a creative dish similar to a salad which was always nicely arranged. We had some of the finest elk, bison, risotto, and chicken I have ever tasted. And the desserts were lovely. I especially enjoyed the crème brulee.

Lodging

The accommodation suited our group of 10 well. We had a cozy lodge with a nice fireplace to sip coffee by in the morning and relax by late into the night. The cabin had a big bar where Ariel made us some excellent drinks, and a large dining table where we enjoyed our meals. We made great use of the large hot tub after skiing each day. The beds were comfy and the rooms were roomy. The lodge had a nice view of the valley and a lake below. The cabin was also near the helipad, and it was a short trip to the alpine from its location.

People

We had a great experience with the staff at Northern Escapes. They were courteous, skilled, and helpful. Maryiana welcomed us every morning for our stretching class and looked after us during breakfast. She always had a smile and a good mood. Ariel handled us the latter part of the day ensuring our drinks were topped up and assisting the kitchen staff with dinner. She made a fantastic Canadian Old-Fashioned. Mick took care of all our ski equipment needs and backed up Ariel when she needed help at the bar. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Our ski guides Matt, Matt A and Dave did a great job showing us around the mountain and finding us the best snow. They were fun, patient, and safety-conscious. They also were great photographers! Pilot Steve was safe and professional and we loved the music in the helicopter, nothing like blaring Van Halen and cruising to the next mountain top! He also had a great sense of humor and made us laugh.

Skiing the Mountain

It was breathtaking when we landed on the mountain top for the first time. The scenery was amazing. Every morning we were collected around 9 and brought to the slopes. Our guides evaluated the skills of our group well and chose runs that suited everyone's preferences and abilities. There was always fresh snow somewhere and they knew how to find the runs that had the best visibility or sun and the most untouched powder.

Overall Experience

My experience was amazing. This was something I had wanted to do for 15 years and finally got to do it with some of my best friends and Northern Escapes did a great job of making sure we had a good time. I am very grateful to them. The scenery was stunning, the snow was ideal, the skiing was thrilling, and the service was excellent. It was truly a unique adventure that I will always remember. If you are looking for a heliskiing trip that will go beyond your expectations, choose Northern Escapes. You will not be disappointed.
Written February 12, 2024
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Hello Sam, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an extensive and positive review. Our staff take great pride in the work they do and it's so nice to see that it is noticed and appreciated. Hope to see you again sometime soon!
Written February 13, 2024
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Mike
Lincoln, NE1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I can’t say enough good things about all of the staff at Northern Escape Heli-Skiing. Everyone went above and beyond for us for our entire stay.

Our guides maximized everyone’s experience and made us all feel comfortable even though we had a wide range of skiing experience and abilities. Our helicopter pilot was absolutely top notch, and the food exceeded expectations. The hot tub, drinks, and massages were the perfect way to end each day.

Thank you again to everyone at NEH! I’ll be back!
Written February 11, 2024
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Thanks for such a nice review. We appreciate it and are stoked that you had such a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written February 13, 2024
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Bob U
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
I can’t say enough about the awesome heli-skiing experience our entire group had with Northern Escape Heli-skiing! We were a collection of ten skiers who were complemented by eight others to bring the total in our lodge to eighteen. The staff was very friendly and made it a point to really get to know us. Our accommodations were very nice and comfortable. The food was superb! Everything was fresh and we were served a different and delicious menu at every meal. We were even served hot soup with our fantastic lunches while in the mountains. The ski guides were extremely knowledgeable and experienced and were all about safety. They were also very personable which made for thoroughly fun and enjoyable skiing all four days. The way this outfit orchestrates the pick-up and drop-off of skiers in the mountains is extremely impressive! Their operation is a well-oiled machine. Collectively, they make the task of safely moving groups of skiers throughout the mountains seem effortless. I can’t say enough about what a great time we all had on our early season trip. If you are looking for a company that offers a complete package heli-skiing experience (with a snowcat option no less), then you must book a trip with Northern Escape! We can’t wait to come back!
Bob U.
Written January 11, 2024
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Hello Bob, so happy you had such a great experience with us. I’ll be sure to pass your review on to the staff. They love to see and hear that their efforts are appreciated! We too are looking forward to your and your groups next trip with us.
Written January 12, 2024
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MerlinLi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Had an absolute unforgettable experience flying and heliskiing with Northern Escape. The staff was great, the food was excellent and the snow was better than in the whole rest of BC. Can't wait to go back.
Written January 9, 2024
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Hello Merlin, thanks so much to you and your family for joining us. It was awesome to meet you all. We’re stoked that you had such a great trip with us! And, thanks so much for the photos - they are amazing!
Written January 10, 2024
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Marc M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Amazing heli operation and experience! From arrival to departure the NE team took great care of the group. We got to ski terrain that suited everyone's ability level in our group of 10. From pillows to open bowls, everyone was stoked. Food and drinks were fantastic. Apres ski service was excellent. I will definitely be returning next year for the best 4 days of my ski season!
Written December 30, 2023
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See ya next year!
Written January 6, 2024
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