Rk Heliski
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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For the past 43 winters, rk heliski has been sharing the magic of the Purcell Backcountry with skiers and snowboarders from far and wide. The rk Heliplex, home base of operations, is perfectly situated at Panorama Mountain Village, a short 20 minute drive west of Invermere BC.
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Graham R
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These guys are the best! Skied with them for three days in semi-private format. Mike Koppang and Graham holt were the guides and they were great. Very personable, knowledgable and knowed how to show 9 experienced skiers a good time. They adapt the expeince to the weather. Bad conditions, more tress, good conditions higher elevations and more open skiing. First day was a variety, second, and third day were beautiful and did laps in the higher elvations. Hoots and hollers all around. I can't say enough about this team. Great value as well. Trying to fgure out how to get back next year.
Written March 14, 2022
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Pierre C
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Friends
2 great runs out of 5. I was expecting to ski wide open deep powder but we spent most of our times looking for trails between tight trees. Not really what I expected from heli skiing.
The 2 runs that we did in deeper powder were phenomenal, I wish we could have skied there all day. Most of the group seemed disappointed as well with the choice of terrains skied at times
Written February 10, 2022
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Edgar P
3 contributions
This time we have been a group of 5 and we had the best day at Rk Heliski ever. I visit RK since 1995, 3 years in a row now. The weather looked not so nice,
thats why we skied in the lower tree's in a foot+ new snow. Rod , the head guide, is our favorite instructor. We had a great time.

For all guys complaining about some short runs : We always get a FREE run, if we got some weather related shorter run's.

Thank you RK team, we see you back next year, we can't wait !!!!!!!!!!
Written April 17, 2020
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equilibrium_go
39 contributions
Friends

Starting off the briefing in the morning was very well organized and I really appreciated the emphasis on safety. However a big drawback despite I clearly stated in the morning when checking in that I would love to be be in the most advanced/expert/experienced/professional group I was placed in the beginner group! As I noted this and mentioned to the guide he ignored the comment saying all gets better. Apparently it did not change, as I mentioned my frustration again that a) group is not ‘expert’ b) selected runs are quite disappointing the first run was ~~300hm, the second one was longer though the third one as only half of the second ~300hm all rather flat and not at all spectacular despite best conditions.
During the joint lunch with the other groups with quite some resistance I could change the group from there it got much better though not the scale I expected – the very last run we did was what I would have imagined at least for every run.
Feedback provided was not at all appreciated rather ignored and passive aggressive addressed with comments 'why you make a mess in front of the group' (Note comments were made to the guides in private NOT in front of the group)  or ‘you may go heliskiing to Alaska’
Overall this was not an great experience at all. In the hindsight that this was likely one of the best days in terms of conditions, clear sky, low avalanche risk hence it is even more disappointing.
In addition no pictures were shared post the skiing despite promised in the morning.  
Funniest thing to charge for an additional run, yes I did 6 runs though of the ‘3’ runs prior to lunch only one was a proper one the two other ones either super short of half a run.
Written April 4, 2020
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Mark's Travel Words
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3 days of incredible snowboarding.
Always felt safe and had solid terrain, from glaciers to trees.
Rented their board and glad I did since I was in 1 -2 feet of fresh powder each day, of varying surface quality, as we dropped elevation or went in and out of woods.
Written March 20, 2020
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Joe K
Riverview, Canada21 contributions
This was a bucket list item of mine for several years. I love and I mean love to ski but have not skied a lot of powder. Mostly groomed trails. RK is a complete professional outfit. They especially take safety as their top priority. I did the 3 run option given my inexperience in powder and helisking. Make no mistake, even tho I am a strong intermediate skier on groomed runs, this was a challenge for me. The powder was very deep and somewhat dense having settled from the previous day. I was exhausted from several falls and had a hard time negotiating the wider powder skis. The terrain was steep in places and I couldn’t seem to get a handle on speed. This caused me to get in the back seat and then whamo! Nevertheless, this company was awesome and I mean awesome! So professional and Mike the guide was the best! I think if I were to do this again I would search out a more gradual introduction to powder, less steep terrain and more coaching!
Written March 13, 2020
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Trevor N
4 contributions
Friends
RK folks are too notch from start to finish! Great communication, pricing, safety, guides, amenities. SNOW:))). Our first time won’t be our last! THANK YOU ROD👍 Your 35 yrs guiding is much appreciated. Your joke will always be remembered by this XXXXXX😉Thank you for the amazing introduction! High expectations will always be measured by this trip!!
Written March 8, 2020
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Pete F
Lake Placid, NY14 contributions
From beginning to end it was a joy to have such an epic crew and staff working for us, for what made for one of the best days of my life. The intensity was sky high as were the safety standards that the pilot, Burt and our guide Jordy provided.(Without hesitation I would recommend requesting these guys! It made our experience that much better!)

It was obvious they were having as much fun as we were.... except they had 10 lives to be responsible for. We will be back!

Cheers!

Pete Fazio
Written February 10, 2020
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Michael L
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I discovered RK Heliski on a day trip from Lake Louise 26 years ago ... and have been returning ever since (all the way from Sydney Australia)
-best guides/pilots/staff/equipment
-always on top of safety & conditions
-best terrain in Southern BC
-the overall 'experience' is second to none whether it's your first time heli riding or not ... it just never gets OLD ,,,, but you DO , so why wait any longer !?!
Written February 2, 2020
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88timmey
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Friends
first time heliski! It was amazing. Best heli ski crew. wonderful place, delicious food, nice people! ever again
Written January 14, 2020
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