Revelstoke B.C. is an amazing winter wonderland. Blessed with mountains of British Columbian champagne powder every year, Revelstoke has plenty to offer even the most spoiled of skiers. If you really want to splurge this winter, book a tour with Mica Heli Guides. They are the premier destination for heliskiing in Revelstoke, if not all of British Columbia. And that is saying something, as B.C. is the destination for 95% of the world's heliskiing and cat skiing.
As the summer months plod along, the avid skier or snowboarder starts to get restless. Waiting and hoping for a huge dump of snow can take it out of you. The only cure is to get a taste of the mountains now. Revelstoke B.C. is just as incredible during the summer, as it is during the winter. The scenery is unique and breathe taking. Mountain biking and hiking will get you access to some great terrain, but the best way to enjoy the heights of Revelstoke lies in the convenience of the helicopter.
As we count down the summer months, waiting for that first dusting of powder that gets the heart racing, imagining what the winter will bring, the question is what to do for entertainment. Revelstoke, British Columbia has a multitude of options, in both the summer and the winter. One of the less strenuous activates is taking in the live music playing every evening in the Grizzly Plaza. You can find a wide variety of music being played there until the end of August, with a new band almost every night! Heliskiing Canada
British Columbia is the world’s premier heliskiing destination. In fact 95% of the world's Heli Skiing and catskiing take place here every year. The reason is obvious to anyone who has already enjoyed the heaps of dry champagne powder that fall here every season. There is no better town to get your fill of powder than Revelstoke, B.C., and no better operator to give it to you than Mica Heli Guides.
These hot summer months give us plenty of time to consider what makes a good heliskiing company. There are certain intangibles like terrain that are hard to compare, even if you have experienced it. Other things like equipment, frequent maintenance, safety records, service, packages and prices are worth considering. While all those things and more are important, if you're going to pay the money to go heliskiing Canada, you want to be certain you’ll get a chance to ski.
Revelstoke British Columbia is a world-class winter destination for skiing and snowboarding. It is a also a great place to visit in the summertime, offering seemingly endless trails for hiking and biking, alpine lakes and glacier-fed rivers for fishing, as well as golfing an many other outdoor activities. One of the other interesting things to do here is visit any of the area’s numerous museums. Learn all about what it took to make Revelstoke what it is today. Helicopter skiing Canada
No one knows for sure who, exactly, the first person to ski down a mountain after flying up it in a helicopter was. Most people point to Hans Gmoser, a mountain guide who exchanged the Alps for the Canadian Rockies and started a heli-skiing operation in 1965. However, there is conflicting evidence, as provided by photos in some old ski books that show heliskiing in Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah from the 1950s or early 1960s.
When planning a heliskiing trip, odds are you are going to end up in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The reason is simple: nothing beats B.C. powder, period. With over 50 different operations providing backcountry tours in the province, the only question is which one to choose. Well, if you have chosen the de facto heliskiing capital of the world, you better choose the best of the best in Revelstoke B.C. Who’s the best, you may ask? The answer to that question has only one answer: Mica Heli Guides.
Mica Heli Guides stands alone in the world of powder for two simple but obvious reasons: its terrain (which is massive and private) and its helicopters (which are small and also private). Ski Canada editor Iain and I made a weekend visit to the only heli-operation in the Canadian Rockies last April to check out the sometimes chest-deep (not so difficult when you're Iain's size, but even I disappeared occasionally) snow that draws skiers from around the world.
Now, I'm not one to buy a pig in a poke, but every once in a while you get an offer you can't refuse. How about an all-inclusive heliboarding trip to a little-known place called Mica Heliskiing on the western shore of the Rocky Mountains? Throw in a crew that includes snowboarding legend Jamie Lynn (filming for Oakley's upcoming The Community Project) and you've got yourself a deal. A no-brainer, for sure.