On sustaining 50 years of business off heli drops and pillow pops.
Crouched on the edge of the pickup zone, we were in position, covering our faces to shield the ice and snow pelting we anticipated from the incoming helicopter. A mix of heli-skiing veterans and newbies, we are ecstatic—and maybe a touch nervous.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been in a helicopter–dressed from head-to-toe in Gore-Tex, ready for blower snow and turns that dreams are made of. When you see that belly coming in hot for landing it’s powerfully exciting.
Start planning a spring skiing adventure now with direct flights from Delta: The Kootenay Rockies region contains nine heli-skiing operations, perfect for pursuing powder.
CRANBROOK, B.C. – Feb. 16, 2009 – Ski season is underway and the powder is flying in Canada. Known as the birthplace of heli-skiing, the Kootenay Rockies Region is home to a plethora of heli-skiing operations and with new US air service from Delta, the time to take the plunge is now.