Want to reach a new level on skis? Hop on a helicopter in Canada.


LOOKING to get high on a sensational skiing trip? Then hop on a helicopter in Canada’s British Columbia.

These remarkable photographs show new heli-ski specials quite literally launching next month.

Bespoke adventure specialist Eleven Experience is teaming up with Kingfisher Heli to guide guests from December 15.

And they’ll be taking snow chasers to new levels.

Skiers are promised unparalleled access to acres of untouched powder in more than 300,000 acres of some of the most sought-after terrain, covering the Central Monashees, the Pinnacles and the awe-inspiring Valhalla Mountains.

The region is renowned for consistent snowfall, light-low-density powder and exceptional conditions.

There is also a vast diversity of terrain, from sweeping expanses of untouched snow to open alpine bowls, steep chutes and perfectly spaced old-growth forest.

The Eleven Experience team will create customised, daily itineraries for each group, tailored to suit capabilities.

Guests will check into Halcyon Hot Springs Resort – a remote sanctuary with a choice of 11 guest suites nestled in the woods.

Each room has heated floors and electric fireplaces. Guests can also enjoy natural hot springs and pools, a gym, yoga areas, sauna, and spa with private treatment rooms in which to unwind and relax.

Carefully crafted cuisine features fresh, locally sourced items, farm-raised meats – and delicious cocktails can be enjoyed with views of Upper Arrow Lake and Monashee Mountain.

The Eleven Experience and Kingisher Heli team says: “We want to create what will be one of the best ski experiences on the planet.

“With 300,000 acres in the Central Monashees, the Pinnacles, and the Valhalla Mountains as our playground, and an average annual snowfall of 60 feet, this is heli skiing at its finest.

“Our access to virtually limitless terrain allows our guests to enjoy fresh tracks. We use premium Eurocopter B3 E helicopters that are comfortable and safely allow us to access all corners of our tenure.

“Our pilots are among the best in the industry and have thousands of hours of mountain flying and production heli-skiing. We also have certified aircraft maintenance engineers on-site to ensure the helicopters are safe and consistently in pristine condition.

Private trips run from December 15 this year to March 31, 2022. Groups of three start from $5,000 CAD (£2,950) per person per night, based on single occupancy.

Semi-private options are available, starting from $3,500 CAD (£1,475) per person per night, based on single occupancy

Prices include guided heli-skiing, premium lodging, pre-arrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager, breakfast, lunch, après and dinner served daily.

The nearest airport is Kelowna International, which is around three hours from Halcyon Hot Springs Resort, and round trip ground transfers are provided. Heli transfers are available at an additional cost, weather and availability permitting.

Driving yourself is not recommended in winter.

For full itineraries see www.elevenexperience.com. Pictures courtesy of Eleven Experience.

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