Exclusive Heli-Skiing and Lodge Week 14th to 21st Jan 2017
Kicking Horse Powder Tours has teamed up with Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse & Purcell Heli-Skiing of Golden BC to put together a fantastic 7 day, Lodge based trip, offering a mix of skills coaching, in-resort guided skiing, and exclusive group Heli-Skiing, all accessed from the beautiful resort setting of Kicking Horse Resort, near Golden BC.
This trip has been set up & priced to give clients the best accommodation, resort skiing & heli-sking along with fantastic value for money!
Your on-mountain accommodation is Vagabond Lodge, a beautiful boutique Inn across the road from the gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
The helicopter skiing has been booked on an ‘Exclusive Group’ basis. Only fellow Powder Tours guests’ will be in your group. In addition, helicopter pick up is based at the resort; only a stones throw from the Vagabond – making this a real Heli-Lodge skiing experience!
Cost- $4,495.00 per person/$6,995 Canadian Dollars (based on double occupancy)
• 7 nights luxury accommodation at Vagabond Lodge
• breakfast and lunch daily
• 3 days of heli-skiing with Purcell Heli-Skiing based out of Kicking
Horse Mountain Resort- 5 runs a day
• 1 day off-piste skills coaching with the Big Mountain Centre Ski
School at Kicking Horse
• 2 days of resort based skiing, with an in-resort Guide
• 3 days lift passes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
• All ski or snowboard hire.
• Airport transfer from/to Calgary Airport
• All transportation for the week as required for itinerary
• All taxes
Heli-Skiing ability guidelines :
To ensure this programme give clients the very best level of on-snow experiences the heli-skiing element of this trip is only open to strong rider level skiers & snowboarder.
Heli-guests should be confident on black (advance) runs at a ski resort,fit enough to ski/ride for a full day, able to stay in control in a variety of terrain & able to traverse on edge without slipping (for snowboarders)
Dont want to heli ski?
This trip is also available as a 6 day resort skiing option for partners & friends who do not wish to heli-ski but enjoy the fun.
The Trip Details
The Accommodation & Food
Vagabond Lodge is a fantastic 10 room boutique Inn at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden BC. All rooms are very nicely furnished and have private bathrooms with heated floors. The entrance level features billiards table, boot drying room, outdoor hot tub and sauna.
A wood burning fireplace dominates the main floor along and split -log bar where guests are welcome to stock the fridge and help themselves along with the dining room.
You won’t go hungry! Breakfast always has a selection of fresh baked fruit scones, pancakes, home-made bread, hot and cold cereals, farm fresh eggs and home-made yogurt, seasonal fruit and more. If thats not enough to keep you going lunch is included every day. Guests are on their own for dinner at one of the great restaurants at Kicking Horse Resort and in the town of Golden.
The Resort Skiing
The Big Mountain Centre
The trip starts with one day of Big Mountain Skills Training with the BMC – Kicking Horse’s Big Mountain Skills Coaching School. Here you will fine-tune your powder skiing skills, skiing & riding the resort runs & off-piste areas of Kicking Horse with one of their top Instructors.
The In-Resort Guiding
Your in-resort skiing throughout the week will be in the company of Kicking Horse Powder Tours Resort guides, showing you the best places to ski, whilst ensuring you find the best snow conditions on the mountain, with a mixture of on & off-piste skiing.
Through our partnership with Purcell Heli-Skiing we have set up the heli-skiing part of our trip to offer some pretty great features:
Vagabond Lodge Heli-Pickup
Your heli-pickup will be from Kicking Horse Resort near Vagabond Lodge, making life really easy – no driving, no hassles.
The higher elevation of the landing area also means there is less likelihood of valley weather affecting your day heli-skiing and, should there be delays or cancellations, you are on hill, so no ski time is missed.
‘Exclusive Group’ Heli-Skiing
Our 3 day heli-package features ‘Exclusive Group’ Heli-Skiing, allowing us to offer spaces only to our own selected guests, letting us ensure the level of skiers and snowboarders is compatible throughout the group & that all of our guests get the most out of their heli-skiing experiences.
Note -The Helicopter will lift other groups but the Exclusive Group use will ensure we ski privately and not be mixed with others.
Each day of heli-skiing includes five runs of helicopter skiing/boarding, your skis and board hire, 2 private guides and all of your safety equipment and orientation.
The big one is always what happens if the helicopter cannot fly and this can happen for safety reasons including weather.
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• Transportation for the week has been set up using minibus type transportation
• Single supplements is available for £268/$483.00
• Massages are available at the Lodge with prior appointment-£55/$100 per hour • Backcountry Guiding is available by prior arrangement, based on demand • Extra heli-ski runs- £55/$100/person/run plus tax (minimums required)
• Transportation outside of the meeting point drop-off and pickup at Calgary International Airport at
the specified time and date, and outside of the trip itinerary
Additional notes re Heli-Skiing
The first day of heli-skiing will require guests to be driven to the Purcell Heli-Skiing Lodge in Golden for safety briefing & orientation. All other drop-offs & pickups will be from the helipad at Kicking Horse Resort.
Heli-Skiing – Exclusion of liability – Assumptions of Risks
Heli-skiing and snowboarding involves risks, dangers and hazards in addition to those normally associated with downhill skiing and snowboarding at a ski area. These risks and dangers are highlighted in the Liability Agreement which all guests will be required to read and sign before participating in any heli-skiing activities
Copies of this agreement are available on request
Trip cancellation & Variation policy
All bookings are made in accordance with the cancellation policies of Kicking Horse Powder Tours, Vagabond Lodge and Purcell Heli-Skiing – you will be made aware of these conditions at your time of booking and they are available on the relevant suppliers website.
The trip itinerary has been set to deliver you with the best skiing and snowboarding experiences available. Kicking Horse Powder Tours and its associated operators reserve the right to alter the trips itinerary based on snow and safety condition and to ensure that clients are offered the best conditions available.