Whistler Heli Skiing - Heli Assisted Ski Touring in Duffey Lake & Sea to Sky
Whistler / Squamish

Heli Assisted Touring, Coast Mountain Range

Heli Assisted Touring


  • Private Package (cost per person based on 2 passengers): $1179

Location: Coast Mountains   Duration: 1 Day   Fitness: Good   Ability: Intermediate   Prerequisites: Previous backcountry experience  

Escape the crowds with private heli assisted touring that takes you deep into the Coast Mountains.  With an ACMG qualified guide, you and your friends start the day with a helicopter drop, then continue touring for the rest of the day. Heli assisted touring is a great option for those who want to get away from the crowds and gain some elevation, but don’t need a full Heli-ski experience. Our expert guides will take you to the best runs in the area for the best backcountry experience.

Make a Booking

Please inquire info@mountainskillsacademy.com

or call 604-938-9242

Available November – April, weather permitting.

Featured product is heli-drop only and ski out. We also offer heli-in and out service as well as prices for 4 guests. Please inquire.


Adventure Information

Duration:                           1 Day

Departures:                      Meet at Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre (#7-4433 Sundial Place)

Tour Options:                  Private (up to 4 passengers per a group) Ask for price for 5 or more passengers.

Pick up option at end of day is available for an additional cost.

Maximum:                           1:4 (guide to guest ratio)

Location:                            Duffey Lake Provincial Park & Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

Fitness:                               Good

Ability:                                Strong Intermediate

Includes:                            Professional guide and a helicopter flight

Not Included:                   Ground transportation to heliport
Touring equipment rentals

Please note that if the weather conditions force us to be unable to fly, we will arrange an alternative date with you or offer an alternative product for the same day that does not require the use of a helicopter(in this instance any helicopter associated costs will be refunded).

What to bring:
Touring skis / splitboard and skins (rentals can be arranged)

Ski / snowboard boots

Poles (rentals can be arranged)

Avalanche Safety Gear: Transceiver/Beacon, Probe, Shovel (rentals can be arranged)

Weatherproof shell jacket and pants – dress for a day of riding in the alpine

Warm under layer(s)


Winter hat/toque


Goggles and/or sunglasses


Backpack (approx. 35L)

Water (at least 1 litre)

Lunch and snacks


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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase insurance for Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation and Adventure Sports Coverage (some backcountry adventures are excluded from coverage).

Emergency Evacuation and Medical Insurance

This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by your provincial health plan (except ambulance/air ambulance transport). We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance.

Emergency evacuation insurance is compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.

Our recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com who can be reached via the following:

All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and are exclusive of a 5% tax (GST). Prices are subject to change. Guide gratuities are not included in fees.

Full payment is required at time of registration. Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA through our online payment portal. We also accept credit card payment over the phone, bank transfer and cash.

Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.

Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.

Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability.  *Does not apply to First Aid and Wilderness First Aid courses.

Late Arrival Policy

Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Tours leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Programs

  • Within 48 hours of start time:  Cancellation will result in a 100% forfeit of tour price, no rescheduling.
  • More than 48 hours:  $25 rescheduling & refunding fee (per booking).
Multi Day Programs
  • 2 Day Programs: Within 10 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 10 days: $25 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.
  • 3+ Day Programs: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule or full refund.
  • Customized Trips: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).

Courses Cancellation Policy

1-2 Day Courses

  • Within 10 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 10 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

3+ Day Courses

  • Within 30 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.

Minors (under the age of 18 for our courses based in Alberta and 19 for those based in BC) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where the parents/legal guardian are not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well as must sign a waiver and have their parents or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.


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