Whistler Heli-accessed Ski-touring, Tantalus Range
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Summary

 Winter
  • Tantalus Heli-Accessed: $699/person based on 4

Location: Tantalus Range   Duration: 1 Day   Fitness: Good   Ability: Intermediate   Prerequisites: Backcountry experience  

Escape the crowds with heli-accessed Ski-touring that takes you deep into the Tantalus Range. You and your friends start the day with a heli-accessed drop, then continue touring for the rest of the day. Heli-accessed touring is a great option to gain some elevation, without going for the full heli-ski experience. Our expert guides will take you out for the best backcountry experience.

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Adventure Information

Go further this winter! Escape the crowds in a private helicopter that takes you deep into the Tantalus Range. Grouped with your friends and qualified guide, start the day with a helicopter line, then continue touring for the rest of the day. Conditions are almost always favourable with lots of powder to ensure great turns for all. Your experienced ski guide will lead you down some memorable descents. Intimate group sizes provide individual attention and a day at the right pace.

Important Information

  • Avalanche safety equipment included (transceiver, shovel, probe)
  • Touring skis/splitboard required.
  • Geared for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers or snowboarders. Beginners to backcountry skiing and splitboarding are encouraged to try our 1 Day Intro to Backcountry Skiing Touring and Splitboarding course.
  • Participants must be comfortable and confident in intermediate terrain [blue runs] in a variety of snow conditions. If you are unsure of your ability, please contact us for more information.
  • Participants should be at least 16 years old to participate in a public group. Please book a private tour if you or someone in your group is younger than 16 years old.
  • Groups can expect 3 – 5 runs and up to 5,000 ft of vertical descent for the day, depending on ability and fitness level
  • Transportation to heli port is not included.

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

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

Includes: Professional guide and a helicopter flight to the site (Tantalus trips include a return flight).

Not Included:Touring equipment rentals (can be arranged). Transportation to the heli-port can be arranged for a fee.

If the weather conditions do not allow the helicopter 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 costs will be refunded).

*Tour subject to a minimum number of participants. 48 hour notice will be given if minimum number has not been reached.

Rentals: MSAA clients receive a discounted rental rate at Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Advance reservations are required to ensure there is gear available.

Equipment:

  • 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)
  • Gloves
  • Winter hat/toque
  • Helmet
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack (approx. 35L)
  • Water (at least 1 litre)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Camera

Transportation: Ensure you have reliable transportation to and from meeting locations.

Lift Tickets: Lift tickets are not included but can be purchased through MSAA.

Food: pack plenty of fluids, high energy food, and snacks. A thermos with a hot drink is also a great idea.

Rentals: MSAA clients receive a discounted rental rate at Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Advance reservations are required to ensure there is gear available.

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