- Base elevation: 3 m
- Highest landing: 2,500 m
- Av. runs per day: 12
- Av. length of run: 1,000 m
- Longest run: 2,000 m
- Group size: 4
- Groups per helicopter: 2 or 3
- Season: Dec - April
- Terrain: Alpine, Glaciated, Trees
- International flight: Vancouver
- Domestic flight: Smithers or Terrace
- Warm up resorts: Whistler, Shames
Pay for The Skiing Not The Fancy Extras
The Ripley Creek experience is all about the quality of the heli-skiing and heli-boarding…and that’s what you pay for – not the fancy extras. Arguably the best value for money wilderness heli-skiing in Canada.
A Raw & Rugged Experience on The Alaska Border
Far removed from the big commercial heli-ski operations in southern BC there’s something a little bit quirky and unique about this experience. The frontier-town of Stewart is an old gold mining centre on the border with Alaska where you are more likely to see bears and men with guns wandering the streets than you are other skiers or snowboarders. Its’ not Courchevel.
Ripley Creek boasts some truly incredible long glacial runs – some well over 2,000 vertical metres where it is possible to link hundreds and hundreds of turns in perfect powder.
Like It a Little Steeper?
With a generally stable maritime snowpack it is often possible to ski steeper terrain than would be the norm at other heli-ski operations in Canada.If you are really ready to step it up a notch check our 'Ripin at Ripley' below.
Prices & Dates
No Frills Heli-skiing
Steeper, Faster, Deeper
Ripin’ at Ripley
Lodge to Lodge Safari
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