By Jack Newton & Afton Aikens
Skiers, do photos of deep virgin powder stir your desire to heli-ski? Do you wonder if you have what it takes? Good news—you don’t have to be an expert. You’ll join a group with others of similar ability, get tips from your guide/instructor, ski terrain suited to your skills and use fat skis that make deep snow turns easier. Located southwest of the national parks, RK Heliski offers daily packages with a Banff shuttle.
From Slot Machines to a Heli-High
Halfway between Calgary and Banff, Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino is a convenient stop for fun, games and good food at The Ridge restaurant. On-site, Rockies Heli Canada offers flightseeing and adventure packages including a First Nations Heritage Tour that “follows the traditional lands of the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley bands,” says company president Ralph Sliger. If you visit overnight, choose the Stay & Fly package.
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