15-Dec-2010 Source: Northern Escape Heli-Skiing
Located in remote Northwestern region of British Columbia, Northern Escape Heli-Skiing has long been renowned for providing some of the deepest, most reliable snowpack in the world. In addition to offering over 2,300 square miles (1.8m acres) of vast and varied ski terrain via helicopter, they have just announced the opening of a new catskiing area featuring 7,000 additional acres of skiable terrain covering over 2,500 vertical feet of rise. This new area will be serviced by two new snowcats recently put into operation by Northern EscapeÂ Heli-Skiing.
“While we love the phenomenalÂ heli-ski conditions enjoy up here year after year, unfortunately all of that snow doesn’t come from blue skies,” says John Forrest, General Manager and President of Northern Escape Heli-Skiing. “With all that snow comes some inevitability difficult flying conditions. Now even when the conditions are severe, we can still offer world-class skiing and snowboarding in deep, fresh powder thanks to our newcatskiing operation.”
The vast new catskiing terrain features both tree-skiing terrain as well as wide open bowls, and it encompasses an area nearly as large as the Whistler and Blackcomb ski areas combined. In the event of weather conditions clearing during the course of a day, Northern Escape’s fast and powerful Koala Helicopters will pick up skiers from the cat-skiing area and resumeÂ heliskiing for the rest of the day. Alternatively, if the weather deteriorates during the day while groups are helicopter skiing, the choppers will take them to the snowcats where there can continue skiing the catski terrain for the rest of the day. The combination of services ensures guaranteed skiing or snowboarding during every day of a client’s package.
About Northern Escape Heli-Skiing
Northern Escape Heli-Skiing is located in the Skeena Mountains, roughly 2 hours from Vancouver by air. The location in the remote Northwest offers the perfect combination of climates for deep dry powder. The moist coastal flow is influenced by northerly latitudes which cools all that Pacific moisture into perfect champagne powder. The result is one of the deepest and most reliable snow packs on earth. In addition to world-class heli-skiing and now catskiing, Northern Escape also boasts first-class lodging with private chefs and bartenders, on-site massage therapists, and wireless Internet.