Eagle Pass Heliskiing

Canada: British Columbia

Ski in style with perfect conditions, superb service and world-renowned experts at Eagle Pass Heliskiing in Revelstoke.

Safety

The safety of our clients is the most important concern at Eagle Pass Heliskiing both on the snow and in the air.

We are proud to be members of HeliCat Canada, a governing body with world renowned guidelines for operating procedures and safety standards in the British Columbia Helicopter ski/board industries.

 

Safety culture

Eagle Pass Heliskiing surpasses all industry safety standards. Avoidance and proper terrain selection are important tools, however as in all ski/board activities in the mountains there is some level of associated risk. To manage and minimize any such risks each Guest is equipped with avalanche safety and rescue equipment and professionally trained on what to do in the unlikely event of an avalanche occurrence or any emergency type scenario. An in-depth Helicopter safety briefing is done on the morning of the first ski day with your guide and pilot.

There is a constant helicopter satellite tracking system in place that links back to the base.

Eagle Pass shares in and understands the thrill of adventure, discovery, and riding challenging terrain. We only follow one important rule: Everyone comes home safely at the end of our day.

 

Guides

Guides at Eagle Pass are fun and devoted mountain professionals.  All Guides are certified members of their respected Associations; ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), CSGA (Canadian Ski Guides Association), CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association). In-house training such as on-mountain rescue and first aid courses occur throughout the year.

All EPH guides attend yearly Continued Professional Development sessions presented and hosted by industry leaders.

The guides meet twice daily to discuss safety, snowpack, weather information, avalanche hazard and snow conditions, and come up with a skiing plan for the day.

Upon returning from skiing, the guides evaluate all aspects of their day and this information is shared through the CAA  Info-ex: an information exchange between all ski industry and operating neighbors.

 

Helicopter safety

Eagle Pass is pleased to be working with Selkirk Mountain Helicopters as our main air service provider. Selkirk Mountain Helicopters is a team of dedicated professionals who focus on supporting the mountain community. The partners of both Eagle Pass Heliskiing and Selkirk Mountain Helicopters have a long standing relationship in the heliskiing business, and we look forward to providing you with a safe and enjoyable ski holiday.

All helicopters are equipped with Satellite Tracking System, GPS, Satellite Radio, VHF and UHF radio, First Aid, Trauma Kit, AED Defibrillator, Rope Rescue Kit, and our main dispatch is always in constant contact with the pilot.

All the friendly pilots at Selkirk Mountain Helicopters are high hour, mountain trained with many years of production Heliskiing experience.

 

Saftey gear

Eagle Pass Heliskiing is very pleased to announce partnering with Backcountry Access. Backcountry Access has been designing and manufacturing some of the best mountain rescue equipment in the world since 1994.

Backcountry Access will provide all of our guests and guides with avalanche safety gear consisting of:

 

Tracker 2 Beacons.

This digital transceiver is easy to use and is very accurate in searches due to 3 antennae’s and a quick microprocessor.

 

Float 18 Airbag Backpacks.

These light yet durable packs are super comfortable and will provide an added level of safety to both our guests and staff.

 

BCA Shovels and probes

For more information about  Backcountry Access and the products they offer, please check out their website.

 

Personal Radio

Puts you in contact with your Guide or Pilot for any type of situation that may arise.

 

 

PP/Night from US$ 925