Organising helicopter experiences in BC for over 40 years, their inhouse team is made up of a wide range of experience and expertise that keeps Selkirk Tangiers running all year round. With roles ranging from answering all heliski package related queries, to maintaining fuel tanks in the field, to ensuring our sales and rental outlet is stocked with nothing but the best merchandise and equipment, this team is the glue behind the scenes and on the front line.
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To choose the right package for you, start with the time you have available for your trip. Our packages are divided into single and multiday options. The most common trip durations range from 1 to 7 days. Once you have decided on the length of your trip, read our skill levels and look for recommended packages for your skill level. There is a misconception that heliskiing is an extreme sport or restricted to experts; in fact, we offer several popular programmes to suit strong intermediate skiers and riders, in addition to our more advanced options.
The safety of our guests, guides and pilots is the most important aspect of our operation. We are committed to training and educating our guests to provide a thorough understanding of the mountain environment they will be exposed to. All guests are required to attend a safety briefing and orientation prior to skiing or snowboarding. An experienced staff member will brief the group on the skiing agenda, guide expectations, and answer any questions or concerns that the group may have. Each guest will be equipped with a Barryvox Pulse avalanche transceiver which they will be trained to use in addition to other safety equipment. Guests also have the option to rent the Snow Pulse Airbag Backpack. Your guide will provide an overview on skiing in powder, brief you on the natural hazards associated with the backcountry (i.e. trees, cliffs, crevasses), and how to manage yourself safely in this environment. While you are out skiing, each member of your group will carry a pack including avalanche shovel and probe, and each skiing/boarding pair will have a radio. Your guide, and helicopter will carry additional safety and rescue equipment. Our guides are trained to assess and manage avalanche hazard. They monitor and test snowpack stability on a regular basis. They also use a variety of snow science and weather observation tools to gather data and formulate daily operation plans. Each morning our guides and pilots attend a comprehensive meeting to select the appropriate terrain for each group based on the current weather and mountain conditions. Our guides and pilots are certified to the highest levels in their professions. They maintain constant radio contact with each other in the field, as well as with our base station through a radio repeater system.