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“Bella Coola Kicks Butt!!!”

Bella Coola Heli Sports
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Owner description: Voted as the “World’s Best Heli Ski Operation" at the 2017 World Ski Awards, Bella Coola Heli Sports is dedicated to creating the ultimate SMALL GROUP heli-skiing experience. Operating in BC's rugged Coast Mountains the size & breadth of the Swiss Alps, this is skiing Nirvana in the world's largest contiguous tenure with 2.64 million exclusive acres. Jet powered helicopters fly small groups of 4 in search of endless powder slopes. We offer a variety of programs catering for apprehensive first time heli-skiers to experts who want to ski AK-style terrain. After experiencing quite possibly the most pristine wilderness skiing of their lives, guests return to be pampered at their choice of one of 4 lodges, including Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, a nominee in the World Travel Awards (for Canada's Best Wilderness Lodge), winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence & Traveller's Choice Award (Best Small Hotels Canada) & a proud member of The Magnificent 7 Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada.
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Ive been riding for a very long time. I like steep, fast, deep, turns. I'm 40, I rode Kirkwood for 10 years almost daily, spent plenty time in the back country, been on a few Heli excursions as well, and Bella Coola Heli and da boys that run the show are some of the best in the industry. Guides Neil and Woody put us where we wanted to be. We had high expectations,...and coming from Hawaii (that's where I live now) we were in for a good $10k,...but it was a trip of a life time! Cant wait to do it again. We logged just under 90,000vertical in 4 days and we got bowls, steeps, even got some crazy landings that I have been waiting my whole life for! Aside from the incredible snowboarding,....including a 4,600 ft run and one run that was 12 minutes of consecutive riding,...no kidding. Amazing! We saw mountain goats, crevasses, distant slides, this is the real deal!! We even went to an incredible Indian ceremony and we spent a lot of time riding and not much time driving or getting to the Heli spot. Very efficient and conveinient. The Bella Coola area is some of the best in the world! Guys from Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Tahoe,....all come here for the goods. Although the food was good, and the beds were alright, the crew was great, and the whole operation in general was awesome!!!!! We didnt stay at the lodge, but did go and check it out,....very nice. If you can spend a little more,...go for it. Look,...if your looking for some freedom and want the goods,...these guys can get it for you, For whatever its worth, The Sherpas Cinema Crew was there when we were, if that tells you anything,.. check out the trailer to there upcoming flick "into the mind",..but..if your not radical, and if you want to just cruise and take it easy,...well they can do that too,...just make sure your not there when I am!!!!
Now, stop reading this and go already,...book your slot and go!!!..... Live a little:)
Aloha,
Kroop

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BellaCoolaHeliSports, Director of Sales at Bella Coola Heli Sports, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thanks for the kind words Kroop! It was awesome having you guys here.

In case anyone was wondering, Kroop and his buddy stayed at our Big Mountain location which is our more economical option. Our Tweedsmuir Park Lodge location is our flagship base and more luxurious (including an large outdoor hot-tub and private timber cabins.....and helicopters taking off right from the lodge!)

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The people at Bella Coola Heli Sports have put together a truly magical combination of fantastic skiing and great hospitality. The skiing is done in small groups giving everyone a chance of finding their own untouched track down the hills. The guides and helicopter pilot are relaxed, extremely professional and really work to make your skiing experience into something memorable. Once the day is over you are looked after by the most helpful and friendly staff you can imagine. Altogether, a wonderful trip. We have signed up for more!

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BellaCoolaHeliSports, Director of Sales at Bella Coola Heli Sports, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Glad you and the family had a great time Johan! We're looking forward to seeing you on the next trip :)

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Reviewed February 4, 2010

Bella Coola is truly a Mountain Mecca... The massive terrain and deep fluffy snow make it an awesome heli skiing destination. It's a quiet and remote despite being only a one hour flight from Vancouver airport. We were greeted by easy going Bella Coola staff and told "Get your gear on and lets go skiing!" by our host Swede (Pete Mattson). I had no idea we would ski on arrival day. While we skied our gear was transported to the Historic Tweedsmuir Park lodge and deposited in our rooms. The food, individual chalets and facilities at the Lodge are awesome. The lodge, the people, the atmosphere and in particular the skiing made for a truly life changing experience. Definitely going back!

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