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Please submit sites for heliskiing (helicopter skiing) companies or sites providing industry information:

  • Do not submit sites for companies that provide helicopter and snowcat skiing tours, or whose primary service is not heliskiing. These should be submitted one level up in the directory in Guides and Tours.

  • Titles should be concise. Include the formal name of the company or web site.

  • Descriptions should include the types of packages available, location, and features included on the web site. Avoid using marketing hype, repeating words in the title, or using excessive keywords -- these will all get your listing rejected or delay its inclusion in the directory.

Heliskiing provides powder skiing tours in backcountry or glacier terrain. Rather than using traditional ski lifts, skiers are carried to very high or remote areas by helicopter. From there, skiers are accompanied by one or two guides back to a designated helicopter pick-up point. Most heliskiing operations provide packages for either a single day of skiing, or multiple days with on-site lodging included. Safety equipment, including avalanche transceivers, is typically provided to guests as part of the package. Heliskiing is suitable for those who have attained a at least an intermediate level of skill. If you have any question about your abilities, it is recommended that you speak with the company and ask many questions prior to booking your trip. Weather can be variable at the altitudes that heliskiers attain. Be sure to check with the tour operators to find out what to pack.

Please submit sites for snowcat skiing companies or sites providing industry information:

  • Do not submit sites for companies that provide helicopter and snowcat skiing tours, or whose primary service is not snowcat skiing. These should be submitted one level up in the directory in Guides and Tours.

  • Titles should be concise. Include the formal name of the company or web site.

  • Descriptions should include the types of packages available, location, and features included on the web site.

  • Avoid using marketing hype, excessive keywords, repetition of words in the title and description, or using the category name in your description -- these will all get your listing rejected or delay its inclusion in the directory.

Snowcat skiing provides guided powder skiing tours in backcountry areas and terrain. Rather than using traditional ski lifts, skiers are transported around a mountain in a snowcat -- something along the lines of a small bus on large tank treads. Packages are generally available for either a single day or multiple days of skiing, with lodging available on-site or at nearby hotels. Snowcat skiing is suitable for intermediate or advanced skiers who have experience skiing in powder, although some companies will provide special packages for skiers just learning to ski in deep snow. Safety equipment, including avalanche transceivers, is typically provided to guests as part of the package. Weather can be variable -- be sure to check with the tour operators to find out what to pack.
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