British Columbia

Snowwater Heliskiing

Snowwater Heliskiing

Amid the growing popularity of heli-skiing in British Columbia, Snowwater has established itself as the leader in professionally guided, small group heli-skiing. From its location deep in British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains, Snowwater offers skiers and riders an opportunity to experience the legendary light Kootenay powder and stunning mountain terrain. Heli skiing at Snowwater combines adventure and excitement, an exquisite private mountain setting for only 12 guests at a time, with a holiday experience that is as exclusive as it is personalized. The snowcat back up ensures zero down time, enabling skiers and riders to maximize valuable vacation time on the slopes.

The Heliskiing

Simply put, the Selkirks deliver the lightest, fluffiest, most consistent stimulant on earth – Kootenay powder. Operating in three separate ranges of the Selkirk Mountains across 150,000 acres means never crossing a ski track. Runs are often well over 3000 feet in length, presenting dramatic alpine ridges, massive bowls and countless pillow fields to choose from. The lodge also offers quick access to tree skiing, with many classic lines less than a five minute flight from the lodge. With only four skiers per group, your guides are able to handpick terrain and access lines that are best suited to the group’s specific abilities and desires.

Snowwater Lodging & Operations

Nestled high in the Selkirks at 5400ft, Snowwater lodge is a remarkable 21-acre mountain oasis offering towering views of the Valhalla Range. Accessed only by helicopter, snowcat or snowmobile, it’s an exclusive retreat for just twelve guests at a time.

Initially established as a ski touring cabin, owner Patric Maloney and friends erected the main timber frame lodge in 1994. Handcrafted from larch and fir timbers, it’s a solid structure able to withstand any storm. Add fresh flowers, local artwork, leather furniture and fine dining, and the mystique of their haven begins to take shape.

Described by guests as Mountain Chic, the six guest suites are spacious, tastefully furnished and offer impressive views in every direction. Creature comforts include slate floors, queen beds, fine linens, down duvets and pillows, Egyptian cotton robes and weatherproof slippers. Complimentary body care products, hair dryers and fluffy towels are found in the ensuite bathrooms, while wireless internet and cell phone access keep guests connected, if need be. There are dedicated drying rooms for boots, gloves and outerwear while sophisticated radiant in-floor heating comfortably creates and enhances a sustainable place to escape and dream. Guests tend to rave about the high standard of accommodations, and about the genuine “family feeling” hospitality at the lodge.


  • UNLIMITED deep powder vertical per day
  • Snowcat backup – means you ski every day no matter what!
  • Accommodation at our deluxe timber frame mountain lodge
  • Innovative, delicious cuisine
  • 3 glasses of wine or beer with dinner
  • Professionally certified guides
  • Use of our Rossignol powder skies and poles
  • Avalanche transceiver training
  • Helicopter safety briefing from our pilot
  • Use of BCA Tracker 2 digital avalanche transceiver
  • Personal Dakine backpack with water bottle, avalanche probe and shovel
  • Use of personal ABS backpack
  • Transfer to and from the lodge from our base office

Why go?

1. Only three groups of four share a B2 A-Star Helicopter and 150,000 acres of terrain

2. No snow farming. Ski only untracked powder. Period.

3. Snowcat backup means you ski every day, all day- guaranteed.

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Terrain and Conditions

Mountain Range Selkirk Mountains
Area 150,000 acres
Average Snowfall @ 5000 ft / 450 to 600 inches
Terrain Massive bowls, countless pillow fields and phenomenal tree skiing
Rates & Schedules Prices starting at $5,780 for 4 days & $10,040 for 7 days

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