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Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing Story Starters – 2018 Special Heliski Edition

Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing Powder Turns

What Does 30,500m (100,065ft) Per 7 Day Tour Equate To?
….Answer: Unlimited Vertical Footage

That’s just an average heli-ski 7 day tour package at Tyax Lodge & Heliskiinging. Where every day is an EPIC day of unlimited skiing. Basically, we give YOU as much skiing as you and your legs can handle! Our terrain, located in South Chilcotin Mountains covers 83,000 acres, an area roughly 200 times bigger than Vail. Tyax Lodge & Heliskiinging is far enough east to avoid the heavier west coast snow. It is here you will find dry, fluffy powder and plenty of sunshine. Our seasoned guides and pilots will get you there….from spectacular glaciers and bowls, to exciting tree and ridge lines, many runs starting high in the alpine glaciers and ending deep in the valley bottoms. We ski with only one group per helicopter – which means that guests don’t have waiting times for the helicopter! Heli skiing, heli boarding – after your long day guests enjoy the comfort and serenity of luxurious all-inclusive accommodations+ski+meals at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa.

Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing Trip

A Global Leader In Specialized Aviation

For the flying comfort and safety of our guests, we have chosen one of the best in aviation with Wildcat Helicopters as they take innovative technology to new heights! The Kelowna, British Columbia, based company provides the safest passenger services to all of our Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing and boarders as pilots and guides take the lead and responsibility in locating the best skiable terrain of the day. Pilots are well versed and incredibly knowledgeable on the terrain. Our 20+ ski guides have over 200 years of combined experience and our helicopters provide exceptional safety and visibility. With Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing, we hold a maximum of 10 guests and 2 guides, and a minimum of 4 guests for the ultimate in passenger comfort. It’s in our pilots and guides’ DNA to be ONE with the mountain and keeping our guest’s safe is our top priority.

Tyax Lodge & Heliskiinging Glacier

Top 5 Tips: Heli-Skiing Fitness For Maximum

When preparing for your Heli-skiing trip, it's essential to keep in mind that you will be skiing for approximately 8 hours a day, for up to 7 days. This can be demanding on your body both physically and mentally especially when skiing at altitudes of up to 2,900 metres, and in the temperatures averaging -15C. You have booked your time off, invested a lot of hard earned dollars, and some people will have travelled halfway around the world to experience skiing at Tyax. Don’t take any chances with your fitness and flexibility. A light training program prior to your Heli-ski trip will go a long way to keeping your body sound, and maximize your days in the alpine. Prepare your fitness regime in advance. Develop muscles to increase strength and agility. Cardio. Strength. Cardio. Stretch. Repeat.

Tyax Lodge Starry Night

Friends Who Ski Together, Stay Together

Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing’s main lodge is home to 29 guest rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, fitness centre, yoga studio, ski/board/boots storage lockers, outdoor hot tub and a retail outlet. Adjacent and within walking distance, we are now pleased to offer you a choice of four vacation rental chalets! Our log built chalets are fully equipped offering complete access to our main lodge. Select our Signature Luxurious Chalet, Spirit Bear, offering rustic yet elegant charm and nine bedrooms! Wolverine is our six bedroom chalet featuring two living areas and Mule Deer is your five bedroom getaway. Lastly, newly renovated Lynx offers lakeside frontage and four bedrooms. Let our guest service team bring to you a customized 3-4-5-7 day chalet+ski experience. If you want our chef to prepare an unforgettable dining experience in the comforts of your chalet rental…no worries! Looking for a massage? Our highly trained massage therapists provide treatments in the privacy of your chalet!

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