Snowwater Heli skiing operates in a region known as the West Kootenays of British Columbia. We chose this area as the quality of snow is like few other places on earth. The unsurpassed consistency, quantity, and lightness of our ‘white gold’ are well known to powder connoisseurs the world over.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed into the Snowwater family and be made to feel at ease in your new mountain home. Groups of twelve regularly book the entire lodge and thus have a truly private adventure.
Every day at Snowwater, three groups of four guests are matched up and privately guided through 150,000 acres of engaging and magnificent terrain. Essentially that equates to volumes of deep powder, choice, juicy lines and no competition for fresh tracks!
With only 4 guests per guide, we can easily tailor to specific ability levels and ambitions, maximize terrain use, and keep an intimate, relaxed atmosphere in the big mountains, which increases confidence and individual skill levels.
Our guests have exclusive use of the buildings and facilities at Snowwater and enjoy the camaraderie of only twelve friends at a time. We aim to keep you ‘well satiated’ in our mountain-chic oasis, while providing the privacy and peacefulness of a wilderness hideaway.
Our sleek, high performance helicopter is a powerful mountain helicopter ideally suited for small group heli skiing. A B3E A-Star Eurocopter, it embodies advanced technology equipment and provides comfortable, quiet cabin room for a guide, four guests and a pilot. A sleek and agile machine, the B3 offers many advantages over large, big group helicopters. Able to fly faster, it adapts and maneuvers easily in big mountains, while safely accessing terrain that heftier helicopters cannot, such as small ridge features and openings.
Lastly, our snowcat backup program ensures you'll be shredding lines all day long no matter what the weather is doing.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Okanagan Synlix, the Ktunaxa, and the Sinixt peoples, and is home to the Métis and many diverse Indigenous persons.