The Management Team at Snowwater Heli Skiing has created this webpage to provide information and access to our approved current tenure documents. We realize that there has been some public confusion due to the circulation of our original 2001 tenure management plan.
We have now posted both updated versions of our management plan to this site to provide clarity on our tenure and operating practices. We have also created a public feedback section on this page where any public user can submit a comment directly to the Snowwater Team to start a productive conversation and address any questions or concerns.
Our most recent update was a minor amendment approved in 2021 to update our primary access and road use on Rover/Snowwater FSR to access our private property and Lodge.
We have also attached our 2011 renewal Management Plan.
Under the guidance of the Ministry we engaged in consultation with First Nations and local user groups while working with the Ministry from 2010-2015 to complete our tenure renewal. After 4.5 years of work this document was approved and backdated to 2011.
Our original tenure proposal for file #4403367 was for a total area of 13,422 hectares. We then reduced our operating area to 10,114 hectares, and again further reduced this with our 2011 renewal to 8,411 hectares. We also reduced our operating season by one month, from May 15th to April 15th annually.
Snowwater Heli Skiiing (SHS) has been operating since 1993 based out of our private property in Snowwater Creek.
In 2008 SHS bought Valhalla Powdercats (VPC) and added another heli ski tenure to our business, spreading our ski days over two tenures.
In 2008 SHS sold a piece of our private property to the crown to guarantee public access to lands past our private property.
If you have any questions about our Tenure and Management Plan, please contact our office and we would be happy to speak with you.