Skiing great powder in beautiful terrain is what we live for. That passion is contagious. Purcell Heli-Skiing staff have some of the best jobs going and that makes it easy to create an environment for you to release your inner child into this wide winter playground. It’s fun and you will feel it.
Grouping by Ability
Purcell is the pioneer of Custom Group Heli-Skiing, which offers in-the-field group customization and the best guide-to-guide ratio in the industry to give you the freedom to ski at your pace. Groups of 9 guests and 3 guides are split by ability, get their own guides, plus a tail guide to sweep for safety. No waiting if you’re fast, and no pressure if you are slower.
For more than 40 years, Purcell Heli-Skiing has held safety as the highest priority. The team of dedicated professionals are highly trained, experienced and will provide all guests with the tools to be aware and comfortable with their surroundings. Purcell’s owner, Rudi Gertsch, was instrumental in establishing the standards of heli-skiing safety in British Columbia and they proudly meet and exceed those standards still.
Purcell Heli-Skiing is the closest heli-ski operator to Banff making for easy trips from Banff and Lake Louise, and right on the TransCanada Highway. They specialize in single day and flexible multi-day packages, so you have the freedom to fit heli-skiing into your holiday when it suits you best. If you have bad luck and the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can still get some turns instead of being stuck in a remote lodge – our local ski resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, is just a few minutes away. Purcell Heli-Skiing is also very close to a number of other great ski resorts: Sunshine, Lake Louise and Revelstoke Mountain Resort.