Myth Busters – 2
In my last blog post, I started writing about common myths about heli skiing. Here I continue the series…
Myth 2: Heli Skiing is exorbitantly expensive and only the extremely rich and famous should think about doing it.
Reality: It is definitely an investment above a regular ski holiday, since it’s an incredibly difficult logistical experience to supply safely, but there are lower entry points that you expect
Yes heli skiing does involve an investment, but it is not as prohibitively expensive as it is made out or thought to be.
When you think about it, the thought of traveling to a suitable, remote location, being lodged in 4 star surroundings in pristine mountain wilderness, renting out a chopper, hiring a highly trained mountain guide and using the best safety equipment around, it’s completely understandable why heli skiing requires investment. It might appear that it’s going to be a very expensive activity that only a privileged few can enjoy. But this is far from the truth. If you compare heli skiing (and all you get in your ‘package’ above) with other holidays, it’s actually incredible value to be jetted around in a chopper all day long.
There is also the option for you to cat ski instead of heli skiing. This basically means that instead of the chopper you use a snow cat to get up the slopes. The main difference being that with cat skiing the cost tends to be almost half of heli skiing.
To give you an idea, here are some ballpark base prices for tours we offer right now:
3 days cat from CAD $1,900
6 days heli/cat from CAD $4,750