As we celebrate Labour Day here in Canada this weekend, our minds turn to past and future vacations. Particularly those to be had here in our epic backcountry. Coincidently, this weekend also marks a little more than 100 days left until the ski season starts and we get to start shredding this backcountry. Heli skiing BC
As you peruse the web, looking at all the heliskiing operators out there, you'll inevitably find flowery descriptions of the terrain to be had. You'll even find that here on our site, but rest assured it's not just hype. As Mica's reputation in the skiing and snowboarding world has grown, anyone that has visited always tells the same story. Great terrain and even better snow. And that right there is key ingredient to the experience we share with our guests all season long. The snow is just amazing.
And when you get down to it, the snow is really what’s important. Any mountain might offer great terrain, but until it’s covered in white, it's rather useless. Even once it’s covered in white, depending on how the snow is, the terrain might not live up to expectations. Thanks to the champagne powder that falls in huge quantities here every year, our terrain is the best it can possibly be. While British Columbia is know the world over for the quality of snow, the micro-climate here at Mica is a dry fluffy powder making machine. As anyone who has skied here before can attest, the snow is amazingly and consistently perfect. Heli ski
As soon as you get your first run jam packed with face shots and powder flying everywhere, you'll understand what we're talking about. While the weather here adds its own twist, we owe the majority of our gratitude to the warm moist arm that gets pushed inland off the Pacific and the cold dry air that gets pulled down out of the Arctic. The way these two meet, especially here on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies, is pure magic. So if you want to know why our tours always fill up fast, the answer is simple, it's deep, dry mountains of pristine, powdery snow.