SAFETY

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHILE HELI-SKIING


SAFETY GUIDELINES

At Harrison Lake Heli-Skiing, the safety of our guests, guides, and pilots is our number one priority. We strictly adhere to the HeliCat Canada guidelines and only employ certified guides. All of our pilots are experienced mountain pilots with extensive local area knowledge. Our professional team go above and beyond to keep you safe.

EQUIPMENT & HAZARDS TRAINING

When you come skiing with us, our guides take the necessary time to train you on how to use the avalanche safety gear provided: a transceiver, probe, and shovel. They also teach you how to stay safe among the potential hazards of mountainous terrain. This is done by educating you on ski technique, tips on managing yourself safely in the backcountry, and how to ski with a group/guide. Each group has two radios, and there is always a second guide nearby ready to respond.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

With near real-time access to mountain top weather stations, highway webcams, and four remote weather cameras, we have a pretty good handle on what’s going on with the weather throughout our tenure. We undertake extensive snow studies and weather observations in order to better understand how our snowpack stability is doing. Our guides have morning and afternoon meetings every day to pick the best terrain to ski based on weather, conditions, and group ability.