HELISKI & SKI SAFARI BRITISH COLUMBIA`S BEST

  • Adventure Factor
    courageous
  • Experience Value / Emotion
    thrilling
  • Fitness / Struggle
    workout
  • Risk
    feel free to tell your partner about it
  • Travel Comfort
    sophisticated

Experience the BEST British Columbia hast to offer, on an individual Heliski & Ski Safari, accompanied by your exclusive Austrian mountain guide.

Individual Heliski- and Skisafari in the best powder regions of British Columbia. As your Heliski Destination, we picked the heart of the Monashees, where you can find the best conditions for Heliskiing and the legendary Champagne Powder. This area offers epic tree-skiing , even during intense snowfall, as well as fantastic high-alpine terrain for days with a bit more sunshine. We are the only European operator working with our local partner and we are offering unlimited vertical meters at your Heli days (3000 vertical meters per day guaranteed) which does not involve any additional costs. We have two different packages with a varying number of Heliski days to choose from which gives you the chance to customize your trip. We are also flexible enough to organize additional Heliski days on spot if the conditions should be phenomenal. On one of the other days or if the weather is not so favorable, our mountain guide will show you the best freeride areas in Vernon, Revelstoke and around Banff (Sunshine Village and Lake Louise).

 

Highlights:

  • Champagne powder in the world-famous Monashees
  • Unlimited vertical meters, no additional payments
  • Flexible options with 2 or 3 unlimited Heliski days
  • New and exclusive Heliski area
  • Accommodation at exclusive lodges
  • the best ski- and freeride-areas of BC
  • small private groups lead by Austrian mountain guides
  • experience the famous skiing areas of Vernon, Revelstoke and Banff
  • Exclusively available at Furtenbach Adventures

 

 

Dates (individual dates starting from 5 persons, from December until March): 

 

January 04 - 13, 2019 (9 days from Kelowna/to Europa)

Booking Code: BCSAFARI119

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February 01 - 10, 2019 (9 days from Kelowna/to Europa)

Booking Code: BCSAFARI219

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Price for 3 Heliski days unlimited: € 6.590

Price for 2 Heliski days unlimited: € 4.990

Minimum members: 5

 

What the price includes:

3 or 2 nights at lodge near Vernon, double room incl. full board

4 or 5 nights at lodge in Vernon, Revelstoke or Banff, double room incl. breakfast

3 or 2 days guided Heliskiing in small groups (5:1) in the legendary Monashees with unlimited vertical meters (3000 vertical meters guaranteed)

4 or 5 days guided skiing / freeriding in the new top resorts of Vernon, Revelstoke and around Banff

Guided by one of our certified UIAGM mountain guides

All lift tickets for the ski resorts

All transfers

Rental skis for the Heliskiing (custom powder skis)

Safety equipment (avalanche airbag, shovel, probe and avalanche transceiver)

Security and warranty of an Austrian tour operator 

What the price does not include:

Flights (to Kelowna and from Calgary – we will gladly make you an offer)

Excess luggage

Personal insurance

Lunch and dinner except for Heliski days

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the hotel

Tips

Single room surcharge (€ 350 per person)

 

Optional:

Single room surcharge (€ 350 per person)

 

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Hoehenstrasse 5, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: info@furtenbachadventures.com

 

 

The following schedule is planned:

Day 1: Departure to Kelowna (via Calgary) always on Fridays.

Day 2-8: Heliskiing and freeriding without vertical meter limit or surcharges. The exact runs will be scheduled every day in the morning by the pilot and the mountain guide according to the weather and snow conditions. Time to relax after skiing or at down days. The exact route and sequences will depend on the weather conditions on spot. It is intended to start in the Vernon-area and travel on to Revelstoke and Banff.

Day 9: Departure from Calgary.

Day 10: Arrival at Home on Sunday.

 

 

 

General 
Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in Heliskiing / Ski Touring lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.
If you are not sure whether taking part in an certain trip is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204134 or per emaillukas@furtenbachadventures.com for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Difficulty / Technique
Heliskiing / Ski Touring always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in different snow conditions and steep terrain. For Ski Touring members should be able to perform kick-turns. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

Physical fitness 
A key success factor in ski touring trips is being in good shape. We will ski down up to 3000 vertical meters every day in varying snow condition.

Equipment 
Please note which equipment is included under the point “What the price includes”. We will supply you with adequate safety equipment (avalanche airbag, shovel, probe and avalanche transceive)


Health 
We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

Entry Requirements
Passport and Visa Regulations

Canada

Swiss or EU citizens: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 or more months.

For entering Canada, an electronic entry permit (eTA) is required. Find further details under: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

 

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH (https://www.furtenbachadventures.com/en/service/gtc/, item II. 7.).

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

 until 30 days prior to departure............................... 30%
29 - 20 days prior to departure.......................... 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure.......................... 70%
9 - 4 days prior to departure.............................. 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours).........100%
on the day of departure....................................... 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.

 

Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG” [European Travel inscurance.

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

 

 

 

Furtenbach Adventures is the most innovative organizer of expeditions and exclusive adventure travel.

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Get in touch

Furtenbach Adventures GmbH
Höttinger Gasse 12
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

+43 (0) 512 / 204134

office@furtenbachadventures.com

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