Trip to Canada: Luxury Chalet in the Heliskiing Capital of the World
It also has the longest vertical drop of any ski resort in North America.
If you’ve been dreaming of a luxurious alpine getaway, an ultra-luxury chalet offers an unforgettable experience in the breathtaking mountains of British Columbia.
While many Vancouverites visit Whistler Blackcomb for a ski and snowboard vacation, Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers the longest vertical descent of any ski resort in North America, with a vertical drop of 1,710 meters. It has 75 tracks and the longest is 15.2 km; it also has four alpine bowls.
Given the impressive amount of snowfall it receives – 40 to 60 feet per year – the resort was named “The No. 1 Best Kept Secret Ski Resort in North America” by FlightNetwork in 2017.
The popular town has also been dubbed the “heliskiing capital of the world. With more than 500,000 acres of ‘unspoiled wilderness’ in Selkirk Tangier, the destination offers a variety of terrain options, according to the resort.
Parts of the terrain feature extensive and untouched glaciers, ancient cedar rainforest, and rolling grasslands.
Revelstoke is located about six and a half hours from Vancouver, so it might not be an ideal weekend getaway by car. For people looking for a week-long stay, however, the drive to the mountainous destination offers breathtaking views along the way. Alternatively, a flight between Vancouver and Revelstoke takes about an hour nonstop, and one-way prices start at just $45 with low-cost carriers such as Flair Airlines.
But winter enthusiasts looking for a resolutely gourmet experience will want to stay in a new chalet.
An unmissable heliskiing experience for traveling in Canada
Just a five-minute drive from the resort, the Flying Moose Chalet opened in 2021 and recently added a fully equipped Heli-lounge to its services and amenities. Its private helipad is designed to a Bell 212 standard and can accommodate helicopters of up to 15 passengers.
Downtown Revelstoke, with a variety of unique shops and restaurants, is a 10 minute drive from the cottage. Guests stay in one of eight luxurious suites in the beautiful 8,200 square foot wood frame home. Each of the suites is equipped with an array of amenities including luxury bath products, 400-thread-count linens, plush towels, and bathrobes.
The Flying Moose Chalet also includes an expansive 800 square foot Heli-lounge where guests can gear up for alpine adventures in the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains.
Early risers can enjoy morning stretching classes followed by hot espressos in the Heli-lounge. Here, guides prepare guests for the current weather and terrain selection of the day, as well as pre-flight details.
The Heli-lounge also includes “bespoke heated bench seats, spacious areas for hanging and drying personal gear, boot warmers and a highly engineered return air system, all helping to elevate the Heli-lounge experience. heliskiing to a whole new level of comfort and indulgence.”
After a busy day on the hills, mountain enthusiasts return to the lounge for a signature cocktail while watching their day’s adventures broadcast on the big screen and accompanied by a soundtrack.
The resort says it also prides itself on “exemplary service and personalized hospitality” with a dedicated team of private butlers, drivers, waiters and on-call housekeepers. There is also a vaulted great room, a fireside lounge, a steam spa, and a fitness and media room.