Everything you need to know!
Your heli-ski day will be a lot more fun with the right ski equipment. Powder skis are wider under the boot than most other skis, and generally shorter than regular ski area skis. Our rental shop has powder skis for expert skiers, and for advanced and intermediate skiers. Your own "shaped skis" (not parabolic or racing skis) are suitable only if you are a very experienced powder or heli-skier. In very deep powder or tricky snow, true powder skis make a huge difference. Talk to our ski tech at the rental shop for good advice on equipment. Please bring your own ski poles and ski boots, which can easily be fitted to our rental skis.
Snowboarders almost always do better in the powder snow with a longer, wider, and softer snowboard. Short carving boards and long narrow racing boards are not suitable for heli-boarding. Your snowboard should come up at least to your nose. We have Burton powder snowboards available for rent at the rental shop. Discuss your equipment needs with our tech. If you have a specialized binding, it can usually be transferred to a Burton powder snowboard.
Powder skis and powder snowboards are available for rent until 7:30 pm the evening prior to your ski date, at the rental shop. Our qualified technician will assist you in selecting the right equipment for your ability and the current snow conditions.