Helicopter information for the 2018-19 winter season

Packing Guidelines & Weight Restrictions

Gear flights
If the chopper is in the air he will fly at the $1000.00 contract rate for a gear flight into Trophy Chalet. If it is a single flight then the helicopter charges $2000.00 / hour.

Weight and volume of gear
The helicopter takes four people. Each person can bring: 1. Their backpack with all personal gear not exceeding 40 lbs. 2. Their ski gear 3. Two small boxes (fruit or liquor box) with food in it. If you follow these guides line there should be some room for an extra box or alcohol for the group. The total weight allowed is 275 pounds per person. This includes the person’s weight!  Your allowed weight needs to be packed in smaller bags and boxes. These are easier to fit into the helicopter. Please, no heavy (over 50 lbs) duffles or backpacks which make moving around the chopper in deep snow a safety issue. Obviously lighter folks make up for heavier ones- use this as a guideline.

Extra Gear
If you go over the weight and volume guidelines above and another flight becomes necessary you will be charged for every extra flight.
These restrictions aren’t hard to meet if you are a bit careful.  As a suggestion, don’t carry jugs of juice or milk. Take powder or concentrate. Make sure you are carrying the portions that you need for you planned meals and not the whole bag. Decide on which skis you are going to use for your trip and only bring one set. If you have decided to have an extra set of skis for emergency use for your group, remember if the weather gets bad and you can not fly, skiing out is an option, do not bring gear you cannot carry or are not willing to leave behind. 

 PACK ALL OF YOUR GEAR- LOOSE ITEMS SUCH AS BAGS AND CLOTHING ARE NOT SAFE ON THE HELICOPTER PAD
At the time of booking we will offer you dates when other groups will be flying into other cabins to help minimize the cost for smaller groups. Any in and out flights that are overlapped, ( eg. one flight flying into Discovery Cabin dropping skiers off and then picking up skiers to come out on the return flight) will be discounted by 30% lowering the overall price for your group.

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to call us at 1888 SKI TREK.

Price

The helicopter is chartered by the hour. Costs are as follows:
NOTE - ALL COSTS ARE  ONE WAY.  5% GST  will be added to these costs.


Group Size Per Person Per Flight
 8 (2 Flights)  $250 with 8 flying $ 1000.00/ Flight
12 (3 Flights)  $220 with 12 flying  $880.00/ Flight

DOVETAILS - At the time of booking we will offer you dates when other groups will be flying into other cabins to help minimize the cost for smaller groups.  Any in and out flights that are overlapped, (eg. one flight flying into Discovery Cabin dropping skiers off and then picking up skiers to come out on the return flight) will be discounted by 30% lowering the overall price for your group.

Gear Flights and Single Flights

With less than two flights the ferry time has to be compensated. For this reason, a single flight with gear, food or people flies by the hour and MAY cost more than the contract rate. Discovery is usually a 0.6 hour flight which is  $1200 + GST, Trophy is usually a bit shorter, and Fight generally takes a little longer. Though, the cost may go up depending on the weather or other factors.

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to call us at 1888 SKI TREK.
Toll-free 1 888 SKI TREK (888 754 8735)