Tucked way up in northern British Columbia, Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing offers easy access to some of the greatest mountain ranges on Earth—the Rockies and the Cariboos—with all of the off-hill luxuries one could reasonably desire, to boot.
Guests of the operation typically fly into Vancouver, BC, where Crescent Spur puts them up for a night, before hopping on another short flight to Prince George. From there, it’s a two-hour drive through stunning landscapes to access the operation’s luxurious lodge, situated squarely at the base of seemingly endless skiing terrain. Crescent Spur accesses some 1,500 square miles of both gladed and high-alpine options, all of it covered in dreamy pow through the winter and spring months.
“Everyone out there is trying to sell untracked skiing, but that’s actually what you get here,” says Mark Aubrey, who owns the operation with his wife, Regina, and skis over a million vertical feet per year. “With us, you have a vast wilderness area that’s essentially for your exclusive use. The nature hasn’t been manicured, yet you’re supported by really cool technology—a state-of-the-art helicopter and snow science equipment—to keep you safe and happy.”
Skiing options with Crescent Spur include 300-plus runs ranging from 1,500 to 4,000 vert; most days, guests will enjoy between 10 and 15 drops. Upon returning to the lodge—which fits just 20 people at a time to keep things premium—guests are treated like royalty in a multitude of ways: From the cozy, family-focused design to the top-notch chefs to the professional bartender to the open-air hot tub to the cedar sauna, it’s all the treats of a world-class ski town right at home. The lodge even offers a fitness center and massage therapist to make sure you’re feeling ski-ready 24/7, too.
Between the incredible terrain and amazing service, Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing enjoys its reputation as one of the best operations in the biz. If you’re itchin’ for the ultimate ride to and through the deep, pristine British Columbia powder, consider giving Mark and Regina a ring.