Kootenay Rockies & Columbia Valley
Seen from the Valley, the Lizard Range rises to a series of spiky peaks. Beyond the ridge, the elevation keeps rising to the playground of two of Fernie's snowcat operators. The magnificent peaks of the Lizard Range in the BC Rocky Mountains tower over 7,000 acres of privately owned bowls, valleys & gladed meadows, perfect for skiing/boarding. The deep, dry powder of this area has become legendary. Choose from Island Lake Cat Skiing or Fernie Wilderness Adventures for outstanding cat ski excursions.
Heli-Skiing Columbia Valley
RK Heliski, located at Panorama Mountain Village, 20 minutes from Invermere offers 1,500 square kms of incredible terrain in the spectacular Purcell Mountains, on the edge of the Bugaboo mountains. Their heli-ski/boarding tours are led by some of the world's best mountain guides accessing wide open alpine slopes, scenic glaciers and gladed forests dusted with annual snowfalls of up to 1,100 cm/36 feet. This location allows for easy helicopter access to the seamlessly unending glaciers and perfectly spaced treed runs… and all that glorious powder. Choose from single day or multi-day heli-ski trips, group trips, sightseeing and heli-fondue trips.