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Old 12-04-2009, 12:42 AM #1
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Helicat Boarding/Skiing?

Anyone experienced it?
If so, where? How much? Would you do it again? Positives/Negatives?

This past year, a few of my close friends and I have been discussing any possibilities. If we were to go all out and not care much financially we would head out to British Columbia either this winter or next. But due to college and other things, we have been looking at an outfit that is apart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:16 AM #2
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first, if you are going to go heli-skiing/boarding you are going to have to take an avalanche class and beacon training. if you want to the trip to be worth while, you better be pretty damn good. the cost is steep and you are going to have to pay for a guide. you might be better off doing a snowcat trip.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:07 AM #3
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first, if you are going to go heli-skiing/boarding you are going to have to take an avalanche class and beacon training. if you want to the trip to be worth while, you better be pretty damn good. the cost is steep and you are going to have to pay for a guide. you might be better off doing a snowcat trip.
Certain outfits in BC don't require much of an avalanche class, a few that I looked into have a 45min-2hr run down of safety issues etc that you do the morning of or evening before but that isn't much. Cheapest I have found would be $950 a day, between 6-10 runs or so. As for skill, thats the least of my worries.

As for the snowcat, Jackson Hole has a day trip for $350, which isn't bad at all. I'm guessing if we do head to Jackson Hole this year, the snowcat will be a given.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:58 AM #4
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i heard its the best time of your life. you dont need to take a class before, like whisler blackcomb does the training before you go out, its included in the price.

ide go if i had the chance. probably will soonish
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Last time I was out West we were going to do a snowcat tour however once we saw the terrain it took us to we decided to just hike the terrain instead. We saved a couple hundred and it only took 1.5 hours to hike I would say that to get the full experience I would go with the helicopter.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:32 PM #6
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Have fun man..sounds like yur gonna have a blast... i was thinking bout doing a snowcat tour this year but decided to take a trip to washington instead..either one you do yur bound to have an awesome time...dont listen to atthemattin he tries to **** on everyones good time.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:00 PM #7
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The only one in Colorado. Doing it later this year with some friends.


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Taking a trip to Jackson Hole also in 2 weeks. Stoked
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:10 AM #8
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Most heliski/snowcat operations won't take you to slopes exceeding 40-45 degrees. Granted, the riding will be wide open, untouched, and hopefully deep. Just don't expect to be riding **** you see Jeremy Jones shredding in Haines.
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if you got the cash then it will be the best time of you life.. but your looking at upward of a grand a person plus the cost of a guide.. but if u still want a real backcountry adventure get some sleds and a guide and go ride in the back country. skip the cat tours

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