Originally Posted by atthemattin
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.