Crescent Spur Heliskiing - Crescent Spur

Situated a bit more than an hours drive east of Prince George, The Crescent Spur Heliskiing Operation lies some miles off the highway neatly between the Cariboo and the rocky Mountains. Both ranges offer excellent and variable untouched skiing and snowboarding terrain with fabulous alpine, glacier and tree runs waiting for you. The expert guiding team under lead guide Mark Aubrey will find the best slopes for you, tailored to your skillset and fitness level. Down days are rare, but don’t worry, the Aubreys will make any day a pleasure. 

The homely and excellently refurbished lodge hosts around 20 guests, just right to make your Heliskiing adventure a personalized affair. 

The kitchen and service staff are chosen carefully, so the cuisine and all services reach levels of excellency. It is clear, why the Aubrys can count on above average return guests. Crescent Spur Heliskiing is more than just skiing! Try it out and you will be hooked.

Crescent Spur Heliskiing
Crescent Spur Heliskiing

Terrain

 

For heliski fanatics, this is 1,500 miles of bliss

We ski within a 1,500 square mile heliski operating area. Our standard trips include a wide variety of terrain, from open alpine bowls, to treed and gladed runs, and expansive glaciers. Our heli-skiing runs vary in length from 1,500 - 4,000 vertical feet and are between 9,000 and 3,500 feet in elevation.

The community is small, but don’t let that fool you—it just means each of our heli-skiers and boarders  gets more fresh, untouched mountain powder to themselves!

Crescent Spur is a tiny community in British Columbia, Canada, nestled in the northern Cariboo Mountains, and the northern Rocky Mountains (the Rockies). We are a (just under) two-hour drive, east of Prince George, the largest city in Northern BC. We are also not far from McBride, a small community just south-east of Crescent Spur, which got its start in the timber and agricultural industry after the Second World War.

A variety of diverse wildlife inhabits the northern British Columbia landscape, and the area is filled with rivers, streams, waterfalls, small glaciers, and lakes. The region has trees that are over 1,000 years old, and the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, created by all the moisture from the wind blowing rain and snow from the Cariboo Mountains.

The area has a humid, continental climate, with milder winters than one might expect for the elevation. Winter days average -7°C (19°F), while summer days are moderate, with temperatures usually in the mid 20°s (73°F), but occasionally reaching the mid 30°s (mid 90°sF). 

Accommodation

Crescent Spur Heliskiing
Crescent Spur Heliskiing
Crescent Spur Heliskiing
Crescent Spur Heliskiing

 

Crescent Spur Lodge

Nestled between the northern Cariboos and northern Rockies, our ranch-style lodge is located in the tiny community of Crescent Spur (population 24), 6 km off the main highway.

Accented by huge hand-hewn fir logs, the architecture here was very much inspired by our wilderness surroundings. The lodge is beautifully structured with lots of natural local wood (clear fir and birch), with modern artistic touches of steel and river rock. Comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a spacious games room and lounge, two fireplaces, and a family style dining room contribute to a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Our guests tell us they love the intimate atmosphere of the lodge. While our heli-skiing is legendary, the guests who come back year after year say they return for the “whole” Crescent Spur experience.

Revel in our “one of a kind,” hand-crafted features

Many of the features within the lodge are hand-made and inspired by local materials. You’ll find hand-carved handles on doors and drawers, and naturally sourced wood and river rock incorporated into floor spaces.

Great spaces for socializing and relaxation

Our full-service bar and sunken fireplace provide a beautifully open yet intimate space where guests can freely relax, mingle, and socialize. Organic and inviting, the space works well with groups of all sizes. The cozy sunken fireplace area is perfect for drying off and curling up with a book.

Comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms

You’ll love our cozy guest rooms with en suite bathrooms. Suites are spacious, with lots of closet and drawer space for your clothing. While most rooms are set up for double occupancy, we have a limited number of single rooms available.

Wireless internet access

Need to stay in touch with work or home? You can use one of our guest computers or our free wireless internet—available from anywhere in the lodge. It is important to note that our remote setting requires us to use satellite internet which is not as fast as high speed cable. The eccentricities of satellite internet can occasionally make connections more difficult.

It’s all in the details!

We’re skiers at heart, and this is reflected in everything we do. Our lodge features a number of small conveniences that make all the difference. For example: our boot and glove drying racks, which blow air to help speed the drying of your garments. We find sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference.

Heli & safety

Crescent Spur Heliskiing
Crescent Spur Heliskiing

 

The helicopter that takes us to heli-ski Heaven!

Part of the wonder of heli-skiing is found in the helicopter. Our state-of-the-art Bell 205 is a thing of beauty, boasting incredible lifting capacity. It holds 10 heliski guests and 2 guides and is outfitted with precision equipment that allows our pilots to do their best work safely and accurately.

In heliskiing, safety simply has to come first

Our pilots are highly experienced in mountain flying—particularly in winter conditions—and are assisted by highly trained engineers. We hold a comprehensive helicopter safety and orientation review each week to give you a general understanding of the machines and safety considerations before going heliskiing in the mountains.

“Double” the heliski guides makes a difference!

A good heliski guide makes all the difference to a heli-skiing adventure. We think two guides per group is even better, as it gives our heliski and heli board guests a higher level of service and more options to customize their experience.

Getting there

 

Wherever you’re from, you’ll find flights to Prince George. From there you can get to Crescent Spur by bus (we’ll take care of that part).

Crescent Spurs 6-day Heliski Packages require guests to arrive on Saturday afternoon, with heli-skiing from Sunday to Friday, and a Saturday morning departure. Their 5-day Heliski Packages require guests to arrive on Sunday, with heli-skiing from Monday to Friday, and a Saturday departure.

For those heliskiing guests who need to stay overnight in Prince George or Vancouver Crescent Spur Heliskiing have arranged preferred rates at a few hotels. In Vancouver: the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, and in Prince George: the Coast Inn of the North and the Four Points Sheraton. Please call our office for more information.

 

If you’re flying

Most guests fly to Prince George, which houses our nearest airport. Both Air Canada and WestJet provide daily nonstop service from Vancouver International Airport. Please call our office before booking your flights. We suggest that our guests arrive mid-afternoon on the incoming day, and book their outgoing flights in the morning.

Crescent Spur Heliskiing offer a courtesy van transfer for your group from Prince George to their lodge at the beginning of the trip, and they will bring you back to the airport at the end of your trip. If your travel plans do not permit you to meet the schedule of this service, you may arrange for a separate pickup schedule for an additional fee of $250.

Travel time between Prince George and their lodge is just under 2 hours. Please keep this transfer time in mind when you are arranging your departure flight schedule.

If you’re driving

Crescent Spur Heliskiing ask that you arrive between 4 and 5pm on the first day of your heli-skiing trip. We are located off of Highway 16. Please call or email our office for directions from your location.

 

 

Program

See Counselling and contact us for more detail information and we`ll be pleased to help you out!

Packages & prices

Dates

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Options

  • Semi-Private 5-Day Package
  • Semi-Private 6-Day Package
  • 5-Day Private Package
  • 6-Day Private Package

Included

Semi-Private 5-Day Package

  • Package begins Sunday evening with dinner
  • Heliskiing Monday through Friday
  • Departure Saturday morning after breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Use of specialized powder skis
  • 80,000 vertical feet of heli-skiing
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited satellite internet
  • Airport transfers to and from Prince George

Semi-Private 6-Day Package

  • Package begins Saturday evening with dinner
  • Heliskiing Sunday through Friday
  • Departure Saturday morning after breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Use of specialized powder skis
  • 100,000 vertical feet of heli-skiing
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited satellite internet
  • Airport transfers to and from Prince George

5-Day Private Package

  • One group of up to 10 skiers, with 2 guides
  • Exclusive use of helicopter, terrain and lodge
  • Package begins Sunday evening with dinner
  • Heliskiing Monday through Friday
  • Departure Saturday morning after breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation - each guest with private room
  • Use of specialized powder skis
  • 80,000 vertical feet of heli-skiing
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited satellite internet
  • Airport transfers to and from Prince George Airport

6-Day Private Package

  • One group of  up to 10 skiers, with 2 guides
  • Exclusive use of helicopter, terrain and lodge
  • Package begins Saturday evening with dinner
  • Heliskiing Sunday through Friday
  • Departure Saturday morning after breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation - each guest with private room
  • Use of specialized powder skis
  • 100,000 vertical feet of heli-skiing
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited satellite internet
  • Airport transfers to and from Prince George Airport

Not Included

Semi-Private 5 & 6-Day Package 

  • Deposit per person: $1,000
  • tax

5 & 6-Day Private Package

  • Group Deposit*: $10,000
  • tax

Prices

«Way beyond skiing - Remarkable Crescent Spur»


Season :

Early January - Mid April


6 Days starting from C$ 8'900 + Tax

5 Days starting from C$ 8'200 + Tax



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