“I started skiing the north end of Kootenay Valley with Allan Drury, the godfather of catskiing, 22 years ago. We would often look across at the more inaccessible peaks in the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges and dream of skiing the untouched terrain from a helicopter. In 2005, that dream became a reality when I secured the tenure on the terrain from the British Columbia government. Since then, my wife Kerry and I have taken a hands on approach to hosting small groups of skiers and snowboarders in our mountain backyard. We share our love for these mountains with every guest who visits Stellar Heliskiing.”
– Jason Remple, Founder, Owner, and Guide
Our Guides & Helicopters
Your safety is our first priority at Stellar Heliskiing. All of our expert CSGA/ACMG certified guides and pilots are well trained to manage the risks of backcountry skiing and travel to ensure the highest level of safety for your visit. We have no more than four guests to each guide.
Our helicopter service provider, High Terrain Helicopters, has an outstanding reputation for safety and client enjoyment. High Terrain’s pilots are highly capable and specially trained in our mountain environment. The helicopters we use are A-Star Eurocopters which carry four clients and one guide at a time. Unlike many other Heliskiing Operations, our guides and pilots allow you unlimited vertical, giving you the freedom to explore as many zones as you like in one day (or multiple days).
Stellar Heliskiing follows a comprehensive snow and avalanche management system which includes procedures for collecting weather and snow information, evaluating snowpack stability, assessing hazards in the terrain, and determining an appropriate skiing program tailored to on-the-ground conditions and the needs of the clients. Read more about our safety standards.
Stellar focuses on full service and unforgettable experiences for small groups in incredible terrain. For the ultimate in enjoyment and safety, Stellar offers a group ratio of one guide to every four guests. The A-Star helicopter is fast and powerful, allowing us the speed and agility to get into more elaborate terrain and provide your guide the ability to choose from many different run styles to suit the specific needs and desires of each group.
Over the years we have been lucky enough to host some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world! We hosted Travis Rice, Nicolas Muller, Terje Hakonsen, and the rest of the Brain Farm crew while they were filming for Art of Flight, and That’s It, That’s All. We also hosted Chad Sayer, Lindsay Dyer, and Matt Richard from Sherpas Cinema for the filming of multiple productions. Other famous guests that have visited us over the years include: Tanner Hall, Seth Morison, Dan Treadway, Kye Peterson, Anthony Boronowski, DCP, and many more!