Testimonials / guests and pro skiers
One taste of this powder and you'll be addicted! Click here to watch video testimonials from guests and pro skiers.
"The best heli skiing trip of my life - you gota come see this place, it will blow your mind"
Mike "The Godfather of New School" Douglas
"Thank you. You guys are the BOMB! I would never consider booking a heli ski trip with anyone else. With all that hospitality, inspiring terrain, fun and friendly staff, skiing at Mica is a no brainer. I can't wait to get back. Perhaps, when we raise a glass of this scotch and toast you guys, that will be the trigger that gets our whole gang from Big Sky there to fill the lodge. Then you might be sorry that you are so nice to me."
Steve Schumacher, Guest
Big Sky, Montana
"The best time of my life twice now! I cannot get the grin off for month's afterwards. The terrain, the incredibly deep dry snow, the professionalism of the guides, pilots and staff make for an unparalleled heliskiing and boarding experience. Without exaggeration, the nearest to Nirvana a skier or boarder can go."
Brad Pierce, Guest
"I knew the stats and heard the hype--a huge, awesome tenure on the western side of the Rockies; seven drainages and 1,000,000 acres of massive peaks and glaciers--but I still wasn't prepared for our first drop off. Looking east toward 11,000-foot Mt. Clemenceau and it's 7,000-foot runs was like staring into the heart of the Swiss Alps; the heinous, fluted peak in our faces was pure Alaska; and elsewhere lurked elements of the Coast Range, Selkirks, and Himalayas. In one circling gaze Mica Heliskiing blew the doors off any other B.C. Interior heli op."
Editorial/Creative Director - SKIER magazine
I've heli-skied in several locations in both the US and Canadian Rockies; by far, Mica Heliskiing has been the highlight of my experience. The unique features of the Molson range that they have as their exclusive domain provides for some of the most spectacular terrain that is only surpassed by the incredible weather systems that predominate that area. We discovered Mica Heliskiing in their first year of operation after having been rained out at the other big named outfit. When the others guys are worrying about rain - Mica Heliskiing will have snow! One day of skiing with Mica Heliskiing transformed our every expectation of heli-operators into a new standard that will be difficult to match. When the others could not deliver, Mica Heliskiing had us in bottomless powder and skiing across a diverse range of terrain that included some of the most breath taking panoramas I've ever seen between Europe and North America. The Wide open bowls and slopes are steep and challenging for even the most accomplished skiers. The top of each run in the wide open spaces serves an appetizer for glade and steep tree finishes that will endure any serious skier's idea of a dream ski vacation. Mica Heliskiing is a must if you are serious about getting the maximum adventure for the dollar. The helicopter was waiting for us at the bottom of every run, but even if we had to wait 5 or 10 minutes, it would have been just long enough to catch our breath. The lodge is set among an amazing picturesque setting of wilderness and isolation with all of the comforts you can expect. The staff is as professional as any I've skied with from the other big operators. Their experience was highly tailored to our unique skiing requirements and level of ability. For most of us who heli, we are looking to press the limits that can't be obtained in resort skiing. The guides will quickly assess your limits and take you there...safely! O ne trip and you'll be hooked on Mica Heliskiing - as I am. At the end of the day, how many times have you been asked, "So, you guys want to do one more"? My pals and I will be regulars at Mica Heliskiing for years to come."
Ed Miller, Guest
“If there was a heaven for snowboarders, this would be it. Its like a natural ‘snowpark’ – bumps, hits, pipes, everything you could ask for, and all just natural terrain. The most perfect tree riding you can imagine – steep and deep, with old growth trees perfectly spaced, insanely beautiful terrain, and epic snow. It’s what my dreams used to be made of - now it’s my greatest memories. Can’t wait til next time! Oh-yeah, did I mention that no-fly days were non-existent at Mica Heliskiing. Because the terrain is so varied and had lots of tree riding, we were able to get in epic riding on days that would have been no-flies at some of the other places I’ve been. I’ve been riding in BC for the last 8 years; my last trip was to check out Mica Heliskiing – and it was definitely the best yet.”
Mark Rawson, Guest
"I was fortunate enough to spend some time at Mica Heliskiing this winter and I had the time of my life! Skiing is my life, my love, and my passion. Heliskiing is the climax of all skiing and there is no better place to do so than Mica Heli Guides. All heli operations are in the middle of no-where, but Mica Heliskiing has capitalized on that by creating an escape in one of the most beautiful, remote locations I have ever visited. Since the lodge offers a hot tub, masseuse, great food, and the capability to be in touch with the 'outside' world, you have the choice to remove yourself from reality and just enjoy remote luxury, or be in touch with anyone via phone or internet. All of this and you have not started skiing yet. Once you do the options are endless. On storm days you can fly into the tree line and shred deep powder until your heart is content. When clear there is a variety of all terrain, anything from gentle open bowls to steep challenging faces, Mica has it all. I film my skiing for a living. I have traveled for years to all different locations around the world. Out of all the thousands of days of skiing, my short four day trip to Mica was by far my most productive, enjoyable, satisfying experience ever. I will be going back to Mica...oh yes, I will be going back."
Pro Skier (Poor Boyz Productions), Truckee CA
Thanks again for the fantastic trip. We drove by the other rained-out operations with heavy hearts, and were very impressed with the quality of snow your guides were able to find when your competition wasn't even flying. You have a first class operation with excellent guides and services, and as the pictures show, we had the time of our lives. A number of first descents (I lost count) didn't hurt our feelings either. Thanks especially to Craig, who was the best guide I've ever had.
Jeff G, Guest
"I've have skied at Mica Heliskiing 2 times over the last couple winters. I have also been to numerous other Heli operations throughout western Canada and Alaska and I can say with confidence that I have yet to experience the quantity and quality of skiing that I have done on my trips to Mica Heliskiing. I skied both days of my first 2 day trip and on the second 12 out of 14 days. At other heli operations this level of consistency is unobtainable due to lack of variety in their terrain. You couldn't create terrain more ideal for skiing then the terrain at Mica Heli Guides. Their terrain is not only huge but has a ton of variety, from perfectly gladded trees and pillow lines to endless high alpine rolling bolls to full throttle Rocky Mountain descents. This abundance in terrain variety means that there is always an opportunity for great snow. I highly recommend Mica Heliskiing to anyone wants to experience heli skiing at its finest."
Pro Skier (Matchstick Productions), Alberta BC
"A skiers' gift from the Gods! Unbelievable terrain, a first rate staff, top-notch equipment, and a gorgeous, remote, timber frame lodge with breathtaking views. Bring your friends for a catered week in skier's heaven and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. Pure paradise!!"
Steve Merrick, Guest
"As storm Shadow productions made the decision to film at Mica Heliskiing, I had only weeks to prepare for the trip of a lifetime. After studying photos of lines I wanted to ski I knew these were not the typical mountains we here in the states are used to unless you live in Alaska. The drive from Big Sky Montana was the most incredible as 12 hours was not long enough to take in the beauty of British Columbia. After driving through Rogers Pass and into Revelstoke under a full moon the mountains seemed to double in number and size. The next day we arrived at the lodge not knowing what to expect for food or hospitality. We were greeted by our hosts and guides who quickly became our friends. As for our food, Bret our chef was nothing less then perfect, delicious art as one guy put it. As I clicked into my skis waiting for the cameraman to give the green light I stopped and took in the unbelievable view from the 10,000 foot peek I was standing on. As for my run (which later I would find out to be a first descent), I can only explain it like this. Very few memories really bring emotion, my first time skiing, my first time skiing waist deep powder, my first girlfriend, and that run. It was so long and never touched by anyone until I laid out a dozen or so fast turns. For what this trip did for my skiing ability I thank Mica Heliskiing. And as for the memories I have, I can only say that anyone who loves to ski absolutely needs this experience because you only live once. I am hooked!"
Pro Skier (Big Sky Freeride team), Big Sky MT
"If you're looking for those moments where all the bull crap in life just melts away because you're making turns through the lightest and deepest powder with good friends down steep slopes in perfectly spaced trees, Mica Heliskiing is the place for you. The terrain will keep you happy for years, possibly lifetimes. I have never skied snow that compares. The small group size coupled with the powerful A-Stars deliver all the vertical even the most Herculean thighs can take. Mica Heliskiing is the place to be." "I had today, the best ski day of my entire life! (Ride Guide excerpt)."
Dan Brooks, Guest
"Mica Heliskiing is one of the best experiences on snow. I have heli skied across the world and Mica Heli offers the best: small groups, private helicopters, a warm and friendly staff, and a lodge with amazing views. Not to mention the deep dry snow that falls in the mountains."
Executive Producer, Matchstick Productions
"With its vast, remote terrain and reliable snowpack, Mica Heliskiing puts the Rocky Mountains on the A-list of backcountry destinations, where they belong. They're still naming their runs up there, so visiting Mica Heliskiing has that special feel of exploration that harkens back to heli-skiing's early days -- but in this case, using a fast A-Star helicopter."
Writer, Ski Canada Magazine
"Mica Heliskiing has the biggest and burliest terrain selection I've ever skied! The skiing was phenomenal, the pilot was top notch, and the gourmet meals were unmatched! The guides deserve an extra thank you for making this the best ski experience I've ever had! The heli trip was amazing!"
Pro Skier (Big Sky Freeride team), Big Sky MT
"Two days into this trip at Mica has been pretty plush. It's the nicest mountain lodge I've ever stayed at, beautiful views, a helicopter sitting out in the front yard and the best pillows I've ever seen in my life."
Pro Snowboarder (Teton Gravity Research), Truckee CA
After having skied so many places where the accommodation and food seems to be more important than the skiing - it was great to come to relaxed Mica, where the skiing was first and foremost.
President, CROSS Sportswear, Stockholm Sweden
"I have visited over 140 ski areas all over the world during the 10 years that I have been shooting skiing. Mica Heliskiing has the most spectacular mountains I have ever seen and is one of the coolest places I have ever skied - I highly recommend every skier or snowboarder go there."
Photographer - Are, Sweden
"I've had the opportunity to shoot skiing and snowboarding all over the world and Mica Heliskiing is one of the best locations I have ever covered. From the Canadian hospitality displayed by all of the staff to the incredible dinning in the backcountry lodge, skiing and snowboarding at Mica Heliskiing is truly an amazing experience. There is one thing you will never forget if you visit Mica Heliskiing, and that's the snow. As you choke down another "face shot" the snow dept, quality, and consistency will absolutely leave you craving your next turn."
Director of Photography
Ride Guide Television
"The terrain blows you away. Steep trees, wide open bowls, lots of drops no problem. The small helicopter lets you and 5 others to go to any terrain you can ski. You are where you want to be and with a small group. Incredible!"
Jay Bradford, Guest
San Francisco, CA
"I learned a valuable linguistic lesson while filming at Mica Heliskiing for an episode of the Ride Guide. Every time we dropped another pillow or line we'd utter the word "sick" and we soon realized that the word didn't do Mica Heli justice. Instead, Kronk, the German word for sick, became a part of our vocabulary and was gladly adopted by our crew and Bavarian guide. Mica is Kronk because it's secluded and has the best terrain I've seen in several seasons of chasing heli-riding and cat-riding operations. It may be sick elsewhere but it's Kronk at Mica Heliskiing!"
Host, Ride Guide TV
"Mica Heliskiing, this is what heli shredding is really all about."
Cinematographer, The Community Project
"As a ski cinematographer, I have had the pleasure of skiing and working in some of the greatest ski destinations in the world. I have to say that heliskiing at Mica is as unique an experience as you will find anywhere. The combination of stunning location (I felt like I was in the castle on top of the mountain in that James Bond movie), great food and drink, and cool staff made for an extremely memorable week. The terrain is as good as you will find anywhere, but more importantly it has MORE variety than anywhere I have seen. There is something (miles and miles of it) for everyone from first time heli skiers all the way up to pros skiing for the cameras. I can't wait to come back!
Thanks again Mica!"
Ben Mullin, cinematographer