Welcome to Our Powder Paradise
Leave the world behind as you explore Mica's five hundred square miles of jaw-dropping peaks, famous pillow lines and perfect fall-line tree runs. Add spectacular Rocky Mountain vistas, sixty feet of annual snowfall, a 100% small group format and three helicopters servicing a maximum of twenty guests at one time, and you'll see why Mica is a heliskier's paradise.
Accessed exclusively by helicopter, our five hundred square miles of terrain is comprised of eleven valleys each with its own distinct flavour for adventure. Mica's unique location where the moisture-laden air from the Pacific Ocean collides with the cooler, drier arctic mass of the Canadian Rockies, blankets our operating area with up to sixty feet of snow each year. From steep alpine lines in Tsar Creek, to epic gladed runs in Molson or Kinbasket Valley, to glacier cruising and pillow lines in Harvey Creek, there is truly something for every skier and snowboarder.View Run Map
"Ski terrain that blows the doors off anything else, anywhere else."
— Les Anthony, POWDER Magazine
At Mica, we work hard to uphold the highest safety standards in the industry. Our exceptional guiding team has a wealth of experience guiding in a backcountry environment and are well-versed in avalanche and helicopter safety. Each of our guides is certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Guides' meetings take place on a daily basis and meticulous records of weather and snowfall are kept throughout the season.
A comprehensive avalanche safety training session is provided upon arrival at the lodge, and each guest is equipped with the complimentary use of state-of-the-art safety equipment including a Barryvox Pulse tranceiver, Snowpulse Airbag backpack, personal radio, probe and snow shovel for the duration of their stay.Meet Our StaffView Waiver
We take pride in maintaining a culture of safety at Mica. With the help of the owners and chief pilots of Arrow Helicopters and Elbow River Helicopters we have developed a helicopter program based on safety, efficiency and excellent communication for our guests. Combined, these key partners have flown with Mica for thirteen years, and maintain an intimate knowledge of our terrain and exceptional rapport for both safety and customer service.
No Waiting Around for Clear Weather
For the handful of days that the weather does not allow us to fly, Mica has a Piston Bully snowcat and a set of roads that provide complimentary access to 1900 feet (600m) of gladed tree skiing direct from the lodge. Why sit around playing cards when you can get some runs in while waiting for the weather to clear?