Did my first heli trip this year and it was life-changing beautiful. I would stress preparation as well as gear. Being from the east coast i had never been in powder that deep
and had a sharp learning curve. Get into the deep to prepare if you can. Also felt that me pack was most critical piece of gear as i was happy mith my board, boots and bindings. The ability to access things in th pack easily and to ride any terrain comfortably was huge. Having my camera and radio quickly and comfortably accessible was also key.