Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - View Single Post - Planning Heli-Boarding next year - Gear Upgrades
View Single Post
post #48 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 11:06 AM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Whitey161 View Post
Monday 25th Feb – Depart Heathrow 13.00 – arrive Calgary 15.20.

Collect SUV – on the road by 4.20 pm. 3 hour drive from Calgary to Golden.

hence the stay in Golden which is only 2 hours from Revelstoke,
If the weather has been good, then the driving times are accurate. If there is a dump, then expect significant delays for highway avy control. I've done Calgary/Golden in 3 hours and I've done it in 9 or not at all. And Rogers Pass is not conducive to maintaining a strict timetable.

Perhaps you should consider heli-skiing out of Golden with Purcell Heli? Base yourself in Golden or Kicking Horse, day-trip or overnight to Revelstoke as your schedule/weather permits. I'd hate to see you stuck in Golden while your heli lifts off in Revy.

Word to the wise, if you're renting a car in Calgary, pay for the windshield insurance and if you can get a winter tire upgrade, then do it. No fun driving the Kicking Horse Canyon or Rogers Pass on all seasons in snow.
Bones is offline  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome