News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Kicking Horse - Purcell Helicopter Skiing Offers Exclusive, Resort-based Heli-Skiing (10-Feb-08)

December 27th, 2007, Golden, BC… Purcell Heli-Skiing & Kicking Horse Mountain Resort launched an exciting new product for this upcoming winter

December 27th, 2007, Golden, BC… Purcell Heli-Skiing & Kicking Horse Mountain Resort launched an exciting new product for this upcoming winter. Starting immediately, Purcell Heli-Skiing will be offering privately guided groups flying A-Star helicopters from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. A full day of private group heli-skiing from the resort costs $1,339 + GST per person. This new experience access’s 2,000 square kilometers of heli-skiing terrain from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s new heli-pad.

“This is an exclusive new product” said Steve Paccagnan, President & General Manager of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. “Working closely with Purcell Heli-Skiing, we now offer guests something truly exceptional -- an intimate, private-group heli experience starting right here in the resort village. Kicking Horse has a reputation for spectacular terrain, this makes it that much better!”

Guests will meet in the new Heli-Lounge located in the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Discovery Centre in the Gondola Plaza. From there, guests will meet up with the guides, go through the briefings and head over to the resort based heli-pad to begin their heli-ski experience of a lifetime.

“This is another exciting and positive change since Steve Paccagnan has taken over as President of the resort.” said Rudi Gertsch, Owner/Operator of Purcell Helicopter Skiing. “We are looking forward to moving in a new direction with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort” adds Gertsch.

Purcell Heli-Skiing, based out of Golden BC, is North America’s leading heli-ski operator. With over 33 years of experience and specializing in day trips, PHS is dedicated to providing the guest with the highest quality in service.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is Canada’s newest world class Destination resort offering 4,133 vertical feet of skiing, world class champagne powder and an integrated mountain resort village with hotels, restaurants and family activities.

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