Golden, British Columbia

Best place for the time-crunched

Heliskiing in Golden

Gone skiing     Photo: Great Canadian Heli-Skiing

The popular heliski model is to book a week, Saturday to Saturday, but the typical executive, the bread-and-butter client of plenty of heliski outfits, usually doesn’t have a hole that big in his or her Exchange calendar. Great Canadian Heli-Skiing offers 2- to 7-day packages for the time and adventure starved. The packages begin any day of the week, with weekend jaunts that start on Friday and end Sunday night. The helicopters seat four skiers and are rarely grounded—just two days a season on average. With small group sizes—the three people plus the guide you’re flying with—there’s more skiing and less waiting. ($3915 for the weekend package, Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, 866-424-4354; www.canadianheli-skiing.com)

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