A NEW EXCITING PARTNERSHIP WITH KINGFISHER HELI
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: For the 2018/19 ski season, Predator Ridge will be the winter base for Kingfisher operations which will position Kingfisher Heli as one of BC's most accessible inclusive heli-ski operations.
Predator Ridge will provide the launching pad, accommodations and personalized experience for all Kingfisher skiers and riders as they explore their massive 300,000 acres of Monashee powder, beautiful alpine bowls and some of the best tree skiing on the planet.
As part of this alliance, our Member Services building and driving range will be transformed for the winter into the Kingfisher Heli-base. Breakfast, lunch, après ski and dinner menus will be prepared by our talented F&B team.
Starting this November, Kingfisher will move its fleet of 4 helicopters to Predator Ridge to begin their training. Ski tours will begin in December.
Helicopters will run twice daily between 8:30am and 9:00am for load up and then return between 3:30 and 4:00pm. The flight path will always be NE from the resort along the golf course at low level and helicopters will not fly over any houses or the resort itself. The helicopters will typically warm up for 3-5 minutes on the driving range, followed by about 2-3 minutes of guest loading time. Departure and arrivals will typically be about a minute on each end.
This season, Kingfisher Heli is offering a variety of private and semi-private exclusive packages, including the ultimate Kingfisher choose-your-own-adventure package (for $5000 per skier per day) that pairs you and two friends with your own B3E. If you prefer to explore some of BC’s pristine and wild winter spaces with your entire family or posse, the Kingfisher Heli team of experienced guides will take groups of up to 12 skiers or riders (from $3500 per skier per day) on epic adventures. All groups will enjoy the nimble agility of the A Star B3E helicopter and the added safety and service of having a lead and a tail guide with every group.
On top of being the base to one of the best heli-skiing operations in North America, we are excited to add heli-skiing to our vast winter activity offering for our residents. Kingfisher will be offering exclusive deals to Predator Ridge residents on last minute heliskiing experiences to fill helicopters. Details of these offerings will be released to our community at a later date.
Learn more about Kingfisher at: KingfisherHeli.com
The Kingfisher Experience
Every day starts as a blank canvas waiting to unfold on Kingfisher's near 300,000-acre powder playground. When you have your own helicopter and guide, you ski or ride what you want, when you want—from epic chutes and perfectly spaced trees to stunning alpine bowls and runs of up to 4,500 vertical. Blanketed in 60 feet of annual snowfall, their unique terrain offers the chance for every powder seeker to have their perfect run—every single time.
TERRAIN: 300,000 acres. 20% alpine | 30% treeline | 50% old-growth tree skiing
LOCATION: Monashee mountains, Whatshan range and Valhalla mountains
SNOW: a mindblowing 60 feet of annual snowfall
HIGHEST DROP-OFF: 9,000 feet.
LONGEST RUN: 4,500 vertical feet
Kingfisher has access to more powder than you ever thought possible - now just shy of 300,000 acres—that’s roughly 32 times the size of North America’s largest ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb. Their terrain is vast and varied, and offers something for everyone, from the casual powder hound to the seasoned shredder. Deep in their tenure you will encounter boundless pillow lines, perfectly spaced old growth cedar forests and wide-open bowls, all framed by the staggering Central Monashees. No matter how you choose to approach it, you will experience uninterrupted thigh-burning vertical with no one else in sight.
Location & Climate
The arid desert climate of the Okanagan to the west and ancient rainforests of the Monashees to the east means you get the best of both worlds. Kingfisher's unique location also accounts for the 60 feet of snow that blankets their operating area, thanks to moisture-laden air from the Pacific Ocean that collides with the drier arctic mass of the Canadian Rockies. Expect temperatures between -5° and -10°C, which results in light and fluffy powder.