Safety at rk heliski

Our top priority is your safety and to ensure an outstanding experience.
RK Heliski guides have the finest training in North America and are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides or by the International Federation of Mountain Guide Association. Just like with any other sport, you should thoroughly understand the safety procedures and risks before taking part.
Please take the time to read our Safety document PDF.
Please view the Helicopter Safety Card.
We hire local guides who have a wealth of knowledge and are very passionate about our local mountains and history.
Our goal is to ensure the safest possible environment for our guests and employees. Professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Snow science and daily monitoring of weather and snowpack is an integral part of our industry. Guest and staff safety is paramount at RK Heliski. A magnitude of safety equipment and resources are necessary on hand to facilitate daily operations. All of our guides ski with a backpack containing essential safety equipment and tools. All of the helicopters that fly our guests and guides around the backcountry also contain additional safety equipment, spare skis and other safety related resources. For more information about guest safety equipment, please click the following. Safety Equipment.
Without helicopters, there is no Heli-Skiing. It is vital that all guests understand the proper behaviour in and around a helicopter. Before any guest leaves for their day of skiing or boarding, a number of safety tutorials are given, Helicopter Safety being one. In this discussion you will be instructed on how to move around the helicopter when it is running as well as when it is shut down; Proper ways of entering and exiting the helicopter; The all important heli-huddle, emergency procedures as well as other do's and don'ts.
RK. Heliski uses only Guides that are trained and certified by, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and/or the International Guides Association (IFMGA).
This includes training and additional certifications such as:
  • Advanced weather/forecasting
  • Avalanche control blasting
  • Avalanche search and rescue response
  • Level 1, 2 or 3 Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA)-Avalanche Operations
  • Professional Members of the Canadian Avalanche Association
  • Wilderness first aid/Emergency Medical Technicians(EMT) Member of Helicat Canada Association:
    • HeliCat Canada is the trade association of the Canadian helicopter and snowcat skiing industry. 
    • HCC’s primary mandate is to promote the continual improvement of the industry through research, education, advocacy and overseeing a trade accreditation program.
RK Heliski has been operating for decades under a well established Avalanche Risk Assessment and Safety Plan to ensure our guests, employee and contractor safety.
in this regard, we here at RK Heliski want to make dreams come true, heliskiing and snowboarding is an adventure of a lifetime, which we have be fulfilling for close to 50yrs. Managing risk is our business.
Graham Holt
General Manager
RK Heliski