Ability guide

Heli-skiers and heli-boarders are grouped by "stated" ability levels and the ski runs are chosen to suit the ability of the group. On days when there is only one group skiing, the pace or grouping can be changed accordingly due to having a second guide. Powder instruction is readily offered by your personal guide(s). Rate your level of experience from the categories below:
Intermediate/first time Heli-skier
You are reasonably fit and ski blue runs (red runs in Europe) with confidence and without hesitation. You may have limited off piste (ungroomed) powder or tree skiing experience. You must safely be able to get down a black diamond run.
Advanced Heli-skier
You are physically fit and have off piste powder and tree skiing experience. You can ski most types of terrain and descend black diamond runs comfortably.
Expert Heli-skier
You are in top physical shape and have experience skiing off piste in powder and can ski all types of downhill ski runs including trees, moguls and steep pitches with confidence.

Intermediate/first time Heli-boarder
You can snowboard on blue runs consistently linking turns without hesitation and have confidence at high speeds. You are capable of riding in an existing straight track through lower angle terrain. Limited powder experience. Good physical shape.
Advanced Heli-boarder
You can ride blue runs with confidence and enjoy the challenge of black runs. Able to traverse in a single track through flat terrain. Some powder experience and in great physical shape.
Expert Heli-boarder
You can confidently ride all mountain terrain. Many seasons of powder experience. Excellent physical shape.