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Sand Creek Ranch

British Columbia’s most coveted heli-ski experience

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Private lodge
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Sleeps up to 5 guests
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Heli-ski in / heli-ski out
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Private mountain range
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January - April
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From CA$82,080 for 5 nights


Experience the ultimate Canadian wilderness getaway at Sand Creek Ranch, a fully restored 1960s farmhouse located on a working ranch in Bella Coola. This remote and cozy 4-bedroom lodge is only accessible by helicopter in the winter. It offers an exclusive and customizable heli-skiing program, making it one of the world’s most sought-after destinations for avid skiers with the opportunity to ski first descents (never before skied runs). With a maximum capacity of just 5 guests per week, Sand Creek Ranch offers an intimate and personalized experience that is perfect for small groups of family or friends. The ranch has reached legendary status amongst heli-skiers and professional mountain guides as one of the best heli-ski locations in the world.

At Sand Creek Ranch, guests have access to some of the longest vertical descents in Canada, with an immense alpine terrain that must be seen to be believed. The Koala AW119 helicopter offers a fast and nimble way to explore millions of acres of jaw-dropping terrain, with private guides who customize the ski program to suit each guest’s preferences. For those who prefer to ski closer to the lodge, world-class runs are just a short distance away. And for those who crave the ultimate adventure, it is possible to explore deep into the massive tenure to discover runs where no one has skied before.


Located in the heart of the Coast Mountain range, Sand Creek Ranch is 250km from the closest traffic light and accessible only by private helicopter. You will fly from Vancouver to Bella Coola airport or Anahim Lake airport (flights included) and then fly to the lodge by helicopter. With its stunning natural surroundings and world-class skiing opportunities, this property is the perfect destination for anyone seeking a one-of-a-kind Canadian wilderness experience.


Sand Creek Ranch offers some of the most extensive and impressive heli-ski terrain in the world. With a private mountain range at your disposal, and many untouched mountains, there is something for every skier or snowboarder; enormous top-to-bottom glacier runs, steep couloirs and even tree runs for any low visibility days. With so many never-before-skied mountains, the possibility of a first descent (with naming rights) is high at Sand Creek Ranch. This is considered one of the world’s top, private lodges, and should be on the bucket list of any seasoned heli-skier or adventure seeker.

Terrain Summary: Suitable for all ability levels, but especially experts. Private only packages mean catering the terrain completely to your group.


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Sleeping Arrangements:

  • 1 single occupancy room with 1 queen bed and an en-suite bathroom
  • 2 single occupancy rooms, each with 1 queen bed, sharing 1 bathroom
  • 1 double occupancy room with 2 queen beds and an en-suite bathroom


  • Outdoor cedar barrel hot tub
  • Private mountain range
  • Complimentary satellite wireless internet
  • Feather pillows
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Private kitchen offering full bar service
  • Incredible West Coast inspired menu prepared by the lodge’s private chef
  • All meals and snacks included
  • Large living room with stone fireplace
  • Exclusive experience

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