Rod & Ski Club

Rod & Ski Club

Rod & Ski Club

Heliski velvety, smooth, spring corn snow in the morning and fish for spring salmon in the afternoon!

ROD & SKI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wilderness luxury accommodation at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge in private chalets 
  • The heli picks up & drops off in front of your chalet!
  • Fantastic bragging rights; world class heli-skiing and fishing on the same day
  • Helicopter accessed corn snow slopes with up to 3,000ft descents
  • Fish for salmon while drifting the Atnarko River
  • Experienced guides, both heliskiing and fishing, will help every step of the way
  • We do "Catch and Release", however if you do catch a salmon, our chef can prepare it for dinner (it's illegal to not release trout)!

 

Bella Coola and its unparalleled, rugged, and angulated terrain are perfect for spring/summer corn snow skiing and boarding. The runs are, on average, 3000 vertical feet (900 meters) long and groomed to perfection by nature. Simply put, we will follow the sun around to find the ideal conditions. So don't forget your sunscreen!

In the afternoon, we will be river fishing for the great Chinook Salmon (sometimes also known as King Salmon). These mighty fish average in size from 25lbs (12kg) to 35lbs (16kg), but catching Salmon up to 50lbs (23kg) is possible. You will also have the opportunity to catch Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Dolly Varden with an average size of 2-4 lbs (1.5kg). The Bella Coola Valley is rightfully famous for its river fishing and compares favourably to internationally known rivers throughout BC and Alaska.

To fish we will be floating the Atnarko River in McKenzie Drift Boats. These boats are stable and offer a comfortable platform from which to cast as well as to enjoy the stunning valley scenery. The fishing technique we use is plugging and casting with a plug, bait, and lures. Fly-fishing is possible but more challenging due to river depth, speed, and fish holding. But hey, it is really up to you and your technique. 

All fishing equipment is included in your tour: waders, rods, reels, bait, plugs and lures. However please bring your own fishing equipment if you prefer or if you want to fly fish as we will not be supplying fly fishing gear. Just remember, big rods and reels are needed, fast sinking fly line and 20 + lb (8 kg +) line is recommended.

Preparation of fish for shipping is available locally. This can be by freezing the fish or smoking them. The daily per person quota is four Salmon and only one of those can be over 65 cm in length.

2018 Rates - Rod & Ski Club

WHO SHOULD BOOK?

Anyone that likes to ski and enjoys fishing should book the Rod & Ski Club! You don't need to be an experienced fisherman, however, you should be at least a strong intermediate skier or rider. To run this program, there needs to be 3 or more people in your group.

  • 5 Nights

    Includes 38,000 vertical feet of skiing and 4 guided river floats.

    $9,980*

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  • 4 Nights

    Includes 29,000 vertical feet of skiing and 3 guided river floats.

    $8,380*

  • 3 NIghts

    Includes 20,000 vertical feet of skiing and 2 guided river floats.

    $6,680*

*Includes return airfares from Vancouver to Bella Coola. All rates are in Canadian Dollars, based on Double Occupancy and exclude 5% tax.

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