Safety Culture

Whether you’re on the snow or in the air, the safety of our guests is the most important concern at Eagle Pass Heli. We operate to the highest industry safety standards and are proud to be members of HeliCat Canada. While we share and understand the thrill of adventure, discovery, and riding challenging terrain; hazard avoidance and proper terrain selection are important tools, however, as in all ski/board activities in the mountains, there is always some level of associated risk.

... the safety of our Guests is the most important concern at Eagle Pass Heli.

To manage and minimize these risks each Guest is equipped with avalanche safety and rescue equipment and professionally trained on what to do in the unlikely event of an avalanche occurrence, or emergency scenario. An in-depth Helicopter safety briefing is done on the morning of the first ski day with your Guide and Pilot. 

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The Guides at Eagle Pass are fun and devoted mountain professionals.  All Guides are certified members of their respected Associations; ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), CSGA (Canadian Ski Guides Association), CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association). In-house training such as on-mountain rescue and first aid courses occur throughout the year.

All EPH guides attend yearly Continued Professional Development sessions presented and hosted by industry leaders. The guides meet twice daily to develop a ski plan for the day and discuss safety, snowpack, weather information, avalanche hazard, and snow conditions.

Safety Gear

Backcountry Access has been designing and manufacturing some of the best mountain rescue equipment in the world since 1994. They will provide each Eagle Pass Guest and Guide with the following: 

Tracker 4 Transceiver

This digital transceiver is easy to use and is very accurate in searches due to 3 antennae’s and a quick microprocessor.

BCA Float 12/Dakine Poacher RAS 18 Airbag Backpack

These light yet durable packs are super comfortable and will provide an added level of safety to both our Guests and Staff.

BCA Shovel and Probe

For more information about  Backcountry Access and the products they offer, please check out their website.

Personal Radio

Puts you in contact with your Guide or Pilot for any type of situation that may arise.

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Icom Radio
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Helicopter Safety

Eagle Pass partners with Selkirk Mountain Helicopters as our main air service provider. Selkirk Mountain Helicopters are equipped with Satellite Tracking System, GPS, Satellite Radio, VHF and UHF radio, First Aid, Trauma Kit, AED Defibrillator, Rope Rescue Kit, and our main dispatch is always in constant contact with the Pilot.

All the friendly pilots at Selkirk Mountain Helicopters are high hour and mountain trained with many years of commercial Heliskiing experience.

Your safety is important to us. If you would like to know more about our practices and procedures, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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