Whistler Heli Biking Returns for Summer 2022 with Brand New Alpine Trail

May 17, 2022
by Blackcomb Helicopters  
Blackcomb Helicopters comes in for a ridge top landing in Whistler, British Columbia - Trevor Lyden Photo

Press Release: AlpX Expeditions // Whistler Heli Biking

After several years of dreaming, planning and building, Blackcomb Helicopters will be opening a newly built heli-biking trail between Whistler and Pemberton, BC. With the opening of this new trail, they will be operating under a new division specific to adventure tourism, AlpX Expeditions (AlpX).

AlpX is the unification and expansion of Blackcomb’s year-around offerings of heli-hiking, weddings, picnics and ski touring activities. This also includes the recent acquisition of Tyax Adventures, a backcountry operation offering a network of float plane accessible cabins and trails in the mountain biking and hiking mecca of the South Chilcotin Mountains & Big Creek Provincial Parks.

You may remember Heli-biking in Whistler from just a few years ago. When unsanctioned trails became increasingly popular, Blackcomb Helicopters was asked by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations to discontinue access until a more sustainable long term option was in place. Following a lengthy tenure application process, Blackcomb Helicopters aka AlpX is excited to be offering this option to riders again through a sustainably developed and operated program.

Descending above the treeline- Daniel Ronnback Photo
Tippie's doing it, why aren't you? - Trevor Lyden Photo (left) Michael Overbeck Photo (right).

This new heli biking trail from AlpX has been the culmination of 5 years of consultation with the Province of British Columbia, Lil’wat Nation’ Land Referrals Committee, Squamish Nation, resource organizations and local user groups. The trail work is being completed by Howler Contracting, a Whistler-based trail building crew lead by Zander Strathearn. A temporary alpine camp was created for the build team, where they spent their days building trail and their evenings by the wood stove. The resulting trail will be 13km of freshly built singletrack over 1600m (5,250ft) of descent, including a 3km Black Diamond peak descent, a 1.2km climb trail, and an Intermediate Blue trail of 9km that follows an alpine ridgeline down through old growth forest to open terrain with a mix of singletrack and bike park style flow sections.

Blackcomb Helicopters worked with AeroDesign (now DART) to develop the first ever production bike rack approved by Transport Canada and the FAA for commercial use in 2016. This provides a system that is both safe for passengers and bikes. We have come a long way from the days of long-lining a cluster of bikes together where you were lucky to start your ride without one of your brake levers snapping off!

Director of Marketing, Tourism & Sustainability at Blackcomb Helicopters, Jordy Norris added:
bigquotes“We wanted to build a trail that offered a world class experience to riders of many levels. We believe we have done just that. This has been years in the making, and we couldn’t be more excited to be up and running this summer”Jordy Norris

Since 2018, Blackcomb Helicopters has offset 100% of carbon emissions created by tourism flights. In 2019, our commitment moved to offset 100% of business operations as the first full service helicopter operation in the world to do so. Additionally, AlpX has retained qualified biologists and professionals to undertake the appropriate studies and make recommendations to ensure the least impact to environmental resources throughout this project. Environmental values are managed according to the Wildlife Guidelines for Backcountry Tourism/Commercial Recreation in British Columbia and will be a foundation of Blackcomb Helicopters’ operations.

Prices start from $349CAD per rider when you book a private heli for your group of 5.

Website: https://alpx.ca/
Instagram: @alpx.expeditions
Facebook: AlpX Expeditions

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About Blackcomb Helicopters (blackcombhelicopters.com / mcleangroup.com )

Founded in Whistler, British Columbia and operating for over 30 years, Blackcomb Helicopters is the leading helicopter touring and heli-services company in the pacific northwest. 100% carbon offset, Blackcomb provides heli-tourism, utility and civil services and operates from bases at Vancouver International Airport, Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish, Sechelt, Lillooet, Terrace and Springbank, AB. Blackcomb is a member of the McLean Group of Companies, a diversified portfolio of privately held businesses. Learn more here.

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See ya this summer! - Daniel Ronnback Photo

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  • 54 5
 I'm sure that it's a quick way to awesome terrain, but the many costs involved make it a no for me.
  • 72 17
 Yes, the environmental costs are extreme, fuel consumption for helicopters is measured in litres per second.
  • 23 11
 @kingbike2: Green washing at its best, uh?
  • 7 7
 @kingbike2: and they use leaded gasoline
  • 17 5
 @hevi: Don't worry, it's carbon neutral!
  • 27 2
 they actually fuel the helicopter by burning old carbon frames and tires, so it comes out in the wash really
  • 34 24
 @Ricolaburle : For reference, the company has contributed a few hundred-thousand dollars to climate initiatives in the past 4 years since starting the carbon offset program. As an essential resource for wildfire suppression, Search and Rescue, hydro-electric energy products etc., helicopters in British Columbia aren't going to be replaced anytime soon. Yes, tourism with a helicopter is not essential, but keeping these helicopters working so they continue to be available for these other projects is.

It's not a perfect solution, but it's better than the majority out there who choose to continue to do nothing to make up for their impact.
  • 47 1
 @lordjord: I applaud them trying, but carbon offsetting is questionable at best. Many of the schemes are snake oil and show little environmental benefit after a few years
  • 13 6
 @lordjord: As it is often said: "Don't let perfect be the enemy of good".
  • 5 0
 @mountainsofsussex: But we're planting the same species of non-native tree. Nothing bad like invasive disease and increased deforestation could possibly happen
  • 25 0
 @lordjord: Well, you said it, tourism with a helicopter is not essential, to say the least. Here in France heli drop-off for skiing or biking is simply prohibited, but we still use helicopters for wildfire suppression, search and rescue, supplying a mountain refuge ...
  • 8 0
 @hevi: They do not. They burn Jet-A, which is kerosene
  • 5 0
 @kingbike2: that's a bit of hyperbole... Fuel consumption for an AS350 in cruise flight is about 160L/hr. If you want to criticize fine, but at least use proper facts.
  • 15 5
 @mountainsofsussex: We respect that, and if a company doesn't do their research and opts for the easy opportunity then we certainly agree that there are better alternatives for offsetting emissions. Blackcomb Helicopters has, and there is lots of information showing details of our initiative with respect to additionality and permanence with a reputable organization, the Nature Conservancy of Canada

We understand that we have a negative impact associated with the fuel burn of our helicopters but we make efforts where we can in other areas of the operation. All this aside, we appreciate the conversation taking place and learning from it.

Most importantly though, we hope to be able to share positive time spent in the backcountry with our guests this summer.
  • 1 0
 @hevi: Only reciprocating engine burn 100LL or Low Lead. These are turbine engines burning Jet-A, aka refined diesel. Same stuff that powers airliners.
  • 4 0
 @HeliBif: cruising is lowest fuel consumption, getting to the summit of a mountain is not cruising.

Yes, it was hyperbole I’m not an aeronautical brain surgeon engineer with a bmx background.
  • 14 0
 @HeliBif: 160L/hr = 2.666L/minute

Heli skiing/snowboarding, heli mtb access - all epic experiences, I'm sure. I'll continue to snowshoe and pedal my (analog) bike. When the alternative is recreating at 0L/minute, it is hard for many to justify the environmental cost.
  • 4 20
flag Cro-Mag (May 17, 2022 at 21:13) (Below Threshold)
 @Ricolaburle: So you Euro's have allowed your governments to ban non essential air flight in the mountains because you are scare of this so called "climate crisis"?
  • 4 4
 @kingbike2: Incorrect
An AS350 Helicopter as pictured burns 3 Litres per minute at max power output.
But hey, don't let the truth get in the way of your pathetic hyperbowl
  • 9 0
 @Cro-Mag: French laws prohibit heli dropping since 1995.Environmental impacts in the broad sense.
  • 5 0
 @OzzyPhil: thats still a huge carbon footprint for a bike ride. How far do they fly from hangar to the dropoff and back, and how many riders does the heli carry per transport?

(I respect the actions this adventure company does to offset their footprint, would still be interesting to get a number on it)
  • 4 0
 @Cro-Mag: They are not banned. I was in switzerland/zermatt last year and they had helis in the air constantly for tourist flights, building etc. and the constant noise was really annoying. I also don`t understand heli biking when ebikes are around. You can ride ridiculous stuff uphill with them and batteries are bigger than 1000Wh nowadays.
  • 5 0
 @BlackcombHelicopters: I totally understand - you guys have responsibilities to your employees, your suppliers and your banks. Anything that flies is really hard to decarbonise, and I imagine sustainable aviation fuel is pretty hard to get where you are! There are many fundamental problems with offsetting, from being certain that preventing deforestation in one area doesn't just move it somewhere else, or whether the project might have happened anyway given environmental or business pressures. Also, the CO2 is coming out of your gas turbine today, but the offset could take years to catch up, causing warning in the meantime. Offsetting also drives "business as usual" rather than changing/improving behaviours. I'd be happy to chat to you outside the pressure of the comments section, as this is part of my job
  • 2 0
 @KalkhoffKiller: That's it. Banned in France, not in Switzerland nor Italy I guess.
  • 6 5
 @BlackcombHelicopters: You know what the worst thing about "keyboard activists" is? All they do is complain from behind their screens shaming people instead of actually putting in actual hard work to improve the world. Thank you for at least addressing your impact and contributing to programs that give back to the planet! I bet that trail is rowdy and hope to get a chance to ride it one day.

@lordjord carbon offsetting isn't snake oil. You cut a tree down, you plant a new one. It's that easy. Unfortunate fact of life is we all consume to survive, some more than others no doubt, but very few actually give back.

And to all you trolls out there why don't you go protest oil with petroleum based plastic signs from your plastic kayaks. And don't forget to throw your trash everywhere when marching for the climate.

Signed a country dude who puts boots on the ground working hard, doing things most folks wouldn't, in order to reduce the impact of critical infrastructure that we all depend on.

Peace all!
  • 1 0
 @ShawMac: the fuel used in Helicopters was the same fuel we use with Diamond drills. Diesel engines. Never a problem.
  • 2 1
 @srh4508: That's a hell of a straw man you've defeated here. Protesters always be buying new plastic to make their signs and shit.
  • 2 1
 @barp: Not really. A bunch of environmental protests are dependent on the things they are protesting. I myself used to consider myself an environmentalist but then woke up to the hypocrisy of it all after more education. Now I gladly consider myself a conservationist, knowing that we do consume but it is also our responsibility to give back. Now if someone wants to go live in the wilderness as a successful hunter gatherer, by all means they have the right to call the rest of us out. We've all grown accustomed to our creature comforts, which aren't a bad thing because they've given humanity a chance to thrive.

Look I'd love to be able to plug my hair into a Pterodactyl like they do I'm Avatar to get around, but that's not reality. People have cognizant of the reality and focus on ways to make it better here.

Not really trying to toot my horn because I value modesty, but just for this I'd like to share I that I am well versed in environmental science, engineering, and thermodynamics. I've worked in just about every type of industrial facility there is helping clients significantly reduce their footprint on the water and energy front. If people want to get rid of fossil fuels for good, then I truly believe nuclear is the way to go, but that scares people due to how it's been manipulated for evil. If a nuclear physicists figures out successful fusion, that would be a game changer for us all. Until then I challenge folks to look for solutions instead of pulling the shame card. If they are so smart, then by all means, please share the answer to it all.

I love our Mother Earth more than you could imagine. She provides for us but we have to give back. All I'm trying to say is that if people spent as much time working hard to make a difference in the world as they did complaining then the things we could accomplish would be tremendous.
  • 2 1
 @srh4508: Nuclear seems to be the ideal way out based on what we already have. Waste is an issue, and will only worsen with time.

Fusion would be incredible. We'd probably somehow use it to kill off ourselves, but the ensuing nuclear winter will do away with the global warming side of climate change.

A mixture of energy storage, wind, solar, hydro and some form of liquid or gas combustible seem like the way to go long term. If we could effectively turn switch grass into biodiesel (and not the same biodiesel that you get from veg oil), then the Dakota's would have enough product to be a member of OPEC.

The mantra of drill baby drill (or if you live in Vernal Utah, I Heart Drilling) won't fix anything long term. We've been needing to innovate for a while and consume less. We've not being doing such a great job with that.....
  • 2 0
 @schlockinz: Correct! Diversifying the energy portfolio is our best option right now. We've come a long way from the Ohio River burning during the industrial revolution, and it gets better every day. All thanks to innovative thinking and hard work.

I'm a big fan of educated debate keeping emotions in check to come up with these best solutions. People are so far left or right these days with extreme views it's ridiculous, and watching them bicker is sad to see because we all are supposed to do better for our future generations. Like a bunch of school children yelling they are right just because they don't have the maturity to admit their wrong, so their mindsets get even more extreme and twisted.

I agree that helis aren't the most environmentally friendly way to get up to a top of the mtn. But the service they provide is a drop in the ocean compared to all the other waste going on. I do applaud them for at least making the effort to give back. Most others can't say the same for themselves.

I'm genuinely curious at how many of these keyboard activists take the simple steps to reduce their own impact, but I think I already know the answer.

Certainly a different crowd in the mtb world these days than I grew up with. People in sprinters, hauling motor bikes, working remote jobs that are probably mainly some marketing ploy, screaming that everyone else is killing the planet and not them. Maybe a bit harsh but someone's gotta call em out from time to time. A lot more litter on the trails these days, and most ride by it without giving it a second thought. As long as I can fit it on my carry, I'll pack it out for them.

Seriously though, how does flying a bunch of people around the world to march for the climate, throwing their litter everywhere change anything? Greta is tripping. Instead of just calling the problems out constantly, go to the source of the problem and work hard to apply innovative thinking to help solve or at least reduce the impact.

Anyways I digress because the pinkbike comment section isn't the right place to solve anything. If I offended anyone, my bad, but not really sorry. I do hope my views at least shifted one or two people believing in fantasies to seriously reflect on their reality.

See y'all on the trails!
  • 2 1
 Just wanted to add a bit more to the last comment. Greta is a sweet kid who just wants to save the planet. All kids share the same vision, as do I. But it's a weird world when a kid without any formal education in science and engineering starts telling adults what to do. She isn't tripping, the adults who have exploited her for their own hypocritical agenda are. If she is what everyone needed to open their eyes, then I have put way too much faith in adults for handling things. But what do I know, have only preserved millions of gallons of water and BTUs year after year.

Conservationist > environmentalist
  • 1 1
 Activism only goes so far. Will you keep
yelling and always expect others to fix your problems, or will you take action yourself to improve the world around you?

Also, if you don't have an answer to at least back yourself up, don't pull out the shame card towards others. It's getting real old, and you're just wasting energy. Don't embrace hypocrisy.
  • 52 6
 Take the most efficient form of transportation and uplift it using the most inefficient form of transportation, then pretend it's all okay because of some BS carbon offsets. Everything is on fire. This is fine.
  • 18 3
 How many Americans in here use these obscenely large pickup trucks and in the same time complain on helicopters? Where I live it's not the normal thing to own a car, you get along just fine without one.
  • 13 3
 @cykelmastaren: the dodge ram driving Americans and the ones that care about the earth are two different species
  • 10 0
 @cykelmastaren: For comparison, a single person driving their Toyota Tacoma round-trip from Vancouver to Whistler burns about .03 metric tons of CO2. Per person, this flight would burn about .02 tCO2e.
  • 44 9
 Heli-anything: f*cking the environment as you enjoy it!
  • 36 0
 (unless it's a heli-rescue in which case you're probably not enjoying it)
  • 1 15
flag Heidesandnorth (May 17, 2022 at 10:04) (Below Threshold)
 Your slogan sounds like war-time rape… pretty sick. But then again - not much difference.
  • 34 5
 Build a new trail, make it only accessible by helicopter and claim to be 100% carbon neutral by compensating your emissions. Congratulations, nice green washing! Why not building an uphill trail instead???
  • 3 4
 Yeah then helicopter people down after they climb it. XC shuttle runs. Sick idea brah, I wish I thought of that.
  • 21 3
 Dude gets dropped off with a hardtail and 68 degree HTA....have fun!
  • 1 0
 it looks like fun. I have an old Chromag Surface ( liek the bike in the last pic ) and i would gladly ride it there. Epic Day!
  • 2 0
 @mrraulduke: I've ridden my chromag root down on the Britannia helidrop 3 years in a row !
  • 5 0
 Pretty sure that guy is the other guys' butler...this is heli biking after all
  • 1 3
 @DHsender4life: you should try a full suspension bike, more fun.
  • 2 0
 @kingbike2: lol tanks bud , I rode DH for 15 years in whistler and pemby . You would be surprised how good the modern 29er hardtail is.
  • 2 3
 @DHsender4life: not as good as a modern full suspension 29er.
  • 2 0
 @kingbike2: yea but you're saving thousands of dollars with a hardtail , and hardtails have their advantages riding as well. I have a 2022 commencal clash BTW. Haha, so I'm not ignorant to it .
  • 5 0
 68 degree HTA hardtails were pretty common not that long ago and lots of riders in the Sea to Sky were ripping pretty much every kind of trail imaginable on them.
  • 1 1
 @kingbike2: Define good.
  • 3 0
 @kwl1: inbetween okay and best
  • 17 2
 India is burning and grinny face heli filfts ignorants on a mountain. We deserve to be extinct.
  • 25 13
 I am going to do this and not feel bad about it.
  • 4 9
flag kingbike2 (May 17, 2022 at 13:45) (Below Threshold)
 No gives a f how you feel, that is not the issue.
  • 6 1
 @kingbike2: Glad we agree that no one should be guilted out of taking this heli trip.
  • 2 6
flag kingbike2 (May 17, 2022 at 14:34) (Below Threshold)
 @bocomtb: exactly, “ facts don’t care about your feelings “ : Ben Shapiro.
  • 11 0
 With this year's weather: Open from August 31 - Sept 3rd... haha
  • 5 2
 So let me get that straight: BC area limits the use of eBikes in many areas because of environmental damage, but let's you rent a helicopter to fly into even more remote areas to ride down.

And suddenly eBikes do not sound as stupid anymore....
  • 2 0
 Anyone know where the trail is located? Guessing Rainbow and Tenquille drops are done forever now? Not sure what's happening in Revy but was told by Glacier they likely aren't doing Cartier drops this year because a bridge on the trail has been deemed unsafe by Rec Sites/Trails BC.
  • 2 0
 My first thought is soo valley . The only option I think between whistler and pemby
  • 5 0
  • 1 1
 @Clownshoe: ahh interesting , there are some semi secret trails on that mountain . One of them starting about 4500 feet up.
  • 1 1
 @DHsender4life: wrong mountain
  • 1 0
 @flipfantasia: how do you figure? you don't know what trails I'm talking about . And its not the soo .
  • 4 1
 @DHsender4life: 10-4, probably best to keep secrets secret though.
  • 1 0
 @flipfantasia: agreed. But did I mention the trail name or any directions in my message ?
  • 1 0
 @DHsender4life: @flipfantasia They posted a map of the trails, that identifies the mountain, on their socials. Don't think they're trying to keep it secret.
  • 1 1
 @btjenki: oh yah? Map Of their trails or the older existing trails on the lower part of the mountain? Do you got a link ?
  • 7 0
 Gonna be pretty funny when 100 people are pushing their bikes up this new trail on a weekend and a bunch of dentists are trying to ride down...
  • 1 2
 @sitkadog: haha dentists
  • 8 6
 I honestly don't see how anyone who's pastime involves enjoying nature can justify taking a helicopter uplift. I think it would be a pretty cool thing to do, but I cannot justify wantonly contributing to unnecessary carbon emissions like that. This kind of stuff really should be banned.
  • 2 0
 It's interesting that this opens in the same year that the only human powered alpine access in Pemberton (Tenquille) is closed to bikes. Not going down the conspiracy rabbit hole, more saddened that money is what gets new trails approved these days. Last approval for the local nonprofit was 2015 or 2016.
  • 1 0
 Della creek is always a better option .
  • 6 2
 For $350 a lap, it’s still cheaper to shuttle laps in the ol pickup. But at $2.20 a liter…just barely
  • 1 0
 It’s ok, we don’t need to accommodate the spelling of litre for our southern friends, this is a cdn website.

$2.29 yesterday tho! That’s $6.77 USD/ gal accommodated!
  • 11 8
 350 canadian seems a damn good price for a helicopter ride that ends at the top of a mountain. With your bike. And your friends.
  • 2 1
 It's alot actually . I have been paying 190 for a heli drop the past 3 years .
  • 1 0
 @DHsender4life: well then, I'll double up!
  • 20 19
 Let's cancel the UCI Downhill since many people fly to get to the races, also lets cancel any local races since people have to drive to get to them(and nobody rides an ebike to a destination to go bike). Also while we are at it lets cancel bikes period because they are made and shipped using air freight, boats or semi's that burn fuel. Everyone look at me I'm so progressive!
  • 1 4
 I like your comment . For reals .
  • 6 3
 Climate change is a hoax and Trump didn't lose the election. Nothing to see here : ride along in your F150 with a NRA bumper sticker
  • 3 3
 @Whipperman: a Frenchy Republican. Now that’s funny. Don’t worry both sides have our planets best interest at heart. I’m sure they have the situation under control. Without money or greed in any of their intentions.
  • 7 5
 People like to complain about helicopters and trucks , and yet the military machine and corporations are 75percent of all emissions globally. Why worry about heli-biking when it's like .000001 of global emissions ?
  • 13 4
 Because it's still obscenely wasteful.
  • 8 4
 @barp: I see , so you should keep that in mind next time you fly in a airplane or go on a road trip or eat beef. How far we gonna take this high road ?
  • 8 2
 @DHsender4life: As far as we can.

We're talking orders of magnitude here.
  • 4 4
 @barp: heli biking is not the problem with the world . Lol . Would you like to see it banned I take it ? Meanwhile military and corporations keep doing what they want . That makes sense .
  • 8 4
 @DHsender4life: I want to make better choices, and I want you to make better choices too. Stop trying to pretend this is a black-and-white, all-or-nothing issue. That's naive and unhelpful.
  • 2 0
 @DHsender4life: "you should keep that in mind next time you...". I thought that was what people do? I do still drive, eat beef and fly occasionally, but I definitely do consider my impact and limit how much I do things that have larger negative impact. It's not really that hard.. I might even go heli biking at some point, it's not like I'll do it every day, but the environmental impact will still play a big role in deciding whether to go.
  • 1 1
 @MrDuck: just simply stating the hypocrisy from some of these comments about heli biking is all . There are way bigger issues to worry about then heli biking . We can live in a sustainable planet and still drive trucks and go heli biking . The problem is beyond our control unfortunately, like military and corporations doing what they want on a global scale .
  • 3 1
 @DHsender4life: If everybody were like you and said "my decisions don't matter", we'd be circling the drain as a planet even faster than we already are. And if everybody said "my decisions do matter", we'd be in a much better place as a planet. This is the "Tragedy of the Commons" in a nutshell. Please, let's all behave less tragically.
  • 1 2
 @barp: I disagree . We aren't the problem . Government, corporations and military on a global scale is the problem. All of this argument is stemming from heli biking which is ridiculous. And i think you're a hypocrite because just by existing in society you contribute to your so called "tradegy of the commons". I'm gonna go heli biking once a year guilt free .
  • 2 0
 @DHsender4life: Some of us are more of the problem than others. Sounds like you choose "more".
  • 1 0
 @barp: the way I live my life might surprise you. Just because I go heli biking once a year doesn't mean that you know me .
  • 1 0
 @DHsender4life: Yet you're so confident that you know how I live my life (plane trips, beef, road trips).

By the way, it's not *my so-called* Tragedy of the Commons. Read a book and expand your mind because it's a widely discussed phenomenon whose Wikipedia article alone has 189 references.
  • 1 0
 @barp: so you are telling me you've never been in a plane or eaten meat? You are a part of society. We are products of a flawed society. If every person on the planet was a perfect citizen (never travel , eat vegetables , zero waste etc ) it would only solve 20 percent of the problem. Until we stop the governments around the world doing what they want , the problem will never be fixed and the planet is on a crash course to disaster . So if you think you not heli biking is helping save the world, you're a dreamer .
  • 3 0
 @DHsender4life: Again with your tiresome black-and-white worldview. Yes, I have ridden on a plane. Yes, I've eaten meat.

My whole point--which you refuse to allow into your closed mind--is that some people fly on planes WAY MORE than average. Some people eat WAY MORE meat than average. You're making the perfect the enemy of the good. Just because we can't achieve all our goals doesn't mean there's no point in achieving some of them. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  • 1 1
 @barp: I agree with you . But someone who goes heli biking once a year doesn't make that a shitty person does it? Look at your comments , your basically saying anyone who goes heli biking is a shitty human who doesn't care about the planet. That's just plain wrong. There's many more factors involved obviously. It's hypocritical of you to give people shit about heli biking when you fly in a airplane.
  • 3 0
 @DHsender4life: Show me where I said that.

Once again you're seeing black and white rather than shades of grey.
  • 1 0
 @barp: you said heli biking is obscenely wasteful and the world is on fire everything here is fine . that means to me anyone who goes heli biking doesnt give a f*ck about the world which in turn makes you a shitty human . go focus your energy on the logging industry or commercial fishing or the garbage island in the pacific the size of texas. why bitch about heli biking when you know full well this has nothing to do with the current sad state of the world. you gonna give all the pro mountain bikers and skiiers shit about heli biking/skiing i take it ? the new video on here with bearclaw and kenny smith took a helicopter. wheres your guilt trip message to them ? i know your a good person just trying to do good and i appreciate that . i am hippie at heart and care alot about the environment . this doesnt stop me from heli biking once a year nor should it you .helibiking few times a month is a different story . its all in moderation. take care man.
  • 1 0
 @DHsender4life: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 3 1
 Helicopter rides purely for your enjoyment, because f*ck the environment, right!? Seriously, does anyone believe that Carbon Offset nonsense? Like, at least don't pretend you care you damn hypocrites.
  • 10 6
 *updates bucket list
  • 3 0
 Where is it, though? I'll hike a bike up and ride down. I don't care.
  • 1 0
 Best bet to do that is Della creek
  • 9 7
 Cool story bro. Can I bring my E-bike?
  • 3 0
 I’m sure you can
  • 6 0
 There is a chance you can't, as alpine is off limits to ebikes. Although in this particular case it doesn't make sense to restrict ebikes, since you are flying up.
  • 1 3
 @freeridejerk888: I was being sarcastic.
  • 1 3
 @Caiokv: I was being sarcastic
  • 1 0
 @Caiokv: you can't but it's actually because most ebikes are too heavy for the helicopter bike racks
  • 2 0
 Interesting. I wonder if it would be possible to ride up?
  • 3 1
 All this chatter and not one dentist comment. I’m proud of you all.
  • 1 1
 Yeehaa, I think there’s a fuel surcharge if you weigh over 200 pounds so there’s probably a fuel surcharge for heavy bikes.
  • 5 7
 I took 20 of my buds Heli biking with Blackcomb Heli for my bachelor party. Was a pretty damn good time. Even those that where against it at the start where big fans of it afterwards.
  • 7 6
 @Gunder why would anyone be against it?
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 @mobil1syn: Probably because of its disastrous environmental impacts?
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 @mobil1syn: Cost... I had a good year chartering a lot of Heli's with them the previous winter for work, so ended up getting an hour of hobbs time at a really good rate so got the costs down to something like $80 a person. Fuel was a hell of a lot cheaper back then.
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 @vegetox: disastrous? Haha that's a gross overexaggeration. I didn't realize helibiking is destroying the world.
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 @DHsender4life: I am totally aware that it's a negligible portion of global emissions, but it's part of a lifestyle that's not sustainable at all. There are a lot of ways to reduce your carbon footprint more efficiently, still burning fuel for leisure is a nonsense.
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 @vegetox: what about flying in a airplane or eating meat or driving year round? These things are far worse then once a year heli biking . The hypocrisy with comments on heli biking is nuts . Just so ya know , I hardly ever fly in a plane or eat beef .
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 There’s a contest to win a helibike trip on right now.
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 can we hike up it as an out and back? where is it?
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 But eBikes destroy the nature...
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 The all holier than thou attitude just makes me not want to participate in any group bike discussion. It’s ludicrous.
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 only overpriced by $150
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 Badass...love Whistler.
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 Yeehaa sign me up. Screw all this eco bollox. Will my ebike fit on the rack?
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 Nah mate dirt bikes only .
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 Shush the-f up you bunch of vegan cyclists, forget all the green BS and go shred like madmen and have a good time.
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 Haha yea bud !

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