Press Release: Blackcomb Helicopters
Blackcomb Helicopters (Blackcomb) is expanding its long-term investment in SW British Columbia with the purchase of Tyax Adventures and the introduction of AlpX Expeditions, a new dedicated backcountry tourism operation.
“Providing unique outdoor recreation and tourism experiences is what Blackcomb Helicopters and AlpX Expeditions is all about,” said Tim Boyle, Blackcomb’s General Manager. “As a part of our growing catalogue of adventures, tours, and backcountry trips that will be provided under the AlpX brand, we are thrilled to be welcoming Tyax Adventures and Tyax Air Service to the Blackcomb team, continuing this world-renowned operation that was started almost 25 years ago.”
Alpx Expeditions will increase Blackcomb’s year-round offerings of heli-hiking, weddings, picnics and ski touring including a new special-built alpine bike trail network that is exclusively accessible by helicopter. More information on AlpX and heli-biking will be released in Spring, 2022.
Riding through Deer Pass with an apres at Spruce Lake camp - Sterling Lorence Photo (left) Mattias Fredriksson Photo (right).
Arriving in style at Lorna Lake - Brian Goldstone Photo
The Tyax Adventures acquisition will provide further depth to the AlpX offering with access to the South Chilcotin Provincial Park via float plane charters to backcountry camps and adventures including, mountain biking and hiking. The rare and isolated beauty of this region is unparalleled and the operation will continue under the leadership of Tyax Adventures founding family member, Bobbi Douglas. For the 2022 season Tyax Adventures returns to its original base at Tyax Lodge on Tyaughton Lake.
Tyax Adventures Founder Dale Douglas added:
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