The bucket-list adventure of heli-skiing becomes more attainable for some lucky residents this winter, as the member services building and driving range at Vernon’s Predator Ridge become the winter base for Kingfisher Heli operations this winter. The perk: Predator Ridge residents can access exclusive last-minute deals on heli-skiing experiences. Tours begin in December, with four Kingfisher helicopters flying twice-daily ski trips from the community (with careful attention paid to minimal noise and distraction for residents). predatorridge.com, kingfisherheli.com.
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