Mica Heliskiing's has announced an expansion of its ski terrain in the B.C. Rocky Mountains.

Mica Heliskiing announces expansion of ski terrain

Mica Heliskiing has expanded it's terrain by more than 40 per cent, the Revelstoke-based company has announced.

Mica Heliskiing has expanded it’s terrain by more than 40 per cent, the Revelstoke-based company has announced.

“The quality and diversity of our ski terrain is at the core of what makes Mica so special,” said Paul Norrie, President of Mica Heliskiing, in a news release. “Now our customers have an additional 120 square miles (310 square kilometers) of terrain to explore at, what I’m convinced is, the world’s premiere destination for powder skiing and boarding.”

Mica’s terrain is located in the Canadian Rockies on the eastern shore of Kinbasket Lake north of Revelstoke. The expansion includes 900-metre tree runs and alpine skiing on peaks more than 3,000 metres high, Mica said.

The expansion comes after Mica applied to amend it’s tenure, both to expand it and make it more contiguous. Previously, Mica’s terrain was separated into a number of different pods. Mica exchanged part of it’s former tenure in exchange for the expanded terrain.

Norrie said the changes to Mica’s tenure would not only mean more ski terrain, but would also better protect habitat for mountain goats and caribou.

“This is a win-win story,” says Mica’s President, Paul Norrie. “More ski terrain is obviously great news for our customers. As exciting, though, is the fact that these changes now also better protect critical habitat for mountain goat and caribou.

“The tenure area that we returned to the province is critical for the sustainability of mountain caribou in the B.C. Rockies,” he added. “We are delighted to be a part of a solution whereby the natural environment is better protected, and our customer experience benefits as well.”

The expansion comes a year after Mica Heliskiing built a new 12-bedroom, 14,000 square-foot lodge on a bench overlooking Kinbasket Lake.

 

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