About Us

We Live For This. The life-changing joy of backcountry powder.

"EPIC. DEEP. BLOWER. There are myriad ways to describe awesome powder skiing, and the Gertsch family business specializes in bringing those adjectives to life.

Rudi and Jeff Gertsch are the father-son tandem behind Purcell Heli-Skiing in Golden, British Columbia. Since emigrating from Switzerland in the 1970s, father Rudi has pioneered helicopter skiing in British Columbia. Now, his son Jeff continues the tradition. The Gertschs put skiers on some of the world’s best powder skiing, from wide-open alpine bowls to snow-choked fir glades.

They call themselves “powder junkies,” but that’s an understatement. Really, Rudi and Jeff Gertsch are powder PhDs. They pore over weather data, forecasting models, and snowfall spreadsheets — which, along with their intimate knowledge of the backcountry, gives them an uncanny understanding of where to find the best skiing and sickest lines on any given day.

There are few better." 

~ Matador Media House


Of course, we don't just sell tee shirts and toques. We also sell heli-skiing trips. Interested in finding out more?

Check out www.purcellheliskiing.com for galleries, FAQs, and tons more info. Start planning your ultimate deep powder experience!