In this film from GoPro, Chris Benchetler and Nick McNutt head up into the backcountry of British Columbia near Whistler to find that storied champagne powder of every skier’s dreams. Things get off to slow and slushy start, but their dedication pays off with a couple bluebird days up high.

Weather is always a factor in any ski trip. If you’re booking a helicopter ski trip it’s nice to have a lodge with cat backups or a resort nearby so you can still ski every day, even if it’s not on the heli!