BEND, OREGON – When a helicopter lifts off you’re on a scenic adventure like none other. With engines whirring and the main rotor beating the air into submission just a few feet above your head you can look out the “doors off” cabin and take in the majesty of Central Oregon’s Cascades one mountain top at a time.

Here’s four of our favorite Bend based heli-tours:

1. Winter Wonderland Tour –  Perfect for those couples that want to experience and explore as much of our magnificent snowcapped Cascade range as possible. The Cascades are a unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. While Broken Top Mt is our local volcanic star this private and unique helicopter tour will also highlight Mt. Bachelor, one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. On this tour you’ll swing over the mountain and watch skiers racing down the mountain.

2. Ring of Fire Tour – The Cascades Ring of Fire Tour is an unforgettable helicopter adventure for Bend visitors who want to experience as much of our magnificent snow capped Cascade Range as possible. Flying above the summits you’ll be treated to a gorgeous views of snow capped Cascade Mountains stretching from north to south and including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor.
3. Vineyard Heli Flights – Experience Central Oregon’s stunning snow capped high mountain scenery at Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards born from the visionaries, Roger and Cindy Grossmann. They have carefully created the beginnings of a 315-acre development, vineyard and guest ranch, in Terrebonne, Oregon nestled in a private 1,800 acre valley. The views of Smith Rock and the Three Sisters Mountains are breathtaking.
4. 4th of July Fireworks Tours – This July 4th, soar above Bend’s iconic Old Mill District to experience our “rockets’ red glare” as if you’ve never seen fireworks before. Big Mountain Heli Tours offers Central Oregon’s best Fourth of July Fireworks helicopter flights. The adventure begins at the Bend airport just 20 minutes from downtown and allows our guests to rise above Bend and Pilot Butte for a front row seat of our Independence Day fireworks at eye level!