Chances are if you’re in Bend this winter you’re either on the snow, in the snow, or around the snow. But what about “above” the snow? For guests to our mountains this winter skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoe tours are on tap, but let Big Mountain Heli Tours take you and the entire family to our Winter Wonderland by helicopter into the Cascades. Paired with a complimentary wine tasting and bottle of wine after your flight, we have your entire day covered.
Our Winter Wonderland Helicopter Snow Tour is perfect for Bend visitors and locals who want to experience and explore as much of our magnificent snow-capped Cascade range as possible by air. This 80 mile scenic tour explores the Cascades, a unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact, all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. You’ll be front and center in your own private helicopter to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.
Fly Mt Bachelor
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 3,600 acres of terrain. The Cascade Range is still active to this day. Mt. St. Helens (which you can see on most flights) to our North remains hot after a devastating and well known eruption in 1980.
Flying over the summits you’ll be treated to an eye candy helicopter view of the Cascade Mountain chain stretching from north to south and including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister and South Sister.
The Helicopter Tour
Our Winter Wonderland Tours depart from our private heliport in Bend, Oregon. This scenic helicopter tour includes aerial views of the City of Bend, the Old Mill District and the Deschutes River as well as the spectacular snow-capped Cascade range with it’s soaring volcanic peaks. The winter and spring tour is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned helicopters complete with wraparound windows. These aircraft are designed for helicopter sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications.
Wine Tasting & Bottle of Wine Included
We know you’re in Bend for a few days, so please enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on us and a wine tasting at Va Piano Vineyard tasting room in The Old Mill. Walla Walla Washington (we love saying that) based Va Piano set up shop here in Bend at a lovely tasting room overlooking the Deschutes River. The perfect location to sample regional wines in Bend after a day of play.Va Piano wines display intense flavors, fine tannin structure and intense aromas: quintessential Washington State characteristics. The majority of grapes they use are estate grown, they source additional grapes from carefully chosen vineyards because fruit from different soil profiles create more complex wines. On this flight guests over 21 years of age will receive a gift certificate for two complimentary wine tastings, and one bottle of wine to take home with you. Our way of saying…welcome to Bend,Oregon!
Helicopter Tour Gift Certificates
Corporate gift giving, holidays and birthdays mean exciting Gift Certificates for Bend’s best scenic flights and tours through the stunning Cascade Range and beyond. Book today and give the gift of exciting memories to those you love on this amazing fall/winter/spring tour. Guaranteed good weather flights. You’ll love getting up close to Mt. Bachelor and the Cascades. Breathtaking views are all yours to discover. Don’t miss Bend’s most exclusive on the snow experience this winter!