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May 17, 2012. North Vancouver, BC -- The summer season officially begins at the Peak of Vancouver this weekend and with it comes the unveiling of an exciting new partnership between Grouse Mountain and Blackcomb Aviation. 

‘’Grouse Mountain is constantly seeking new ways to enhance outdoor experiences for visitors and locals alike,” said Grouse Mountain General Manager Michael Cameron. “Blackcomb Aviation’s deep ties to the Sea to Sky community together with their longstanding reputation for safe, service-focused flight tours will help us showcase our unique natural surroundings in new and imaginative ways.” 

The 2012 Grouse Mountain heli tours include spectacular local packages plus an enhanced roster of premium custom designed tours. Local highlights include the Crown Mountain, Lions Peak, and Coastal Scenic Tours. Enhanced premium helicopter tours include Grouse Mountain’s popular Fly, Dine & Drive package, the Whistler Excursion, and in partnership with Vancouver Film Studios – the Hollywood Experience. 

“Grouse Mountain Resort is a unique four season destination known the world over for its spectacular natural setting and wide range of services and activities,” commented Sacha McLean, CEO of Blackcomb Aviation. “Our mandate is twofold – to provide the most diverse, well-priced range of sightseeing tours possible and to make every guest’s flight experience a memorable one.” 

Blackcomb Aviation has been introducing visitors to the beauty of British Columbia’s high country in comfort and safety since 1989 and currently operates one of the largest fleet of touring helicopters in the province. The company is a privately owned helicopter and jet charter company with bases in Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Lillooet, Bridge River Valley, Victoria, and Sechelt. In addition to tourism, Blackcomb Aviation is active in private jet charters, film work, and aircraft management services for other aircraft owners. Recognized for technical expertise in specialized flight operations, the company is also known for aerial support to the utility sectors. 

Grouse Mountain’s summer helicopter tours operate 7 days a week – weather permitting – from 11 am until dusk – June 1 through September 30, 2012. For inquiries and bookings, contact Grouse Mountain Services at 604-980-9311 or visit Blackcomb Aviation’s information centre at the Peak of Vancouver. 

All of the enhanced premium tours require pre-booking. 

Contact:
Sarah Lusk 
Public Relations Manager 
Grouse Mountain Resort and Whistler Water Ltd. 
ph: 604.998.4255  email: slusk@grousemountain.com

Tricia Finn
Communications Manager
Blackcomb Aviation
ph: 604-453-5093 email: tfinn@blackcombaviation.com

Announcements

Please be aware, Altitudes Bistro is undergoing renovation. Lunch service with the Altitudes menu will be available in The Observatory beginning at 11am. Grouse Grind Coffee Bar is open 7:00am-10:00pm serving Grill Board menu items. The Observatory will be open 5:00pm - 10:00pm.