Blackcomb Helicopters Press Release | April 10, 2022
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Blackcomb Helicopters (Blackcomb) is expanding its long-term investment in SW British Columbia with the purchase of Tyax Adventures and the introduction of AlpX Expeditions, a new dedicated backcountry tourism operation.
“Providing unique outdoor recreation and tourism experiences is what Blackcomb Helicopters and AlpX Expeditions is all about,” said Tim Boyle, Blackcomb’s General Manager. “As a part of our growing catalogue of adventures, tours, and backcountry trips that will be provided under the AlpX brand, we are thrilled to be welcoming Tyax Adventures and Tyax Air Service to the Blackcomb team, continuing this world-renowned operation that was started almost 25 years ago.”
Alpx Expeditions will be the unification and expansion of Blackcomb’s year-around offerings of heli-hiking, weddings, picnics and ski touring including a new special-built alpine bike trail network that is exclusively accessible by helicopter. More information on AlpX and heli-biking will be released in spring 2022.
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The Tyax Adventures acquisition will provide further depth to the AlpX offering with access to the South Chilcotin Provincial Park via float plane charters to backcountry camps and adventures including, mountain biking and hiking. The rare and isolated beauty of this region is unparalleled and the operation will continue under the leadership of Tyax Adventures founding-family member, Bobbi Douglas. For the 2022 season Tyax Adventures returns to its original base at Tyax Lodge on Tyaughton Lake.
Tyax Adventures founder Dale Douglas added: “Creating and building Tyax Adventures has been a great journey for myself and our family. When Jane and I started thinking of finding the next owner, it was important to us that they shared the commitment of responsible, sustainable operations and also would carry on the key community relationships and Indigenous partnerships that have been so critical to our success in the Bridge River Valley. Blackcomb Helicopters clearly shares these values and is the right owner to take Tyax Adventures into the future.”
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