Something New in the Air
that? It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a West Wind helicopter landing at Boreal!
That's right, starting now, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays Boreal (Donner
Summit, CA) is playing host to West Wind helicopters, a charter company offering
helicopter rides around the Boreal/Donner Summit area.
West Wind Helicopters will
provide 10 minute rides around Donner Summit, Mt. Judah and the Donner Lake area
for a breathtaking view of the summit, the mountain, the snow and the beauty of
the area. There is not better view of the Sierra Nevada mountain range than from
this Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger helicopter. The rides are offered from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (weather permitting) and are only
$35. The helicopter takes off and lands in the Boreal parking lot on its own heli-pad
located between 49er chairlift and Playland Sledding Park.
"We are excited to have
this partnership with West Wind Helicopters," comments Mike Hinrichs, General
Manager of Boreal Mountain Resort. "They offer a great experience for our customers
and we offer a perfect place to operate the helicopter."
helicopter is able to seat 4 per ride (weight may vary available seats) and tickets
can be purchased at Boreal Special Tickets, or at the heli-pad site. Special charter
tours are available upon request and are approximately $700 per hour, minimum
30 minutes required.
For more info see
Boreal's KidzResort review here.