The lodge has 16 spacious rooms, a private movie theatre, a private chef, and a private helipad for heli-skiers. A week at Bighorn starts at $65,000.
"We saw that there was a gap in the market for a high end heli-ski experience," owner Chris Kirkland told Daybreak South's Chris Walker.
Kirkland, who is based in London, said he was trying to create a more European ski experience for Canadian skiers.
"The idea was combining the classic model that we were so used to … in the Alps with that Canadian heli-skiing model and to create something new and exciting."
Despite the awards, building the business has taken time.
"This season it became viable is probably as much as I can say," said Kirkland, who opened the lodge in 2011.
He said word is getting out with about 90 per cent of this season's clients being repeat customers.
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