Helicopter skiing in British Columbia, Canada is intricately intertwined with forested landscapes and therefore the forest industry. Helicopter skiing is carried out on forested terrain for many reasons, but mainly due to snow safety and quality and the geography of the landscape. Forested slopes are desirable to skiers because forests have beneficial impacts on the quality of the snow pack for skiing. Operators of helicopter skiing businesses depend upon forested terrain to provide stable and therefore safe snow packs with regard to avalanches. The provincial government owns nearly all forested land in British Columbia. The government grants harvesting rights for the timber on that land to forest companies and also grants use rights to recreational tourism businesses. Due to the overlapping nature of land use rights in the province, helicopter skiing takes place on land that is managed for timber production. Forestry is the most influential industry in British Columbia and therefore takes precedence over helicopter skiing in government policies. This is the root of land use problems between helicopter skiing operators and forest licensees since foresters have different interests and management objectives than those held by the helicopter skiing operators. The goal of this thesis is to analyse and describe the interrelationships and interactions between helicopter skiing, forests, the helicopter skiing industry and the forestry industry in British Columbia, Canada and to identify issues with and offer suggestions to improve those interrelationships and interactions.