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The Ultimate Ski Bucket List – Telegraph October 2016

Canadian Mountain Holidays named one of The Telegraph’s Ultimate Ski Bucket List: ‘The tension of waiting for the weather to break, the expectation as the helicopter rotors begin to spin, the eagle’s eye view of pristine wilderness peaks as you’re flown 
to the drop zone, the deep, dry snow you get to ride… all of […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Heli Skiing in Iceland – An Adventure of a Lifetime

The Telegraph have named heli skiing in Iceland one of their 50 adventures of a lifetime. ‘Ski from the mountain peaks down to the sea or fly-fish for salmon in glacial rivers accessed only by helicopters. You’ll be staying at Deplar Farm, the ultimate wilderness retreat located in a remote valley in north-west Iceland, surrounded […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder Sponsoring London Screening of ‘Ruin and Rose’

Come and join us on Friday 11th November at The Ham Yard Hotel, Central London for an exclusive viewing of MSP Films newest movie “Ruin and Rose”. We are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring “Ruin and Rose” alongside Surefoot London for the second year in a row.  This new 4K HD definition film features jaw-dropping action […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Top 10 Ski Blogs

Back in November 2010 we blogged about the ‘best ski blogs in the business’ and now, after some extensive research and deliberation we bring you our newest, hottest top 10 list… These blogs are set to bring you the latest news, fashionable destinations and first-rate tips and advice.  They are 100% guaranteed to whet your […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s CMH Heli Skiing UK Tour – October 2016

CMH Heli Skiing Presentations:  For over 35 years,  Pure Powder have been the exclusive UK representatives of CMH Heli Skiing in Canada – the largest heli ski operator in the world.   Each year Pure Powder team up with one of the CMH heli ski mountain guides and set about spreading the love for powder skiing on a […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Summer Adventures in Western Canada

When you think of Western Canada you think of winter.  You think of the cold and the rain and the snow.  What you may not realise is that a summer in the mountains of British Columbia and Alberta is like no other, there are so many activities to choose from, and it is breathtakingly beautiful! […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Heli Skiing in Chile – 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss

If you’re missing the snow this summer, fear not – there is plenty of the deep powder skiing to be had in the Southern Hemisphere.  And arguably the best place to ski in summer is the central Chilean Andes; famed for it’s consistent (and big) storms and endless terrain this is explorative heli skiing at […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder feature in ‘In the Snow’

Heli skiing can seem like an impossible dream to many of us. You’ve seen the glossy magazine pictures, perhaps watched a video, but could you really do it yourself?  Most are happy on the piste, but never really see the “wow” factor of off-piste (which seems more like hard work!), and may never have the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder and CMH feature in Fall Line Magazine

Pure Powder and CMH feature twice in April 2015 ski magazine Fall Line.  “Heli-skiing: the ultimate trip of a lifetime.  Fresh lines all day, zero uphill effort, floating through bottomless pow, blah blah blah: sound alright.  Which is why my ski-mad husband and I used the excuse of ‘winter honeymoon’ to book this extravagant and […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH feature in Fall Line Magazine: A Day in the Life of Doug Dykeman

‘Nobody knows the vast, shreddable terrain of Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) – which marks 50 years in heli-skiing last winter – better than Alpine’s chief pilot, whose precision landings have delivered trillions of vertical feet of thigh-deep fun’ To get your hands on the gripping article which takes you into ‘a day in the life of… […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder and CMH Heli Skiing in the FT Weekend Magazine

Pure Powder and CMH Heli Skiing were featured in the 16-page ski special ‘Pink Snow’ article which celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of heli skiing.  We took Tom Robbins with us to Canada in order to uncover what all the hype about skiing with a helicopter is. “It is dark when we turn alongside the Columbia […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder and Tatler Travel Guide 2015

Heli skiing in Canada with Pure Powder and CMH Heli Skiing was featured in Tatler Travel Guide 2015: “GOTHICS LODGE: Are you a hardcore ski junkie? Interested in nothing but the purest virgin snow (and the world’s best bragging rights)? We’ve found your holy grail. A short helicopter hop from Banff into the remote Canadian […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH and the GoPro Winter Athlete Camp

Last season GoPro organised a Winter Athlete Camp for the world’s best skiers and snowboarders to head on a heli skiing adventure to CMH’s Galena Lodge – a final hurrah to the 2014-2015 ski season! Here are some of the highlights from April’s trip:- Photo credit:   CHRIS BENCHETLER Chris’ earliest skiing memory seems to have […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

2016 Heli Skiing in Canada – The Countdown Begins..

To get you all in the mood for the 2015/2016 heli skiing season which starts in T-24 days…  Here are 24 pictures from CMH’s last season heli skiing in Canada, one for each day until kick off!   If you’re looking for a family or solo trip heli skiing in Canada, get in touch with […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Insider Guide to Ski Touring; Kit Needed

Part two of my insider guide to ski touring covers the all-important kit required. If you missed Part 1 you can check it out here:  Insider Guide to Ski Touring; Ski Tour Varieties My very first ski touring trip of 4 days I got extremely over excited and packed everything and anything I might need […]

Posted by: Lisa Gatehouse

Insider Guide to Ski Touring; Ski Tour Varieties

Keen ski touring enthusiast and Pure Powders latest recruit Lisa Gatehouse with the first installment of her three part Guide to Ski Touring What I absolutely love about ski touring is the sense of adventure – there is something so wonderful about seeing just a few people over a three or four day period.  Although […]

Posted by: Lisa Gatehouse

Heli Skiing in Canada – CMH’s 2015 Updates & Upgrades

Fittingly for a company about to celebrate their 50th Anniversary, CMH Heli Skiing are keeping busy in the run-up to the 2014/15 heli ski season in BC Canada with a variety of programme changes and lodge updates. As Joe Flannery, President of CMH Heli Skiing, explains “in 2015, CMH will celebrate its 50th anniversary and […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Stay Ski Fit During the Summer Months – Our Five Top Tips

If like me you are already getting excited about the upcoming skiing season but have started to see the weeks slip by with little or no exercise then fear not – below are the perfect tips for ski fitness. Cycling This glorious English summer is the perfect excuse to dust off the bike in the […]

Posted by: Lisa Gatehouse

Heli Skiing in Canada with CMH – Our Competition Winners

Last year we held  a fantastic competition with Ellis Brigham, K2, Arc’teryx and B.C. Tourism for two lucky people to win 3 days of  heli skiing in Canada with CMH Heli Skiing and £2,000 worth of gear from Arc’teryx and K2 Skis!  Our winners, Jonathan and Gudrun, heli skied this April and had “a truly […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Ellis Brigham’s Guide to Powder Skis

To wrap up an incredible season, our friends at Ellis Brigham have given us the run down of their favourite powder skis from their 2013/14 fleet. Below are their picks of the best of the best so head for the sales and snap them up before next winter comes around! Riding in powder is one […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson