Stuck for Christmas gifts for the skier or snowboarder in the family or for friends…then check out our ultimate gift list for this upcoming Christmas Go Pro Hero9 A Go Pro has to be the ultimate gift for any skier or snowboarder and the Go Pro Hero9 is the one to go for. As the […]
In the Press: Forbes
In The Press: Forbes Photo from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska has to be one of the most desired places to heli ski in the world, and we aren’t the only ones that think so. Forbes have recently written an article saying that “avid skiers are seeking out Alaska as the top place to heli-ski” Alaska […]
Plan B. Where Can I Heli Ski During A Covid-19 Winter?
We’re massive fans of the interior ranges of British Columbia in Canada and in our humble opinion it’s as close as heli ski perfection as you can get. It’s where you’ll find huge expanses of un-tracked ‘Champagne’ powder, tree-skiing for bad-weather days and unbeatable heli skiing know-how from the guides and pilots. However, this is no normal season and as things stand the Canadian government are keeping […]
Pure Powder’s Ultimate Heli Ski Packing List
It’s all very exciting – you’ve got your trip booked; flight tickets in hand; passport at the ready… you can practically smell the powder! However, you’re standing over an empty bag thinking – have I got everything? We’ve pulled together our top packing tips to make sure that you’re all set. What ski clothes to pack? […]
Are Touring boots compatible with CMH bindings?
Photo By: Zach Doleac Our most asked question in the 2019/2020 season was – are my ski touring boots compatible with the CMH bindings? So… we’ve decided to write a blog about it and get it answered once and for all! Taking skis CMH Heli Skiing provide all their guests with fat, powder skis which […]
Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Kicking Horse
Location: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s 1,315 vertical is known for its deep light powder and huge snowfall – no wonder it’s nicknamed the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada. It attracts skiers looking to experience amazing snow in a picturesque setting. Kicking Horse has a wide variety of terrain in its 3,400 skiable acres; better suited […]
Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Lake Louise
Location: Lake Louise is a hamlet located in the Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. Its name comes from the extraordinary vibrant blue lake which is at the base of Mount Victoria. The lake itself is a 6-minute drive from the centre of the hamlet and was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth Daughter of Queen Victoria. Although the hamlet is small with only a few hotels and […]
Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Banff
Location: Banff is located in a picturesque National Park in Alberta, Canada. It was named by the President of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1884 after his hometown Banffshire in Scotland. With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Banff has access to over 8,000 acres of ski terrain spread across is three ski […]
Pure Powder’s Top 10 Blogs of 2020
We’ve updated our top 10 favourite ski blogs which bring you the latest ski news, top tips and fashionable destinations. Get your powder fix today and whet your appetite for the season ahead… powdermatt.com/ To kick off the list we have this cracking a blog by Matt Mosteller – one year, while his friends were busy getting […]
Top Resorts for your Heli Ski Warm Up in Canada
The Telegraph listed their Top Ten Ski Resorts in Canada, among them was some of our favourites for pre-heli ski warm up. They are great destinations to try out that famous Canadian powder before you embark on your heli skiing adventure with CMH. Revelstoke Revelstoke is a small town but is the perfect place […]
Heli Skiing for First Timers – What are my Options?
Embarking on a heli skiing trip for the first time can be daunting and so we wanted to highlight some options specifically geared towards first time heli skiers. If you are a strong piste skier, have a decent level of fitness and are keen to start skiing in the powder then heli skiing could be […]
Heli Skiing in Canada: 4 reasons why it’s special
If you’ve ever wondered why 95% of the world’s heli skiing operators are based in Canada check out our 4 reasons why heli skiing in Canada is a must for everyone’s bucket lists. ONE// TERRAIN They say size doesn’t matter, but in the case of heli skiing, Canada’s sheer scale makes it the perfect place […]
How is snow formed?
As skiers we are obsessed with those tiny little flakes falling from the sky – constantly on the lookout for the next powder dump and eagerly awaiting those cold mornings when you wake up to find a white blanket covering everything and the perfect powder skiing conditions! But a question we often ask ourselves is […]
Do I have to break the bank to go heli skiing in Canada?
Floating through knee-deep powder with only your buddies to keep you company. A helicopter waiting at the bottom of each run. Being whisked up to the top of another glorious powder filled peak. That’s what dreams are made of – but the key question is do you have to break the bank to make making […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]