Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Lake Louise

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Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Lake Louise

Location: Given away by its name, the famous lake is an impressive 2.5 kilometres long and 90 metres deep, set against the magnificence of the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. The town is small with only 1,000 inhabitants, but the Lake Louise ski area is impressive boasting 4,200 skiable acres making it one of the […]

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Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Chamonix

Location: Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France located in the Haute Savoie region in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif. Famed for its spectacular cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix offers abundant snowfall due to its high altitude and is able to operate from early December to early […]

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Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Kicking Horse

Location: As the fourth highest vertical in North America, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s 1,260 vertical is known for its deep champagne powder and huge snowfall. With its ski in / ski out abilities and alpine charm, it attracts skiers looking to experience amazing snow in a picturesque setting. Kicking Horse has a wide variety of […]

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Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Klosters

Location: Klosters is a small village in the East of Switzerland overlooking the Austrian border.  With an excellent snow record and 300km in size, Klosters has 110 marked runs (20% are labelled easy, 40% medium, 40% difficult) with plenty of off piste action. Split into 2 parts, Klosters Platz is centrally located near the main […]

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Christmas gifts for skiers: Pure Powder’s ultimate Christmas wish list for the skier that has everything

Everybody wants to look like they have the right gear when on the slopes. It’s no good prepping a la Madonna with her oh-so-gawdy Chanel skis and then struggling up the nursery slopes. Your fellow skiers will see straight through the designer outfit (they’re looking out for high-tech, high performance skiwear). Our Christmas gift guide […]

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Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Revelstoke

Location: In the heart of British Columbia, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is known for creating the longest vertical ski hill in North America, trumping Whistler in 2008 when their gondola was extended to 1,713 metres. From its logging town roots, it now attracts skiers and snowboarders searching for some serious powder. It also has a thriving […]

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Pure Powder Round-Up of the UK’s only Heli Ski Tour 2013

Every November, the Pure Powder team set out around the UK with ski guides from CMH to spread the heli ski love. This year we travelled the country for 7 evenings meeting 350 powder enthusiasts, drinking quite a few bottles of beer and handing out prizes courtesy of Ellis Brigham, Atomic, Surefoot and Arc’teryx. CMH […]

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Getting heli ski ready: How to find the perfect ski boot

We know how much an ill-fitting ski boot can ruin your time on the slopes. Good boots should give you 8 hours of hard skiing a day with slipper worthy support. Chris Lowe is UK Manager of Surefoot – the worlds’ leading custom ski boot fitter. With 14,000 boots to their name in over 26 […]

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‘McConkey’ Film Premiere – One Life, Live It.

On Monday 1st October 2013, Leicester Square saw the UK premier of ‘McConkey’, the brilliant biopic of the late great Shane McConkey. We were delighted to send along our Pure Powder competition winner James who won 2 tickets to the premiere on the day, courtesy of All Conditions Media. Here’s their summary of the night, […]

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Take Flight with CMH Heli Skiing this winter – Join us on our November UK tour

We can tell you endless ski stories of guests returning enraptured by CMH’s unique heli ski terrain in British Columbia or talk about our own trips to the powder. But sometimes it’s just nice to come and form your own opinion. Which is why we host our UK Heli Ski tour every November visiting cities […]

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