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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

Pure Powder and CMH in the FT Weekend Magazine

‘For the ski-mad family, this has to be the ultimate treat…’ Heli skiing in Canada with Pure Powder and CMH Heli Skiing was just featured in the FT Weekend Magazine and online. Check out the piece here. If you’re looking for a family or solo trip heli skiing in Canada, get in touch with the heli ski […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder’s Top Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Moments

1. Lizzy Yarnold’s Skeleton Gold Being partial to British wins, it was an amazing moment when Lizzy Yarnold won Team GB’s second medal and first gold medal of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. After dominating the first day, Lizzy went on to win the gold by 0.97 seconds on her last run! 2. Jenny Jones’ […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Heli Skiing in CMH’s Monashees in British Columbia – Steep runs and endless terrain

When I boarded the flight to Canada the other week for my annual pilgrimage to the centre of the powder skiing universe, it was with a slight feeling of trepidation – rather than the usual un-bridled excitement.  Why?  Because I’d been monitoring conditions over the past few weeks and Western Canada had been experiencing a […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

When is the best time to travel to Alaska?

Ah…the BIG question, and one that we are asked frequently.  When is the best time to go heli skiing in Alaska?  As the heli ski season in Alaska is upon us we thought now was a good time to give you some handy pointers. Alaska – Heli Skiing; when is best to travel? Firstly, the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder’s Guide to Different Types of Skiing

People often ask what are the different types of skiing, so we put together a handy guide to explain everything you need to know. Downhill skiing (or alpine skiing) is definitely our preferred snow sport, whether it takes the form of heli skiing, off piste skiing or simply resort skiing. However it is not the only […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

When is the perfect time to go heli skiing in Canada?

We’re regularly asked by our prospective guests when the best time to heli ski is.  It’s a very good question and we decided to help answer it in a series of two articles, offering our insight into when the best time is to heli ski, firstly in Canada and later, in Alaska. As Mother Nature becomes […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

CMH Heli Skiing 2015 Advanced Booking – 50 Hour Promotion!

Book a new 2014/2015 CMH Heli-Skiing trip between 11th and 13th December 2013 and receive a $100 lodge credit per day*. We’re delighted to let you know about CMH Heli Skiing’s early booking promotion in honour of their 50th anniversary.  For 50 hours starting on 11th December 2013 at 3pm UK time, guests will receive […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small