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Insider Guide to Ski Touring; Ski Tour Varieties

Keen ski touring enthusiast Lisa Gatehouse is here 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 this isn’t everyone’s […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Countdown to heli skiing in the Bugaboos

Many thanks to our longtime guest Craig M for writing this blog for us in 2013! Hopefully it will get some of you as excited for the coming ski season as he is (and as we are…) It’s November in London and I am peering out the office window to what can only be described […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder and CMH Heli Skiing in the FT

CMH Heli Skiing and Pure Powder recently featured in the Financial Times travel section- read about us below! ‘Chris Davenport, one of North America’s best-known extreme skiers, is to host what will be a dream trip for enthusiasts. The 10-day heli-ski trip, starting March 21 next year, will be based at Canadian Mountain Holidays’ remote […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Long-range snow forecast for Heli Skiing in Canada for the 2013-2014 season

It’s that time of year again – the flip flops have been put away and we’re looking forward to getting back into our snow bubble.  Although I do have a degree in Geography I’m no meteorologist, so we’re relying on the  professional to look into their crystal ball to see what snow gifts Mother Nature […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

‘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, […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

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 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

CMH Heli Skiing – Telegraph Travel

      Telegraph Travel recently published an article entitled ’13 ski and snowboard must-dos before you die’. The who’s who of skiing bucket lists – and No. 2 was CMH Heli Skiing! ‘On the glaciers, in the trees, up your nose and down your pants – lacing turns through endless fluffy powder is a […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Ben Saunders to the South Pole: The longest unsupported polar journey in history

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an evening hosted by Bremont in honour of their ambassador, polar explorer Ben Saunders. One of our greatest adventurers, Ben is one of only three who has skied solo to the North Pole and also holds the British record for the longest solo Arctic journey. He is […]

Posted by: Suzy Small