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A Day in the Life of a Heli Skier: Part III – Steep & Deep in the Trees

Many thanks to Pure Powder & CMH guest Craig McCulloch for the following article on his CMH Heli Skiing trip in March 2013… Skiing with Pure Powder’s Canadian operator CMH Heli Skiing offers two very distinctive types of heli skiing. Most of us love the enjoyment of blue bird skies, no wind and heavenly high […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

A Day in the Life of a Heli Skier: Part II – Heavenly High Alpine Heli Skiing

Many thanks to Pure Powder & CMH guest Craig McCulloch for the following article on his CMH Heli Skiing trip in March 2013… Skiing with Pure Powder’s Canadian operator CMH Heli Skiing offers two very distinctive types of heli skiing. Most of us love the enjoyment of blue bird skies, no wind and heavenly high […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

A Day in the Life of a Heli Skier: Part I – Heli Skiing Prep

Many thanks to Pure Powder & CMH guest Craig McCulloch for the following article on his CMH Heli Skiing trip in March 2013… Every passionate skier, dreams of bluebird days, deep powder and pristine mountain landscapes, void of people. When I was 17 my every waking moment was spent skiing, or dreaming it. One day […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Heli Skiing Heaven – the Ultimate Honeymoon!

For those with approaching nuptials, planning the perfect honeymoon is a crucial factor in making the whole event a success (and in ensuring the continued happiness of new wives). For skiing couples this could involve seeking out a new powdery venture on which to embark together. For a honeymoon of pampering, serviced lodges, excitement and […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

A quick holiday guide to skiing in Zermatt

If you fancy a quick trip abroad to ski and relax, I have come to the conclusion that skiing in Zermatt is an excellent way, if not the only way to go. On Wednesday afternoon I was sitting in the off piste and heli skiing workshop that is the Pure Powder office on what was turning into another […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

The Haute Route – A Pure Powder Guide

Interested in off piste skiing adventures high up in the French and Swiss Alps? If a powdery trek going up, down and around mountains is appealing to you, why not try your hand at the Haute Route. Not for the Après Skiers, the Haute Route is the century old pass that connects the two renowned resorts of Chamonix and Zermatt. […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder named one of Condé Nast Traveller’s Experts

Pure Powder is delighted to be named in Condé Nast Traveller‘s little black book of travel experts winging its way to Condé Nast and Coutts subscribers. Melinda Stevens, Editor of Condé Nast Traveller, has written: ‘The Experts is the little black book of all the people you need to know in travel: the exceptional individuals who transform trips into […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Looking for fast paced heli skiing? Try CMH Gothics in Canada!

There are many perks to working for Pure Powder – the largest heli skiing company in the UK – but obviously the main one is ‘sampling the product’. I know this argument sounds weak when I’m out of the office heli skiing for work but when you consider we have over 100 variations on trips […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

The Best Heli Skiing Photos of 2013

Throughout the 2013 ski season there have been some truly excellent photos that have come back to us from across the pond from CMH – with the season well under way and plenty of envy-inducing pics to choose we have compiled a selection of the best heli skiing photos we could find for you to drool […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

The Best Skiing Restaurants

Obviously the downhill bit is the most important part of any skiing holiday but pretty close behind in our book is lunching on the mountain.  There are few greater pleasures than kicking back for a long and tasty lunch after a hard morning of skiing, safe in the knowledge that you’ve definitely earned it with all that pre-lunch activity. So, […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Ski Fusion & Ski Touring the CMH Way: The Ultimate 7 Days in British Columbia

If we were to propose 7 days of skiing powder – un-touched fresh tracks – for 6.5 days in Canada you’d start thinking big bucks. Maybe even a Cash-in-the-Attic scenario to loosen those tightened January belts left over from Christmas. But CMH Heli Skiing really do want you to experience the deep powder that makes […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Heli skiing and resort skiing adventure in British Columbia with K2 Athletes

With wipers on full speed, snow-flakes pounding the windscreen and beautiful fresh snow draping everything around us, we knew we were in for a treat.  It’s a perfect start for any powder skiing adventure and it was the backdrop for our drive along the ‘powder highway’ from Calgary to Kicking Horse.  We could feel it […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Driving to a Ski Resort – Tips from the RAC

There’s been a fantastic start to the ski season in Europe this year and the UK has been hit with it’s own snow storms over the last few days.   To help you out with driving in snowy conditions Pure Powder have teamed up with the RAC, the leading suppliers of car breakdown cover, to […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder’s 5 Top Tips for Heli Skiing First Timers

You’ve made the big commitment to seek out the best powder skiing of your life with a heli skiing trip, now all you need to do is to make sure you maximise your heli skiing experience so that it really is the ski trip of a lifetime. Here are our 5 top heli skiing tips […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder – Grazia November 2012

Pure Powder featured in Grazia last month, in an article listing the best ‘hush-hush’ ski spots. Alaska 007 Style was the top pick!  

Posted by: Suzy Small

Our Ski Fitness Essentials

Ski fitness expert Dr Craig McLean from Putney Chiropractic tackles some of the common fitness concerns skiers and snowboarders face when heading out to the slopes.  Get your legs ready for your off piste skiing and heli skiing trips with these simple tips! This series of exercises are designed to wake up some of your skiing muscles after they have possibly […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH Family Heli Skiing Week – FT Online (November 2012)

CMH and Pure Powder featured in the Financial Times on-line, with a piece about CMH Heli Skiing’s excellent family week:- ‘Canada Heliskiing is traditionally the preserve of adventurous adults but one operator has launched Christmas trips for families. Children as young as 12 are being offered the chance to try the sport, at the CMH Bugaboos […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder’s 2012 CMH Heli Skiing UK Tour

November seems to come round each year with surprising speed (hopes for an Indian Summer faded like the wet fish our Summer became) and Winter has firmly taken hold. Suddenly a return to the mountains doesn’t seem so far away… This year, we expanded our UK heli ski tour and had two CMH guides over […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder – Canary Wharf and The City Magazines

Pure Powder was recently in The City and Canary Wharf Magazines under ‘Greatest Snow on Earth’. CMH Heli Skiing’s Bugaboos lodge, the the heart of British Columbia, Canada,  was featured as an environmentally conscious lodge…  

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Ski with the Pros: K2 Skis and CMH Heli Skiing are a match made in powder heaven!

We’re easily pleased when it comes to all things skiing, but we are super excited that one of the leading powder ski manufacturers K2 have teamed-up with CMH Heli Skiing – the original heli ski operator – to form a perfect partnership for the coming Winter Season. CMH K2 is a revolutionary Heli Skiing operation based in the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank