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The ultimate mountain playlist by Pure Powder

With an Indian Summer upon us this September it may be too early to call on the sun lounger out the garage debate. So just in case the normal British weather returns, off piste and heli skiing experts Pure Powder have supplied some classic ski downloads to save up for a rainy afternoon. We reckon now is as good a time as […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder ski wear in collaboration with top-of-the range designer KJUS

When we went in search of a ski wear partner we wanted to find someone at the top of their game.  We believe that we offer some of the most incredible off piste and heli skiing experiences on the planet, and we wanted a brand to match… And that’s why we are delighted to be […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder – Tatler (September 2012)

Pure Powder features in the September issue of Tatler’s Travel section as one of their top ‘Who to go to…’ picks for the ‘Best heli-ski thrills and perfect off-piste powder in Canada, Alaska and Chile…’                          

Posted by: Rebecca Robinson

Ski fitness training – getting you ski ready!

Arriving on the slopes fit and healthy is the best way to ensure that you make the most out of you skiing trip. And as the Summer whizzes past us, now is the time to start thinking about your ski fitness for next Winter whether heli skiing or off piste next winter. So here at Pure Powder we have (exhaustingly) […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

The best off piste runs in Europe – the Pure Powder guide

Our gift to you – our best off piste skiing in Europe highlights.  When dreaming of powdery mountain skiing, it is easy to get swept up in visions of heli skiing in Canada and Alaska and other faraway places. Consequently, it is easy to forget about the lift-accessible powder playground sat right on our doorstep. As a result, the […]

Posted by: Rebecca Robinson

The ultimate honeymoon present? Heli skiing with Pure Powder

We all have one of those depressing far-off ‘things to do before you die’ lists yet you never get round to them. Skydive = boring. Climb a volcano = far too toasty. Visit Niagara = erm, where do I book the plane ticket to? However, not all dreams need to feel so out of reach. […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Skiing & Snowboarding during the Queen’s 60 year reign

In the run-up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, we wanted to take a little look back at some skiing and snowboarding milestones and trends during the past 6 decades… 1)  1952 -1961 – Ski’s Together! Ahh, the original ‘legs firmly together and wiggle the hips’ manoeuvre takes the ski world by storm in the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH Heli Skiing appoints Rob Rohn as new General Manager

We’re delighted to report that CMH Heli Skiing has just announced that Rob Rohn has been appointed General Manager of CMH Heli Skiing, a role which will supplement his existing responsibilities as CMH’s Director of Mountain Operations. We think that Rob is absolutely perfect for the role; not only is Rob a super nice guy, […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH Summer Adventures – Daily Mail (6th July 2011)

For ten days every July, the whole of Calgary immerse themselves in Stampede fever. Sarah Merson headed out in 2011 following Kate and Wills’ to become a fully fledged cowboy. Whilst she was there, Sarah and her eldest son enjoyed 3 days of heli hiking with CMH’s Summer Adventures including the high octane adrenaline found […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

5 reasons to ski in South America this Summer with Powder South

So you’ve hung up your skis for another Season? How depressing. To avoid SKIAD (that’s Seasonal Affective Disorder for ski enthusiasts), is to venture further afield which is why we offer Summer ski adventures in Chile with Powder South. I’m sure you’re tempted already but if not, here are our 5 reasons to don your ski […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Summer Hiking Adventures in British Columbia, Canada with CMH

Unsure what to do this Summer? Heading to Canada but not sure how to entertain the kids? We have just the thing with the ultimate Summer heli hiking adventure in British Columbia with CMH and some rather snazzy helicopters. This really is the best way to see what the mountains have to offer: think ziplining […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

4 Things I learnt about CMH heli skiing in Revelstoke with Pure Powder

There is some epic tree skiing on offer I’ve discovered that the thrill of steep tree skiing causes me to break out into song. Yodelling to be precise. Apparently the reaction (similarly seen on rollercoasters) is caused by a mixture of adrenalin and excitement. In hindsight, you’d think the hazards would make me think twice […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Five truths from a first time heli skier

For the past 8 months that I have been working at Off Piste and Heli Skiing centre Pure Powder, I have heard endless accounts of what a quintessential heli skiing trip with CMH would entail. Nevertheless, it was not until I returned from my first heli-skiing experience in Revelstoke this April, with a faraway look in my eyes […]

Posted by: Rebecca Robinson

4 of the best Summer Skiing Adventures in Chile

If you are contemplating following the snow southwards this year then have a look at our top picks for some fantastic South American skiing & heli skiing suggestions in and around Chile… 1) The ultimate heli skiing adventure… Heli Skiing from a Luxury boat off the coast of Patagonia For a truly unique Chile heli […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Heli Skiing in the Monashees with CMH – out of the ordinary

What happens when you take CMH Heli Skiing’s Monashees heli ski area, which is world renowned for its steep tree skiing, and bathe it in glorious sunshine for a week?!  Answer:  you get to experience the (relatively) uncharted yet spectacular alpine heli skiing terrain above the tree line… As Rooster the maintenance guy told me when we […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Win A Pure Powder Off Piste Experience & Arc’teryx Clothing

If you are having withdrawal symptoms from the powder utopia in Europe already and already dreaming of your 2013 skiing trip, then you are definitely reading the right blog. Plus if your skiing wardrobe has gone past the point of retro and can now only be described as moth-eaten, the re-vamp it so greatly needs might just be around […]

Posted by: Rebecca Robinson

Off Piste skiing with Pure Powder in Klosters

Skiing in one of the finest resorts in Switzerland may conjure up grand ideas of royalty and fur headwear but I was pleasantly surprised when I visited Klosters last weekend for a Pure Powder Off Piste trip. The snow had an unbelievable base 3 metres deep so I was pretty excited to be out skiing […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Fantastic powder skiing in Europe

Just in case you haven’t been reading the news lately or following us on Facebook or on Twitter (serious faux pas), skiing conditions in the Alps have gone into serious overdrive over the past few weeks. With flawless conditions across Europe following the largest January snowfall in decades, skiing enthusiasts who headed up the mountain […]

Posted by: Rebecca Robinson

Pure Powder’s 2011 Christmas present guide for the skier in your life

Another Christmas is upon us and there is a collective sigh of relief as the snow hits Europe and North America to give us the Christmas present we all wish for. But what else do the skiers and snow boarders in your life really want? Here at Pure Powder the off piste and heli skiing […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pre-Season conditions look great for heli skiing in Canada this Winter!

News from Western Canada is that it’s snowing. A lot. CMH Heli Skiing – the world’s largest and original heli ski operator – welcome their first guests of the season in only eight days’ time and current indications are that they will be in for a real treat!  Drawn to the British Columbia wilderness to […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank