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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

Please note that this blog was written in 2013, the K2 Rotor Lodge is now called CMH Kootenay. 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 […]

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!

This blog was written when the CMH Kootenay Lodge changed its name to the K2 Rotor lodge. Please note that of 2019 the CMH Kootenay Lodge reverted back to its original name. We’re easily pleased when it comes to all things skiing, but we are super excited that one of the leading powder ski manufacturers […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

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