Pure Powder's Ski Blog

Call +44 (0)20 7736 8191


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

Pure Powder’s CMH Heli Skiing UK Tour 2011

We’ve had a busy few weeks this November spreading the word of CMH heli skiing and meeting enthusiastic skiers from across the UK. With a few guests flying in from Ireland and Europe for the evening, it showed us how committed our guests are to stoking the fires of CMH! With the support of Ellis […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Chugach Powder Guides – The Independent (15th October 2011)

Tommy Moe, the 1994 Olympic downhill champion, is skiing fluently on steep terrain on a descent called Bermuda Triangle in the Alaskan wilderness. Yet he’s on one ski, and clutching a broken pole. And it’s all my fault. I’m the one who broke a pole, and lost a ski. As a “guest” guide with Chugach […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

A Pure Powder insight into heli skiing with CMH – November Events

So what better way to find out about heli skiing? Usually talking to someone who’s been there, done that…and that’s exactly why we run our exclusive heli skiing evenings every year to introduce the experienced heli skiers to those either about to go for the first time or thinking about taking the plunge. As the […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

The Pure Powder guide to the top après ski bars in Europe

Not that we like encouraging any time off the slopes, we must admit there is nothing nicer than ending the day with a vin chaud or taking down the toffee vodka (whatever floats your boat). So here’s our Pure Powder take on the best après ski bars in the Alps all worth a visit this […]

Posted by: Rebecca Robinson

#SkiFotos on Twitter: A Photo Forum for those passionate about skiing

Posted by CMH in September 2011: C’mon, skiers and riders, we know you’ve got some rad pics from last Season or even last weekend, from the resort, the backcountry or even on the grass/sand/water. We want to see them! And so do a lot of of other people. Introducing #SkiFotos on Twitter. Following in the footsteps […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

3 awesome places to heli ski in 2012

As the new ski season draws closer, here’s a little preview of three of our favourite heli skiing spots to check-out… 1) The Monashees, British Columbia This place needs to be on your list….  It’s no exaggeration to say that the heli skiing available in the Monashees boasts the most unbelievable tree skiing of anywhere on the planet!   If […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH Cariboos Steep Camp with Dave Gauley

This is a guest post written by Topher Donohue for CMH in January 2011 Steepness in skiing is relative.  A black diamond ski run in a resort is usually about 35 degrees.  But in the backcountry of CMH heliskiing, the snow conditions have more to do with the perception of steepness than anything else.  On […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

CMH has the best Family Adventure trip on offer this Summer!

This was posted by Topher Donohue for CMH in February 2011 Last summer, on the Bugaboos helipad, Topher met a family of 10 from Toronto representing four generations on their way to share a CMH Summer Adventure. The youngest, Cooper, was not quite two years old, and the oldest, Helen, was 90 years old. Afterwards, […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

An Austrian Adventure with Pure Powder: the sound of heli skiing

The hills are alive….and all that. So we’ve just got back from the beautiful Leogang in Austria (a hop, skip and gondola ride away from lake-side Zell-am-See) where we met up with the CMH Heli Skiing management team from Banff and all of their other world-wide agents. Usually we head back to Canada every year for […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank