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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

An Alaskan Adventure: Heli skiing and King Salmon fishing by helicopter with Pure Powder and Chugach Powder Guides

For five days of non-stop action and adventure, you’d be hard pushed to find a trip that beats ‘Kings and Corn’ in Alaska. EXPLORE Featuring heli skiing, heli-assisted fishing as well as white-water rafting, bear spotting and BBQing, this is the ultimate outdoor adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. RELAXYou will fly from Anchorage by seaplane […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Family Skiing with CMH: An experience of a lifetime

All of us wish for more time with our families and what could be better than sharing in your passion of skiing with your daughter or son. It’s no coincidence that Europe is now full of tiny, helmet-clad skiers coming towards you at a hurtling pace. This is all carefully plotted so that they grow […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

5 reasons to heli ski in Chile with Powder South and Pure Powder this summer

Charlie, one of the off piste and heli ski experts at Pure Powder gives you the top 5 reasons for heading south and heli skiing in Chile this summer… # 1 Follow the snow Come July and August most of us have packed up our skiing gear and are trying to find some sunshine to re-charge […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

A Summer Adventure: Heli Hiking with CMH

CMH Heli Hiking takes people of all ages and abilities deep into the Canadian wilderness for hiking adventures. Being supervised by professional mountain guides keen to show you the beauty of the mountains, they take all types of guest, from young families to active adventurers. Operating out of two lodges (the Bugaboos or the Bobbie […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Feedback from a first timer at CMH Bugaboos

With the snow still falling, we can start to look back on a stunning Season with CMH in 2011. One of Pure Powder’s guests sent us this wonderful feedback after his first time Heli Skiing trip to the CMH Bugaboos in March. What a review!!! “I don’t know where to start really. Let me just […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder Off Piste Klosters – The Telegraph (14th January 2011)

Romance on the slopes in Klosters Ski journalist Gabriela Le Breton, samples a Pure Powder off piste trip to Klosters. She features us in her ‘Single for the season’ column in The Telegraph online… I’m here to trial one of the first guided off-piste trips offered by Heli-skiing specialist Pure Powder. Klosters is widely recognised as […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Going off the pisted map in Klosters with Pure Powder

It’s an exciting prospect for someone obsessed with the fluffy white stuff to head to Klosters for a few days. Known for its expansive range of off piste skiing I had a lot to look forward to on my first ‘official’ role since I’ve joined the heli skiing and off piste skiing experts at Pure Powder! We were taking […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

A Pure Powder insight into changing skiing technology

Formerly a certified Level I Professional Ski Instructor of America, David Barton spends many winter weekends sharing his passion for skiing with students across the northeast and mideast U.S. His blog has gained international popularity and provides instruction and tips for skiers of all abilities. Here, he gives the off piste and heli skiing experts […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Powder skiing made easy – Pure Powder discovers the joys of the Ski Mojo

Now, you may think at the age of 28 that I will be young and nubile. You are sadly mistaken. My ripe old age has brought with it back problems of a 90 year old and a slightly squeaky knee that leaves me thinking that genetics have a lot to answer for. So when I […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

The top two off piste ski resorts in Switzerland

It’s a tricky one to narrow it down to my two favourite off-piste ski areas in Switzerland as there are so many worthy contenders!  No doubt everybody has their own personal favourites, but here are the two I’ve gone for: ONE// The Hidden Gem of off piste skiing: Klosters Klosters has always made the headlines […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Heli Skiing in Canada with CMH is GO!

News from western Canada is that it’s snowing.  A lot! What’s most encouraging about the recent snowfall is that we now seem to be in a classic storm cycle; with new storms flowing through the Columbia and Selkirk mountain ranges on a regular basis, dropping between 20cm and 60cm on their way through.  This is […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank