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Pure Powder’s Top Blogs of 2020

We’ve updated our top 10 favourite ski blogs which bring you the latest ski news, top tips and fashionable destinations.  Get your powder fix today and whet your appetite for the season ahead… 

powdermatt.com/   To kick off the list we have this cracking a blog by Matt Mosteller – one year, while his friends were busy getting jobs and settling down, a young Matt Mosteller spent 63 days living in his car so he could ski every day.  It’s now 20 years later and he’s still seeking out adventures and sharing his stories.  So, it goes without saying that he is just as hooked on powder as we arehaving skied now for over 40 years!  This epic ski blog covers skiing in the Canadian Rockies.  Monthly posts share his newest experiences, resort news and upcoming ski events – it really is a cracking read. 

 

http://www.theskidiva.com/blog/  Of course we’ve chosen Ski Diva for our Top 10 blogs again – on doing our research into the Top 10 blogs we’ve noticed that the forums tend to be quite male orientated so this is one for all our female skiers. ‘SkiDiva’ is the leading online community for women skiers run by passionate sportswoman Wendy Clinch.  Focusing on the latest gear, best techniques, trendiest resorts and current ski conditions; this blog is a great source of information for all “Divas” with the same passion for ski. 

http://wildsnow.com  The depth of content on mountaineer Louis Dawson’s blog, WildSnow, is unbelievable and makes for an excellent read; we’d be crazy not to list it on our top 10 blogs again.  Dawson is well-known amongst the backcountry skiers and is an extremely valuable source when it comes to all things skiing – and there’s now a podcast too which is definitely worth checking out! 

https://www.weathertoski.co.uk/  This fantastic website (not technically just a blog) is the brainchild of Fraser Wilkin, freelance journalist and snow reporter, and is the result of a lifetime’s research into Alpine weather and snow conditions. It brings you clear and regular updates on ski destinations all over the world; making sure that you’re updated wherever you are. 

https://henrysavalanchetalk.com/blog/  Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) is run by a team of ski professionals and free riders who use their blog to provide training and essential information for skiers who want to go off piste,but are held back by fear of the unknown. HAT is known for helping ordinary skiers have an extraordinary experience off-piste.  It aims to develop your avalanche awareness and provide you with insight to skiing on the piste as well as development of your off-piste skiing skills.  Look out for some of their training events in the UK, and also their online courses in avalanche awareness.  

https://www.purepowder.com  And of course, we remain bias as we keep our Pure Powder blog on our Top 10 ski blogs.  However we’re not the only ones who think we’re worth a mention in a Top 10 (see Ski Lift’s Top 25 ski blogs for our mention!)  Our posts aim to give you all an insight our latest experiences, opinions on the best equipment, ski fitness exercises (some downloads available also) to help you get ready for your heli skiing experience as well as some guides of the best off piste skiing resorts.  Enjoy! 

https://planetski.eu/ PlanetSKI was founded by the journalist, James Cove who is a qualified ski instructor has skied around 600 resorts across the world: from South & North America, the Alps and the Pyrenees plus other areas in Europe including Russia and Scandinavia. The aim is to entertain and inform skiers about life in the mountains – with updated news stories, video reports and superb photos – it is not influenced by glossy press releases and free trips, but rather the unbiased opinions of its writers. What we love – honesty.  

 

https://stylealtitude.com/ski-blog Style Altitude brings you regular news and updates on the conditions from the mountains. With live webcams and tour guides this blog features all aspects of skiing and snowboarding. Really good source of information for all the resorts across the pond. 

http://blog.liftopia.com/  With over 60 like-minded contributors, this informative and entertaining blog for both beginner and advanced skiers covers everything mountains related.  They also offer the largest source of ski lift ticket deals online.  Be the first to know about the best equipment in the industry. 

Let us kow if you know any other ski blogs with you think are worthy of our top 10 list – we’d love to hear from you!  

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Whistler/Blackcomb

Location: Most famously known as just Whistler, Whistler and Blackcomb are two mountains that sit side by side and make up Canada’s biggest resort. Together they make up a whopping 8,171 acres of terrain, split between pisted runs, Alpine bowls and glaciers. Whistler Village is at the base of Whistler, the hub of the village […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Silver Star

Location: Located in the stunning Okanagan Valley, Silver Star is British Colombia’s fourth largest ski resort where you can expect the famous champagne powder we all know and love due to being further west. The varied terrain spreads over 3,282 acres and attracts every kind of skier. Getting there: Silver Star is extremely easy to get […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Sun Peaks

Location: Sun Peaks is the second biggest ski area in Canada, behind Whistler. It is the perfect warm up destination for anyone who is heli skiing at CMH’s Cariboos Lodge. Getting there: Sun Peaks is located in the heart of British Columbia, only a 45 minute drive from Kamloops and less than an hour by […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Tree Skiing in BC, Canada

The tree skiing in the interior ranges of British Columbia is very unique.  The trees protect the snow from wind and sun damage; so not only is it where you would expect the deepest snow to be, it is also where the powder remains perfect for longer which makes tree skiing a very enjoyable experience! […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

CMH Private Heli Skiing Trips

Heli skiing is the ultimate skiing experience – we don’t know a skier out there who doesn’t have heli skiing on their bucket list.  What’s not to want – deep, untracked powder in every direction, fresh tracks at every turn, no lift queues and a helicopter at your service!  Now, imagine it all to yourself […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Where Can I Go Small Group Heli Skiing?

Smaller heli ski groups mean greater opportunities for deep snow and more epic lines; and  heli skiing in groups made up of 4- or 5- guests can mean that your mountain experience is as intimate as possible.  You can either fill a helicopter with your buddies or join a ready made small group.  It’s best […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Skiing All Year Round

We often get asked – is it possible to go skiing all year round? And our answer is ABSOLUTELY! We’ve even compiled a list of where you can so you can get your powder fix in every month of the calendar year. December – April Canada For the most consistent and reliable heli skiing in […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

What to expect when heli skiing in Sweden

and why it should be your next heli skiing trip… Sweden not only offers a fantastic closer-to-home option for a heli skiing adventure for travellers coming from the UK but it is also home to one of the last, great wildernesses in Europe – and it’s all just waiting to be explored.    Although the season […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Revelstoke

Location: Revelstoke Mountain Resort is located in North America’s ‘deep snow capital’ in the heart of British Columbia. It was voted Canada’s Best Ski Resort in 2020, which is most likely due to its 3,120 acres of skiable terrain that includes the longest vertical ski hill in North America, trumping Whistler in 2008 when their […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

5 Apps to keep you Ski Fit

We’re firm believers that keeping fit is really important for any skier; if you are in great physical shape then you’re going to enjoy your skiing no matter what challenges are thrown at you, plus staying fit is widely recognized as being great for mental health and general wellbeing. We’ve pulled together our favourite 5 […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Where Can I Heli Ski In Chile? 

What a better way to spend the summer than heli skiing in the Andes…Powder South, offers an excellent heli skiing programme which is be based out of four different locations.     The Heli Skiing Programme:   Heli Skiing in Chile is based out of the Chilean Andes Mountains and it has access to over 1 million acres of terrain – where to heli ski here is endless. Most of the skiing is on open Alpine […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

The Top 5 Heli Ski Lodges in the World

We’re all about the best powder skiing experiences in the world, and as your heli ski experts it is only right that will pull together our top five ultimate heli ski lodges in the world. We couldn’t think of any where else we would prefer to be right now. Each lodge is sumptuous, with impeccable […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Christmas Gift Guide for Skiers & Boarders

Stuck for Christmas gifts for the skier or snowboarder in the family or for friends…then check out our ultimate gift list for this upcoming Christmas Go Pro Hero9 A Go Pro has to be the ultimate gift for any skier or snowboarder and the Go Pro Hero9 is the one to go for. As the […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

In the Press: Forbes

In The Press: Forbes Photo from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska has to be one of the most desired places to heli ski in the world, and we aren’t the only ones that think so. Forbes have recently written an article saying that “avid skiers are seeking out Alaska as the top place to heli-ski” Alaska […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Plan B. Where Can I Heli Ski During A Covid-19 Winter?

We’re massive fans of the interior ranges of British Columbia in Canada and in our humble opinion it’s as close as heli ski perfection as you can get.  It’s where you’ll find huge expanses of un-tracked ‘Champagne’ powder, tree-skiing for bad-weather days and unbeatable heli skiing know-how from the guides and pilots.   However, this is no normal season and as things stand the Canadian government are keeping […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Ultimate Heli Ski Packing List

It’s all very exciting – you’ve got your trip booked; flight tickets in hand; passport at the ready…  you can practically smell the powder!  However, you’re standing over an empty bag thinking – have I got everything?  We’ve pulled together our top packing tips to make sure that you’re all set.  What ski clothes to pack?  […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Are Touring boots compatible with CMH bindings?

Photo By: Zach Doleac  Our most asked question in the 2019/2020 season was – are my ski touring boots compatible with the CMH bindings?  So… we’ve decided to write a blog about it and get it answered once and for all! Taking skis CMH Heli Skiing provide all their guests with fat, powder skis which […]

Posted by: Zillah Bell

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Kicking Horse

Location: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s 1,315 vertical is known for its deep light powder and huge snowfall – no wonder it’s nicknamed the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada. It attracts skiers looking to experience amazing snow in a picturesque setting. Kicking Horse has a wide variety of terrain in its 3,400 skiable acres; better suited […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Pure Powder’s Skiing Resort Guide: Lake Louise

Location: Lake Louise is a hamlet located in the Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. Its name comes from the extraordinary vibrant blue lake which is at the base of Mount Victoria. The lake itself is a 6-minute drive from the centre of the hamlet and was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth Daughter of Queen Victoria. Although the hamlet is small with only a few hotels and […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Banff

Location: Banff is located in a picturesque National Park in Alberta, Canada.  It was named by the President of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1884 after his hometown Banffshire in Scotland. With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Banff has access to over 8,000 acres of ski terrain spread across is three ski […]

Posted by: Georgie Knox