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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 their private tenure of British Columbia the best in the world (it also happens to be 1/3 of the size of Switzerland) which is why they have conjured up the Ski Fusion and Touring programmes designed for those keen skiers to experience the heli ski drops at a more affordable price tag.

Ski Fusion & Ski Touring the CMH Way: The Ultimate 7 Days in British Columbia             Ski Fusion & Ski Touring the CMH Way: The Ultimate 7 Days in British Columbia

Staying at the Bugaboos lodge, this is where heli skiing started. Invented here in the 1960’s by Hans Gmoser – the founder of CMH Heli Skiing –  the lodge and surrounding ski area is steeped in history and was Hans’ first choice of terrain when he was paving the way for heli skiing. Chosen for its rich variety of terrain, the Bugaboos offers glorious high alpine and plentiful tree skiing all set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Bugaboos granite spires.

On your return, you will be met with sumptuous teas (think sushi presented on snowboards and Beef & Ale pies) and a 3 course dinner every evening. This trip includes all your accommodation and food so you will not go hungry! Transfers are covered by CMH so we just need to get you to Calgary and they look after you from here on in.

Ski Fusion

Combine 4 days of heli skiing with 3 days of ski touring and you have CMH’s ‘Ski Fusion’. For just £3,650 you get to experience spending 7 nights and 7 days in the Bugaboos lodge with all your food, use of powder skis/snowboards, safety equipment, guiding and skiing thrown in (including up to 17,500 vertical metres of skiing guaranteed). In fact, the only thing not included is your flight and alcohol!

Running at the end of the Season, fitness is still key (the touring days will involve one heli drop at the beginning and the end of each day). Skiing in a group of 10 skiers with 2 guides, your guides will make a daily decision based on the weather and ski conditions to decide which days will be spent ski touring and which days you’ll be heli skiing. Plus £3,650 for 7 days of skiing un-tracked fresh powder each day (with 4 of these days going heli skiing) seems all the more feasible when you compare the same trip to the prices of Europe!     

Ski Fusion & Ski Touring the CMH Way: The Ultimate 7 Days in British Columbia

Ski Touring

Spending 7 nights at CMH Bugaboos in April for under £3,000 is also an option on their specialist ski touring weeks. With one heli lift in the morning, CMH will fly you out to the terrain and you’ll spend the day skiing the dry, champagne powder of British Columbia. Hans Gmoser believed you ‘earned your turns’ so this is more what he had in mind before the helicopter became King.

You’ll avoid the heavy packs of European touring with just your skins and lunch for the day required. At the end of the day, you’ll be picked up by helicopter and flown back to the lodge to see you other heli ski comrades for tea.

Ski Fusion & Ski Touring the CMH Way: The Ultimate 7 Days in British ColumbiaSki Fusion & Ski Touring the CMH Way: The Ultimate 7 Days in British Columbia

A ski touring week is taking place in the Bugaboos from Saturday 27th April – Saturday 4th May 2013. There are still some places available for £2,900 (exclusive of international flights, alcoholic drinks and any lodge extras such as massages). Please contact us to claim your place. Flights start at £650 so now is the time to book!

Posted by: Suzy Small

Mastering Off-Piste Skiing: An Introductory Guide

  For many thrill seekers, the tame slopes of a ski resort do not offer the excitement they’re looking for – this is where off-piste skiing offers an excellent alternative. The popularity of this adventure-based sport has increased over the past couple of years as skiing has become more accessible to more people. And yet, […]

Posted by: Samantha

Helicopter Skiing: The Ultimate Adrenaline Rush

  If you are interested in undertaking an outdoor adventure like no other, helicopter skiing may be the perfect option for you. Helicopter skiing involves off-piste, downhill skiing with the added thrill of a helicopter trip to reach untouched backcountry terrain.   Perhaps breathtaking views and an exhilarating experience are what you are after? If […]

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About Heli Skiing: Myths And Misconceptions

  For those of you who have already had the chance to head out on your very own heli skiing excursion, you will know what to expect when embarking on your next adventure. For those who have not, this brief guide is for you – we will clear up some common misconceptions regarding heli skiing, […]

Posted by: Samantha

Heli Skiing: Prepare For An Unforgettable Trip

  In the past, heli skiing used to be a sport that only those adventurous few who could afford the exorbitant cost could enjoy. However, more recently, with the help of companies like Pure Powder, the sport has become more accessible than ever. Today more and more avid skiers are being introduced to and partaking […]

Posted by: Samantha

Plan An Unforgettable Off-Piste Skiing Trip

  If you are eager to set off on an unforgettable off-piste skiing trip, then you have come to the right place. Pure Powder is one of the best ski specialists based in the UK, but we organise off-piste ski adventures all around the world. In this quick read, we will cover some essential information […]

Posted by: Samantha

A Comprehensive Guide To Heli Ski Preparations

  Let’s get into the ins and outs of trip preparation for your next heli ski adventure! At Pure Powder, we take care of all the logistical aspects of your skiing experience, but there are a few things you can do from your side to make sure that you kick off the excursion as prepared […]

Posted by: Samantha

Helicopter Skiing vs Resort Skiing: A Comparison Of Skiing Experiences

  Over the past few years, there has been a rapid rise in the popularity of helicopter skiing. Spurred ever onwards by this increased interest in the sport, Pure Powder strives to make heli skiing an accessible activity for skiing novices and veterans alike. With helicopter skiing now more accessible than ever, avid adventurers have […]

Posted by: Samantha

Steep Heli Skiing: Exploring Alaska

  If real thrills are what you’re searching for, heli skiing with Pure Powder is the way to go. We organise heli skiing trips all over the globe, tailoring each experience to your level of expertise. For the experienced skiers looking for an adrenaline rush, Alaska is the holy grail of pure skiing freedom.   […]

Posted by: Samantha

Heli Ski Gear Guide: Must-Have Skiing Equipment

  If you have ever participated in a heli ski experience, you will know that having the right equipment is essential. Not only does the heli ski gear protect you from the elements out in the backcountry, but it can also improve the entire experience overall. Regarding heli ski gear, experienced skiers stick to functional […]

Posted by: Samantha

Incredible Heli Skiing Destinations

  If you are considering setting off on your very first heli skiing adventure, allow us to walk you through some of the amazing options you have at your disposal! In this brief guide, we will have a look at a few different heli ski destinations and consider what makes each of them unique.   […]

Posted by: Samantha

Off-Piste Skiing: Embrace The Freedom Of Untracked Slopes

  Very few sensations can be compared to the feeling of off-piste skiing in deep powder snow. If you have yet to throw yourself into one of these incredible ski excursions, allow us to fill you in on the basics of off-piste skiing. In this brief guide, we will cover what exactly an off-piste skiing […]

Posted by: Samantha

Helicopter Skiing: The Ultimate Alpine Experience

  Helicopter skiing is a great way to take your ski experience to the next level. In this brief guide, we will explain the differences between our tailored heli skiing excursions and your typical ski getaway. Of course, this is not to say that a standard resort skiing trip cannot be a great experience, but […]

Posted by: Samantha

Some Useful Advice For Your Heli Skiing Adventure

  As exciting as a heli skiing trip surely is, it is always best to go prepared. In this quick read, we will walk you through a few different aspects of our heli skiing adventures, arming you with everything you need to know about heli skiing before you embark on your trip.   When you […]

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Best Heli Skiing In Canada: Make Your Next Adventure Unforgettable

  CMH Heli Skiing offers not only the best heli skiing in Canada, but some of the best off-piste skiing adventures in the world. The interior ranges of western British Columbia, Canada have been hailed as the Mecca of heli skiing excursions, and for good reason. There is no shortage of choice with Canadian Mountain […]

Posted by: Samantha

Exploring The Heli Ski World: An Introductory Guide

  When hearing the term “heli ski”, peoples’ minds often wander to the world of action movies. The word may evoke images of James Bond or Jason Bourne leaping off a helicopter several feet in the air onto a steep slope, followed by villains, as they expertly manoeuvre their way down death-defying heights and avoiding […]

Posted by: Samantha

Off-Piste Skiing: Your Questions Answered

  If taking on challenging terrain sounds like a thrilling adventure, then off-piste skiing may just be the ideal outdoor sport for you. Venturing outside the boundaries of standard ski resorts can be a rewarding experience, allowing you to leave behind the groomed slopes and instead make tracks across the fresh snow of the backcountry. […]

Posted by: Samantha

Heli Skiing: Everything You Need To Know

  Heli skiing is an invigorating outdoor sport involving breathtaking views from remote backcountry slopes. Whether you are an excited first-time/beginner skier or a seasoned skier looking for a new challenge, heli skiing has something to offer. In this quick read, we will be covering everything you need to know about heli skiing.   If […]

Posted by: Samantha

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