Tag Archive: Heli Skiing in Canada

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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

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

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

5 Ingredients to a Great CMH Heli Ski Run

What makes a great heli ski run? Topher Donahue grilled Steve Chambers (manager of CMH Revelstoke) for an insiders perspective on the elements that make up a perfect day: 1) Great Snow – CMH Heli Skiing have runs that range in length from 400m to 2,000m and if the snow is perfect it doesn’t really matter […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Changing ski tech – rock with CMH heli skiing in 2011

It’s an exciting time as far as ski kit is concerned, with new technologies continuing to push the boundaries.  CMH heli skiing has responded to this by updating their fleet of skis for the 2011 season. Aaron Ambuske, VP Global Product Development for K2 Skis, explains what all the fuss is about… Rocker technology has changed the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder banishes some Heli Skiing Myths…

We tackle the 8 most common misconceptions about heli skiing… 1. You jump out of the Helicopter You may be amazed at the skills of the pilots but who’d want to jump out of a helicopter with a pair of skis on!?  The reality is you always touch down (usually at a tried and tested […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Heli skiing with CMH in Canada: a dream becomes a reality

My memory of planning & booking my first heli skiing trip happened in what seemed like an instant. My oldest skiing friend, Malcolm, had just come back from his first trip with CMH Heli Skiing to the Adamants lodge in British Columbia. He sent me some pictures with a note that said “Remember we all promised […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH Heli-Skiing – Daily Telegraph (5th November 2008)

Heli-Skiing: five great locations The Monashees, British Columbia:  the most challenging of the ski areas in the Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) portfolio, the Monashees are not for the first-time heli-skier. Offering what is arguably the best “steep and deep” tree skiing in the world, two-thirds of the runs are set in mature, well-spaced forest…Read the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH Heli-Skiing – The Independent (7th February 2009)

Best for powder hounds: British Columbia  “There’s a vertical inconvenience ahead so we’re going that way,” says Allan the guide, pointing with his pole. “Do not go below me. Any questions?” In other words (mountain guides are masters of understatement): “There’s a cliff down there so follow me or you’re screwed.” And with that Allan […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

CMH Heli-Skiing – Times Online (23rd Janaury 2008)

  A first time heli-skier in Canada – watch the video whoops and wipeouts of ski fanatic Charlie Light on his heli-ski debut. Imagine two miles of untouched powder ahead of you, a personal heli-taxi to take you back up the mountain and a cosy lodge with an open fire at the end of the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank