Tag Archive: Heli Skiing

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6 ski themed Christmas gift ideas from Pure Powder…

Does your other half love skiing like you love them? If so, you may be a little jaded by this skiing lark but how about some Christmas gift ideas to keep them quiet on Christmas day? Here at Pure Powder – the off piste and heli ski specialists – we’ve done the hard work and searched […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

The Pure Powder Guide to the best ski blogs in the business

As the ski season draws ever closer we thought we’d share with you our thoughts on the best skiing blogs in cyberspace… Whatever you are after, be it finding some hidden resort gems, off piste skiing tips, the ultimate heli skiing destinations or just a bit of fun in the snow… our pick of the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Alaska – is it worth the “Down day” gamble!?

I got my answer on day three. As the helicopter banked steeply round we could see a tiny ridge with what looked like near vertical drops on every side. Surely not? I think all four of us were thinking the same thing; where on earth would we land – let alone ski!? Before we could do […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder Heli Skiing – In The Snow (Issue 15 Nov 2010)

Ever Dreamt of Heli-Skiing? Considered by most to be the Holy Grail of skiing experiences, we touched base with Charlie Brooksbank, Director of Pure Powder, the UK’s leading heli-ski specialists, to get his insider views on tow world famous heli-skiing destinations…

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

Staying fit this summer with cycling, pilates and summer skiing in Chile, with Pure Powder and Powder South

If you’re like the rest of us, the British heatwave has sapped all your energy to ensure that you’re now at your happiest when lying in a cold bath/stuck in an air conditioning vent/moving into your freezer. But we’re now less than 5 months before another joyous Ski Season starts, with the experts advising aerobic […]

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

Pure Powder – Tatler (April 2010)

Inside Track – Pure Powder As the snow turns to slush in the Alps and the runs are cluttered with Easter holiday crowds, ski fanatatics should start looking further afield for their off-piste kicks.  Cue freshly re-launched heli-ski specialists Pure Powder…

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank