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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

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 […]

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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

Ready to heli ski? My first time experience with CMH and Pure Powder [Part 2]

So the fears had subsided (read Part 1 for how I left my Valium at home) and a thorough safety demonstration was followed by a delicious lunch. Then it was time to boot up and get ready for some afternoon heli skiing! I was particularly lucky that our group was being lead by the infamous […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Ready to heli ski? My first time experience with CMH [Part 1]

I wanted to tell Roko – my 6″4, disturbingly svelte mountain guide that no, I was not. I wanted to sit him down and explain that the prospect of jumping out of a helicopter and onto a mountain ledge with nothing but four wooden sticks of varied length and width filled me with an unerring […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

3 top tips to improve your off piste skiing – by heli ski guide Roko

You wake up, look out of the window, and there’s a pristine blanket of fresh white snow covering everything in sight. To make the most of those unforgettable powder days, here are some top tips to help improve your off piste skiing & heli skiing techniques – pulled together with the help of one of […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank