Tag Archive: Mountain Adventures

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Pure Powder and CMH in the FT Weekend Magazine

‘For the ski-mad family, this has to be the ultimate treat…’ Heli skiing in Canada with Pure Powder and CMH Heli Skiing was just featured in the FT Weekend Magazine and online. Check out the piece here. If you’re looking for a family or solo trip heli skiing in Canada, get in touch with the heli ski […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Heli Skiing in CMH’s Monashees in British Columbia – Steep runs and endless terrain

When I boarded the flight to Canada the other week for my annual pilgrimage to the centre of the powder skiing universe, it was with a slight feeling of trepidation – rather than the usual un-bridled excitement.  Why?  Because I’d been monitoring conditions over the past few weeks and Western Canada had been experiencing a […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

When is the best time to travel to Alaska?

Ah…the BIG question, and one that we are asked frequently.  When is the best time to go heli skiing in Alaska?  As the heli ski season in Alaska is upon us we thought now was a good time to give you some handy pointers. Alaska – Heli Skiing; when is best to travel? Firstly, the […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Chamonix

Location: Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France located in the Haute Savoie region in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif. Famed for its spectacular cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix offers abundant snowfall due to its high altitude and is able to operate from early December to early […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder’s Guide to Different Types of Skiing

People often ask what are the different types of skiing, so we put together a handy guide to explain everything you need to know. Downhill skiing (or alpine skiing) is definitely our preferred snow sport, whether it takes the form of heli skiing, off piste skiing or simply resort skiing. However it is not the only […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Kicking Horse

Location: As the fourth highest vertical in North America, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s 1,260 vertical is known for its deep champagne powder and huge snowfall. With its ski in / ski out abilities and alpine charm, it attracts skiers looking to experience amazing snow in a picturesque setting. Kicking Horse has a wide variety of […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder Round-Up of the UK’s only Heli Ski Tour 2013

Every November, the Pure Powder team set out around the UK with ski guides from CMH to spread the heli ski love. This year we travelled the country for 7 evenings meeting 350 powder enthusiasts, drinking quite a few bottles of beer and handing out prizes courtesy of Ellis Brigham, Atomic, Surefoot and Arc’teryx. CMH […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Long-range snow forecast for Heli Skiing in Canada for the 2013-2014 season

It’s that time of year again – the flip flops have been put away and we’re looking forward to getting back into our snow bubble.  Although I do have a degree in Geography I’m no meteorologist, so we’re relying on the  professional to look into their crystal ball to see what snow gifts Mother Nature […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Getting heli ski ready: How to find the perfect ski boot

We know how much an ill-fitting ski boot can ruin your time on the slopes. Good boots should give you 8 hours of hard skiing a day with slipper worthy support. Chris Lowe is UK Manager of Surefoot – the worlds’ leading custom ski boot fitter. With 14,000 boots to their name in over 26 […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

‘McConkey’ Film Premiere – One Life, Live It.

On Monday 1st October 2013, Leicester Square saw the UK premier of ‘McConkey’, the brilliant biopic of the late great Shane McConkey. We were delighted to send along our Pure Powder competition winner James who won 2 tickets to the premiere on the day, courtesy of All Conditions Media. Here’s their summary of the night, […]

Posted by: Suzy Small