Tag Archive: Mountain Adventures

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Ben Saunders to the South Pole: The longest unsupported polar journey in history

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an evening hosted by Bremont in honour of their ambassador, polar explorer Ben Saunders. One of our greatest adventurers, Ben is one of only three who has skied solo to the North Pole and also holds the British record for the longest solo Arctic journey. He is […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder’s Resort guide: Zermatt

Zermatt is one of the most iconic and well-known ski resorts in the world, made famous through the climbing exploits of the British mountaineer Edward Whymper who was the first to successfully scale the Matterhorn in 1865.  Since then it has become a hugely popular ski resort as well as summer climbing hot-spot. Location: Zermatt is […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Pure Powder’s Top 4 Mountain Hikes

As off piste skiing and heli skiing specialists, we have a keen sense of adventure and love our outdoor pursuits, even if they don’t always involve snow, skis and après ski ‘activities’!  Therefore it seemed only fitting to put together a list of the best hikes for those of us who aren’t heading down to the […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder’s Guide to the best Adventure Blogs

Here at Pure Powder we are always on the lookout for new adventures; whether it’s a new heli ski trip in Alaska or Canada, information on the latest expeditions, or hiking and trekking trails from all over, we like to be outside and moving (or at least reading about it). To do the latter, we’ve […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

A Day in the Life of a Heli Skier: Part III – Steep & Deep in the Trees

Many thanks to Pure Powder & CMH guest Craig McCulloch for the following article on his CMH Heli Skiing trip in March 2013… Skiing with Pure Powder’s Canadian operator CMH Heli Skiing offers two very distinctive types of heli skiing. Most of us love the enjoyment of blue bird skies, no wind and heavenly high […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

A Day in the Life of a Heli Skier: Part II – Heavenly High Alpine Heli Skiing

Many thanks to Pure Powder & CMH guest Craig McCulloch for the following article on his CMH Heli Skiing trip in March 2013… Skiing with Pure Powder’s Canadian operator CMH Heli Skiing offers two very distinctive types of heli skiing. Most of us love the enjoyment of blue bird skies, no wind and heavenly high […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

A Day in the Life of a Heli Skier: Part I – Heli Skiing Prep

Many thanks to Pure Powder & CMH guest Craig McCulloch for the following article on his CMH Heli Skiing trip in March 2013… Every passionate skier, dreams of bluebird days, deep powder and pristine mountain landscapes, void of people. When I was 17 my every waking moment was spent skiing, or dreaming it. One day […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

The Haute Route – A Pure Powder Guide

Interested in off piste skiing adventures high up in the French and Swiss Alps? If a powdery trek going up, down and around mountains is appealing to you, why not try your hand at the Haute Route. Not for the Après Skiers, the Haute Route is the century old pass that connects the two renowned resorts of Chamonix and Zermatt. […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Heli skiing and resort skiing adventure in British Columbia with K2 Athletes

Please note that this blog was written in 2013, the K2 Rotor Lodge is now called CMH Kootenay. With wipers on full speed, snow-flakes pounding the windscreen and beautiful fresh snow draping everything around us, we knew we were in for a treat.  It’s a perfect start for any powder skiing adventure and it was […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Driving to a Ski Resort – Tips from the RAC

There’s been a fantastic start to the ski season in Europe this year and the UK has been hit with it’s own snow storms over the last few days.   To help you out with driving in snowy conditions Pure Powder have teamed up with the RAC, the leading suppliers of car breakdown cover, to […]

Posted by: Suzy Small