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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

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 Off Piste La Grave – The Independent (16th October 2010)

Two feet in La Grave For the best off-piste skiing in France, go one step beyond the black run – and don’t forget to rope up. It’s one way to get the attention of your group: to announce on the first morning that the couloir into which you are about to ski has killed several […]

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

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

Explore Antarctica in style with Pure Powder

I remember so clearly where it all started. Four of us huddled together in a small mountain tent nearly a 1,000kms away from the nearest human settlement. Our goal was to traverse the whole continent of Antarctica and right then, we were waiting out a storm. We had been going for about seventy days and […]

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

The Pure Powder guide to the top 2 off piste ski resorts in France

Where are the best places to ski off piste in glorious fresh powder tracks in France? There are many great resorts to choose from, but here are my top two… ONE:  Chamonix, France FLEXIBILITY is the name of the game here. Situated right at the heart of the Mont-Blanc massif, Chamonix is the perfect gateway into […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank