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17October 2017

Fresh powder sticks for 17/18: Blizzard

You may know Blizzard best from the race podium, but if you haven’t already, it’s time to get to know them in the backcountry. We’re stoked to be welcoming Blizzard to our pow ski line-up for this winter. After a season of testing, the excitement and enthusiasm was at record levels.[...]

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10October 2017

Purcell on Powder Guides TV

We’re in it for the life-changing joy of deep powder. Now into the third generation, that’s our simple mission. Sharing that joy with like-minded skiers and riders from around the world is such an amazing job and life’s work. It’s about the sheer FUN of it. And the awesome experience of being[...]

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30September 2017

It all started with a van and a clipboard

As many people know, Rudi founded Purcell back in 1974. Forty-three years later, things have grown a lot from the early days. We have a beautiful lodge, a heli-pad, a fancy sign, high-tech communication systems, piles of safety gear and emergency manuals. Guiding staff, kitchen staff, reservations and marketing staff. But that’s[...]

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17September 2017

The Joy of Unplugging

When you go heli-skiing in our massive operating area, it’s pure, remote, empty backcountry. There’s no wi-fi and no cell coverage, anywhere. In fact, because of transceiver interference, your cell phone needs to be off, like OFF off, unless you’re taking a photo. Does that make you feel a bit uneasy,[...]

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