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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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30June 2017

We Live For This goes on the road!

“Where are you going with those?” Our taxi driver eyed our ski bag with confusion, wince we just arrived to Stockholm in full sun and 18 degrees C. The stunning Swedish capital was just a landing point last month, though: our sights were set north. WAY north. A 90-minute flight, where we watched[...]

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25April 2017

The Joy of Skiing

One of the last days of our season this year was unlike any other. In fact, skiing history was made. Grace Brulotte became the first physically disabled tandem ski skier to heli-ski! Her and Scott Courtemanche are two halves of one game-changing, barrier-breaking, pow-slaying hella-inspiring team. Their home town of Fernie rallied around in[...]

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1February 2017

This is where it all starts

Welcome! Should we go heli-skiing? Our day lodge is just five minutes from the heart of the town of Golden, but stepping inside is the beginning of feeling very far away from day-to-day life. With a hot cup of Rudi’s own mountain tea in hand, we’ll orient you for the day of[...]

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