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14February 2020

Bonus Pitch: Ski Lessons for Life

I keep a running Word doc with all my potential Yodel ideas. It’s a strange file, not readable to anyone but me. It’s fragments and half-finished thoughts – messages that could be a fit for some issue in the future. Or sometimes they’re bookmarks in stories from our lives. A few words[...]

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11February 2020

Q&A: I want everyone to know I went heli-skiing. How do I do it?

Ready to share some stoke? Here’s how.   Publish the evidence Share your photos and videos on your favourite platform and tag us! We love to repost and feature content from our guests, so the wider Purcell community gets to see all the angles and all the faceshots. IG tag @purcellheliski  |  Facebook tag @purcellheli [...]

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1February 2020

Nothing but POW: A high-speed moment of clarity

Before there were drones, there were stuntmen with cameras between their knees. Big, expensive, old-fashioned, suitcase-sized cameras. That was Rudi’s job on the 1969 movie Downhill Racer, starring Robert Redford and Gene Hackman. Despite the star power, it wasn’t exactly a box office hit (so you’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of[...]

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28January 2020

Q&A: Does shoulder season have less reliable conditions?

Basically, no. But stick with me. There’s good stuff to know on this one. If we started operating in November, and that was our shoulder season, then yes, a thin snowpack and not enough coverage could be an issue. And if we kept running tours into May, then yes, a lack of true[...]

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