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17January 2020

Why you should look before you leap

“The dog can come heli-skiing, probably, right?” It was a day in early May when Rudi, Jeff and I decided to take a flight to collect the last of the landing flags and get a few family turns on the high, north-facing terrain that still had good snow. Our dog Russell is[...]

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4January 2020

Keep Your Cool: How to win friends and influence people

It was 1976, and Rudi was ready to go on his first big promo tour. And as you might guess, marketing heli-skiing was a different game back then than it is in 2020 (yes, it’s 2020 now). In those days, heli-skiing was a brand new thing. Most people had no clue that[...]

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1October 2019

The Benefits of Being Unusual

“What are YOU looking at?” is definitely the look it was giving us. I’ll never forget it: We were sitting on the Treble Cone ski resort patio, in the south part of the South Island of New Zealand, in winter, watching a parrot sip someone’s abandoned latte. A parrot. A latte. No joke. “I[...]

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12August 2019

Where Are You Standing? The Thin Line Between Caution and Adventure

Jeff almost went to Alaska this year. A friend in the adventure filmmaking world was going up for a few days in April to get some ski footage of the epic-ness that is Alaskan steep faces and spines, and he reached out to Jeff to see if he wanted to tag[...]

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