22March 2019

How to embrace tradition AND innovation

Here and there throughout the season, people have been asking Jeff and me: “So, how does Rudi feel about the new program?” They wonder if it’s been a smooth transition, or more of the kicking-and-screaming kind. It’s an understandable thing to be curious about. In a generational, family business, it’s common to encounter some[...]

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8March 2019

Riding Shotgun: How To Become A Heli-Ski Guide

Watching your guide charge ahead, laying first tracks into the pow again and again, can make a person wonder: “How did they get this job?!?” Are they just ski bums that were in the right place at the right time? Well, they’re still usually ski bums at heart, yes, but they’ve put in[...]

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24February 2019

Light. Nimble. Free.

One group really can really get around. Private heli-skiing has many upsides, but one we’re especially enjoying lately is the simplicity to move around. From the alpine to the glaciers to the glades, groups have been valley-hopping, skiing through terrain from one side of our zone to the other, all in a[...]

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22February 2019

Après-Ski, Then and Now

“It opens around 3:30, and by 4:00 people are dancing on the tables. Every day.” I had asked Kurt for his take on the ultimate après-ski scene from what he’s seen in Europe. He made a noise that made it clear there was only one answer. It came fast and decisive: Austria. St.[...]

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