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9November 2018

Is Small-Group Heli-Skiing Worth It?

They believed I would come back for him. That’s why it worked. I drove away from the gas station into the Mexican heat, with a full tank but not having paid. In my rearview mirror, I see Jeff standing surrounded by a small group of attendants, arms crossed, no smiling. It’ll be[...]

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15October 2018

The Longest Heli-Ski Run of All Time

Our first go at “heli-skiing” anywhere other than here in B.C. was in Switzerland, back in 2011. I say “heli-skiing” with quotes because heli-skiing over there really isn’t the same as what we do here. It was one heli-drop on Äbenie Flue in the Bernese Alps, one of just a few spots allowed,[...]

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17September 2018

What Do You Know?

Like all uphill landings, it was an unwelcome surprise. Day one of skiing in Swedish Lapland, and we weren’t quite ready for the chairlift at Riksgränsen. Fixed-grip, bare metal, no lifty to help ease the transition. We pushed forward to get to the line and turned around just in time for[...]

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1August 2018

What kind of cairns will you build?

“I can’t believe it! They’re still here!” This past summer, Jeff and I spent a few days hiking from Mistaya Lodge, a ski touring and hiking gem up the valley from our home, perched at 7,000 feet among rocky peaks and blue-green alpine tarns. For me, it was a new experience, but[...]

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