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5August 2021

5 Smart Ways to Make Your Heli-Ski Trip Even Better

There’s a habit of conversation that’s become a running joke between Jeff and me. I noticed it many years ago when I was still getting to know Golden and its people. Nearly everyone, nearly all the time, seemed to be talking about what “the move” was. Like… How to take off and store a[...]

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7May 2021

How do guides see terrain differently than the rest of us?

“Well, yes, maybe, but it depends.” That was the most common response I got from Jeff this winter, as I decided to use extra days off to learn more about how decision-making works in the field. I finally got fit enough to be able to ask an annoying number of questions on[...]

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4May 2021

Q&A: Seriously, what’s better? Cat-skiing or heli-skiing?

Okay, first thing: you’re here. So I think I’m justified in assuming that you’re interested in heli-skiing. But I also know that folks are often considering more than one kind of trip that gets them mechanized access to lots of mind-blowing deep powder skiing. And if you’re the sort of person that[...]

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26January 2021

Q&A: What are the upsides to town-based heli-skiing?

Many heli-ski operations are based out of a backcountry lodge, where you’ll fly into a remote location, and get your heli-skiing, accommodations and meals all in one place. A week later (or sometimes 3-4 days), you’ll fly back out and head for home. The other format, of which there are several[...]

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