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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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24December 2020

Q&A: Are bigger skis the way of the future?

As the freeride mindset and passion for the backcountry has grown in skiing, a trend has been growing along with it: more people choosing to ride bigger skis. Fatter skis. We see more and more folks in the Kicking Horse line-up holding some seriously FAT sticks. Do they know something you don’t?[...]

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