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25January 2019

Embedded: Why Some Trips Are Just Better Than Others

“I think I’m going to pass out.” After striking out at the sixth place we thought might serve breakfast, we finally found a spot for a croissant and some cheese so we wouldn’t faint on the sidewalk on our first morning wandering through Grindelwald. It was the first 24 hours after transcontinental[...]

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26December 2018

Smart Match: How to Pick the Right Package for your Ability

You want to go heli-skiing. That’s what you’ve decided. There’s no going back. (It’s a good feeling. Embrace it.) But. The details, the package, the number of days? Still undecided. No problem. Picking the right package is a matter of knowing yourself, and the dream in your mind, and finding the closest thing that matches[...]

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19December 2018

How Do I Compare Heli-Ski Pricing?

It’s tough to compare heli-skiing packages, isn’t it? Everyone has a just-different-enough combination of what’s included, how the skiing is calculated, or group-to-guide and groups-to-helicopter ratio. I’ve had dreams of creating the handy comparison table for years – something that, at a glance, would break it ALL down. I’ve learned it quickly becomes[...]

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17December 2018

December Conditions Report In Photos

Winter kept us all in suspense this year. Through the fall, it snowed, sure, but it didn’t really stack up very quickly. Across the province, everyone was nervously watching the forecasts, thinking ‘well, let’s go already!’ Then, BOOM. The Purcells got hit with 120 cm (that’s over a METRE, or FOUR FEET) of[...]

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