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17January 2020

Why you should look before you leap

“The dog can come heli-skiing, probably, right?” It was a day in early May when Rudi, Jeff and I decided to take a flight to collect the last of the landing flags and get a few family turns on the high, north-facing terrain that still had good snow. Our dog Russell is[...]

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4January 2020

Keep Your Cool: How to win friends and influence people

It was 1976, and Rudi was ready to go on his first big promo tour. And as you might guess, marketing heli-skiing was a different game back then than it is in 2020 (yes, it’s 2020 now). In those days, heli-skiing was a brand new thing. Most people had no clue that[...]

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20December 2019

Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Please don’t tell anyone, but… This year Jeff and I realized we’re finally getting old enough to need time bookmarks. Do you use these too? It’s when you’re trying to remember when something happened, and you know the best you’re gonna be able to do is a vague target between memorable events: … it[...]

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7December 2019

The Private Difference: White Space and White Gold

Of all the backcountry adventures I’ve been on with Jeff, the only time I really thought I might freeze to death was not on some snow-covered peak. It was in the international terminal of LAX. We had gotten off an overnight flight from Kauai, and had a five-hour layover before boarding our[...]

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