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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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12January 2019

Trying something new? Remember this.

My Christmas gift to Jeff a few years back was a banjo. He loves bluegrass music, and had been saying for a while that he would really love the chance to finally learn to play a musical instrument. I believed his enthusiasm, but I spent many months testing his resolve. I grew up[...]

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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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