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6February 2019

January, In Photos

This year, January was a little unusual, and at the same time, right on track. The weather was drier and milder than normal, but the snow quality proved to be every bit as good as January can be. We skied alpine and trees, and our brand new burn (!) made by[...]

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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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15October 2018

The Longest Heli-Ski Run of All Time

Our first go at “heli-skiing” anywhere other than here in B.C. was in Switzerland, back in 2011. I say “heli-skiing” with quotes because heli-skiing over there really isn’t the same as what we do here. It was one heli-drop on Äbenie Flue in the Bernese Alps, one of just a few spots allowed,[...]

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