28January 2020

Q&A: Does shoulder season have less reliable conditions?

Basically, no. But stick with me. There’s good stuff to know on this one. If we started operating in November, and that was our shoulder season, then yes, a thin snowpack and not enough coverage could be an issue. And if we kept running tours into May, then yes, a lack of true[...]

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14January 2020

Q&A: What Should I Pack for a Heli-Ski Trip?

Going heli-skiing? YES, friend! Go get it. Here’s what to know about what to bring. Check your list twice, and you’re set to fly. (Note: What you may bring for your entire ski holiday is outside the scope of this list – what you’ll find below is specifically about your day or[...]

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31December 2019

Q&A: How Far in Advance Should I book?

You might expect me to just say ‘Now, Now, Now!’ with that shopping channel tone in my voice, but ick, no, that’s not my style. Plus, that’s not helpful. You want to know when’s actually the right window so you don’t miss out. What I always say to people? Recommendations are below,[...]

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17December 2019

Q&A: How is heli-skiing different for snowboarders?

Different gear, some differences to note. What’s definitely NOT different? One plank or two, we’re all out there to experience the joy of floating through pow in the untouched backcountry.   A smooth backcountry snowboarder ticks all these boxes:   You gotta look ahead The terrain won’t always be planar downhill pitches. There’ll be little flats,[...]

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