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29January 2021

Why you’re so right

The moment Jeff knew he was going to be a heli-ski guide looked like this: Fifteen years old, shivering in a skin-tight spandex one-piece, side-slipping down a race course, pushing freshly fallen snow out of the way so they could get to the icy, hard surface underneath. Mid-power-plow, he watched a helicopter[...]

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26January 2021

Q&A: What are the upsides to town-based heli-skiing?

Many heli-ski operations are based out of a backcountry lodge, where you’ll fly into a remote location, and get your heli-skiing, accommodations and meals all in one place. A week later (or sometimes 3-4 days), you’ll fly back out and head for home. The other format, of which there are several[...]

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1January 2021

You’ve trained for this.

Jeff is a sucker for a sunroof. The rule is, anywhere we are in the world, if we’re in the mountains, and the vehicle has a sunroof, I’m driving. I never have to worry about him texting and driving. The screen doesn’t hold much sway. But the view through the sunroof of the[...]

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24December 2020

Q&A: Are bigger skis the way of the future?

As the freeride mindset and passion for the backcountry has grown in skiing, a trend has been growing along with it: more people choosing to ride bigger skis. Fatter skis. We see more and more folks in the Kicking Horse line-up holding some seriously FAT sticks. Do they know something you don’t?[...]

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