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EXTREME SKIING

Skiing the slopes at Canadian Mountain Holidays

Canadian Mountain Holidays

Since the dawn of ages — at least 2,000 B.C., which is the origin attributed to rock carvings of skiers found in Norway — man has strapped flat sticks onto the bottoms of his shoes to better help him navigate the snowier parts of the globe. Over the centuries, skiing has evolved from a means of transportation to recreation to extreme sport. These days, once you’ve mastered the towrope, chairlift and black diamond runs, there’s nowhere to go but up into the clouds in a helicopter to be dropped off in a remote, awesome and otherwise inaccessible destination. Once there you’ll be greeted by magical powder and confront crevasses, cliff drops and sheer slopes as you ski your way back to civilization. Far exceeding the antics of reality TV, this is the real deal.

While heli-skiing may feel like the ultimate 21st century sport, it in fact dates back decades. To ski with Canadian Mountain Holidays is to participate in heli-skiing history. The company was founded by a young Austrian guide, Hans Gmoser, who immigrated to the Canadian Rockies and set up the world’s first helicopter ski company in the mid-1960s. While you can now heli-ski such incredible places as the Himalayas, we’re fond of the spectacular territory mastered by CMH, which includes Bobbie Burns, Valemont and Revelstoke. Along with three- to seven-day excursions, CHM offers the ultimate in heli-ski adventures, private trips that give you and your group exclusive use of a helicopter and two guides. If you’re seeking an adventure at high altitude, heli-skiing is sure to take you to new heights.

For more information visit the CMH official website


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*Image Courtesy of the CMH official website


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