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.
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 trips, CHM offers the ultimate in heli-ski adventures,
private weeks that give you and your group exclusive use of
a helicopter and two guides. If you’re seeking an adventure
at altitude, heli-skiing is sure to take you to new heights.