Go Heli-Skiing

Once you experience a world of limitless virgin and untracked powder, skiing and riding take on a whole new meaning. CMH operate 11 heli-ski lodges, with access to incredible terrain, and helicopters standing by to be your personal powder concierge.

Length of Trip : CMH offers 3, 4 and 7 day packages.

Cost: Alot more than your local ski hill! Click here for their latest packages and prices.

Best time to go:December to March

Wheelchair friendly:No

Family friendly : Family Trips are for families with 12 to 17-year old skiers, designed around the Christmas holidays. Younger children who won’t be skiing are welcome (CMH has nannies available as these non skiers must be supervised at all times). Families begin the day heli-skiing together, but kids can return to the lodge when they tire to participate in fun, supervised, indoor and outdoor activities. In the evening, CMH’s chefs cook up a grand family dinner with special meals for the kids.

Where to eat : Excellent meals are prepared nightly in the lodges. Lunch (sandwiches, hot chocolate, snacks) are served on the mountain.

Official Site : Canadian Mountain Holidays Ph: 1-800-661-0252 Email: [email protected]

Where to Stay:CMH currently has 11 Heli Ski lodges. K2 Rotor Lodge is located in the town of Nakusp. Accommodations are modern and comfortable.

Getting There : Click here for booking information.

Note from Robin : Myth: You have to be an expert skier to truly enjoy powder skiing. Truth: The latest equipment has opened up the joys of powder to intermediate level skiers. It is more important to have the right equipment and guides on hand to lead you down some of the best ski terrain in the planet. CMH guides are among the best in the world and they work with every skier to determine the right powder skiing experience based on fitness levels and ability. CMH has designed Powder 101 intro ski weeks for intermediate skiers unfamiliar with deep powder technique. Myth: Fewer days heli-skiing is more cost effective. Truth: The value increases the more days (and therefore guaranteed vertical) you book, with one day heli-skiing often the lowest value option due to the safety orientation cutting into part of your one day. There is also the myth that when booking a trip, you must ski all day, every day. At CMH, the guaranteed vertical system only charges you for vertical when you’re skiing, and opportunities are provided to stop skiing early and enjoy the amenities of the lodges, including cross country skiing, common areas and a fireplace for socializing, full-service bar, expansive outdoor decks, shop for gifts and gear, sauna, hot tubs and massage service. Myth: Snowboarders and skiers don’t mix when heli-skiing. Truth: CMH welcomes boarders on all trips – and guides instruct boarders on how to manage different conditions and terrain including: anticipating flat sections, not getting too low on traverses, setting bindings towards the rear for deep powder, carrying extra binding parts, and using ski tracks to your advantage. Many CMH guides will lead on a board when riding with a full group of snowboarders.

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