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The Sky's the Limit

Hans Gmoser turned the skies into a lift, creating the sport's ultimate high.

Hans Gmoser's ski lift

K2, CMH Team Up on Fat-Ski Test Week

CMH provides the helicopters, K2 provides the prototypes, guests provide the feedback for final ski designs.

K2 is interviewing for new ski designers. Job requirements: ability to ski thousands of vertical feet of untracked powder in British Columbia’s Monashee Mountains, then talk about skis while eating like a king and hanging at the bar. Successful applicants must be comfortable with helicopter transportation.

 

Think you’re qualified? No, K2 designer Anthony DeRocco hasn’t lost his job. And no, it’s not a paying gig—except for the new pair of skis you get. It’s part of a cool cross-promotion between Seattle-based K2 and Banff, B.C.–based CMH Heli Skiing.

[ Thu, 2009-10-01 18:16 ]
Beautiful Views at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Win three months of free skiing in the Kootenays

To us, the Kootenays are a bit like Oz, or El Dorado or Shangri-La: an almost mythical place, full of wild beauty and crazy steeps; Revelstoke, Fernie, and rest of the resorts of British Columbia's P

[ Fri, 2009-09-25 06:17 ]
What It's Like to Survive an Avalanche
Helmet-cam captures heliskier's brush with death

We bring you this via gizmodo: head-first footage of what it's like to be caught in an avalanche. This unnamed skier decided to strap on a helmet cam while heliskiing near Haines, Alaska. He also decided to bail on a final snow check and drop right in -- along with a big chunk of surly snow. We'll let the source on the scene take up the story:

Eagle Pass, Heliskiing, B.C.

Travel

A new Revelstoke heliski outfit serves up virgin slopes in a 600-square-mile domain.

The chopper thumps up Victor Creek and lands on a ridge somewhere above Revelstoke, British Columbia. Eagle Pass Heliskiing guide Norm Winter exits into the Crayola-blue Monashee morning. Winter—who has the sky-matching blue eyes that all mountain guides seem to share, deep-set in a face that's all angles—skis down to timberline, then stops to dig a snowpit and gauge avalanche conditions. Satisfied, he clicks into his bindings.

The Heart of the Matterhorn: THE DETAILS

Features

Here's the scoom on planning a Zermatt ski trip.

Go Deep: Is it Safe?

Heliskiing will make few people's list of safe activities, but as risky pursuits go, it's almost disappointingly benign.

Published: December 2004

Go Deep: Shred Ruby SIGNPOST

Features

This is what you need to know about skiing with Nevada's Ruby Mountain Helicopter Skiing.

Details: Wasatch Powderbird heliskiing

Here's what you need to know about skiing with Wasatch Powderbird Guides.

Published: December, 2004

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