You're probably tuning up your skis right about now — is your equipment in better shape than your body? Good news: you can get your body and mind ready for the slopes with some simple yoga moves (and no, you don't have to chant OM while doing them).
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.