TLH Heliskiing and Whistler Alpine Steep Academy, aka WASA, have teamed up this year to bring guests a Steep Week experience this February, 2011. Steep Week at TLH is an action packed week of heli-skiing or snowboarding dedicated to providing guests with better skills, knowledge and understanding of backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Participants will gain skills from experienced guides and coaches as well as a professional big mountain free-skier, all while having an unforgettable experience in the legendary South Chilcotin Mountains.
The crew at Helitracks is excited to hear that TLH Heliskiing will open for the 2010/2011 winter heli-ski season this December 31st, 2010 with a New Years Eve party to celebrate. The TLH base lodge at Tyax Wilderness Resort has been closed for renovations since the fall of 2009, this will mark the re-opening of the lodge since the renovations began.
The New Years Eve and re-opening celebration will be complete with a gourmet 4 course meal served in the newly renovated and newly furnished dining room, followed by live music, dancing and a midnight champagne toast in the bar.· After a night of celebrating, guests will retreat to their brand new lodge rooms to prepare for the following day’s activities.· Heli-skiing guests will be the first of the season to get out and enjoy TLH’s 830,000 acre powder playground.· Located in the South Coast Range, TLH has been hit hard with recent snow storms bringing copious amounts of dry fluffy powder snow for early season guests to tear into.
The Guides Getting Ready for an Epic Season at CMH
We just stumbled upon this awesome little video put together by the guides at CMH. They have been up at their lodge in the Monashees for the 2010-2011 Guides Training. CMH is world renowned for having some of the highest trained guides. If you are looking for an amazing heliskiing adventure in what looks like an epic season, we recommend you give the folks at CMH a call....soon because everyone else who is seeing this video will be calling too! Enjoy.
It's like wearing a sheep on your back, but less smelly
Icebreaker, which pioneered merino outdoor clothing in 1994, is introducing Realfleece in its Fall/Winter 2010 collection. The helitracks.com team has been outfitted with realfleece this year and it is comfy and toasty. Add this to an already great selection of base layers, and Icebreaker has everything you need to stay warm this winter.
Realfleece is a premium natural alternative to a synthetic fleece – but, unlike synthetics, looks good enough to wear out socially. Made from the world’s best merino, grown by merino sheep in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, it’s exceptionally warm, soft and cosy.
The interior of each Realfleece garment has a terry knit construction, with loft that has been brushed to create air pockets that trap air and lock in body heat. The outside has a smooth, stylish, air-permeable jersey finish.
Realfleece garments are ideal to wear during low aerobic sports, such as hiking, and to warm up or warm down from high aerobic sports, such as running.
Here is some of the best footage from the latest Warren Miller flick, Wintervention. Johnny Mosely and Andy Mahre rip it up in the CMH Gothics terrain showing the best of what heli skiing in British Columbia has to offer. Click the image or click this link to check it out: CMH Wintervention Scene
Stellar Heli Skiing shows off the hidden area at the end of the road
Stellar Heli Skiing,Selkirk Wilderness Skiing and White Grizzly Catskiing were recently featured in Westworld Magazine. The article was written by Mitchell Scott, with Photography by Dave Heath. Westworld is a publication of the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) and it's a great source for travel tips, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, day trips, and more things to do in British Columbia. This feature article focused on the town of Meadow Creek, which is the home Stellar Heli Skiing and these two catskiing operations. Also, as you may or may not know, Meadow Creek is the birthplace of catskiing. This took place nearly 40 years ago with catskiing pioneer Allan Drury. Read the article online here (page 32), and find out why Meadow Creek is a tucked away town that you may want to see this winter.
The winner of the great catskiing giveaway from catskiing.ca, Jeremy Honchell of Calgary, has chosen to go to K3 catskiing in January. Congratulations Jeremy, we know you will have a great time with the crew from K3. Located just outside of Revelstoke, BC, K3 catskiing gets blessed with great snow storms that are common to that area. With some exceptional tree skiing off Billy Goat ridge, and fun runs down through the burn in South Park, it is a place to go for some awesome powder skiing. They are set to open soon, check out the open seats and book yourself in today. See the video of our winning announcement.
For the 2010/10 season, Outdoor Research has come out with a Sidecountry clothing line. This line of clothing was designed more specifically for mechanized skiing (lift, cat, heli). Complete with all the things you look for in a regular ski jacket, but still with the great features and infinite guarantee you have come to expect from Outdoor Research.
on Wednesday, 01 December 2010.
Posted in Gear News
This little teaser clip from Warren Miller shows just a few reasons why Canadian Mountain Holidays would be a great place to go heli skiing. In under a minute, it says what I couldn't tell you in 10 paragraphs. CMH has a number of lodges around BC, and world class hosting and accommodation.
For the 2010/2011 season, one big change is that there will be five radios for each group of 11 skiers. This increase will allow guides and skiers separated by trees or obstacles to communicate easily, making the guide’s job less stressful and the skier’s job more fun.
Combine that with what is supposed to be the snowiest year in decades, and you have the perfect season to try heliskiing. Do what you have to, sell your car, sell your bike, sell all your roommates stuff if you have to. Just go heli skiing.