The ski and snowboard world is divided into two....
The ski and snowboard world is divided into two. Those who have heli-skied and those who have not. Those who have taunt those who have not with tails of big extreme mountain terrain, endless powder and hard core turns. Those who have not predictably tremble in fear.
I am here to tell you the truth. If you can ski all the inbound commercial resort runs in Australia and New Zealand then you can heli-ski. The myth that heli-skiing is only for the criminally insane is kept alive by ski and snowboard feature films where the truly insane-for-a-living professionals jump from helicopters, teeter on the edge of 60-degree vertical slopes and race avalanches down the mountain. The truth, however, is far more tame.
With the Aussie dollar hitting over 99 US cents and already one for one with the Canadian dollar, now is the time to fulfill that heli-ski dream in North America this coming season. If you think you don't have what it takes, think again.
Read on for a beginners guide to heli-skiing [ Sydney Morning Herald ]
New ride, more room, better ski day
TLH Heliskiing will be one of the only heli-ski operators to fly small groups in the luxurious Eurocopter B4 Helicopter this winter. With more room in the aircraft for guests and all seating facing towards the front, all passengers will be able to enjoy the spectacular views with comfort.
Operations Managers at TLH Heliskiing have just confirmed that guests will now be flying in a new Eurocopter B4 helicopter from long term partner Wildcat Helicopters
this upcoming winter season. Guests coming to heli-ski or snowboard at TLH on either the Small Group package or the Private Platinum package will fly in this new state of the art helicopter, providing the optimal in comfort and safety.
Disneyland again or....?
Trying to figure out how to convince yourself to spend the cash on finally going heli-skiing? Ponder no longer! Aeroplan Reward Points and Bella Coola Heli Sports have teamed up to help you make it happen. Now you can trade your Aeroplan miles to go toward an epic heli skiing vacation. So start volunteering for all those business trips you didn't want to go and and stack up those points.
For details on this exclusive offer Click Here: Aeroplan Rewards for Heli Skiing
Protect your head, Prevent Burial
Excavation time is by far the biggest contributing factor in avalanche fatalities. By reducing or eliminating burial depth you substantially increase your chances of survival. The Float 30 is the first airbag that is both affordable and easily reusable. Back Country Access
uses a smaller cylinder, single–chamber 150–liter airbag, and super–efficient venturi system to reduce cost and weight. The airbag itself not only helps prevent burial, but protects the head, neck and upper body from trauma. With its location behind the head and away from the hips and arms, it preserves the user’s peripheral vision and his or her ability to escape the avalanche before it picks up speed.Click here for more info and a demo video of the BCA Float 30
Get your wool on
We just found our about some new stuff coming down the pipe from Icebreaker
to keep you toasty and warm this season when you're out in the mountains. Icebreaker's Fall/Winter 2010/11 GT Range is designed to give wearers a compettitive advantage in high performance sports. Merino wool is paired with LYCRA for a technical fit and faster dry time while strategically placed eyelet fabric adds ventilation.
Check out the GT line here.