We were teased at the end of summer with the Go Beyond trailer by Last Frontier Heli Skiing. Well today they released the full 4 minutes and it is amazing. I have lived in BC all my life and skied in many places. I have even traveled up in northern BC with my father when he lived in Whitehorse YK. I was only a boy at the time and the impact of the mountains up there remain with me to this day. Living in the southern part of the province we get comfortable skiing the incredible terrain we have, but watching this video makes me want to break my piggy bank open and book a trip. Seriously, the mountains up there look incredible!
With an average snowfall of too much to count and guides with beyond 30 years of experience, Last Frontier Heliskiing needs to be on your to-do list this winter. If not, then at least the bucket list of your life. Check out more about Last Frontier Heli here:
Enter to WIN Heli Boarding at the show in Kelowna BC
We are off to the premier of Teton Gravity Research film Further featuring Jeremy Jones. Jones is the big name in big mountain snowboarding. In this latest effort, TGR shows us just how far Jeremy and his group of adventures will go for the ultimate rush on a snowboard.
And as if the pleasure of watch Further on the big screen isn't enough, you also get a chance to WIN HELISKIING at Eagle Pass Heli. All you have to do is enter the contest at the show.
Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm) Paramount Theater in downtown Kelowna
Mica Heliskiing has just launched a sweet looking new website. It has all of the info that the last one had but with a jazzed up new intro page. Your entire screen wil be filled with a new Mica Heliskiing video that will surely make starting your work week more difficult. I think I have watched it three times already.
Last Frontier Heliskiing is the largest single heliskiing area on the planet! They offer 100% small group heliskiing. This video is a sample of the epic tree runs & massive alpine terrain. Last Frontier is located in northern British Columbia in the Skeena and Coast mountains. more terrain = more runs = more options!
Each year Mike Douglas and his crew step it up a notch. This year looks like a big notch!
It wasn't a good idea to watch this video on a Monday morning in August. All the fresh powder flashbacks to last season. All the dreams of what is to come this season...but first, all this work on my desk and a few months of the most painful season of the year: Fall!.
Season 6 of Salomon Freeski TV looks incredible. The new series starts rolling out across the interwebs on October 9th so try and get some work done between now and then. It looks like there is some Canada in there of course and a segment from Last Frontier Heliskiing up in northern BC.
Here is a sneak peak of the new CMH K2 Rotor Lodge in Nakusp BC. Apparently it was lit up in its full glory last night. The word on the street Internet is that the K2 Product Development team was in town checking out the new set up and scheming for the first year of the new operation. Stay tuned for more info...
Some pics and tunes to enjoy with your morning coffee.
Jason Remple from Stellar Heliskiing put this little slideshow together to show us some of the terrain. He has succeeded on two fronts: the first is that now we all can see just how amazing the peaks and steeps are at Stellar. The second is that now that Fall is here, he hs contributed to our feeling of hope that winter is on its way and this horrible purgatory of Fall will be over soon!
K2 Teams up with CMH to offer something completely different
We gave you a teaser a couple of days ago and this morning the annoucement it out: CMH K2 is official! What is it you may ask? CMH K2 is a brand new and revolutionary concept from two very innovated ski companies. CMH and K2 Skis have teamed up to offer a heli skiing and lodge experience like no other. Guests will be treated to exclusive trips with prominent K2 athletes, be able to test new K2 skis and give real consumer feedback to actual ski designers, and stay in a totally revamped lodge called the CMH K2 Rotor Lodge. The lodge is located in Nakusp BC in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia.
Here is part of the official announcement from CMH K2:
"A blend of the CMH Heli-Skiing experience and the "Serious Fun" of K2 skis, CMH K2 is bound to offer a powder playground for skiers of all types. Based in the town of Nakusp B.C., you will stay at the CMH K2 Rotor Lodge: The coolest motor lodge in the world! The Rotor Lodge will be your base camp to access the huge ski terrain in the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain Ranges. CMH K2 has a wide array of different trip types, including small group Heli-Skiing, womens trips, athlete weeks, and film schools. After making turns down some of the best runs of your life, you can sit back and soak in the natural hot springs, get a massage, and enjoy the gourmet meals."
You have to visit the CMH K2 site for all of the details and get in on this revolutionary idea. I am sure there will be some legendary stories coming from CMH K2 this year...
We have recieved word of a revolutionary new partnership between K2 Skis and the legendary CMH Heliskiing. Details are fuzzy at this point but stay tuned for the full announcement on September 20th at 9am PT. We are stoked to here what these two creative and ground-breaking companies have cooked up together.
In our travels we have seen ski companies supply an army of demos to operators. We have even seen specific skis designed for an area. But this feels a little bigger, a little more revolutionary...
The new lodge is taking shape up at Mica Heli this summer. The builders are taking advantage of the summer weather and getting this new 'shack' ready for the upcoming season. The above photo is going to be the view from the new dinning room. Think about it...ski in epic powder all day in Mica's legendary terrain and then enjoy a professioanly prepared meal looking out into this valley. Yup, I'm sold!