Pure Powder is proud to be the UK’s leading heli-skiing specialist with over 30 years of experience. Pure Powder organises more heli-skiing trips than all the other UK heli-ski operators put together!
CMH Heli-Skiing have a programme for whatever your Winter Heli-Skiing needs might be. Do you want an adventure with the family or experience the refashioned Gothics Lodge or maybe age has diminished your ability to be a powder hound all day but you still want the thrill of the best deep powder in the world. Here are just three adventures with CMH Heli-Skiing brought to you with our association with Pure Powder.
A Family Heli-Skiing Adventure
So the kids are itching to get away this skiing this winter but the idea of facing another expensive trip to Europe with the rest of the world is giving you cold sweats. Cue Pure Powder who has put together a magical family package that offers the perfect solution in one of the most beautiful ski locations in the world. Enjoy off piste skiing as a family and when the kids get tired they’ll be helicoptered back to the lodge for more fun and games while the parents indulge in the ultimate powder.
Staying in the legendary Bugaboos Lodge accessible only by helicopter, this is the ultimate ‘get away from it all’ family holiday. The super chic lodge offers luxury log-cabin style bedrooms, relaxation galore with an outdoor hot tub and sauna and sumptuous meals designed to keep all the family happy. As the birthplace of heli-skiing in the 1960s, this is the ultimate history lesson for your ski-hungry little ones.
Skiing in the Bugaboos, you’ll have access to some of the finest heli-skiing in the Columbia Mountains, with a great variety of alpine terrain as well as superb tree skiing. Your family will ski with fully qualified mountain guides, famed for their personalities and if it’s tough keeping up with your sprightly new powder hounds, you can return to the lodge to relax in the hot tub or have a massage.
Your Nanny can even join you for a supplement of £1,600, relaxing in the day but looking after the kids each evening. This is the ultimate family ski adventure for all those bored of the Alps and looking to introduce your children to new experiences – Pure Powder’s Family Adventure delivers on every level.
What is cost of this amazing experience? – Based on a family of 4 sharing 2 rooms, this incredible Package will cost from £2,700 per child (on these family trips ‘kids’ are aged 25 or under!) and £5,425 per adult and includes the following:-
Your accommodation is a large luxury lodge at CMH Bugaboos in British Columbia with your first night in a hotel in Calgary at the beginning of the trip. The food is supplied by 2 private chefs on site and soft drinks are included. There is 1 private Ski Guide per 11 skiers and a Bell 212 Helicopter which provides you with 6.5 days of heli-skiing with 35,000 vertical metres of skiing (15,250 vertical metres are guaranteed for the children). The flights and transfers are return Economy flights to Calgary and transport to and from the Lodge. The number of nights will be 9 (departing on Friday and returning on Sunday). Also included are the use of CMH Atomic and K2 skis or Burton snowboards and the all important training in and use of avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes.
CMH Heli-Skiing at Gothics Lodge
Pure Powder are also delighted to introduce to The Vintage Magazine readers CMH Heli-Skiing’s renovations to its Gothics Lodge along with a sizable expansion in its ski terrain in the Selkirks sub-range of the Columbia Mountains for the 2013-2014 season.
The refashioned Gothics Lodge opened on December 7th 2013 for the CMH Heli-Skiing season, features new interior design by the cutting-edge Portland based design firm, Skylab Architecture. This new design concept for the public spaces of the Gothics Lodge seeks to connect the rugged terrain for which CMH is known with a warm, yet contemporarily designed alpine lodge. The renovations include an overhaul of the central living and communal dining areas of the lodge, adding designer wrought iron chandeliers with hand blown glass, decorative antlers, wood accessories, digitally printed alpine views and Swiss-stacked fir tables from a regional Canadian designer to the lodge’s iconic native Douglas fir walls and columns and large stone fireplace.
Guests of the Gothics Lodge will also benefit from a significant expansion to the lodge’s skiable terrain, which will add 18,000 acres to its tenure – an additional area almost as large as the three largest ski resorts in North America combined.
“With the redesign of the Gothics Lodge with its sleek new look, we are thrilled to usher in a brand new era of CMH Heli-Skiing,” says Joe Flannery, President of CMH. “Skylab has done a fantastic job creating an aesthetic that retains the warm social space of an iconic CMH alpine lodge while updating it for the next generation, as we head towards our 50th anniversary next year.”
“As a skier, there is no place like British Columbia’s fresh powder,” says Jeff Kovel, AIA Principal of Skylab Architecture. “The CMH vision, aligning the hospitality experience with an inspirational natural surrounding, is something we’re proud to be a part of.”
Watch this video – how can you resist just wanting to try this?
CMH Heli-Skiing Powder Masters Programme
The programme is designed for experienced skiers who treasure quality over quantity. The heli skiing is as good as ever but there is very much a focus on enjoying the skiing in a fun and relaxed group. The programme would be for 10 guests, with two guides in the group and based out of CMH’s classic remote lodges, the Bugaboos or the Cariboos. Click on the lodges for more details of this programme.
CMH Heli-Skiing description of the group is: “A passion for Heli-Skiing doesn’t fade with age – but as our knees and backs show signs of wear, we’re content to back off the pace just a touch. We designed our Powder Masters program to keep you on the slopes for as long as your spirit is willing. We’ll rack up plenty of vertical feet and still feel good when it’s time to unwind back at the lodge.”
About CMH Heli-Skiing:-
CMH Heli-Skiing founded in 1965 makes them the world’s oldest and largest heli-skiing operator. From their head office in Banff, Alberta, CMH operates exceptional mountain experiences based from 11 lodges located in the Bugaboo, Purcell, Selkirk, Monashee and Cariboo ranges of British Columbia, Canada. Heli-skiing takes place each year from December through April.
For more information please contact Suzy Small of Pure Powder and please mention that you read about this exciting skiing experience in The Vintage Magazine:-
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