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.
avalanche training and education, a key to making our sport safe
If you are interested in getting yourself educated , here is a great place to start. The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is a non-government, not for profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. You can start with their online avalanche course (it's free!) It's a great way to gain an understanding of avalanche safety basics or to refresh your avalanche knowledge after a long summer.
The next step is an Avalanche Skills Training course. With an AST course you'll learn the vital fundamentals of travelling in avalanche terrain. For more info on the CAC or to get involved with their programs, visit them here.
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
One group per helicopter
New for the 2011 winter season, TLH Heliskiing will fly with only a single group per helicopter.
Combined with the unlimited vertical footage included in all heli-skiing packages, TLH guests will get to take full advantage of the 830,000 acres of skiable terrain.
That's a whole lot of vertical to eat up with a group of four Book early before it fills up!
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
skiing is good, free is better
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.
Northern Escape Heli-Skiing, with our location in BC's remote Northwest, has long been renowned for providing the deepest, most reliable, snowpack on the planet and, between you and me, all that deep fluffy stuff doesn't fall from blue skies... It Snows up here and it's Deeper up here!
With all that snow comes some inevitability difficult flying conditions. Therefore, NEH is proud to offer snowcat back-up to all of our heliskiing packages. Now, when the snow is falling hard and it's lying deep in the trees, you'll be enjoying some of the finest, deepest, powder skiing/boarding available thanks to our snowcat back up. Ski/board every day of your package – guaranteed!
Our catskiing area was created out of some of our best tree skiing terrain and encompasses over 6,000 acres, that's nearly the size of Whistler and Blackcomb ski areas combined. It offers everything from steep trees to pillows and open bowls with an average run length of over 2,000 vertical feet.
Should the weather clear enough to fly while we are catskiing, the helicopter will simply pick us up and we'll continue our day of deep powder skiing without interruption. Or, if we're heliskiing and the weather starts to turn for the worse, we will meet the snowcats and again continue our day seamlessly enjoying that deep powder. It's the best combination imaginable - Heliskiing/boarding perfected!
Northern Escape Heli Skiing
is holding heli-skiing prices flat for the coming 2011 and 2012 seasons, maintaining the published 2010 rates. No increase, no gimmicks, no fine print. This is great news if you want to get yourself out on a world class trip with Canadian Moutain Holidays this coming winter.
If this seems a bit too good to be true, call the Heli-Ski Experts at 1.800.661.0252 or check them out here for more details.
Fresh Boards for your pleasure
Here is a look at some of our favourite 2011 Powder Skis from K2, Armada, Rossignol, and Volkl.
2011 Armada JJ
Fairly mellow graphic, great ski that can do everything well.
2011 K2 Hellbent
Ugly as ever, but still skis awesome! Amazingly maneuverable for such a large ski, and you can still rail turns if you put em up on edge.
2011 K2 Obsethed
Great graphic, gotta love the bright bases. New Powder rocker on the front ( more like the Hell Bent ) with classic rocker on the back. Still one of my favorite skis made even better.
2011 Volkl Chopstick
I really want to get these out in the powder to really try them out. Great graphic, the Volkl feel in a big pow pow ski.
2011 Rossignol S7
Nice graphic, not as friendly on the groomed as the rest. Very solid ski.