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Archive for March, 2015

Best Canadian heli skiing – in 36 seconds!

Publicerad: 31 March, 2015 av Charlotta Lyon |

(31 March 2015)

At Great Canadian you’ll get a mix some of best BC and in fact Canadian heli skiing.  In small groups and with unlimited vertical, with a simply amazing lodge accommodation. Just got to love it!

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If you did not book next season yet it’s about time to get organized and secure your heli-skiing or cat-skiing seat. Just click to book.

 

Great Canadian Heli-skiing Quick Facts

Location: Great Canadian Heli-skiing Heather Mountain Lodge is one of the most accessible heli-skiing lodges in Canada. From Calgary it is a 4 hour drive west on the Trans Canada Highway (also called Powder highway), passing through beautiful Banff, Lake Louise and Golden with plenty of opportunities for pre and post-resort skiing.

Mountain Ranges: the Selkirk and Purcell mountains.

Annual Snowfall Average:  14 meters average annual snowfall.

Run Length: Most of our runs average in length of 500 vertical meters, and our longest run is 1,900 vertical meters!

Ski Terrain: Amazing and varied terrain, from challenging steeps, open alpine bowls, glaciers to glades. The snow conditions are often the best in the trees as the snow has more protection from the wind and sun than an exposed slope. Expert skiers will LOVE our mushrooms and pillow lines, and snowboarders and aggressive skiers will enjoy our natural half pipes.

Average Daily Vertical: More than 7000 meters.

Number of Runs per Day: The average group skis 8-12 runs a day.

Grouping: Small groups, with only 4 guests per group and per guide. Smallest group format in the industry.

 

Have you ever done a heli toe-in?

Publicerad: 29 March, 2015 av Charlotta Lyon |

(29 March 2015)

Have you ever done a heli toe-in?  …reaching a heliski ridge that is too really small for the helicopter to land.

Contact us and we’ll book you the perfect heliski trip where you’ll have a chance to experience a heli toe-in. Here’s a classic toe-in from our partner SEABA in Haines, Alaska!

Have you ever done a heli toe-in? - SEABA Heli skiing

 

 

 

SEABA Heli-Skiing Quick Facts

LocationSEABA Heli-Skiing is located in Haines in the South East Alaska and is surrounded by mountains and water. There are several options to go to reach Haines. Either fly to Juneau, Alaska, and take an Alaska Seaplanes flight from Juneau to Haines, or fly to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, and rent a vehicle for a drive (4 hours) to Haines.

Ski Area: 3000 square kilometers.

Mountain range: Chilkat Mountains

Run Length: Up to 1800 vertical meters.

Ski Terrain: Varied terrain for all abilities, long sweeping intermediate runs that will satisfy the desires of the powder connoisseur, challenging summit descents for experts and some of the most extreme terrain in the world. The tree line in Haines, up to 1200 meters, is higher than any other Alaskan heli-skiing destination, so while others are sitting on their thumbs in the lodge wondering when the weather will clear, you’re ripping epic tree lines all day long.

Average snowfall:  11-15 meters per year

Number of Runs per Day: Depending on conditions we run up to 12 in a given day. With SEABA’s “hobbs” program you know exactly what you are paying for.

Grouping: Heli-skiing in small groups of 4, with 1 guide per group. Maximum 6 groups to a heli. 

 

Haines Alaska Freeride World Tour Highlights

Publicerad: 25 March, 2015 av Jaan Oldin |

(25 March 2015)

Check out the tour highlights  of some incredible skiing from the Freeride World Tour lastest leg in Haines, AK. If you want to ride AK, just click here to make a booking.

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Haines, Alaska, Freeride World Tour Highlights

 

 FREERIDE WORLD TOUR

Forget placing slalom poles down the mountain. Forget building artificial jumps and hips and halfpipes and tabletops. Forget grooming the slopes even. Freeride contests are 100% natural, 100% clean. Indeed, the event is all about celebrating the god-given terrain features found on any mountainside in the most exciting and elemental format possible. There‘s a start gate at the summit and a finish gate at the bottom. That’s it. Best run down wins.  

It truly is that simple. Think big-wave surfing. Think skiers and snowboarders choosing impossible-looking lines through cornices and cliff-faces and nasty couloirs. Think progressive: big jumps, mach-speed turns and full-on attack. Think entertaining. After all, it’s not just surfers who ride barrels…  

So how do you judge a freeride contest? After all it can’t be easy – can it? It’s not easy, for sure, but over the years the judging system has been honed to the point where most freeride athletes are entirely comfortable with the format. A Judges’ Manual has been written by the event organizers and the Pro Freerider’s Board, and it’s all about overall impression. As the FWT Judges’ Manual states: “A judge has to ask himself at all times how fast, how big and how much in control a rider is compared to how steep, how exposed and in what snow conditions the action is happening.” In other words, the key to good judging is keeping the big picture in mind from the time the rider leaves the start gate to the time s/he crosses the finish line.

 

Haines Alaska Freeride World Tour Highlights - with GO Heli & Cat Skiing

 

 

 

Haines, AK seduces Swedish Freeride World Tour rookie rider

Publicerad: 22 March, 2015 av Jaan Oldin |

(22 March 2015)

Haines, AK seduces Swedish Freeride World Tour rookie rider.

Read more on how Haines, AK seduced Lotten rapp the Swedish rookie rider on the FWT circuit.

http://freerideworldtour.com/news/haines-ak-seducing-swedish-rookie

Haines, AK  seduces Swedish Freeride World Tour rookie rider

Want to learn more about heli-skiing in Haines, Alaska and book with one of the best – SEABA – see here.

 

SEABA Heli-Skiing Quick Facts

LocationSEABA Heli-Skiing is located in Haines in the South East Alaska and is surrounded by mountains and water. There are several options to go to reach Haines. Either fly to Juneau, Alaska, and take an Alaska Seaplanes flight from Juneau to Haines, or fly to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, and rent a vehicle for a drive (4 hours) to Haines.

Ski Area: 3000 square kilometers.

Mountain range: Chilkat Mountains

Run Length: Up to 1800 vertical meters.

Ski Terrain: Varied terrain for all abilities, long sweeping intermediate runs that will satisfy the desires of the powder connoisseur, challenging summit descents for experts and some of the most extreme terrain in the world. The tree line in Haines, up to 1200 meters, is higher than any other Alaskan heli-skiing destination, so while others are sitting on their thumbs in the lodge wondering when the weather will clear, you’re ripping epic tree lines all day long.

Average snowfall:  11-15 meters per year

Number of Runs per Day: Depending on conditions we run up to 12 in a given day. With SEABA’s “hobbs” program you know exactly what you are paying for.

Grouping: Heli-skiing in small groups of 4, with 1 guide per group. Maximum 6 groups to a heli.

 

Freeride Chronicle crew hit Northern Escape

Publicerad: 19 March, 2015 av Charlotta Lyon |

(19 March 2015)

The Freeride Chronicle crew hit Northern Escape Heli-skiing. And the verdict: “…Our trip to Northern Escape beat my expectations. It is one of the finer run operations, with incredible terrain, top notch lodging and staff, and damn fun skiing…”

And these guys know what they’re talking about!

The Freeride Chronicle crew hit Northern Escape Heli-skiing - with Go Heli & Cat Skiing

Here’s the full review: http://www.theskichannel.com/news/featured/20150123/freeride-chronicles-crew-hits-northern-escape-heli-skiing/

And the video experience:

Take a closer look at Northern Escape before you contact us to book!

 

Northern Escape Heli-Skiing Quick Facts

Location:  Northern Escape Heli-Skiing lodge is located 25 minutes by car outside Terrace, BC, a 2 hour regional flight from Vancouver.

Ski Area:  Over 7000 square km. A huge a vast terrain! Endless opportunities for first descents every day in our spectacular heliskiing and heliboarding terrain. Runs often begin high in the alpine, featuring huge open glaciers, and end with long descents through old growth forests to the valley floor. 

Mountain Ranges:  Skeena Mountains.

Grouping:  Small groups, up to 6 people.

Vertical Skied:  Average groups do 8-15 Runs per day.

Runs:  250 named runs.

Run Length:  Up to more than 2,000 vertical meters!

Average Snowfall:  30-40 meters. Snow base is often 10 meters. It is epic and deep – it is the stuff of dreams!

 

The Freeride World Tour is in Haines, Alaska

Publicerad: 15 March, 2015 av Charlotta Lyon |

(15 March 2015)

If you’re serious about skiing the best.. then Haines in Alaska is surely on your list. And that’s why the Freeride World Tour is there this week for the 4th  stop of the tour this season.

For freeride of skiers and snowboarders around the globe Alaska has always represented a dream destination,” adds FWT Americas Manager, Tom Winter (USA). “Haines represents the best the state of Alaska has to offer and I’m extremely excited that the FWT’s elite athletes will be able to experience this legendary location.” – See more at: http://freerideworldtour.com/news/freeride-world-tour-2015-haines-unveiled

And the Swedish rookie Lotten Rapp is seduced by Haines:  “This is my first time in Alaska, and wow! Maybe I´ll move here full time!  These mountains just got it all – from the extremely steep spines to the more playful hills.” she says.  – See more at: http://freerideworldtour.com/news/haines-ak-seducing-swedish-rookie

If you want to follow the track of the most awesome free riders – our operator SEABA is located in Haines.

The Freeride World Tour is in Haines, Alaska

 FREERIDE WORLD TOUR – UNDERSTANDING THE SPORT

Forget placing slalom poles down the mountain. Forget building artificial jumps and hips and halfpipes and tabletops. Forget grooming the slopes even. Freeride contests are 100% natural, 100% clean. Indeed, the event is all about celebrating the god-given terrain features found on any mountainside in the most exciting and elemental format possible. There‘s a start gate at the summit and a finish gate at the bottom. That’s it. Best run down wins.  

It truly is that simple. Think big-wave surfing. Think skiers and snowboarders choosing impossible-looking lines through cornices and cliff-faces and nasty couloirs. Think progressive: big jumps, mach-speed turns and full-on attack. Think entertaining. After all, it’s not just surfers who ride barrels…  

So how do you judge a freeride contest? After all it can’t be easy – can it? It’s not easy, for sure, but over the years the judging system has been honed to the point where most freeride athletes are entirely comfortable with the format. A Judges’ Manual has been written by the event organizers and the Pro Freerider’s Board, and it’s all about overall impression. As the FWT Judges’ Manual states: “A judge has to ask himself at all times how fast, how big and how much in control a rider is compared to how steep, how exposed and in what snow conditions the action is happening.” In other words, the key to good judging is keeping the big picture in mind from the time the rider leaves the start gate to the time s/he crosses the finish line. 

Bighorn Revelstoke listed as one of the “most drool-worthy chalets EVER” by Tatler

Publicerad: 11 March, 2015 av Charlotta Lyon |

(11 March 2015)

Bighorn Revelstoke listed as one of the “most drool-worthy chalets EVER” by Tatler. In fact the only North American property to make the cut, we are proud to offer mega-luxury accommodation alongside world class heli-skiing. TATLER’S full list here.

This is serious heliski luxury, simply bring 15 friends and make Bighorn Revelstoke your heli-ski base in BC next season.

bighorn tatlerBighorn Revelstoke listed as one of the "most drool-worthy chalets EVER" by Tatler

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A mountain retreat like no other; Bighorn Revelstoke is both a heliski lodge and a 5 star ski chalet.

It’s taken the best elements from each concept and created a new definition of luxury.

Bighorn offers a truly exceptional experience with private heliskiing from the house helipad and access to unbeatable ski terrain at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Bighorn is the finest private accommodation in North America, serviced by an award winning European chef and dedicated team of staff.

Get a feel for life at Bighorn from the itinerary below. Remember, every stay is unique, with flexibility being the key to the Bighorn ideal.

  • Start the day with a full Canadian breakfast cooked to order by your private chef and served in the elegant dining room
  • Head to the ski room, gear up and stroll down to the house helipad where your helicopter and guides await
  • Soar up to the wilderness and head into the heart of the world’s best heliski terrain. Ski powder bowls, glaciers and old-growth forests in perfect champagne powder
  • Re-live the thrills of the day whilst relaxing in the stunning outdoor hot tub with a beer in hand
  • Watch a movie in the cinema, shoot some pool or enjoy a massage in the spa before dinner
  • Dine in gourmet style with canapés followed by a 4-course evening meal specially created by the executive chef
  • Relax by the fire with a digestif or head to the fully stocked cocktail bar to celebrate another epic ski day

 

Bighorn Revelstoke listed as one of the "most drool-worthy chalets EVER" by Tatler

 

 

He’s not a heli virgin anymore…

Publicerad: 7 March, 2015 av Charlotta Lyon |

(7 March 2015)

He’s not a heli virgin anymore…

Looking for the inside story of what it is really about – trying heli-skiing for the first time, and in the heart of the  BC where it all started?

Who would not get inspired about this article featuring our lodge Eagle Pass Heli Ski to plan a trip next season!!

He's not a heli-virgin anymore... - GO Heli & Cat Skiing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eagle Pass Heli Ski Quick Facts

Location: Eagle Pass Heli Ski Echo Bay Lodge is a private gated estate on 10 acres overlooking the Columbia River Valley, just 12 km south of Revelstoke, British Colombia. Closest airport is Kelowna, British Columbia, a short 2.5 hours away.

Ski Area: 1570 square kilometers of skiable terrain.

Mountain Ranges: the Monashee Mountains

Grouping: Small Group Heli-skiing, using a B2 A-Star helicopter, in 3 groups of 4 skiers.

Vertical Skied: Unlimited Vertical. You can’t ask for more!

Runs:  More than 240 Named Runs.

Potential runs yet to be named: More than 2000.

Longest Run: 1800 meters, Longer than Whistler top to bottom!

Highest Peak in the tenure: Hallam Peak 3,205 meters.

Average Snowfall: 12-18 meters, with an average snow base of 9-14 meters throughout the winter.

 

 

Awesome lines

Publicerad: 4 March, 2015 av Charlotta Lyon |

(4 March 2015)

Awesome lines & Just pure riding! You don’t have to ride like this, but if you CAN if you want!
Our Heli skiing and Cat skiing lodges  in BC & Alaska have both the big lines and the deep snow. Check out our lodges here.

Awesome lines!

Adria Millan: Just Pure Riding – the video recap some of best footage of Adrià Millan filming for Bumpy Films during season 2013-2014.

Spanish skier Adria Millan Pila has been spending a couple solid summers putting in time, bootpacks, and laps at the infamous Las Leñas ski area in Argentina, where snow and wind can shut down the mountain down for days on end, but which can deliver dreamlike conditions when the green light goes. Judging by Adria’s edit, when it’s good… it’s REALLY good.
Awesome lines - GO Heli & Cat Skiing