Heli-Skiing with Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH)
Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) is the world’s leading heli-skiing operator and has been offering travelers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in British Columbia, Canada for over 50 years. The company was founded in 1965 by the late Hans Gmoser, an Austrian immigrant with a love of the mountains and a dream to bring heli-skiing to a wider audience.
Internationally renowned for its exemplary guide and pilot quality and tenure, exemplary customer service, attention to detail and lavish remote accommodations, CMH was a natural companion for Frontiers. We scour the world for operations that meet the stringent criteria that our travelers have come to expect. CMH hit the mark.
What is Heli-Skiing
By definition, heli-skiing is snow skiing facilitated by taking a helicopter to the top of remote mountains, landing in a pristine alpine setting and proceeding down untracked, nearly effervescent, Champagne powder. Time and time again we all hear tales of skiers trying to plan a trip to a western resort around a “good time for powder.” While they cross their fingers and hope that Mother Nature cooperates, she rarely does. Recently, we hit the first powder day in Snowbird, Utah after a three-year dry run. As we waited for the ski patrol to open the bowl, we looked along the ridge at our 400 new best friends waiting to jump in and thought “wow, one fresh run if we're lucky.”
Guarantee your fresh turns and avoid the lift lines. Zip up to vast fields of untracked powder snow and experience the euphoria of laying fresh “s” turns across a downy smooth glade, perfecting your technique at each and every opportunity. Then, at day’s end, after massive amounts of uninterrupted vertical, you return to an intimate lodge of like-minded folks with ear-to-ear grins and reminisce about an epic experience only a mountain and a helicopter can provide.
Accommodations and Standard of Luxury
With 11 venues, there is an option for everyone from casual accommodations for a group of pals to opulent lodges for exclusive parties. That said, it is what is uniform at every venue that brings skiers back to CMH year in and year out. They have cheerful outgoing lodge staff that remembers your name after the first evening, hearty and healthy meals prepared by 44 hand-picked chefs, fresh fruits and vegetables complementing each meal, wholesome and energizing mountain lunches and a guide staff that becomes like family in just a matter of days.
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Hank’s lifestyle focusing on cycling, snow skiing, fly fishing, wingshooting and rock climbing which has made his time at Frontiers a natural fit and the place he has called home for the past 19 years. Every day is a new adventure.
Snow skiing is a particular passion for Hank, which began in the Allegheny Mountains at Laurel Highlands, just southeast of Pittsburgh, PA. From there he has experienced multiple western trips, ski-in / ski-out boarding school in Switzerland and finally 11 years in Ketchum, Idaho at Sun Valley Resort. Life has come full circle now, spending each winter weekend with his son and daughter back in the Alleghenies, enjoying every moment of their success on the slopes.
However, the big mountains and ether light snow of the Rockies continues to haunt his mind. Logically, this calling and passion has led Hank to the Holy Grail of fresh untracked powder – Heli-Skiing, and thus a new adventure on his lifetime path with Frontiers.
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