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The Legend of the Monastery

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As if life here in the mountains isn’t magical enough, there are times when the first light of day chases the Moon down the ridges. A definite jaw dropper that can be enjoyed from our helipad or patio. What you’re about to witness in this time lapse video though happens only once a year.

We get a lot of questions about “The Nipple” that’s visible in the far corner of Alder valley,  it’s starring in this video as an awesome backdrop for the setting Moon. Our regular response would be that …

..The Legend says that far away from any roads or cityfolks, up above the treeline, there’s a Buddhist monastery that bathes in the first rays of Sun and gets kissed by the clouds that alpine winds blow over. Time is mainly spent in the meditative state of slashing pow. On the snowiest day of the year the huge door opens and protective walls are left behind – and what takes place is a barefoot pilgrimage to Heather Mountain Lodge, to get a fresh glass of milk. For us, this day sets the course towards spring skiing and goggle tan…

..Well, that’s the legend. We never get past the glass of milk before getting interrupted by laughter so now we made you read the whole story! :) It’s actually one of the pinnacles along the ridge near the summit of Mt. Pearce (2850m). The closest runs are Bullwinkle and Home Run.

Life in the mountains – it’s full of legends. Some are heard, some skied with. Book your trip and become one!

Welcome Aboard GCH Heli 1

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The gorgeous mountain vistas are definitely part of your #bestdayever experience here at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. The stunning views will be all around you, framing your main objective,  heliskiing the powder. And it just makes the experience so much more worthwhile.  This is our home, our playground – The Canadian Rockies, Purcell and Selkirk Ranges. The video showcases distant skiers dwarfed by the grandeur of the landscape from pilot’s perspective. Welcome aboard!