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KILLING IT! Cool Article on GCH In Freeskier Mag! Check It!

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KILLING IT! Another article! The word has gotten out that Great Canadian Heli-Skiing has some awesome terrain….just check out the pillow line below! The crew from UA MTN did a heliskiing photoshoot with us last winter with pros such as Ahmet DadaliTannerRainvilleJustin Dorey, JP Tomich and Michael Clarke. Click here for the hilarious article in Freeskier Magazine about their trip to us.

Great Canadian Heli-Skiing “the most legit operation”!!

Heliskiing Pillow Line at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing by Chris O'Connell

Tanner Rainville drops this sick pillow line in the terrain at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. Photo: Chris O'Connell.


We’re In the December Issue of SKIING Magazine!

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YESSS!! We’ve scored a couple of double page spreads in Skiing Magazine thanks to phenomenal photographer Jordan Manley who was heliskiing in BC with us and in the well respected Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine! Make sure to pick up a copy of either magazine and start planning your heliski trip to Canada!

Daryl Treadway Heliskiing BC Canada at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. Photo by Jordan Manley

Daryl Treadway choosing a line through the glades at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. Photo by Jordan Manley

The text box has an interesting story about the photo:
“It was cold,” photographer Jordan Manley says casually about dangling out of a chopper to snag this shot of Daryl Treadway at Golden, BC’s Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. Despite his ninja skills, he gives all props to the pilot, who had to shimmy between trees, fly sideways down the hill, and hover 150 feet above the ground, all while keeping his eyes on the skier and avoiding a crash. The photo took four laps to synchronize, but the effort was worth it. “I like aerial perspectives. It reveals the architecture and true layout of the forest.”

Europe vs Canada web cams on Dec 1st – it’s grass vs powder!

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This morning I came across a great blog post from the team at Non-Stop Adventure, a company that offers a massive range of snowboard and ski instructor courses, training camps and holidays. If you are looking at becoming a ski/snowboard instructor, or just want to take your riding to the next level, check them out!

Their blog looks at the difference in current conditions between Western Canada and Europe. To our European brothers and sisters, we hope that you will get some powder soon! If not, we have plenty to share and welcome you to join us for some resort skiing and of course some mind blowing heli-skiing! In our heli skiing terrain, we already have a 2 metre BASE!


The following is taken from the Non-Stop Adventure Blog:

Europe and Canada, homes of the heavyweights of world ski resorts, face another season under the critical eye of the ski and snowboard travelling public. Already it seems that Europe is against the ropes…

It’s only the 1st of December, but already fears are starting to rise about the snow conditions in Europe this winter. Following a disappointing season last year, hope is starting to dwindle that this year will be any better.

However, things are looking far more optimistic on the other side of the Atlantic, with the second “La Nina” winter in a row. The Western Canadian resorts in BC and Alberta have been absolutely pounded with snow over the last month. Many of resorts are already in full swing, with powder days aplenty, and the snow isn’t showing any signs of letting up.

Whistler November PowWhistler pow, in November! (Photo: Michael Neumann www.whistlerblackcomb.com)

The contrast between European and Western Canadian resorts at the moment is stark. Here are a few webcam shots from some of the bigger resorts. Pictures speak a thousand words!

EUROPE on 1st December 2011:

Meribel webcam 1st Dec 2011Meribel, France

Courchevel webcam 1st Dec 2011Courchevel, France

Morzine webcam 1st Dec 2011Morzine, France

Val d'Isere webcam 1st Dec 2011Val d’Isere, France

Chamonix webcam 1st Dec 2011Chamonix, France

St Anton webcam 1st Dec 2011St Anton, Austria

Soll webcam 1st Dec 2011Soll, Austria

Hintertux webcam 1st Dec 2011Hintertux, Austria

Verbier webcam 1st Dec 2011Verbier, Sitzerland

CANADA at dawn on 1st December 2011:

Fernie webcam 1st Nov 2011Fernie, BC, Canada

Whistler webcam 1st Nov 2011Whistler, BC, Canada

Red Mountain webcam 1st Nov 2011Red Mountain, BC, Canada

Sunshine Village webcam 1st Nov 2011Sunshine Village, Banff, AB, Canada

Lake Louise webcam 1st Nov 2011Lake Louise, Banff, AB, Canada

Mount Norquay webcam 1st Nov 2011Mount Norway, Banff, AB, Canada

Although Europe has had a particularly warm November, with very little precipitation, there is hope for some snow this weekend, with a cold snap on its way in. There’s definitely some catching up to do if the big European resorts want to open on time. Fingers crossed!

Without doubt though, Canada is the place to be this season if you’re looking for a powder fix! At the moment it’s looking like the snow will just keep on coming.

Find out more about Canadian ski and snowboard holidays, powder camps and improvement courses here.

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