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Toutes les opérations de ski héliporté garantissent un certain nombre de mètres verticaux. Chez Great Canadian, nous offrons une bonne quantité de vertical (p.ex. 30,500 m/100,000pi pour un séjour d'une semaine).

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Great Canadian Heli-Skiing On TV!

Affiché par & classé dans Heliskiing.

The Ride Guide, the ski and snowboard TV show that is shown in 60 countries and 60 million households paid us a visit in January in order to film the amazing conditions and terrain in our vast tenure.

The show features local Golden boy Justin Baun and Leah Evans from Rossland, C.-B.. In the summer Justin fights fires and in winter he rides for the Ride Guide. Leah competes in international free-skiing competitions and manages her own company: www.girlsdoski.com. Girls Do Ski offers 2 day camps for women interested in improving their skiing and who want to learn to ski the whole mountain, not just the groomers. Its a perfect way to warm up for heli-skiing! For a short article on the trip go here.

You can watch the 2 part episode on notre page Facebook (sign up and become a GCH fan!) or on our YouTube channel.

We’ve Made National Geographic!

Affiché par & classé dans Heliskiing.

Exciting news……another of Jordan Manley’s photos shot at Great Canadian Héli-Ski has been published! This time on National Geographic’s website!!

To check out the article go ici.

Photograph by Jordan Manley

Pro-skier Leah Evans heliskiing at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. Photo: Jordan Manley

Pro-skier Leah Evans heliskiing at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing. Photo: Jordan Manley

“I just let my skis guide me,” says Canadian big-mountain skier Leah Evans of threading through pine, hemlock, and cedar trees while backcountry skiing Rogers Pass outside of Golden, Colombie-Britannique. “I grew up tree skiing at Red Mountain Resort, so I’m very comfortable navigating in the trees,” says Evans, who started Girls Do Ski, an initiative to get more young women on the slopes with special ski camps. Her next competition is the International Freeskiers Association World Tour, which kicks off in January 2012 from her home turf in nearby Revelstoke.

Getting the Shot
“I’m a big fan of aerial perspectives and tree skiing—so I combined the two,” says photographer Jordan Manley. While photographing for Great Canadian Héli-Ski, an operator located between Golden and Revelstoke, Manley captured the unusual perspective. “It isn’t very common to get a view of tree skiing from just above the canopy. We took the doors off the helicopter and strapped in.” The photo was taken using a Nikon D3s and a Nikkor 17-35, f/2.8 lens.

Great Canadian HeliSki Is Like A Porsche…

Affiché par & classé dans Heliskiing.

Gentlemen (and ladies), start your engines!

There are some similarities between heli-skiing and car racing. They both involve a huge adrenalin rush and fast, sexy, aerodynamic machines!

Harry's Porsche Sponsored by Great Canadian Heli-Skiing

Harry's Porsche Sponsored by Great Canadian HeliSkiing

Racing his Porsche and heli-skiing at Great Canadian are both passions of Al “Harry the Dreamer” Tiley. Despite living minutes from Alta Ski Area in Utah, famous for its dry powder, Harry often heads north to come heli-skiing with us ….sometimes making a couple trips in 1 winter such is his passion.

Great Canadian Héli-Ski (GCH) has teamed up with Harry to sponsor his race car! This past weekend Harry and his GCH Porsche won the MPRA Driver Championship in Utah, although it was no walk in the park! On the first day of the 2 day championship Harry said “I got bumped from behind entering turn 1 (at about 165 MPH) and ended up spun into the infield. The entire field passed me by, I got back on the track and started driving…hard…Sally (his wife) watched the video, laughed through the whole thing and called it a “driving rampage”. We were able to pick off 12 cars and finished 6th…not enough points for the championship”. This meant Harry need a much better finishing position on Day 2 to win the overall Driver Championship…….the pressure was on!

To make it even more challenging for Harry, il “was the return of 3 professional drivers from the IMSA Patron, American LeMans and Grand Am series that pretty much were a lock on the first 3 finishing positions. I need a 4th place finish to win the championship and made sure I laid back in Sundays start to ensure I did not have any more turn 1 issues. Anyhow, I let about 6 cars by on Sunday’s start then once turn 1 was over, we set about to getting by all of them. We finished 4th, got the points and won the Driver Championship!” WAY TO GO HARRY!

Nice heliskiing product placement!
Nice heliskiing product placement!

Next race for Harry is this coming weekend for the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey California. This will be the 1st time the event, which happens every 3 years, is being held on the West Coast.

The owners of Great Canadian Heli-Skiing, Greg et Maaike Porter, will be at the race cheering on Harry and his GCH Porsche!

Harry the Dreamer on heli-skiing and car racing: “The snow was magic, the guides did their usual awesome job, flying was too cool as always and the food simply the best AND…we skied 175,000 vertical feet in 6 days of nonstop deep stuff. I should mention that we have had a total of 3 hours downtime in 40 plus days at GCH. I ski Alta Utah roughly 80 days a year and I always get my fair share of the goods. People ask me why go heliskiing when you have what you’ve got at home. I tell them all that Alta is like driving a great sports car on a mountain road, GCH is like racing a Porsche race car on a great road racing track…amp it up!

Harry's Porsche Sponsored by Great Canadian HeliSkiing

Harry ripping up the track in his Great Canadian HeliSkiing Porsche

GO HARRY GO!!

Do you have a cool race car, motorbike, yacht, etc. and would like to have a cool sponsor? If so, drop us a line!