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GET YOUR BUTT HERE NOW!!!
RIGHT NOW WE ARE SKIING RUNS THAT WE HAVEN’T SKIED IN YEARS AND WE ARE SKIING SOME OF THE STEEPEST RUNS IN OUR VAST TENURE
The guides are not talking about joining us later in the season, they are talking RIGHT NOW! Pourquoi? Bien, Chef guide Greg Golovach has claimed that right now is the best time in his twenty one years (yes, 21) at Great Canadian…EVER. We have had more snow than now in previous seasons, however combined with the sheer quantity of snow that has fallen in the last week, coupled with a favourable snowpack and arguably the best lodge staff team ever, Greg says this is “the best season in my 21 years“!
Speaking of our current snowpack, the guides have been very happy with the way that it has been behaving. Due to the amount of snow we have been receiving (50 cm over the weekend, and over 5 feet the previous week) we have been heliskiing our awesome burnt forest terrain. The snow has set up nicely, enabling the guides to feel confident about leading groups on to steeper and steeper terrain. In fact we have been skiing runs that we haven’t skied in years. Not only that, we have been skiing some of the steepest runs in our vast tenure! Of course the guides don’t choose the runs to ski on a whim. While you are still sleeping, they meet and discuss where they will take you based on the latest snow and weather conditions. Only when they feel 100% confident will they decide to ski a certain run. If you love tree skiing and steeper terrain, NOW is the time to join us, because these epic conditions can change quickly. if you prefer long open glacier runs, ignore this email and join us in March and April.
Take our guides’ advice… call into work sick; get permission from your significant other (better yet, bring him/her); call up your buds; take the kids outta school (you will be the coolest parents ever), do whatever you have to do to get here NOW!!
Give Deane or myself a call: 1.866.424.4354 (USA/Canada), +1.250.344.2326 (International) or email email@example.com
PHENOMENAL HELI SKIING VIDEO – HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THESE ANGLES!?
Between Christmas and New Years, Anthony Bonello (of www.b4apres.com) joined us at Great Canadian Héli-Ski. Each year pro-photographer Jordan Manley travels to Great Canadian to experiment with ideas for original still images and invited Anthony to join him to shoot video. This trip they explored our incredibly aesthetic ‘burns’ (i.e. burnt forests, perfect for days when it’s dumping, yet we can still safely fly) and scored an amazing bird’s eye view.
To achieve such an angle, we had the helicopter door open and Jordan and Anthony harnessed in, while partially hanging out of the heli! A special thanks to our amazing lodge staff for providing the vocals to the video and to guide extraordinaire Rob Dalinghaus and pilot Frank from Coldstream Helicopters from making it such a success.