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All heli-skiing operations will guarantee a certain amount of vertical feet/metres. At Great Canadian, we offer a generous amount of vertical (e.g. 30,500m/100,000ft for a week long trip).


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Why Skiing makes you Happy

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Skiers now have a valid excuse to book that epic heli-skiing holiday – it’s officially good for our health!

Researchers claim the pleasure gained from a skiing holiday is enough to improve a person’s overall happiness – even if they only get to the mountains occasionally! So now is the time to solidify that happiness in your life by booking your heli-ski vacation for next season!

Engagement is defined as the manner in which you lose yourself in an activity, and are almost oblivious of all else around you. Therefore, the skiers and boarders who get the most benefits are those who get “into the flow” meaning they focus on their skiing and forget everything else in their lives while on the slopes. So by booking now you get to enjoy the anticipation and motivation of getting in shape, and when you join us next season you reap the benefits of becoming engaged. Furthermore, it’s been proven on various occasions that adult playfulness can influence people’s happiness, while socially convening around a sporting activity such as skiing has positive psychological outcomes and contributes to overall well-being, sweet! I always knew those mountains at my doorstep were more than just a pretty sight.

Besides the mental euphoria that skiing elicits there are the obvious physical benefits attached too. You can burn upwards of 3000 calories a day skiing! There are three prominent health benefits associated with skiing and snowboarding which every person at every ability experiences:

1)    Tones your stomach muscles – who doesn’t love abs?

2)    Improves your cardiovascular system – i.e. your stamina

3)    Helps you lose weight

So in other words, if you enjoy skiing or snowboarding don’t deny yourself the “health benefits” and get out and do it! And yes, I am aware that this is simply a way to justify all those hours and paychecks spent on mountaintops, that said I’m sure you all will agree!



2 Responses to “Why Skiing makes you Happy”

  1. Elizabeth Langston

    Indeed! You get to enjoy the sports while at the same time getting health benefits. Great!

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