Extreme Athletes – Derek DePiero

Derek DePiero is a skiing daredevil! Watch him inch his way to a cliff and hop off with no hesitation. He even launches into a bed of fresh pow unable to get out! This guy brings the rebel out in all of us and seems down right insane with some of the maneuvers he attempts, …

Freeride Chronicles – Northern Escape Heli

WOW, is an understatement after experiencing what Northern Escape Heli Skiing had to offer. The Freeride Chronicles team recently returned from NEH located in Terrace, BC, which is approximately an 1.5 hour flight and a 16 hour drive north of Vancouver, BC. This should give you a better perspective just how far north this operation …

Let the End of Season Shenanigans Begin!

The bad news:  Yet another ski season is coming to a close. The good news:  It’s time for all the spring skiing end of season shenanigans! Every year all of us go through the end of the season withdrawals all skiers, boarders, snowskaters, snowbladers (do you still exist?) and every other form of snow sliders …

Which Heliski Operators Do Catskiing Backup, and Who Does It Best?

The obvious advantage is that you ski and snowboard every day, regardless of the weather. The is less drama surrounding the weather report in the morning.   You will be heliskiing or catskiing (or heliboarding or catboarding). Without catskiing backup, bad weather can mean a bad day. This especially true for shorter trips. One down day …

Taos Ski Valley Sold To Conservationist Louis Bacon – Inside Story

December 12th, 2013 the Blake family announced they are selling the New Mexico ski area, Taos Ski Valley, to billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon. Photo: The Ski Channel / Taos Ski Valley Taos Ski Valley has been in the Blake family for almost 59 years, founded in 1955 by skiing pioneer Ernie Blake. The ski area has been …

National Geographic’s ‘First Skiers’ Ancient Skiing Culture

National Geographic’s December 2013 issue introduces an ancient skiing culture that originated thousands of years ago known as Altay mountain skiers, ‘First Skiers’. This ancient skiing community, tucked up in China’s Altay mountains, might very well be the worlds first ever skiers. The Altay community lives on among the descendants of the semi nomadic Tuvan clans, possibly skiing as …

Snorkels Recommended for Eagle Pass Heli-Skiing

Snorkels are recommended for heli-skiing adventures in January at Eagle Pass Heli-Skiing. The Monashee Mountains around Revelstoke, British Columbia Canada offer up copious amounts of dry, light powder.  The new lodge is a treat for the 12 lucky guests! Photo courtesy of EaglePassHeliSkiing.com At Eagle Pass Heli-Skiing, January is our favorite time to ski. Look …

Bugaboos, The Birthplace of Heli-Skiing

CMH Bugaboos, the first heli-skiing lodge/area started by Canadian Mountain Holidays in 1965.  It’s next in our series of heli-skiing operator interviews with HELISKI.com and HeliskiingReview.com. 1.  CMH Bugaboos Lodge is “The Birthplace of Heli-Skiing” Tell us about that. 2015 represents the 50th birthday of the heli-ski industry, a pretty significant milestone indeed.  Even though …

Heroic Hiker Reaches the Halfway Point of the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail.

Josh Garrett has successfully hiked over 1,300 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, marking the halfway point of his inspirational journey and putting him on pace to breaking the 64 day World Record. Josh set off on his heroic hike on June 10th with the hopes of promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet and spread …

Celebrities Ski Canyons Resort for Operation Smile Charity

Operation Smile has provided more than 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults throughout the world born with facial deformities. This year’s event at Canyon Resort raised enough money to help more than 900 kids. You would think that since Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and the Will Smith family vacation in Utah that some seriously big …

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