Backcountry, the most talked about category in snow sports is also close to our hearts at Total Heliski. Our company was born from the search for adventure away from busy groomed runs of ski resorts. Whether by helicopter drop onto virgin snow, or earning your turns via hiking and skinning to ride terrain, you’ll need to be equipped with the essentials.
You’ve had heli skiing/boarding on your bucket list for years? Subscribed to Total Heliski’s newsletter, done some web scouring of locations, have watched countless You Tube videos, think you’ve been financially responsible and can just about justify a heli trip of a lifetime. But how do you actually pull the trigger? Here’s the three easy steps:
Our Total Heliski clients come from all four corners of the world, but they are universally on a search for powder to find fresh tracks guaranteed. And thankfully, that’s what they get at Total Heliski as we send them to the top heli and cat skiing spots all over the world like France, Sweden, Canada, Alaska and The Himalayas.
Isn’t the world a better place when love is in the air? Last month, Total Heliski sent newly engaged couple David and Susan off to a romantic log cabin in remote BC Canada for a week of magic heli skiing. David and Susan’s love was kindled on skis, in the hot tub and over wine at dinner, and in their cosy cabin with fireplace.
This luxurious mountain home was designed in the style of a Scottish hunting lodge, and was constructed with nothing but the best materials, design and Canadian prowess. It uniquely provides you with the option of being picked up by helicopter from the pad outside the building, and heli skiing with one of Total Heliski’s local operators, or doing your powder turns at Revelstoke, North America’s longest vertical ski resort
Everyone inside and outside of British Columbia, Canada has been talking about La Nina and the epic snow falls in Canada over the past two seasons. This has been at a time when some other locations (like mainland USA) have been noticeably more sparse. With scores of heli and catski operators in Canada, you are spoiled for choice, another reason why Total Heliski are here to help you weed through the options.
But did you know that the secret to this bottomless powder in some operator locations may have had the helping hand of modern science? And what does this mean for the future of powder skiing?
The Himalayas have long been known around the world as the home of the highest peak in the world – Mount Everest. But they also comprise of a number of other high mountains, all of which make the range one of the most daunting in the world. Consider this: The highest peak outside Asia stands at just under 23,000 feet while the Himalayas alone have over 100 peaks in excess of 23,500 feet! The Himalayas have thus created a natural barrier that has resulted in a unique culture in these high hills.
Are you wondering where your next (or first) big heli ski experience is going to be? The answer could be in – wait for it – the weather channel! Seriously! Ocean currents and surface temperatures could really spice up your heli skiing trip this season. This is all about the phenomena called La Niña of course.