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Early season powder: CMH guide's report

Posted by Topher Donahue on Dec 12, 2013 7:02:00 AM

When you Take Flight on your first helicopter ride of a CMH Heli-Skiing trip, there’s a little magic in the air. It feels as if everything was set up just for you. The lodge feels like home, the guides seem like they build their whole career around giving you the best snow riding experience on earth and the staff act, not like people at work, but rather like close friends who care about you. And the lofty mountains and deep snow? The ultimate gift.

Early winter is an exciting time for everyone at CMH, while we prepare the “magic” and get out into the hills to see what the mountains are like. Right now, some of the CMH areas have opened and the magic is happening, and others are being prepared and the guides are venturing into the field for the first tracks of the season.

While we have 48 years of experience at creating and crafting mountain hospitality, what the Germans call huttenzauber or “hut magic”, we still don’t create or craft the mountains or mountain conditions. We go out and find the right parts of the mountains where we can play safely in the, but we’re always thrilled when good snow conditions set up each winter and we hear back from the guides after their first days out.

A few of the CMH areas are now open and reporting great conditions, and sending in early season Heli-Ski photos! To share the stoke, here's a few of the photos sent to the Banff office recently from guides in the field:

bugaboos early season

Bugaboos, November 2013

galena early season heliskiing

Galena, December, 2013

gothics early season

Gothics, December, 2013

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Revelstoke, November, 2013

The magic is on, and with snow in the forecast every day for the next week in Revelstoke, it only gets better from here. Contact CMH Reservations at 1 (800) 661-0252 to carve your piece of the magic (Hint: if your plans are set this winter, this week kicks off booking week for 2014-15 season!).