Our heliskiing season began just over 4 weeks ago and in that time our guides and guests have sent in some fantastic photos. In honour of Twitter's #FriFotos and because it's the end of the month, and year, here are some of the best photos we've seen this month.
Here we go:
#1 - Blower Snow at CMH Galena on December 17, by CMH Heli-Skiing guide, Michael Welch:
#2 - Waist Deep, CMH Gothics on December 14:
#3 - Alpine Pick Up, CMH Revelstoke on December 9 by CMH Guide Jorg Wilz. We are proudly associated with Alpine Helicopters who supply our Bell 212s, Bell 407s and Bell L3s for Heli-Skiing and Heli-Hiking, not to mention fantastic pilots that are specially trained to fly in our mountain environment and top-notch engineers at each lodge for daily maintenance of the helicopter fleet. When your legs are aching after skiing 7000 vertical metres of powder in a day, this taxi is a welcome sight.
#4 - Cold Smoke, CMH Galena on Dec 4, 2010 by Michael Welch. Yes, this was how we started the heliski season. It just keeps getting better.
#5 - CMH Bugaboos Guiding Team, by CMH Guide Andrew Wexler. I love this photo because of what it represents. The guide in the foreground in Dani Loewenstein, one of our newer guides and standing behind him is one of our longest-serving heliski guides, Kobi Wyss who is somewhat of a legend in these parts. Heliskiing truly is a sport and a career for all!
What about you? What was your favourite ski photo of December 2010? Share it with us by posting it on our CMH Facebook Page.
Happy New Year from all of us at CMH Heli-Skiing. From our 11 Heli-Ski lodges to our office in Banff and our team at the Calgary Airport, we hope that 2011 is filled with deep powder, cold champagne and good friends.