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4 Tips for Tree Skiing

Posted by Jane Carswell on Feb 9, 2011 4:17:00 PM

by Becca Blay

There is nothing like a great day in the trees! Here are four quick tips that can help you to maintain your strength and balance while heliskiing in the forest at CMH.

Always look ahead and pick your line, then commit.

You can’t go wrong when you choose your line and stick to it. Of course, it is important to be able to navigate when obstacles appear, but if you continue to ski the line that you choose originally, you will flow easily.

Stay relaxed.

This is extremely important in order to conserve your energy. If you don’t tense your muscles, your body will remain calm and loose, conversing your energy to enjoy a longer day out there.

Be dynamic and think like an athlete.

Always remember that you are fit and healthy…when you get tired, think about being dynamic and you will feel a new sense of energy through your legs. Mind over body, it works!

And above all, be safe.

Stay with your tree partner and always listen to your guide.

And to inspire you, here's a great video showing some of the fantastic tree skiing we have here at CMH Heli-Skiing in Revelstoke:

Or experience it first hand and join us this winter for the ski trip of a lifetime! Contact CMH Reservations for more information at 1.800.661.0252.

Topics: Heli-Ski Tips