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Heli-Ski Romance? Yup, it happens!

Posted by John Entwistle on Feb 14, 2011 8:48:00 AM

Heli-Ski Romance at CMH Heli-Skiing

We realize it is Valentines Day, and you would generally expect some shmoozy love story to be posted on your favorite blog. But this is the Heli-Ski Blog... No shmooze here... Just skiing!

But wait... What if there was a love story that involved skiing? And not just skiing, but the story of one man, and the love of his life.

Now, depending on who you are, you are probably expecting A: A story about skis and skiing, or B: a story about a girl. This story involves both...

One of our guests, Ted, came skiing with us some years ago and set out on a pair of Atomic Heli-Stars. Ted fell in love with these skis over the week and he requested that those skis become "his skis". So for the last 15 years, we have kept Ted's skis in Banff and sent them ahead to to the lodge whenever he is headed out to one of our heliski lodges. Well, ski technology has changed immensely over the last 15 years but no one has been able to convince Ted to leave the skis that he holds so dear. Until this past January when Ted was Heli-Skiing at the Cariboos.

Lyle Grisedale, Cariboo Shop Manager, convinced Ted to try out a pair of K2 Darksides. Apparently, after Ted's first turn it was "love at first ski". Who knows, maybe Ted will keep faithful to the Darksides for another 15 years, or maybe he has been convinced that ski technology is in fact improving and will try something new next year!

Chances are that you have fallen in love with a pair of skis after an amazing heli-ski trip, but Ted's story doesn't finish there. Ted has fallen in love at CMH before. In fact he met his wife, Lisa, while skiing at the Gothics some years ago and CMH Heli-Skiing has become a tradition for them and their family. 

Ted & Lisa's love for CMH doesn't stop at heli-skiing.  They have also brought many of their friends on CMH Summer Adventures over the years and have helped to develop the CME Credits program with CMH's Medical Symposia.

We've seen a great many other heli-ski romances develop over the years. I can think of a handful of couples who either met or got married while on a CMH Heli-Skiing trip.  If you have a CMH Love Story, we hope you'll share it with us here!

And if you don't, what are you waiting for?  Contact CMH Reservations to book your heli-skiing space today.  We're willing to bet you'll fall in love - with the snow, the experience, the flying or ...

Topics: CMH Heli-Skiing, CME Credits/Medical Symposia, Cariboo Lodge