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CMH Heli-Skiing Launches Powder U @ CMH

Posted by Jane Carswell on May 24, 2011 9:35:00 AM

Powder U at CMH Heli-Skiing LogoCMH Heli-Skiing is taking skiers “back to school” with the launch of Powder U @ CMH for the 2011-2012 ski season. Led by “Dean” Roko Koell, UIAGM and Professor of Powder, the curriculum at Powder U includes the courses skiers dream of:

Powder 101 - The Intro: These trips teach skiers everything they need to know to become a comfortable powder and wilderness skier. Each Powder 101 trip will include 10 skiers and 2 guides.  This allows us to maximize instruction time and help move you into the type of deep snow skier that makes for a returning CMH guest! The only pre-requisite is that participants should be strong intermediate skiers on hard pack snow.

Powder 505 - The Steeps: Designed for skiers and snowboarders looking for a challenge on seriously steep terrain. Powder 505 trips will run in late April 2012 in the Cariboos, when snow conditions are most stable and days are longer, offering better access to challenging terrain. Seeking the most challenging terrain available on any given day, CMH's guides offer expert coaching, finding lines that allow you to develop your skills without compromising safety.

Prerequisite: Participants must be strong, confident skiers or riders – comfortable on double black diamond runs at resorts like Whistler and Jackson Hole and able to cope with tighter terrain (i.e. couloirs). Powder 505 – The Steeps weeks are limited to nine skiers/riders (which will be split into two groups), with three guides and a Bell 407 helicopter.

Powder 707 - The Masters: Powder 707 has been designed to keep guests on the slopes for as long as the spirit is willing. While the passion for Heli-Skiing never fades, veteran skiers’ knees, backs and other bio-mechanical hot-spots do show signs of wear! These trips emphasize quality over quantity of skiing. Two guides and a maximum of 10 guests per group ensure a high level of personal attention. Powder 707 weeks will be offered throughout the season.

Prerequisite: A willing mind, even if the body is less so.

Med School: For those who have already been granted their M.D. or D.D.S., CMH’s Med School is open to all health-care providers and other professionals looking to aquire their Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits in health-related issues. CMH will offer seven first-class medical symposia throughout the 2011-2012 season.

Are you ready to go back to school? CMH Reservations can help you select the best courses to set you on the path to becoming a Powder U grad!

Topics: Powder Introduction, Announcements, 2012 Heli-Skiing Trips, Powder U @ CMH