Last Friday, November 4, 2011, CMH Heli-Skiing guides Mike Aucoin, Lili Lambert and Matt Dellow spent the afternoon heliskiing just outside of Revelstoke, BC. The team, which also included Manager of Guiding Operations, Erich Unterberger, estimated that snow quality was fair in the alpine, good at treeline and deteriorated below treeline due to decreasing coverage. They measured 80-100cm of skier supporting snowpack at treeline.
For early November, this is good news. And with more snow in the Revelstoke Forecast for the upcoming days, the snowpack should be setting up quite nicely for the Revelstoke guiding crew to receive their first guests in just less than a month from today.
Assistant Area Manager, Mike Aucoin sent in the following photos of the groups first turns of the season:
As we continue our snow dance here in western Canada we will post updates from our guides in the field. Be sure to check out CMH Heli-Skiing on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates too! Three other pages to bookmark would be the CMH Snow Reports, our webcam from the Monashee Lodge and our CMH Pre-Season Photo Gallery online.
Have you been out skiing yet? Tell us about your first turns here and brag about them on twitter too, using the hashtag #SkiFotos.
UPDATE NOV 24, 2011: A few of our guides have been out ski touring in Roger's Pass, just east of Revelstoke and are reporting great conditions. Recent snowfall is setting up the snowpack well, conditions are stable and the skiing and riding is awesome! Guide's training starts Nov 25 in the Monashees and we'll have updates and new photos.