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Photos: the world's greatest apres ski

Posted by Topher Donahue on Jun 25, 2013 6:36:00 AM

For decades, the CMH Heli-Skiing tagline has been the world’s greatest skiing. Of course such a statement begs to be refuted, but once people have skied with CMH, they quite often tend to agree.

One thing, however, that nobody argues with, is that CMH Lodges throw down the world’s greatest après ski!

It’s hard to put a finger on exactly why; indeed, the perfect après ski is a little different for each person.  But somehow, CMH gets it just right for virtually everyone.

Perhaps it is the number of fellow powder hounds – enough to have diversity but few enough to have intimacy.

Perhaps it is CMH Heli-Skiing’s special flavor of hüttenzauber, or alpine hut magic, that has remained a part of the CMH experience for nearly 50 years.

Perhaps it is the combination of remote locations and exquisite comfort.

Or perhaps it is the snow riding that makes the CMH après ski so enjoyable.

Most likely it is a combination of all of the above, distilled photographically into the following five photos.

Springtime in the Bugaboos, with après ski on the deck overlooking in the Bugaboo Spires:
apres ski canada
A mid-winter dirty martini sitting atop the 3-D ski area table of the Adamants in the commons area of the Adamants Lodge:heliski martini
Après ski with the Nomads South at the Halcyon Hot Springs pools overlooking the Arrow Lake after a world-class day of riding both Galena and Revelstoke terrain:hot springs heliskiing
Getting the giggle on after hitting the shot ski – anywhere CMH:shot ski
Digging into a sushi après ski served up on a Burton snowboard. I doubt Jake ever dreamed we’d be eating sushi off his invention in a Heli-Ski lodge deep in Interior British Columbia:heliski sushi
Any of you million-footers out there have any great memories of CMH aprés ski that you'd like to share?

Topics: Bugaboos, Cariboos, Adamants, CMH Lodges, Galena