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Resorts In The Northern Hemisphere

October is here, and with it, more luxury mountain resorts are starting their 2010-2011 operations. Right now it's mostly restricted to resorts with glaciers, but as time moves on more will be opening their doors. Most of them need to run the snow makers as well, and are only opening for the weekend. Nevertheless, it's a start. All this action makes us antsy with anticipation here in Revelstoke, British Columbia. While the upper reaches of the Selkirks, Monashees and Canadian Rockies are already getting dusted, it'll only be a bit longer before the snow really starts to fall here.

Resorts can get away with substandard snow, as snow quality isn't really what draws skiers and boarders there. For those of us that prefer hitting the backcountry in a helicopter, we'll have to wait a little longer until the backcountry has a suitable base. For the best heliskiing in Revelstoke and the province, head over to Mica Heli Guides. This operation offers exclusively small-group, boutique heliskiing and boarding tours on their 177,000+ acre tenure.
Their land is not only immense, but it is also incredibly varied and filled with untouched terrain. Many first descents are still awaiting the first loving caress of skis or a snowboard. Those that book a Private Tour with Mica will not only be able to ski them, they'll get to name them for posterity.
One thing that should help everyone here in the Pacific Northwest this season is the La Niña event that seems to be building for this season. Heli skiing BC Canada. While the semi-regular weather pattern isn't always welcomed by others in the world, it always brings more snow to B.C. That means that anyone planning a skiing or snowboarding vacation this year should only have British Columbia on their list. If you want the best in B.C., book soon before Mica's tours sell out.
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