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The democracy of heli skiing

Heliskiing is not only the ultimate sensation in the domain of powder sports but also is a sign of democracy and the freedom of those who are exploring it. It started from the people’s desire to create an unforgotten adventure and not because someone decided, at some moment, to open a heli ski business.


Avalanche balloon packs used in heli skiing

Heli skiing is the ultimate frontier that can be reached by those who love to practice powder sports. Because of this, it needs more precaution plans and some more equipments than in any other types of ski. In this article we will talk a little about the necessity and function methods of the avalanche balloon packs.

Island Lake Catskiing, Mica Heliskiing and The North Face Announce Partnership


Island Lake Catskiing, Mica Heliskiing and The North Face have formed a partnership.  All Island Lake and Mica staff will be setup in North Face uniforms.  “We are stoked to be working with a great company like The North Face - they understand our mountain culture and are willing to go the extra mile to meet our needs” said Mica Heliskiing Marketing Director - Darryn Shewchuk.

An Anticipated Season

We're only on winter's doorstep, and already the season is looking big. First and foremost, it's already snowing here in British Columbia. Neither the resorts, nor the backcountry helicopter or snow cat skiing tours, have opened yet. Yet, in some select areas, people have already shredded the first lines of the 2010-2011 season. Even though the snow really hasn't started falling here in the Northern Hemisphere, excitement is filling the air.

IF3 2010 Starts Today

The International Freeski Film Festival kicks off today. Running until this Sunday, September 19th, the festival will feature the premiers of many films from around the world. Taking place in Montreal, Quebec, the event will highlight productions from Nimbus Independent, Field Productions, Level 1 Productions and many others. Tanner Hall will be premiering his new movie, Like a Lion. The films will be judged by JF Cusson, Neil Sotirakopoulos and Guillaume Lahure. The categories will be Open, Pro, Amateur and Webisode.

The Virtues Of A Private Tour

Private tours of any kind make you think of getting a behind the scenes look, or access to something not everyone gets to see. That is no different at Mica Heli Guides. Of their three different tour types, the Private tour is by far the best. It gives you what Good Connoisseur Magazine has called “the ultimate, once in a lifetime ski experience.”

Unlimited Vertical And Terrain

One of the key metrics by which to judge a heliskiing operation is the amount of vertical available to ski on the average day. Any operator will give you a nice number that probably doesn't mean much as your sit at home planning your trip, but if you're going to pay all the money to go heliskiing why be restricted? At Mica Heli Guides you don't have to worry. First off, they offer tours of small groups only. With so few people sharing the helicopter, the only on who will be waiting is the pilot at the bottom of the mountain.

Mica Heli – Head And Rotors Above The Rest

Revelstoke, British Columbia is a world renowned backcountry skiing and snowboarding destination. Until someone comes up with a better way, your best options for hitting the backcountry anywhere involves traveling in a helicopter or a snow cat skiing. In fact, 95% of the world's catskiing and heliskiing happens right here in British Columbia every year. Here in Revelstoke, the best terrain you can find is the tenure of Mica Heli Guides.

The View From Above Revelstoke

Revelstoke, British Columbia is a typical Canadian mountain town in many ways. First, it dates back from the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Second, the first people drawn to the town were involved in the mining or timber business, or both. Third, it is a Mecca for B.C. powder seekers. As many skiers and snowboarders have moved from the resorts into the backcountry, they have increasingly used helicopters to get there.

While The Bears Are Sleeping

In few months time, the bears will be sleeping. Unless you’re currently studying bears, or have a particular affinity for them, this is probably not a terribly interesting fact. However, if you're an avid skier or snowboarder, it does signify something much more noteworthy: if the bears are sleeping, it means winter has arrived. Of course that means that Revelstoke, British Columbia is covered in beautiful white snow. With the arrival of winter, tours into the vast backcountry of B.C. commence.

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