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Heliskiing

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.

Heliskiing – Safety First

Every skier and snowboarder loves that feeling of fresh powder beneath them. The semi-weightless sensation as you flow down the mountain is so enjoyable, that we mindlessly start to move into the backcountry, looking for those perfect tracks. One of the more popular ways to access the backcountry is with a helicopter. While heliskiing the backcountry is perfectly safe, you can't just charge through it any which way you want, as you might do at your local resort.

Heliskiing and Inclement Weather

Going into the backcountry with the aid of a helicopter is one of the greatest inventions in the history of skiing. It is certainly the premier way to get truly spectacular lines. However, the surest way to have a heliskiing vacation ruined is if the weather turns so bad that the helicopter can’t fly you into the backcountry. This is one of the most important factors to consider when booking your next vacation. Also to avoid that unfortunate problem, be sure to book your adventure with Mica Heli Guides, located in Revelstoke, British Columbia.

Hiking The Highlands Of Revelstoke

Revelstoke, British Columbia is a world-renowned destination for skiing and snowboarding. Though the snow may have retreated to the upper reaches of the Selkirk, Monashee, and the Canadian Rockies, that doesn't mean there’s nothing left to do on these spectacular slopes. Hiking the area around Revelstoke is just as epic as the skiing. Hiking trails abound here, so you can be sure there is something for everyone. There are a multitude of other summer activities as well here in Revelstoke.

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