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Mica Heli Guides Reports Increased Number of Bookings for 2010-2011 Season

British Columbia is the world’s premier heliskiing destination. In fact 95% of the world's Heli Skiing and catskiing take place here every year. The reason is obvious to anyone who has already enjoyed the heaps of dry champagne powder that fall here every season. There is no better town to get your fill of powder than Revelstoke, B.C., and no better operator to give it to you than Mica Heli Guides.

Top Notch Heliskiing

These hot summer months give us plenty of time to consider what makes a good heliskiing company. There are certain intangibles like terrain that are hard to compare, even if you have experienced it. Other things like equipment, frequent maintenance, safety records, service, packages and prices are worth considering. While all those things and more are important, if you're going to pay the money to go heliskiing Canada, you want to be certain you’ll get a chance to ski.

Rocky Mountain Experience

Revelstoke British Columbia is a world-class winter destination for skiing and snowboarding. It is a also a great place to visit in the summertime, offering seemingly endless trails for hiking and biking, alpine lakes and glacier-fed rivers for fishing, as well as golfing an many other outdoor activities. One of the other interesting things to do here is visit any of the area’s numerous museums. Learn all about what it took to make Revelstoke what it is today. Helicopter skiing Canada

Heliskiing Heaven

No one knows for sure who, exactly, the first person to ski down a mountain after flying up it in a helicopter was. Most people point to Hans Gmoser, a mountain guide who exchanged the Alps for the Canadian Rockies and started a heli-skiing operation in 1965. However, there is conflicting evidence, as provided by photos in some old ski books that show heliskiing in Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah from the 1950s or early 1960s.

Revelstoke B.C. - Heliskiing Capital of the World

When planning a heliskiing trip, odds are you are going to end up in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The reason is simple: nothing beats B.C. powder, period. With over 50 different operations providing backcountry tours in the province, the only question is which one to choose. Well, if you have chosen the de facto heliskiing capital of the world, you better choose the best of the best in Revelstoke B.C. Who’s the best, you may ask? The answer to that question has only one answer: Mica Heli Guides.


Flying On Your Own. Heli Skiing Review by Ski Canada

Mica Heli Guides stands alone in the world of powder for two simple but obvious reasons: its terrain (which is massive and private) and its helicopters (which are small and also private). Ski Canada editor Iain and I made a weekend visit to the only heli-operation in the Canadian Rockies last April to check out the sometimes chest-deep (not so difficult when you're Iain's size, but even I disappeared occasionally) snow that draws skiers from around the world.

As The Crow Flies - A Story of Mica Heli Guides

Now, I'm not one to buy a pig in a poke, but every once in a while you get an offer you can't refuse. How about an all-inclusive heliboarding trip to a little-known place called Mica Heliskiing on the western shore of the Rocky Mountains? Throw in a crew that includes snowboarding legend Jamie Lynn (filming for Oakley's upcoming The Community Project) and you've got yourself a deal. A no-brainer, for sure.

Mens Journal Rates Mica Heli Guides Tops in 2010 Powder Guide

 Men's Journal Magazine rates Mica Heli Guides as one of its top choices for Powder in 2010

"It's Deeper at MICA!"

With yet another meter of fresh snow this past week, the skiing is epic!  "This is the deepest powder I've ever skied" (New Years guest). Mica Heli has been running full capacity as many of our guests and the top pro-skiers know, this is the place to be! Check out the special offer for our guests at the bottom of this letter!

The White Gold Rush

  “There is gold in them thar hills”. I’m not certain where that phrase came from, it’s been a century since Western Canada’s last “great Gold Rush” brought hoards chasing the dream, but it strikes a chord in me every time I hear it. In the last decade another “rush” has surfaced in British Columbia – the rush to open up BC’s backcountry skiing, the rush for “white gold”.

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