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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

Rafting the Illecillewaet River

Revelstoke, British Columbia is a world renowned ski destination, but there is plenty to do in these intervening summer months as well. Some of the area’s more exciting activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking. In Revelstoke, these can be done on the Illecillewaet River. The river is glacier fed, which makes it the perfect place to spend a hot day. The river, named by the Shuswap Indians for its rushing waters, offers adventurous travelers plenty of action. BC cat skiing

Mountain Biking in Revelstoke B.C.

Summer is still going strong here in Revelstoke, British Columbia. What better way to pass the remaining time until winter, than by mountain biking? There are an insane amount of trails crisscrossing all of Revelstoke, and the surrounding mountains. You could bike a new trail every day from now until winter, and never bike the same trail twice. Heli Skiing

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.

Summer Fun in Revelstoke B.C.

Tell someone about British Columbia, and odds are that if they've been there, it was for the snow. Come see what all that snow looks like in the summer from the 175 meter lookout tower above the Revelstoke Dam. The dam's reservoir covers more than 11,500 hectares, and is one of two generating dams in the series of four dams that regulate the Columbia River in B.C.

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.

 

Revelstoke’s Annual Music Fest Kicks Off Today

Revelstoke B.C. is famous for champagne powder, but just because it is summer doesn't mean there isn't anything to do. Revelstoke's annual music festival starts this evening and runs through tomorrow. Dozens of musicians will be here this year, including Econoline Crush as the headliner. From rock and ska to world and funk, there is music for everyone. Check out the artisan market and enjoy a fresh pint in the beer garden as the beautiful Columbia River rumbles on by.

 

Helicopter Adventures

Everyone has heard of heliskiing, but how about heli-hiking, heli-fishing, heli-climbing, heli-backpacking, or heli-mountaineering? In Revelstoke B.C., all of these things are available. Come during the summer months, and you will see just how beautiful it is here. With the use of the helicopter, you get fast access to untouched terrain that would normally require days of trekking and lugging a heavy backpack. This way you get to the sweet spot fast, and can be back in time to enjoy a pint at the Big Eddy Inn.

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.

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