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Goearly season conditionsdzilla El Niño just keeps on delivering!

Yvan, one of our guides, reported back on conditions out at Shames Mt. earlier this month;

By 11:00 am we skied down Prayer Flags in excellent condition. There was an 80 cm base which skies very well with snowfall accumulating very quickly. We had 20 cm’s on the vehicle in 3 hours at the Shames parking lot!Weiterlesen

Heli Ski Season OpensOur Heli Ski Season opens with the earliest day of heli skiing ever! It’s October 27th, we had a small team out in the mountains checking out the conditions and putting a few fun turns in the sun. It’s fantastic to be back out in the mountains – what a fun day!

The forecast of a „Godzilla El Niño“ bodes well for us up here in the North. After the first several big storms this fall, we were waiting for the skies to clear to allow us a chance to get up high and check out the early season conditions.

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Clair Israelson. A legend retires.

Clair Isrealson has been a fixture in the British Columbia Backcountry for 50 years. He has worked with Northern Escape Heli Skiing for six years as the Heli Skiing Operations Manager and was instrumental in implementing our cat skiing backup program.

Eventually all good things come to and end and even the best men must retire. This was Clair’s final year running the show for Northern Escape Heli Skiing Weiterlesen

Heli assisted speed ridingAsk any heli ski guide about the challenges that come with their job and they will tell you how, for each and every run, they must work to balance safety and group dynamics, while delivering excitement and epic turns. All the while they need to constantly observe the changing conditions in the mountains and making decisions accordingly. Weiterlesen