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Get fit for heli skiing and don’t be caught floundering in the powder this heli ski season due to sore muscles; with a little pre ski season workout you can get your body ready for the mountains.

Get fit for Heli Skiing Season with These Great Stretching Exercises

Stretching for the Entire Body

Training your body and choosing exercises to get fit for skiing is a nebulous concept at best. After all, how hard is it to prepare for heli skiing or boarding when you are just carving through deep powder and then riding a helicopter back to the top of the mountain?

Don’t be fooled into thinking that heli skiing fitness is over-rated. You’ll be using muscles that most likely, you haven’t engaged a lot during the off-season. And keep in mind; heli skiing and heli boarding are definitely high intensity sports. You can enjoy your heli skiing trip a lot more by preparing your body ahead of time. In the end, you won’t regret investing a little time and doing the right exercises to get fit for skiing…but you may regret it if you don’t! Lire la suite

Coastal weather imaging showing how heli ski season approaches.

As the Heli Ski season approaches, it seems the Long Range Forecast to date has been pretty much correct and the early season snow keeps on building deeper and deeper! Reports and observations confirm that this past week alone, we received over 2 meters (6 feet) of snow, treeline and above, and it’s showing no signs of stopping! We expect to see another 1 to 2 meters (3 to 6 feet) more over the next several days. Lire la suite

The right ski for the job

So what makes us choose the type of ski that we carry in our rental fleet? Well the answer is simple: Many years of combined input from top skier’s field testing mixed with the latest greatest technology. We know that your trip is super important and we want to provide you with the best possible gear. The snowpack in the coastal mountains mean that we need a ski that can both float on the powder and be nimble when we end up skiing the trees. This year we have added the K2 Pinnacle 118 to our fleet. Lire la suite

la nina weather phenomenon

The Weather forecasters are at it again! With this season being unseasonably warm for us up in the north due to el Nino, the prediction for next season is LA NINA!!  This is great news for skiers and boarders.  The last La Nina for us was in 2011 and that was a year of record snow! Lire la suite

Cat skiing 101Want to go cat skiing but not sure you’re powder technique is up to par? Ready to take the leap on your first cat skiing trip? Want to ski with a great group of people?

This is the package for you!

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K2 SkisThe new K2 Skis are here! At Northern Escape Heli Skiing we carry a large fleet of demo skis that are complementary with your heli ski package. This year we are proud to welcome the K2 brand into the mix. We have ordered a selection of the K2 Pinnacle that come highly recommended from industry professionals. This ski is designed for the backcountry and can take on the deepest of powder days with ease.  Here is what K2 has to say about them: Lire la suite

 

Powder BusCheck out the new bus at Northern Escape Heli Skiing. We like to ride in style here at Northern Escape. This is our brand new 4X4 airport shuttle. That’s right, it’s a 4X4!! Lire la suite