Category: Heli Skiing Articles

Heli Skiing Tips – Portillo, Chile

SNOW got a chance to ride a chairlift and chat with Portillo Instructor, Lifetime visitor and Heli Guide Carlos Liendo to get some heli skiing tips – Portillo, Chile. Having spent several years skiing the resort and now as a guide for the heli skiing operation, Carlos has the inside scoop on how to heli in Portillo. Some of his top heli skiing tips – Portillo, Chile 1.- You don’t need to book the helicopter for the day. If you are unsure if heli skiing is for you or spent too many hours in the discotheque and don’t think you ... Read more

Iceland’s Troll Peninsula: Heli-Ski, Sheep Farms, and Hot Springs

Andrew Findlay takes in the view of Eyjafjörður from the summit of Kaldbacher. Soaring near the mountain tops of Iceland’s Troll Peninsula I ponder what I have seen already after only a few short days on this remote North Atlantic island perched in contented limbo between Europe and North America. Barren valleys dotted with remote sheep farms, herds of shaggy Icelandic horses grazing near a hot spring that bubbles next to the sea, and dormant volcanoes that betray the geological violence that has shaped this land, and in turn its proud and spirited people. If a pair of trolls suddenly appeared at my ... Read more

Kings & Corn Tordrillo Mountain Lodge – A Summer Camp That Never Grows Old.

SNOW sent pro skier Amie Engerbretson to experience how to be a kid again at Camp Kings & Corn, trying her hand at every activity.

MAD ABOUT MICA – Mica Heli Skiing

Photos by Mattias Fredriksson Pillow skiing is now a thing. Few do it better than British Columbia’s Mica Heli Skiing. In case you’ve somehow dodged all visual representations of skiing over the past 20 years, here’s what you missed: pillow skiing is now officially a thing. Students of the Schmidtian steep-and-deep ethos were mildly disappointed in the new millennium when imagery for everything from hard goods advertising to helmet cam edits migrated from balls-to-the-wall Alaskan spines into fat, airy cushions, but their chagrin didn’t last long: depending on the line, pillows can be just as challenging as spines, or can provide simple low-key fun, and from an aspirational standpoint, more attainable. Those keeping track of ... Read more

Affirmation of Life Heli Ski Trip – CMH Galena

Affirmation of Life Heli Ski Trip – CMH Galena – Carol Nichols Many people take their health for granted. Carol Nichols is not one of those people. She has been battling cancer for the last year and she is not taking it lying down. This vibrant, energetic, dynamic and talented woman decided not to put off taking a heli ski trip – CMH Galena with her friend Andrea Mancuso Webber and her daughter Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso just because she was fighting cancer. Heli skiing CMH Galena was the dream trip of a lifetime, and to go with Andrea and ... Read more

Heli Sikkim

 By Subhasish Chakraborty Heli Sikkim In the Land of Kanchenjunga My fascination for mountains have taken me to places like Annapurna in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp also in Nepal and the imposing Sheela Pass-Tawang circuit of Arunachal Pradesh in North East of India. I have heard a lot about Sikkim, its mountains with Kanchenjunga as the guardian deity, the affable and easygoing hill people, the quintessential Sikkimese cuisine, its predominant Buddhist culture and of course the world famous Orchids. But, as luck would have it, I was unable to muster the time and the energy to embark on an ... Read more

Alaska Heli Skiing Guide Greg Harms on Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska Heli Skiing Guide Greg Harms on Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska Heli Skiing Guide Greg Harms is one of the most experienced guides in the business. He brings something unique to the guiding world world because he is also one of the best ski pros in the business. Greg has taught skiing around the world in California at Heavenly Valley, in Spain at Baquiera Beret, in Chile at Portillo and he still squeezes in a few weeks a year in Aspen Colorado on Aspen Mountain. Providing the best heli skiing experience possible  is just one of the things Greg does ... Read more

GoPro Mother-Daughter CMH Heli Skiing Trip staring Julia Mancuso and Mom

GoPro Mother-Daughter CMH Heli Skiing Trip staring Julia Mancuso and Mom Check out this amazing video by GoPro of Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso. See her Heli Ski at CMH Galena Lodge with her mom Andrea Mancuso Weber. Majestic mountains are the backdrop for this bonding experience between 2 generations of ripping skiers going heli skiing in the Canadian Backcountry. GoPro’s team of Caleb and Conor were there to capture the experience from every angle and perspective telling the story in the way only GoPro can. Happy Mother’s Day to the strong women who raise us, encourage us and inspire ... Read more

CMH Heli Skiing Galena Lodge – Julia Mancuso

Photo by Mike Arzt CMH Heli Skiing Galena Lodge – Julia Mancuso Every year CMH Heli Skiing Galena Lodge hosts an ambassador trip with Julia Mancuso, U.S. Ski Team Member and Olympic Gold Medalist. Galena Lodge is in British Columbia, Canada and accessed from the Kelowna Airport. Every year the lodge hosts a week in late March where guests can sign up to ski with the fabulous Julia Mancuso. Imagine yourself at Galena Lodge CMH heli skiing in Canada shredding with one of the best skiers on the planet, now imagine joining her in the jacuzzi, joining her for a ... Read more

THE 40 YEAR OLD HELI SKIING VIRGIN

HELI SKIING IS BETTER DONE LATE THAN NEVER I would be alone, a 40-something woman in a group of…who knew? It would be eight strangers, plus me, a heli skiing virgin. It was the end of a long, cold, slow winter — the kind people whine about in my city. Snow piled high on side streets. Over-laden cars were plowed-in and unable to move. The sun seldom made an appearance, and when it did its intensity wasn’t powerful enough to pierce the chill. Then the call came through: Would I like to try heli skiing? Tyax Lodge There was a single spot on a late-March expedition into British Columbia’s South Chilcotan Mountains. TLH Heli ... Read more

Tommy Moe Talks Heli Skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska

Watch the Video Olympic Gold Medalist Tommy Moe talks heli skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska.  Tommy Moe grew up in Montana and Alaska. He made the U.S. Ski Team at only 16 years of age and made his world cup debut just a year later at 17. In the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway Tommy became the first American male ski racer to win multiple medals in a single Olympic Games competition. He won Olympic Gold in the Downhill and a Silver medal in the Super G on the day of his 24th birthday. Tommy Moe is a part owner ... Read more

Top 5 Alaska Heli Skiing Myths

Top 5 Alaska Heli Skiing Myths? Tordrillo Mountain Lodge took a good look at some common myths about Alaska heli skiing, that just are not true. Click the link at the bottom of this post to view all 5. Myth Number 1: In Alaska you have to jump out of the helicopter to start skiing. Contrary to popular belief, the helicopter will make a secure landing. This allows you to get out of the helicopter calmly, where you wait for the heli to lift off and fly away. Most of the time the helicopter will be using an LZ (Landing Zone) ... Read more

Telluride Helitrax – Heli Skiing

Photo Courtesy of Telluride Helitrax Telluride Helitrax – Heli Skiing Located in the heart of the spectacular San Juan Mountains, Telluride Helitrax is Colorado’s most experienced and original helicopter ski company. It has been in operation since 1982. Helitrax operates at the highest elevations in North America; they offer incredible terrain, snow conditions customer service. Telluride Helitrax is a family-owned guide service, committed to small groups, a tailored experience and a variety of heli-ski adventures, including single-day trips and custom multi-day tours. Charter flights can also be arranged from Aspen or Vail for a day of heli-skiing in Telluride. TRIPS ... Read more

Alaska Heli Ski Haven – Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska Heli Ski Haven  Georgia Native Bret Gilleland is the lodge manager up at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska, one of the premier heli ski operations on the planet. She is one of the many people at the lodge that make your Alaskan Heli Ski Trip the experience of a lifetime. She quickly learns how you like your coffee, what your apres heli ski beverage of choice is and weather or not you want to be on the first heli out or the last! She will take such good care of you, that leaving will be the hardest part of ... Read more

Alaska heli skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Alaska heli skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge  Experience some of the best heli skiing the world has to offer at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the splendor of Alaska and untouched virgin snow. Explore one of Alaska’s largest and most geographically diverse mountain ranges with the most experienced operator guiding the Tordrillo Mountains.  Guides include Olympic Gold Medalist Tommy Moe as well as industry legends like Mike Overcast and Greg Harms. A short float plane trip from Anchorage, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers a perfect basecamp for exploring some of the most spectacular heli ... Read more