My buddy Marc flew in from Vancouver since the flooding last month shut down the Coquihalla. Jim and
Simon filled out the other two slots in the chopper and here's our first flight of the day.
Jim says helicopters are pretty cool transportation mechanisms.
Here is Simon about to drop into his first heli run into some glorious snow.
Since our warm-up ski day at Revy was blowing 100 km/hour all day, we took zero photos. However, Marc
got a couple of us at the Revelstoke. sign. And yes, the period is intentional. See the story and the
hand-painted sign from the rail station here .
The boys pretty back lit after steaks and beers.
Video of a single chopper bump to the top of a ridge
Marc just about to start a run. One of the many cool things about heli skiing is the fact that it's so time-dense. This means that once the
chopper drops us off though, it's a quick shimmy off the heli pad, get your gear ready, and off you go to the run and then the pick-up again.
So, operationally it's quick, but it's not as relaxing and chill as touring. Upside is you get ~3-5x the vertical in a day with no effort!