I finally ticked off a bucket list item and got to ski from a helicopter.


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This is the tenure of Eagle Pass Heliskiing from Revelstoke. We spent the day skiing the South Cranberry
area on this day.


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Our Astar B2 for the day.


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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.


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Jim says helicopters are pretty cool transportation mechanisms.


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Here is Simon about to drop into his first heli run into some glorious snow.


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Jim is excited for his next run.


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Simon looks better with snow in his beard.


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You can see we had some decent snow on this day.


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A good look at the tail boom of an Astar B2.

The chopper landing at a pick-up point


Video from the top of a ridge at Eagle Pass



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Mark and our guide Matt watching the chopper land. Jim and Simon are waiting by the helicopter since
they took a wrong turn and went a bit farther down the drainage than we were.


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Looking back at the ridge we just skied from the other rib. We spent most of our ski day doing laps
on either side of a few different ribs on the east side of South Cranberry.


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Looking back down the drainage with Mt Hall on the right side. Simon says this is pretty fun skiing.


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Marc at the top of a heli drop.

Marc skiing some powder in the trees



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Eagle Pass dropped a cooler with hot soup, sandwiches, and snacks for lunch. Definitely more fun to
not have to carry your lunch around all day! Jim says the hot soup is the cat's pyjamas!

Jim and Simon enjoying some powder turns



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This was the farthest south we went on this day, and this is looking up from the lake to Hughes Peak.


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This is Jim looking up to Hughes W3 peak.

Marc skiing an open slope


Jim skiing an open slope



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Jim thinks heli skiing is cool.


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The back of the heli boom again with snow waiting for our last run through the burn out.


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Marc says the burn out is a cool place to ski.


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The last part of the day was a bit rugged, but it still had really nice snow.


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Simon skiing with the chopper lifting off with the group ahead of us.


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A look at Lost Arrow Lake as we came back to the base. Great trip gents!

Our Garmin Connect data for the day is HERE

Marc and Simon's photos


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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 .


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The boys pretty back lit after steaks and beers.


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Marc and I in the chopper.


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Marc and Jim heading to the field for the day.


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Marc and I in the burn out.


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Just about to drop into the burn out.


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Great stories and fun from the coolest animal in the kingdom - the Mantis Shrimp. With sexnocular vision
and a punch that shares the power of a 22 caliber bullet, it's a bad ass animal!


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All of us in the chopper.

Video of a single chopper bump to the top of a ridge



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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!


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Just about to drop into the trees.

Heli ski fun in early season snow



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Nice look at a longer slope of fun powder turns.


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Looking at the burn before dropping in.


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Simon says heli-skiing is super fun!

Video of the chopper pickup


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