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Why Is Heli-Skiing So Popular?

June 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 214

Heli-skiing adequately makes up for the limitations of the more common ski resorts. This is mainly because ski lifts can only go so far, while helicopters can gain access to incredible skiing sites. We're talking vast mountain terrain covered with ideally powdered snow for an elaborate downhill skiing experience. Helicopter skiing is on a fast upward trend, as many people begin to realize the high value of the experience, the thrill that comes with venturing into, and braving the unexpected. Life is about thrill seeking, and heli-skiing is definitely one for the ages.

There is nothing quite like miles of beautiful wilderness combined with winter glacial climate making conditions ideal for that unrivaled mountain descent. Heli-skiing is an exceptional adventure, moving away from the all too obvious ski resort terrains that are a too hard for carving, pulling into the fray of some of the most challenging, unpredictable, vast mountain terrains; by any stretch of the imagination. It is not half as dangerous as it sounds, and it can actually be undertaken by just about anyone who can handle a black diamond run. It's fun, challenging and provides a high sense of adventure.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be an expert skier to pull it off. Many first timers hit the ground running! They have confessed, that as far as new experiences go, heli-skiing ranks right up there with the most adrenaline filled adventures one can have. You are not jumping off a helicopter; so take a breath. What essentially happens is, the helicopter picks you up from a particular point, and flies you to an ideal location with impeccable conditions. If you are not too crazy about sharp bends, trees and tricky contours then fret not. Heli-skiing also offers a variety of options for terrains with gentler slopes.

The question is; why is helicopter skiing so popular? Having been around since the '60's, heli-skiing never quite got off the blocks until recently. Improved weather tracking technology and cheaper helicopters has made the sport more assessable. There is something about the wild, untouched wilderness coupled with fresh mountain air and topped with the unpredictability of mountain terrain that offers a rush of unparalleled joy.

You do not need to be an Olympic skier, and there are no handbooks. Heli-skiing is a one for all activity, with enough variety for anyone looking to take on a little adventure. The environments are more natural, the feel is more authentic, and the experience itself is incredibly unique. Furthermore most companies that offer tours provide guides who know the mountains inside and out. These experienced thrill seekers are able to guide you through areas of discovery that tailor to your taste. Some prefer to ride through the 'glades' carving around exposed treetops and gliding around obstacles. Others prefer the wide-open and virtually limitless faces of Mother Nature's handiwork. The beauty of life is choice, and when you're flying through the mountains on route to your drop point, you will understand the true meaning of options.

If you are looking for the ski experience of a lifetime, you must visit Great Canadian Heli Skiing. There you can check out our videos and see first hand what 2 feet of fresh powder is like.

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