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Same from me Neni! I'm happy to show you around any of the Calgary area mountains. There's also many heli rigs in our area. We tend to have very dependable conditions (although there's usually a persistent weak layer in the snow pack). The cat/heli operators here are very knowledgeable about their terrain, and can always find something enjoyable to ride.

We don't get the 5 ft dumps of Alaska (although we do get 3-4 foot dumps!) but what we do get is light, champagne powder, and usually plenty of blue sky to ride it in!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!
 

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The tour camp up in the zone reports 5 feet. They've been shoveling alla time to keep the tents cleared. Still nuking without end. Storm is followed by an even bigger one. It's over for us, we won't get a flight window and avy danger is way too high to hike anything. Next potential window will be late next week.
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How does it work if you dont get to ride your allotment of heli time? Do you still lose the money? Is the one your on a pay as you go place?

Major bummer....
 

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I think max pass has some of your mountains on it @poutanen
Yes it does. We thought about heading up to Calgary to hit some of them, but didn't make it happen. MAX mountains near Calgary - Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska & Fernie.

However, we did get to Copper in January and Big Sky in February (4 days riding @ each) which were both amazing.

I won't lie, it was tough coming back and riding in New England after both of those trips.
 

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I think max pass has some of your mountains on it @poutanen
Yes it does. We thought about heading up to Calgary to hit some of them, but didn't make it happen. MAX mountains near Calgary - Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska & Fernie.

I won't lie, it was tough coming back and riding in New England after both of those trips.
Whenever a forum member is heading to any of these, feel free to send me a PM! I know Nakiska better than any other forum member (although there's another Nakiska patroller on here who might argue with me >:) ), and I've spent a lot of time at Fernie and Kicking Horse. They're my #1 and #2 favourite hills, in that order.

We get some of the longest seasons anywhere, and have some of the most dependable snow, so it's usually a good bet to book a trip to Calgary. If Fernie is getting rain, Kicking Horse might be getting puked on.

Best powder day I had this year was at Nakiska. It was unbelievable. Was training a rookie on toboggan handling too!
 

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How does it work if you dont get to ride your allotment of heli time? Do you still lose the money? Is the one your on a pay as you go place?

Major bummer....
We get half the heli time next time we go there. So... we've to do another trip out west ;)
 

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What company did you use for this trip? I'm considering putting Alaska on the itinerary board!
PNH - Points North Heliskiing - in Cordova; the same like on the last two trips.
 

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a week at Baldface followed by a week of AK heli... lol dreams, fantasies even....
Baldface is usually sold out a year in advance... (yes, I did think of it :D)
 
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