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Monday, May 31, 2010

Canada Ski Travel - what's available to you

CMH Heli-Skiing
Since 1965, the team of professional guides at CMH Heli-Skiing have been taking guests in to the remote backcountry of British Columbia, Canada, to experience the best skiing in the world. Now, over 45 years since its start, the company has expanded to include 11 mountain lodges in the Cariboo, Monashee, Selkirk, Purcell, Bugaboo and Kootenay mountain ranges. Each of the 11 lodges offers their own unique heli-skiing terrain along with five star accommodation and meals. With the finest in mountain hospitality, food and skiing. CMH is sure to have something for you

British Columbia (BC)
home of big mountain skiing and snowboarding, sundry state-of-the-art terrain parks, vast bowls. Address of tantalising glades, epic tree lines, and acres upon acres of back-country. Birth place of Heli Skiing. Righteous location of North Americas's highest vertical. Playland for all things snow-oriented. Prime postal code for ski in/ski out resort experiences catering to families, learners, experts and those for whom skiing is about off-piste frivolities- eating drinking shopping and spas. Come each November, BC's mountains become a testament to Canada's reputation as the Great White North You can ski every day fr an entire season and not come close to sampling all that the province offers. But when the snow flies and mountain tops are covered in white gold, the temptation to try will be overwhelming. The question is where to begin? Mountain adventures in BC are spread over four regions. Some of the deepest natural snow bases in BC are on Vancouver Island. The region averages a staggering nine metres of annual frozen precipitation. Locals try to keep skiing here a secret, but word got out when several of the worlds' top skiers trained at Mt Washington Resort before the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Back on the mainland, the Vancouver Coast and Mountains region is where the world experienced the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Half an hour's drive from downtown Vancouver, three impressive mountains boast their own unique city vista, kids' programs, peak chairs and poutine (a Canadian Culinary right of passage. Vancouverites head here after work and on weekends to get a quick snow fix. Then, two hours up the scenic see to Sky Highway is the legendary whistler Blackcomb Resort. Two mountains, each epic in their own right but joined to become a behemouth, each epic in their own right but joined to become a behemoth winer adventure. With a global reputation that precedes it, the run here only begins n the hills.

Selecting a BC ski holiday east of the Pacific can do so with ease and very little time in the car. The interior provinces with airports about 1 hour from Vancouver International Airport include Kelona, Kamloops and Penticton. A 90 minute flight from Vancouver to Calgary International Airport gives quick access to much of BC's world class terrain.

Snow in the Thompson Okanagan region of the province leans toward dry, champagne goodness complemented by 2000 hours of annual sunshine. Garnering high praise for family friendly environments and challenging terrain, panoramic vistas from the peaks of Apex Mountain Resort, Big White Ski Resort, Silver Star Mountain Resort and Sun Peaks Resort should not be overlooked by any status athlete. Nor should the fact they are among the warmest places to ski and ride in Nth America.

Marking BC's eastern border, the majestic Kootenay Rockies tempt and pleasingly torture skiers and riders alike. Tree runs, mouth watering glades, the highest vertical in Nth America, and lift, cat, heli and back-country options from one village base, count plenty of runs for learners, but this is also where the exceptional test their mettle. Select from Fernie Alpine, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Panorama Mountain Village, Red Mountain Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort or Whitewater Winter Resort. So many to choose from, WOW.

Besides skiing and snowboarding in the snow, the activities available at the BC's resorts are from tobogganing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, tubing, Nordic sking and mountainside fondue dinners, so there is no time for any person to be bored. Just as travelling across frozen tundra behind a team of dogs and flying above glacial rivers attached to ziplines, the opportunities to tackle or (be tackled in) the chilly white stuff run the gamut from serene to extreme.

Hey, don't wait to read about it or hear about it, just go and experience it for yourself and sample the world class terrain and its gastronomic delights. Choose from Moderate to Luxury Resort from any enchanting ski in/ski out Victorian Style village and if you have kids, drop them off at the Kids Centre and dip your tips into Champagne powder. Leave nothing out, explore endless fun beyond the slopes and then share your tall tales with the locals and back home.
Don't forget link to our website and send an enquiry for your
Canada Ski Holiday. Some helpful resources for information to help you decide on what your ultimate holiday should consist of:
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Canada Ski Travel

It's time to Ski Canada and it's time for you to experience it.
Curve down a sunny slope, wind between trees in an untracked glade, look down into an adrenalin-stoking alpine bowl or slide down the bunny hill. Sign up for a class to carve perfect turns on groomed trails or g ild in a choice of world-class snowboard parks.  

Feel Sunshine warm your face on the deck of a peak-top bistro or raise a glass in a mountain-village pub.

To ski and snowboard in Canada is to reach the pinnacle of a modern day winter experience. Everyone - from beginners to heli-ski devotees-has unbelievable choices.  Out west where the high-amp scenery will take your breath away, the powder is dry and fluffy.  In the east, the altitude is lower, but the nightlife buzz is sky-high with a french vibe.

Get your vertical without the line-ups of other ski destinations on runs so long you'll think they never end.  Ski by day and night, it really is up to you. Apres ski, play with your family or party with the crowd. Indulge in a massage and slide into a spa. Dine on artisan cheese in Quebec, Pinot Noir in Niagara and Asian delicacies in Vancouver. Relax in five star splendour or c hill in your cosy slope-side chalet.  

The Canadian wonders - more than skiing and snowboarding
After you've explored Canada's mountains, head down to the valleys and experience village life. If you're not one for the slopes, or are more apres than ski, there are hundreds of winter activities to keep you busy or relaxed. Tubing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, ecotours, helicopter tours, tasting tours, snowcat tours, mountaineering, cultural visits, gourmet and spa experiences just to name a few.

And "apres-ski"?  It's a combination of fireside chat, dance party, custom drink menus and bite size tastings, that are much a part of the Canadian ski vacation as the slopes themselves.   Get to know a cosy village bistro.   Hear about your kids tubing adventure while warming by a wood-burning fire.  Talk and laugh with friends, old and new, deep into the night.  Explore Canada's winter Wonderland to the fullest.

Ski and snowboard schools are fantastic
If you want to learn how to ski, snowboard or simply want to improve your technique, then Canada is the right place for you.  Group lessons, private courses, off-piste or ski touring - it's all there, including some of the world's finest ski school and programs.  The kids' programs are second to none: first-class facilities and attentive, child-friendly staff.

Keep looking out for Canada Ski Areas plus more and in the meantime visit our website  to see what else is happening.  

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