4 ideas to inspire your ski season

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High-alpine, late-season turns. | Image by Grant Gunderson

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Words by Kelsey Verboom | August 23, 2023

Daydreaming about heli-skiing and riding?

If your gaze is drawn to your skis or board every time you enter your garage, you’re our kind of person. This list is for you.

Here are four A+ ideas for your season ahead:


WHAT: CMH Revelstoke’s home base is downtown Revelstoke, BC, the ski town of all ski towns. Fly into the backcountry each morning to access the goods on a multi-day trip (2-7 days), and return to town each evening.

WHO: There are trip options for everyone from first-time heli-skiers to experts looking to step up their freeride game. First-timers can try our Powder Intro option, while experts should check out Steep Shots & Pillow Drops. There are a plethora of other options for anyone else in between.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Being stationed at the heart of a ski town means access to lively nights out, extra dining options, and walkable shopping. Do things like watch a local hockey game, go bowling, or grab sushi — something unique to our in-town destinations.   

CMH Revelstoke blends a lively ski town atmosphere with quick access to wilderness skiing and riding.


WHAT: Go heli-skiing in April, a month that doesn’t always get the hype it deserves.

WHO: If you like wide-open, high-alpine turns with a chance of glacier skiing or riding, April is ideal. This style of terrain is not always an option earlier in the season, because the snowpack typically needs more time to build in order to navigate it safely.

WHY WE LOVE IT: This time of year boasts longer daylight hours (more turns if you want ’em) and, if the forecast is in your favour, can still deliver big powder; some of last season’s biggest single-day snowfalls were in April. Plus, there tends to be greater booking availability and great prices.

Heli-skiing in April is prime time for cruisy, expansive runs down glaciers and other high-alpine terrain. | Image by Grant Gunderson


WHAT: Get a quick hit with day heli-skiing at CMH Purcell. Ideal if you’re short on time, curious to try heli-skiing, or want to add to your resort plans. Book a single day, or stack a few.

WHO: Purcell’s varied terrain is for anyone from those seeking a mellower pace to hard chargers.

WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s close to Banff and easy to access. There are only 2 groups of 8 guests, plus 2 guides per group, which means a close-knit vibe and plenty of guided turns.

*BONUS*: New this season, vertical at CMH Purcell is unlimited. That means that should you have the opportunity to ski or ride extra runs, there’s no extra cost.

The terrain buffet at CMH Purcell is expansive, allowing for a day heli-skiing experience that’s above and beyond. | Image by Dave Best


WHAT: Book your trip in December and get some of the first tracks of the season. Though the weather is never predictable, this is a month with a track record of delivering big wins in the snow department. 

WHO: December trips are for those who want to start their season with a bang. It’s also a tree lover’s dream month. Depending on the year’s conditions, regular storm cycles mean you’ll likely spend at least some time skiing/riding in the trees where the snowpack is favored. More and more terrain becomes available throughout the month as the snowpack builds.

WHY WE LOVE IT: This time of year offers some of the best value heli-skiing for the entire season. We’re talking about making your dream turns at the best price possible. And if you come over the holidays, the celebratory mood in the lodge and on the slopes makes for a truly special and unforgettable experience.

*BONUS*: For a limited time, get a 23/24 Ikon Base Pass when you book a trip for select December holiday dates. See special offer

If tree skiing is your thing, December is your time to shine. | Image by Justin Nan, Deep Thought Productions

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