November 24, 2021 | Words by Alison Jones
With the arrival of heli-ski season each December, comes the holidays!
Whether you choose to spend your time with friends or family, have you considered doing it with us…while heli-skiing?
Imagine escaping from the hectic hustle and bustle of the holidays to retreat to a heli-skiing haven in the middle of nowhere. Accessible yet remote – it gives you the unbridled opportunity to switch off from the world and immerse yourself in the awesome that is backcountry British Columbia.
Pack your bags, gather your nearest and dearest, and get ready to make some incredible memories – because this is December at CMH.
Reason #1 Why You Should Come Heli-Skiing in December: It’s Great Value
It’s true, heli-skiing in December 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.
Mid-season trips tend to book out far in advance, but there are typically some hidden gems available in December. Take a look >
Reason #2 Why You Should Come Heli-Skiing in December: All-Time Atmosphere
You don’t get a more idyllic winter scene than a snow-covered, log-hewn lodge deep in the wilds of British Columbia. Combine that with a crackling fireplace, twinkling lights and fine company, and you’ve got yourself an unparalleled recipe for a good time.
Our lodge teams go the extra mile to make things magical – be it a snowy bonfire or a unique gift exchange, they make it memorable for you and your group.
“The atmosphere at the lodges is always extra special at that time of year,” says Erin Teunissen, Hospitality Development Manager for CMH. “Especially when it snows, it feels like you’re in a real-life snow globe.”
Reason #3 Why You Should Come Heli-Skiing in December: It’s Good for You
We all crave connection, and we’re not the first to admit that the last couple of years has been hard on all of us. We’ve missed skiing with you, our CMH family, and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create a safe and welcoming environment at our heli-skiing lodges to bring us all back together again.
Spending time with those closest to you creates physical and mental well-being. Not to mention the overall benefit on mind, body and soul of spending time in the great outdoors, doing something you love.
Reason #4 Why You Should Come Heli-Skiing in December: You Don’t Have to Cook
Leave it to our team of professional chefs. We guarantee that you’ve never had holiday fare quite like this. Our food is as famous as our heli-skiing, and for good reason. Every lodge has its own team of chefs to create beautiful flavours to sate both your tastebuds and your empty ski legs.
And the best part is that you can leave us to do the dishes! All you need to do is move from the dinner table to a cozy fireside seat to kick back with a good drink.
Reason #5 Why You Should Come Heli-Skiing in December: First Turn Fervor
Okay, let’s cut to it – we’re here to talk about heli-skiing.
Think of December heli-skiing trips as the ultimate rope drop. You know the type we’re talking about; the one on a deep powder day, legs are fresh, stoke is high, and everyone is brimming with anticipation of bagging first tracks.
Picture that level of stoke but on tens of thousands of backcountry terrain. Oh, and it’s only you and a few other heli-skiers with access. Yep. That’s the kind of hype we’re talking about.
Not only is the energy palpable in December, but the terrain is playful. Depending on the snowpack and conditions, we either spend days in perfectly spaced trees or cruising down some of our most sought-after runs.
Speaking of snow, CMH lodges receive an overall average of 280 cm (110 inches) of snowfall in December, with a base of around 200 cm (78 inches) and average daily temperatures between -5 and -10 degrees Celsius (23-14 degrees Fahrenheit).
Perhaps you have some questions? Get in touch with us >