CMH Press Releases
Press releases from CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures.
CMH UNVEILS FIRST EVER SINGLE DAY HELI-SKIING EXPERIENCES
Banff, AB – October 21, 2014: New Revelstoke-based one day offerings to launch this holiday season.
CMH Heli-Skiing, the world’s largest and longest serving heli-ski operator, unveiled its first ever one day experiences to explore the epic Revelstoke terrain in the heart of the Columbia Mountains.
The new three and five run packages will enable powder enthusiasts to experience deep snow with big, open alpine runs, glacier terrain and stellar tree skiing in the Monashees and Selkirks from December 27, 2014 through January 3, 2015.
“As we celebrate 50 years of heli-skiing, we wanted to provide a new and unique offering that enables visitors to explore some of the most sought-after powder skiing on the globe,” begins Joe Flannery, President of CMH. “These limited time trips, taking place over the upcoming holiday season, are a great way to experience heli-skiing for the first time or combine the experience with additional days in the mountains.”
Two Titans of Heli-Skiing Combine to Offer Big Luxury and Big Powder. CMH Heli-Skiing and Bighorn Lodge deliver the ultimate in comfort, service and flexibility
Banff, AB – September 22, 2014: CMH Heli-Skiing, the world’s largest and longest-serving Heli-Ski operator has partnered with one of the world’s most luxurious ski chalets to offer the ultimate in Heli-Skiing heaven.
Bighorn, a 15,000 square-foot timber-framed lodge and the brainchild of two ski-loving British entrepreneurs, sits majestically overlooking the Columbia River near Revelstoke, B.C. in the heart of the world’s deep- powder skiing mecca.
The magnificent lodge offers unparalleled luxury and is equipped with its own helipad, state-of-the-art cinema room, games room, indoor current pool, sauna, outdoor hot tub and fully-equipped gym. Bighorn’s impressive array of amenities is matched by its hospitality with an award- winning, private executive chef on hand to create tailor-made gourmet meals and a personal concierge ever at the ready to attend to any conceivable whim.
CMH Heli-Skiing Multiplies the Magic at CMH Cariboos
Banff, AB – August 8, 2014: Starting this 2014/15 winter season, CMH Heli-Skiing will be adding a second guide to every group of skiers and snowboarders at CMH Cariboos.
As pioneers of the sport of Heli-Skiing, CMH has always led the way with an array of programs to suit all levels of powder-hungry skiers. The introduction of an extra guide to groups at CMH Cariboos once again expands the diversity of services already on offer from the world's largest Heli-Ski operator, and provides skiers with the opportunity for additional coaching and support if requested.
“The addition of a second guide to every group gives us the flexibility to cater to the needs of every skier and increase the level of service we offer,” said Rob Rohn, GM & Director of Mountain Operations at CMH, "whether it's a helping hand for guests who need assistance, coaching for skiers at any level, splitting the group to ski different lines, or just giving the faster skiers a chance to let loose for a run or two."
The World’s Best Skiing Just Got More Accessible: CMH Heli‐Skiing to use Kelowna, BC as gateway to Galena
Banff, AB – July 7, 2014: Guests of CMH Heli‐Skiing’s Galena Lodge will now enjoy less time on the road as they travel to the heart of Canada’s Heli‐Skiing heaven.
New to the CMH 2014/15 season, skiers and boarders headed to CMH Galena will fly into Kelowna, B.C. from their destination of origin instead of Calgary, Alberta. Upon arrival in Kelowna, guests will be accommodated at the new Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport hotel and transferred to Galena the following morning, reducing the previous road transfer time by over a third.
As an added bonus, guests who book their Heli‐Ski trip to Galena before July 31, 2014 will receive 50 percent off their accommodation at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kelowna.
CMH Heli‐Skiing To Unveil Refurbishments of Iconic Properties as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Banff, AB – June 27, 2014: CMH Heli‐Skiing revealed today that several of its iconic backcountry properties will undergo significant renovations this summer with upgrades to be ceremoniously unveiled this winter when the organization celebrates its golden anniversary.
“In 2015, CMH will celebrate its 50th anniversary and its legacy as the pioneer of Heli‐Skiing,” said Joe Flannery, President of CMH. “It’s a natural time for reflection and nostalgia but it is also a milestone that beckons us to look forward. It’s as important to us that we remain responsive to the desires of the modern guest as it is to maintain the traditions of rustic comfort that our loyal, returning guests love.”
Refurbishments will take place at three CMH properties ‐ Bugaboos, Gothics and Valemount ‐ and all will be spearheaded by Portland‐based design firm Skylab Architecture, a company dedicated to bridging the long and hallowed history of CMH with the next generation of discerning ski traveler.
Canada’s Ultimate Gourmet Getaway Promises to Satisfy Appetite for Adventure and Indulgence
Banff, AB – May 8, 2014: CMH, the world’s leading Heli‐Hiking and Heli‐Skiing company, and the legendary Post Hotel & Spa have come together to offer the ultimate Canadian Gourmet Getaway.
From September 1‐4, guests of the CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge will enjoy an exclusive Heli‐Hiking adventure capped by three evening culinary celebrations courtesy of the Post Hotel’s Executive Chef Hans Sauter and CMH Chefs David Weslowski and Jonathan Goulet‐Abitan.
The Gourmet Getaway will include two‐and‐a‐half days of Heli‐Hiking in the spectacular Rocky Mountain backcountry described as one of Canada’s “50 Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic. Guests will be whisked away from the lodge each day by helicopter to explore ancient glaciers, scenic ridgelines and remote alpine meadows, often highlighted by sightings of wildlife like grizzly bears, elk and moose. Adrenaline seekers will also have the option to scale Mount Nimbus using the famous CMH ‘Via Ferrata’, a system of iron rungs, cables and suspended bridges. The reward for each day’s efforts will include specially‐crafted menus inspired by the spectacular setting and incorporating regional produce.
CMH Summer Adventures Go Above & Beyond Extraordinary
Banff, AB – May 1, 2014: The world’s largest Heli‐Skiing operator is gearing up for summer by swapping
its skis and snowboards for hiking boots and backpacks.
Best known as the pioneers of Heli‐Skiing, Canadian-based CMH also invented Heli‐Hiking 36 years ago and continues to offer travelers unparalleled opportunities to explore the most beautiful and leastvisited
parts of Canada’s famed Rocky Mountains.
From leisurely guided hikes to adventurous mountaineering, CMH Heli‐Hiking experiences cater to all ages, abilities and exertion levels, and take place amid pristine alpine wilderness recognized by National Geographic as one of Canada’s “Places of a Lifetime”.
CMH HELI-SKIING & SUMMER ADVENTURES WINS RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL & TOURISM FORUM LEADERSHIP AWARD
Banff, AB – February 3, 2014: CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures, the leading operator of Heli-Skiing in the world and pioneer of Heli-Hiking and mountaineering in western Canada, was honored with the prestigious Responsible Travel & Tourism Forum Leadership Award at a special ceremony in Toronto last week.
CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures was recognized for its nearly half century of dedication to sustainable practices, acting as "stewards of the mountains on which it operates and the communities where its staff live, work and play." The accolade acknowledges CMH's leadership in environmental initiatives--including a project to ensure that used skis are kept out of landfills, and commitment to sustainable construction and limiting energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions--as well as its community outreach, including support of local food banks and adventure-based therapy programs that bring local teenagers back to nature.
CMH HELI-SKIING LAUNCHES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY 2014/2015 SEASON WITH 50-HOUR SPECIAL PROMOTION
Banff, AB – December 3, 2013: CMH Heli-Skiing, the world’s largest Heli-Skiing operator and the company that invented the sport nearly 50 years ago, has just announced a new 50-hour promotion for guests who book their 2014/2015 Heli-Skiing trip between December 11 and 13, 2013. From 8AM MT on December 11 through 10AM MT on December 13, guests booking a new 2014/2015 Heli-Skiing trip will receive a $100 lodge credit for each day of their stay.
On the eve of CMH’s 50th anniversary season in 2014/2015, the new 50-hour promotion – guaranteed to be the best offer of the season - will enable guests to receive up to $700 in lodge credits at eight lodges located throughout British Columbia, Canada. In addition to the special lodge credit, guests can look forward to a newly renovated Bugaboo Lodge, which was the birthplace of CMH and the sport of Heli-Skiing.
CMH HELI-SKIING TO UNVEIL REFASHIONED GOTHICS LODGE WITH EXPANDED SKI TERRAIN FOR 2013/2014 SEASON
Banff, AB – November 21, 2013: CMH Heli-Skiing, the world’s largest Heli-Skiing operator and the company that invented the sport in Western Canada nearly 50 years ago, announced today that it will unveil significant renovations to its Gothics Lodge, along with a sizeable expansion in its ski terrain in the Selkirks sub-range of the Columbia Mountains for the 2013/2014 season.
The refashioned Gothics Lodge, including an overhauled central living and communal dining areas, will open on December 21, 2013 for the CMH Heli-Skiing season. It will feature new interior design by the cutting-edge Portland-based design firm, Skylab Architecture. This new design concept for the public spaces of the Gothics Lodge seeks to connect the rugged terrain for which CMH is known with a warm, yet contemporarily designed alpine lodge.
Guests of the Gothics Lodge will also benefit from a significant expansion this Heli-Skiing season in the lodge’s skiable terrain, which will add nearly 18,000 acres to its tenure—an additional area almost as large as the three largest ski resorts in North America combined.