CMH Press Releases
Press releases from CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures.
At approximately 11:28am MDT on March 24, 2014 there was an avalanche in the Selkirk Mountain Range, approximately 100 km north of the town of Revelstoke, B.C. The incident occurred in the CMH Adamants tenure while four guests and one guide were waiting to be picked up by a helicopter near the valley bottom.
The avalanche was categorized as a size 4 on a 5 point scale. The fracture line of the avalanche occurred at an elevation of approximately 2,550 metres on a slope with a westerly aspect. The avalanche destroyed a 250 metre wide area of mature timber that was directly above and sheltering the pickup location which was at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres.
There was one person fully buried by the slide and they were located with their transceiver and removed from the snow. Two physicians were on scene and attended to the victim who could not be resuscitated. Three guests and one guide were also involved in the incident and were treated for minor injuries.
An investigation of the event is being coordinated by the BC Coroner’s Office and the RCMP. Any further questions should be directed to their offices.
At this time, our deepest sympathies are with the family of the victim and everyone involved in this accident.
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.