Largest Trained Team

How times change. In order to get a permit to guide in Canada's national parks back in 1953, all Hans Gmoser (our founder) had to do was fill out a form and pay a $2 fee. Nowadays, a mountain guide must study for years and then complete a rigorous series of exams in order to qualify for the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Founded in 1963 with considerable input by Gmoser and other CMH pioneers, the 700-member ACMG is now recognized world-wide for its high level of safety and expertise.

All 100+ CMH guides have met ACMG or equivalent international standards, and they have but one focus: ensuring the safety and pleasure of their guests. They work together as a team, sharing critical snow and weather-related information gathered in all 11 areas. The safety protocols CMH has perfected over the decades are widely emulated by other operators because they're the best of their kind. Yet no other skiing company has such a large team of accredited professionals ready to confront anything at a moment's notice, with a fleet of aircraft to back them up.


Infinite Trip Possibilities

It’s not just that we have 11 separate areas to choose from, each with its own unique combination of terrain, tree cover and snowfall. But it’s the sheer profusion of trips we offer that sets us apart from all others. You can select from regular groups, small groups or even your own private helicopter. You can stay in the deepest backcountry or a mountain village. Come for three days, four days, a week, or even longer. And with our Powder University offerings, you can choose an instructional session where you can learn anything from your first powder turn to your first cliff drop.


Inventors of Heli-Skiing

We invented Heli-Skiing nearly 50 years ago. What was previously unimaginable and audacious is now a fairly commonplace, if luxurious, vacation. Still, when you ski at CMH, you become part of skiing history. You get to join all those who came before—the titans of industry, members of royalty, World Cup racers, as well as all the everyday ski fanatics—in saying that you too have ridden the best of the best.

CMH honours its heritage in everything we do. After five decades hosting the most impassioned skiers on the planet, we like to think we know how to please them by now. You can be confident that every moment of your adventure has been fine-tuned over the years to provide the optimal combination of high-octane skiing, relaxation and first-class hospitality. If you’re dedicated and lucky enough, one day you’ll even earn the shining trophy in our Heli-Skiing tradition: an Arc’teryx ski suit attesting to a million vertical feet of powder and the cherished memories that go with it.


Casual Luxury

From the very beginning, CMH has fostered a spirit and architecture of casual luxury, and we’re proud to have done it in the most isolated and beautiful places to be found anywhere. Our lodges are built for nothing other than relaxing, refreshing and refuelling. There are saunas and hot tubs. gyms. climbing. massage. And, you always know that when you stomp inside from a roiling blizzard, you’ll find a warm fireplace, a perfect little bar, and plenty of fun people to hang out with. That definitely includes our staff, the enthusiastic hosts who are just as happy for the chance to be in these special places as everybody else. CMH is a company run by people who proudly consider themselves skiers, first and foremost. Every time you speak to a CMH employee, be it a reservations agent or the guy who brings you fresh towels, you know you’re dealing with a true mountain lover—just like you.


Friends for life say they first met at CMH

There is one thing that CMH can’t control, but doesn’t have to: the delightful variety of snow-riders who choose to make this epic voyage. Our clientele is drawn from around the world, from all professions and walks of life. They are connected by at least one thing—the love of skiing—and, as it rapidly turns out, much more. Over the decades, many friends for life can say they first met in a CMH helicopter. Chalk it up to a casual, friendly atmosphere, where you can’t tell the flannel-shirted tech billionaire from the small-town ski hill manager who’s saved up for the trip of a lifetime—and who cares anyway.