Mountain Risk Management at CMH is a complex process. We have to balance weather, avalanche and snow conditions, guest abilities and helicopter safety to deliver a great day out in the mountains. We all love what we do but after a great day of skiing everyone needs to come home safe.
My name is Todd Guyn and I am the mountain safety manager for CMH. I have been working as a guide for 22 years and at CMH for 17 of those years. During that time I have seen the peaks and valleys of our industry and understand the complex issues we encounter every day.
CMH operates with a Culture of Safety. The mountain environment in which we operate is ever changing and demands constant adjustments to our risk and safety management. Our certified mountain guides with advanced training in avalanche hazard assessment, first aid and applied snow science work seamlessly with the latest communication and safety technologies. Alpine Helicopters mirrors this advanced level of safety in their specialized pilot, engineers and fleet. CMH has committed to this Culture of Safety by placing it as one of the very core principles of what defines us as a company.
Given the complexity of snow, and the vast wilderness areas rapidly accessible by our helicopters, Heli-Skiing remains an art as well as a science. In spite of all of our efforts over more than 45 years, 181,000 skier-weeks and 9 million runs, we have suffered 36 fatalities, 26 of them in 11 avalanche accidents.
As you read through the following pages on CMH's Safety strategies, I invite you to contact me directly if you have any questions about our program. Please e-mail me at email@example.com, or call us at 1-800-661-0252.
CMH Mountain Safety Manager
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