As the world's first Heli-Skiing operator, we've been practicing snow safety and risk management for a long time. We have extensive experience in these areas as well as strong connections within the overall industry of avalanche safety and snow science.
For over 30 years we've been flying with Alpine Helicopters. No other Heli-Skiing operator in the world has access to the helicopter fleet and specialized pilots that we have supporting our operations. Learn more »
Certified Mountain Guides, HeliCat Canada
We are a member in very good standing of HeliCat Canada , which sets strict safety standards for operating a Helicopter ski operation. This membership assures that our guests are skiing with certified guides who are members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association and follow a strict set of operating procedures. Learn more »
Dedicated Mountain Safety Manager
Our Mountain Safety Manager, Todd Guyn, focuses solely on all aspects of snow pack and terrain evaluation, avalanche hazard assessment, and mountain risk management procedures. Learn more »
At Each Area: Dedicated Snow Safety Guide
Each of our areas has a dedicated snow safety guide who makes additional observations as required to facilitate informed decisions by the guiding team. Observations are shared between all CMH areas on a daily conference call, and relayed to the Canadian Avalanche Association, where they are compiled in a daily, industry-wide information exchange As well, we actively participate in ongoing avalanche research projects with the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia . Read about our Snow Safety Guides on The Heli-Ski Blog: The Heli-Ski Guide You May Never See »
Snow Safety Systems
CMH has been instrumental developing InfoEx (the Industry Information Exchange), a cooperative service managed by the CAA providing a daily exchange of technical snow, weather and avalanche information). We also benefit from our custom, in-house, award-winning SnowBase program and WebEx information exchange. In addition, our comprehensive snow, avalanche and mountain management system includes procedures for:
• Collecting snow, avalanche and weather information;
• Evaluating snowpack and terrain;
• Assessing avalanche and other mountain hazards; and
• Determining an appropriate skiing program tailored to on-the-ground conditions.
Your role in risk management
Despite all we do to optimize the risk of Heli-Skiing, it is not risk-free and there are some risks you must share with us. You need to carefully read, complete and sign our waiver to indicate that you understand this. The safety briefings and training you will receive upon arrival will further explain these risks and allow you to participate with us in managing them to the fullest extent possible.
Contact our Mountain Safety Manager at email@example.com.