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One for the bucket list

Ask an Olympian how they’d approach a pitch or toast your turns at the lodge with a World Champion. It’s all in a day’s adventure on a CMH Ambassador Trip – a once-in-a-lifetime chance to ski/ride and stay alongside the biggest names in the sport.

Michelle Parker

Dec 18 - 23, 2017: Cariboo Lodge

Michelle Parker grew up in Squaw Valley with parents who passionately taught her how to ski when she was just a one year old. Growing up in the racing program and with skiing as her daycare, she continued to develop her skills until she turned 15. With the mountains being her playground, she picked up slopestyle and halfpipe, and has since focused more of her energy towards filming big mountain ski segments for the likes of Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions. In 2013 she won Best Female Performance at both the Powder Video Awards and the International Freeski Film Festival for her segment in Matchstick’s “Superheroes of Stoke.” She works as a ski coach in South America with SASS Global Travel, serves on the advisory board for the High Fives Foundation, and is a co-founder of S.A.F.E.A.S, a women’s avalanche safety workshop. When Michelle isn’t skiing you’ll find her on her mountain bike or climbing in her home of Lake Tahoe.

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Chris Benchetler

Chris Benchetler's earliest skiing memory seems to have clearly defined his future. He remembers tumbling down Monument (a run from the top of Mammoth Mountain) in a red one-piece and crying when he reached the bottom. His dad made him get up and ski it again.

Now Chris is known for traveling the world and skiing in front of a camera for Nimbus Independent, which is a production company he, Eric Pollard, Pep Fujas, and Andy Mahre started in 2008. He has also been featured in films with TGR, Sweet Grass Productions, Warren Miller, and MSP. Chris was one of Skiing Magazine’s 2010 Skiers of The Year, competed in X-Games Real Ski, and has had countless editorial and video pieces over the years.

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Chris Davenport

Chris Davenport, two-time World Champion skier, is widely regarded as one of the premier big mountain skiers in the world today. Among his many ski mountaineering achievements, in 2007 Chris became the first person to ski all fifty-four of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in less than one year. He has numerous first descents of peaks around the globe under his belt, and recently guided and skied on Mt. Everest Chris has been featured in more than thirty ski films by Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions.

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Dani Mahrer

Dani Mahrer, is one of Switzerland’s most accomplished alpine skiers. Among his numerous accomplishments are 8 World Cup wins (7 Downhill and 1 Super G and winner of the 1998 Streif in Kitzbüehl). Dani retired from racing in 1996 and now organizes sporting events through Mahrer Event & Sport AG.

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Kimmy Fasani

Kimmy Fasani is a professional snowboarder who was born and raised in Truckee, CA. After graduating high school she moved to Mammoth Lakes, CA to pursue her snowboarding career and attend college. After competing on the pro circuit for a handful of years, she shifted her focus to filming in the backcountry. In 2011, Kimmy has graced the cover of Transworld Snowboard Magazine and was nominated for Female Rider of the Year, Female Video part of the Year, and Reader’s Choice.

Kimmy is also passionate about providing opportunities for women to progress their snowboarding through her events; Amusement Park, a terrain park focused event, and Amusement MTN, a back country educational experience, both of which are hosted at her local mountain- Mammoth Mountain. She’s an avid supporter of Protect Our Winters as well as B4BC.

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Ambassador Trips

Take a once in a lifetime Heli-Skiing/Riding trip, where you will be joined by one of the best skiers/riders in the industry. Share runs with athletes and Olympians, and when you're done for the day, share stories back at one of our spectacular lodges.

frequently asked questions

Do I get to ski/ride with the Ambassador every day?

While we try to maximize your time with our Ambassadors, often there are entire lodges that want to spend the day in the field with them - we try to mix it up each day so everyone has a chance to ski as well as hang out with the Ambassador in the lodge.

How fit do I need to be to Heli-Ski?

A typical CMH Heli-Skiing Guest is:

  • a strong intermediate to advanced skier/rider
  • able to ski/ride in control on most terrain and willing to try black diamond runs
  • comfortable in a variety of snow conditions
  • fit enough to ski/ride for consecutive days
  • someone who has skied/ridden actively at mountain resorts for a few seasons
How safe is Heli-Skiing with CMH?

At CMH, we go beyond industry standard and offer additional precautions to ensure guest safety. CMH has developed a comprehensive snow and avalanche risk management system that helps our guides coordinate their efforts throughout all areas, through shared information about daily conditions. We provide all our guests with safety equipment, and have mandatory safety training at the beginning each trip.

Do you supply Avalanche Flotation Devices (AFD airbags)?

We have a limited number of packs available to rent at each lodge each week. Read about our AFD rental program to find out more.

What are the qualifications of CMH guides/tail guides?

CMH is the largest single employer of mountain guides worldwide with over 120 professionals averaging more than 14 years of experience. Each guide has completed an 8-year certification process with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA).

What training and equipment will I get? Can I use my own transceiver?

Before our guests ski, they take part in a mandatory helicopter safety briefing and transceiver training. We will provide you with a trasceiver, radio, probe and shovel.

We recommend that all guests use our transceivers so we can ensure everyone is on the same system.

Do I have to sign a waiver?

Yes - every guest, including non-skiers, must complete a waiver form prior to their arrival. Visit our Booking Information page to complete your Heli-Skiing waiver.

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