It always takes me some time to find my way back to reality after coming home from an adventure. This time it took me even longer as it has been one of the greatest trips of my life. Endless white, untouched powder runs, a breathtaking landscape all around you and a helicopter that takes you wherever you want – paradise on earth.
I have never been heliskiing before and to be honest I’ve never thought I would accompany my dad to British Columbia, which is why it’s still hard to find the right words for what I’ve seen there while staying in the wilderness. As I told you in my last post about my Icefields Parkway Road Trip I was surrounded by wildlife like wolves, bears and moose and we had the luck to see some of them – a friend of mine took amazing pictures, which I might be able show you someday 🙂 But now I’m taking you up to the glaciers of the Rocky Mountains where I spent most of my time in Canada.
We got up at 7 am for breakfast and headed out at 9 am after the weather update Mark – our head guide – gave us while enjoying hot coffee and pancakes with berries. The weather couldn’t be better for April – blue sky all week and perfect snow conditions. Our pilot, Chris – you see him in one of the pictures above – took us deep into the wilderness to the highest peaks and our guides, Mark and Adam, picked the perfect powder runs and since we had shredded the first hundred verticals no one was able to stop laughing anymore. Adrenaline kicked in every time I jumped out of the helicopter and felt power I’ve never felt before while skiing – pure magic. As we were all “high on verticals” we literally rushed from powder run to powder run and soon lost track on how many rides we had.
Around lunchtime we arrived at the helicopter again which parked near the timber line and we had sandwiches and tea with an astonishing view on our own tracks. After hanging out in the wilderness and enjoying the sun for some time we hopped in the helicopter again and hunted down the next untouched glacier – simply amazing.
At this point I want thank my dad, who taught me everything I know about skiing and the mountains. Thank you for taking me with you on this adventure – it was one of the greatest we’ve ever faced together!
Hope you all like this heliskiing special post and enjoy the pictures!