One of the great operations we have in this area is Purcell Heli Skiing. They have been in the area for 40 years and Rudi who owns the company was one of the first guides for CMH which is the big heli skiing operator in the World. Purcell operates out of Golden and their terrain is to the west of Kicking Horse in the Purcells.
I haven't gone out with them for a few years but today I was able to go for a day trip with Rudi and his operation.
It just so happened there were a number of locals heli skiing including Patrick from Selkirk Sports here at Kicking Horse. We had some fun. We were taken to the top of a mountain for our first run but it was quite windy and the snow was pretty wind packed.
Basically the rest of the day was lower elevation runs in the trees or in "Cut-blocks" where there had been some logging. It was pretty fabulous.
Here are a few photos from today. Hopefully a video soon.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
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