The best places for heliskiing
• The best places for heliskiing
Heli-skiing (Helisking), as a separate sport originated in Canada. The first person who realized the prospects of this method of extreme tourism, became a simple mountain guide Hans Moser. He and his friends bought a used helicopter chipped. With this began the history of Canadian Mountain Holidays - the largest heli-skiing in the world agency.
Only ten years it took new sport to capture the minds of the best skiers, snowboarders and then the world. Dawn heli-skiing is not without tragic cases: in those days, still just have not invented any avalanche backpacks or compact parachutes. Now, without the necessary equipment, you will not be allowed into the helicopter. Virtually every noteworthy mountain peak planet have mastered at least one company offering all wealthy extremals heli-ski freeride. Of the total abundance, we have tried to select the five best resorts, one of which is quite capable to provide you with good memories for a dozen years.
This area can be called a luxury resort, where prefer to rest the powerful. In the north-west of Canada, not far from the only one in those lands dedicated helicopter base, located just 11 luxury houses. Here, for example, the rest of this year billionaire Richard Branson, who left in the guest book laconic note: "Best free ride in my life. Thank".
Chugach Mountains, Alaska
Just think, even some three centuries ago, we could get into this reserve even without a visa. It is now a question of travel limited only by the money. Endless snowy slopes Chugachskogo reserve have only one type of holiday: Freeride. Large park verotoletov allows the athlete to reach the most remote areas of the reserve.
Chalet Pelerin, Alps
Chalet Pelerin, located in the French Alps, has been designed specifically for skiers and snowboarders a high level. Stretched around three French resort. Chalet guests should take a short walk - from the cottage to the Italian border, because in France heli-skiing is prohibited in principle.
Southern Lakes, New Zealand
Unlike most of the peaks are located in North America, New Zealand offers to try your hand not only high-level professionals, but also newcomers. The resort enjoys a superb location very close to Queenstown and a few large ski slopes.
Bighorn Loudzh, BC
Luxury resort, located on a huge tectonic plates - that is, around the hotel itself is the real snowy wilderness to explore that can be day and night. House is ready to receive tourist groups to 16 people, there is a private helipad (and several cars, of course), a French chef, and other components of a good resort. English writer Everett Potter enthusiastically described this place as "Downton Abbey in the snow entourage."