Heliboarding Heaven

You know your at snowboard friendly heliskiing operation when they hand you a sticker like this…

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Heliboarding at Purcell Heliskiing

Only a couple hour drive from Calgary is a Heliskiing operation who embraces snowboarding clients with open arms – Purcell Heliskiing.  This heli-boarding operation is by a family who has a long history in the industry dating back from heliskiing’s  inception in Canada.

The terrain is fantastic and our crew got a mix bag of cut blocks, alpine, tree riding, bumps, and pillow lines.

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I think I just had the pillow line of my life… I am so stoked! We better call to see if Sleep country wants all their pillows back – Mikel Witlox

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Mikel’s view of Purcell Heliskiing’ s terrain can be seen on his instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/mikelwitlox/

Be Careful What You Wish For. #wegotit #weliveforthis #pillowtalk #heliboarding @purcellheliski @laundromatstudios

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Mikel Witlox our team rider at Heliboarding Canada is as keen to drop whatever we can throw at him – and with this little pillow section that could be viewed over lunch at their mountain side cabin – Mikel was stoked x 10.

When you get an opportunity to get only a glimpse of the vast terrain at Purcell, the one thing is a certainty. Your gonna leave satisfied but come home wanting to see and experience more. – Heliboarding Canada

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Commit Snow and Skates owner Adam Laurin gave the goods a once over test as well.

 

Scotty, this place is like ordering a big stack of pancakes and bacon at greasy spoon diner the morning after a hangover. Its got everything you crave man.. seriously- Adam Laurin

 

#WeLiveForThis @purcellheliski with @heliboarding / @laundromatstudios #heliboarding #snowboarding #snowboard #backcountry

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Follow our Heliboarding Instagram for more insane footy from Purcell Heliboarding.

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Heliboarding culture always intersects with skiing culture – especially heliskiing.  Our guide Jeff ski’s and snowboards and on our second day of guides us on a snowboard.

This to us is just a demonstration of balance that we felt with the family at Purcell they pay homage to their roots and are innovating to the future across both generations.

See our upcoming interviews with Jeff on Powder Guides

Stay tuned as we start pulling together footage from Purcell and we share with you more from Canada’s #HeliboardingHeaven (follow our images with that hashtag)

 Photos: Kyle Hamilton / Laundromat Studios

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Heliboarding TV / Monashee Powder Snowcats

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Photo: Kevin Hagell

 

We just did a light hearted edit for our friends up at Monashee Powder Snowcats 

Their Staff are amazing and we can hardly wait to get up there and hit some of the amazing early season conditions

and hang with the “Rock Stars”!

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Photo: Kevin Hagell

 

 

 

Hairy Chewbacca and the Euro invasion at FWA

http://www.pleasuremag.com/chewbaccaland
http://www.pleasuremag.com/chewbaccaland

Jan 2013 Europe was not exactly getting much snow… Meanwhile back in Fernie…

It was puking.  Heliboarding team member Mikel Witlox and Scott Martin headed up with Isenseven & Pleasure Snowboard Magazine for a pow odyssey.

This trip was amazing, because we got the lodge and the entire..terrain FWA has to ourselves.

In fact I remember we did a warm up run on what is usually a “Crown jewel” run and then we decided to “Warm up” our legs a few more times…

Anyway… The place we went to was named by the Euros… I actually thought they named it because it was so big and hairy.. but am sorely mistaken..

Read the article by Isenseven and learn a bit more about their experience. Isenseven Article at FWA

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Isenseven Article: http://www.isenseven.tv/videos-fernie-wilderness-adventures

To get a taste of ” Chewbaccaland”

Isenseven & FWA Season Opener 2013/14

Photo: Fischi
Photo: Fischi
Photo: Fischi
Rider: Stephan Mauer Photo: Fischi

We had an amazing week filming with the Isenseven boyz at Fernie Wilderness Adventures (FWA) We spent almost the entire time in an area called #Chewbaccaland and the conditions were sweet!

Fernie Wilderness Adventures (FWA) Season Opener 2013/14

Isenseven crew filmed at FWA in the winter of 2013 for their film “A Way We Go” Working with Pleasure Snowboard Mag & Catskiing Canada ( Catskiing.org / Catskiing.tv) Isenseven produced a gem of a promo video to kick off the 2013-14 Season.

For more on Fernie Wilderness Adventures (FWA) Go to: facebook.com/FWA.POWDER.CATSKIING

FWA HISTORY

Established in 1986 by Kim and Deb Sedrovic, Fernie Wilderness Adventures Snow Catskiing. Their one goal in mind was to provide their clients an exceptional outdoor experience in a relaxed, casual atmosphere enjoying the snow and great Canadian Rockies. Nestled in a nearby mountain range just south west of the Alpline Resort of Fernie known for its Legendary deep snow dumps. With over 5,000 acres with a variety of Ridges to begin your descents from. The guides have a vast variety to choose from, the terrain ranges from ridges, valleys’ to spectacular gladed meadows. With the elevation at over 7,150 ft / 2170 meters the conditions keep the snow falling from the Coast and dry powder perfect for skiier and snowboarders to enjoy world renowned Canadian Rockies.

 

Heliboarding TV / Trapper Snowboards / Heli-Rage Edit 2013-14

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Trapper Snowboards 2014

Heliboarding Canada is supported by Trapper Snowboards located in Revelstoke B.C. The “Heli- Rage” Edit 2013-14 is a short edit of snowboarding in B.C.’s backcountry destinations with Heliboarding Canada and filming with Laundromat Studios.

Photo: Hamilton
Photo: Hamilton

Trapper builds their cores entirely from locally harvested timber that is carefully selected and scrutinized through the whole process as it is transformed from a log to the core of a snowboard. Trapper snowboards are Revelstoke down to the core. http://www.TrapperSnowboards.com

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Photo: Hamilton

Trapper Snowboards: TrapperSnowboards.com
Located in Revelstoke B.C. the heart of backcountry snowboarding and the makers of Handmade 100% in Canada snowboards for Cat & Heliskiing trappersnowboards.com/our-story/
Filmed on Location:
RK Heliski / Panorama B.C. –RkHeliski.com
Mike Wiegele Heliskiing / Blue River B.C. – Wiegele.com
Northern Escape Heliskiing / Terrace B.C. – neheliski.com/
Monashee Powder / Cherryvile B.C. – MonasheePowder.com
Chatter Creek / Golden B.C. – Chattercreek.ca
Island Lake Lodge / Fernie B.C. – IslandLakelodge.com

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Filmed by Laundromat Studios:
Filmers:
Coleen Gentemann
Wille Mcmillion
Scott Martin
Adam Elliott
Adam Laurin

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