Preparation for Descent...
While many are forced to battle through traffic on their way to work, we have our own daily ritual: preparing to do battle in the mountains (while conquering some serious terrain). Step in the chopper and see for yourself!
As we prepare for the 2012/13 heli-ski season, we look back fondly at some of our great moments, last year: blazing through powder and cutting some beautiful lines.
Regina and Mark Aubrey love wilderness skiing, and have worked in the ski touring industry for years. Watch this video (the final one in a series of ten) to find out what keeps them passionate about what they do.
Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing 2010 Season
Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing, 2010 Season Video by Citizen Pictures
After an intense day in the mountains, heli-skiers tend to work up a hearty appetite. Take a look at this video (the ninth in a series of ten) to find out how the Crescent Spur chefs create gourmet, yet healthy, meals using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
In the off-season, the lodge at Crescent Spur undergoes varying degrees of transformation by the owners and operators, Regina and Mark Aubrey. Take a look at this video (the sixth in a series of ten) to discover how this heli skiing lodge has become an ongoing labour of love.
Tour 9-12: Wicked MacLeod Creek Powder Skiing
Shot in the famous MacLeod Creek area of the Cariboo Mountains by guide Florian Scharlock of Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing. Watch as the skiers in Tour 9-12 rip it up in some amazing powder. Check out www.crescentspurheliskiing.com
The Lodge Dog
Many lodges have their own "mascot." The one at Crescent Spur is known for its positive demeanor and unwavering affection. In this video (the fifth in a series of ten), meet Tuffy and learn why he is beloved by all who get to know him.
Situated between the Cariboo and Rocky Mountains, Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing has been operating since 1992. This video (the first in a series of ten) offers a backstage look at the preparation that goes into every season of heli-skiing and heliboarding—watch it and find out what happens at the lodge, before the guests arrive.
Preparing for a day of heliskiing is a complex and sensitive task; monitoring the day's progress is just as critical. Check out this video (the seventh in a series of ten) to find out how the Crescent Spur staff stay on top of every excursion.
Tour 13 Mid-week update
Crescent Spur Heliskiing Tour 13 mid week update. Music @wood 'Other Than Something' check out soundcloud.com/wood Video & Edit Florian Scharlock
Each day of heliskiing and heli boarding requires balancing multiple safety factors. Take a look at this video (the second in a series of ten) to find out how Crescent Spur staff and guests both have a critical role to play in safety.
One of the only ways to get to remote ski terrain is by helicopter. Watch this video (the eighth in a series of ten) to learn about the intricate workings of the Crescent Spur Bell 205 helicopter.
Guides have the ability to significantly influence a guest's experience, regardless of the sport. Discover how the role of a Crescent Spur heli-ski guide extends far beyond the skiing in this video (the fourth in a series of ten).
It takes a lot of practice and skill to be able to fly safely through mountains. Watch this video (the third in a series of ten) to learn how pilots contribute to creating exciting, and safe, heli skiing experiences at Crescent Spur.