Just 3 Seats Left in This Epic Season!

March 30 ~ We woke up to another 6″ of fresh snow! Over 3 feet in total for the week!

Spring has not sprung in the Spur, and winter like ski conditions continue. Over 3 feet of snow has fallen this week – and 6″ of fresh just last night! Cool temperatures and more snow are in the forecast of the coming weeks.

We have 3 seats left in the final week of our season – April 7-14, 2018. This is a unique package – with a maximum of 10 guests having exclusive use of the lodge, helicopter and terrain. A “private” group experience for the special price of $8,255 CAD + tax. Call us for more details! 1.800.715.5532

We hope join us for April powder in the mountains and après ski on the deck in the sun!

Check out our Instagram & Facebook feeds for more shots of this incredible season!

Long silky runs in the alpine
Macleod Creek still delivering at the end of March!

March 3-10 Update

March came in with a BANG! Another great week in the books to keep an epic season rolling.

A series of small convective cells delivered 50cm of new snow throughout the week, keeping things fresh and over the boot tops. Temperatures started out a bit cooler, but warmed up to a pleasant -5 degrees by the end of the week.

Conditions allowed us to explore the Morkill, Dore/Wendle and Mount Rider zones, meaning we were able to ski all the best of our terrain – from our naturally gladed tree runs to big open glacial tracks.

Thanks to our guests from Slovenia and across the USA for a great week!

Samo Vidic shredding on Morpheus ~ Photo: Ari Bruns
The gang having lunch at the bottom of Pumpitude ~ Photo: Ari Bruns
Sam about to leave his mark on that blank canvas ~ Photo: Jesse Dyer
Drake blowin’ smoke on Nunatuk ~ Photo: Ari Bruns
Aljosa bombing the slopes ~ Photo: Samo Vidic
Matjaz “Sugar” Sogoric ~ Photo: Samo Vidic

Conditions Update: A February to Remember – 390cm overall snowfall!

As February has drawn to an end, and the snow continues to fall, we thought we would take a look back at the last month and all of the amazing days we have been blessed with out in the mountains!

Tours 7, 8, 9, and 10 were lucky enough to be part of one of the most epic February’s in recent history. Cold temperatures and a total snowfall of over 390cm (!!!) meant we skied blower, chest deep powder more often than not, and saw us revelling in many storm skiing days in McLeod Creek in the Zig Zag Zone.

You know it’s good when the poor guides start complaining that their cheeks are getting too cold from all of the darn snow flying in their faces!

We think our guests say it best, so here are a few comments from the past few weeks.

“Best ski trip ever!” – Jeff G.
“Words do not explain how I feel!! Wonderful!” – Mike F.
“Best skiing of my life, thank you so much. I’ll never, ever forget this special week.” – Ed K.
“This is the best vacation of my life.. don’t tell my wife!” – Dan O.

And because a picture is worth a thousand words…

Snowy pillows ready for some action! ~ Photo by Neal Rogers
Whiskey Papa scoping the tracks in Tour 8 ~ Photo by Ari Bruns
Bob W. breaks on through to the other side ~ Photo by Ari Bruns
Eddie enjoying a snowy day in the trees of McLeod Creek ~ Photo by Ari Bruns
Frank tearing it up in the Morkill ~ Photo by Ari Bruns
Blower ~ Photo by Neal Rogers
Get this man a snorkel! ~ Photo by Jesse Milner
The man who’s usually behind the lens, Mr. Neal Rogers! ~ Photo by Ari Bruns
A snowy situation! ~ Photo by Neal Rogers
Whiskey Papa, coming in hot! ~ Photo by Neal Rogers
Zac C. carving those silky turns ~ Photo by Christine Feleki

Last Minute Spaces Available March 3-10!

The skiing this winter has been epic, and the forecast is looking good for the coming weeks! 

We have 2 last minute spaces available in Tour 11-18, March 3-10! Call the office for details. 1-800-715-5532 (+403-281-1107). 

Here are a few pictures from the last week to give you an idea of what you would be signing up for….

A Great Way to Spend Valentine’s Day ~Photo by Neal Rogers
Face shots on Highlander ~ Photo by Neal Rogers    
Powder & Blue Skies in the Morkill ~ Photo by Neal Rogers
Join us on Top of the World! ~Photo by Ari Bruns
Snorkels Required ~ Photo by Neal Rogers
It’s Deep! ~ February 17

The Man, the Myth, the Legend – Celebrates 52 weeks at Crescent Spur!

The Heli Devil, King of Hearts, Tequila Mule, Master of Ceremonies, The Boss, Chief Garry, and Garry Trebek .. no matter what you call him, there is only one Garry James.

A man whose name has become synonymous with Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing is celebrating 52 weeks of skiing with us! For those of you who don’t know Garry, (and there aren’t many out there) here is our tribute to him.

As a (much) younger man, Garry started skiing with us in 2000 and by 2006 was skiing multiple weeks in a single season. This season, he decided to break another record and is currently skiing his 4th week back to back! While these may seem like big accomplishments, combine that with the 109 weeks his wife and two sons have collectively skied with us, and it is nothing short of incredible.

Garry has influenced the growth and culture of Crescent Spur in countless ways. Over the years he has used his skills as an event planner to bring fun and festivities to each of his weeks. The countless hours organizing and hosting events such as The CS Olympics, Toga Night, Jeopardy and Wild West Saloons, make every guest feel that they are a part of the Crescent Spur Family. Garry truly understands the meaning of Way Beyond Skiing.

As the biggest ambassador for Crescent Spur, Garry has brought many friends (too numerous to count) from his California turf. So many, in fact, that we fondly refer to him as “Crescent Spur South”.

We feel so privileged that Garry has chosen to spend so much of his skiing life with us. His infectious spirit and passion for bringing people together are now woven into the fabric of this place.

The only question in all of this, was: “What do you give a man celebrating a year worth of heliskiing?” Having blown through our Guest Appreciation Program, he doesn’t need another ski suit or jacket embroidered with our logo, he doesn’t need a free week of heliskiing, (been there, done that) or a video of his friends wishing him well (yup, that too!) We finally decided that what every skier wants, in the end, is a great day in the mountains with their best ski buddy. So together with his wife Carrie and son Garrett, we got to work planning a surprise trip to the Spur for Garrett. This past Sunday, while greeting a new group of skiers on their arrival to Crescent Spur, Garry was taken by surprise as Garrett stepped off the bus to join us in celebrating 52 weeks!

A huge thank you to Garry for all you do for all of us. We look forward to your next 52 weeks with us. We love you!

January 20-27 Update

It was a breezy start to the week, one that may have deterred others, but this group (comprised of 50% first time heli-skiers) didn’t let a little wind scare them off!

Their perseverance that first day was rewarded with a fantastic week that contained conditions ranging from sunny skies and cold temps to snowy skiing in the trees of McLeod Creek.

To everyone who skied with us this week – Thank you for your positive attitude, comradery, and infectious spirit!

Sparky & Garry ready to take on the world
Ben cutting through the white gold
Tele Tim
Ted & Sparky split the difference
A mighty good day in the Morkill

January 6-13 Update

What an amazing start to the 2018 Season! Fresh snow combined with cold temps mid-week made for excellent early season conditions. The group got the full tour of our terrain, conquering Mount Rider, The Morkill and McLeod Creek in the Zig Zag Zone.

We were fortunate to host some wonderful people who are working on some exciting projects with us. Early in the week we had Frank and Mike out from Citizen Pictures, who shot footage for a new Orientation and Safety video and Andy and Taylor were here from Heli to shoot content for some exciting partnerships in the near future!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to a great week out in the mountains!

There are still spaces available in this same week in 2019! Call us for details – 1-800-715-5532

Scott Lindsay shredding in the Mount Rider Zone! Photo: Andy Culp @heli
Robert Morgan telemarks with the best of them! Photo: Ari Bruns
Having too much fun on “Slap Activated” Photo: Ari Bruns
Your chariot awaits! Photo: Ari Bruns
Lunch next to McLeod Creek. Photo: Andy Culp @heli

Set up week is well underway!

With 6 days behind us, and one full day to go until guests arrive, set-up week is almost coming to an end! Beds are being made in the rooms, clothes are being hung in the retail shop, and the guides are hard at work out in the field. Snow profile pits dug all around our terrain have revealed an excelled base and with some fresh flurries in the forecast we are excited for our first Tour of 2018 to begin!

Ready to see what’s out there!
No rest for the wicked
Ang & Steve Blake taking a closer look

A Great Start to 2018!

Happy New Year! We have had a great start to the season with some excellent skiing! Guides got into the mountains on December 30 and have toured Quartz Creek, Macleod Creek, the Morkill and are cruising Mount Rider today. Coverage is good and the skiing has been excellent with boot top faceted powder.  Our first group arrives on January 6 and there are cold temps and more snow in the forecast for the next week!