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Purcell Heli-skiing

CMH Gobbles Up Purcell

Rudi Gertsch

After 47 years apart, the Gertsch family is reuniting with CMH Heli-Skiing. Swiss-born Rudi Gertsch helped Austrian-born Hans Gmoser start CMH in the 1960s, before Gertsch lifted off to start Purcell Heli-Skiing in 1974. His son Jeff and daughter-in-law Katie eventually took over the daily operations. Last summer, the Gertsch family decided to sell Purcell … More »

Kicking Horse & Purcell Heli

Only got a day to play? And $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then do it right with Purcell Heli-Skiing and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, now just a stroll from hotel room to heli-pad. The cushiest part? There’s a cap of six people (plus two guides) in what’s usually a 10-seater Bell 205 heli, … More »

Great Expectations – 3 BC Day Cat and Heliski Ops

RYAN STUART’s B.C. road trip to three day cat and heli-ski ops proved to be an emotional roller coaster. photos RYAN CREARY in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue With nothing but untracked snow before us, no one seemed to be in a rush to go first. There was an ominous look of crust and after hearing the previous … More »

Purcell Heli-skiing

CMH Gobbles Up Purcell

Rudi Gertsch

After 47 years apart, the Gertsch family is reuniting with CMH Heli-Skiing. Swiss-born Rudi Gertsch helped Austrian-born Hans Gmoser start CMH in the 1960s, before Gertsch lifted off to start Purcell Heli-Skiing in 1974. His son Jeff and daughter-in-law Katie eventually took over the daily operations. Last summer, the Gertsch family decided to sell Purcell … More »

Kicking Horse & Purcell Heli

Only got a day to play? And $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then do it right with Purcell Heli-Skiing and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, now just a stroll from hotel room to heli-pad. The cushiest part? There’s a cap of six people (plus two guides) in what’s usually a 10-seater Bell 205 heli, … More »

Great Expectations – 3 BC Day Cat and Heliski Ops

RYAN STUART’s B.C. road trip to three day cat and heli-ski ops proved to be an emotional roller coaster. photos RYAN CREARY in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue With nothing but untracked snow before us, no one seemed to be in a rush to go first. There was an ominous look of crust and after hearing the previous … More »

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