Tag: Glacier

Springtime Heli-Sledding in Whistler

Milestones deserve to be celebrated. So when my 50th birthday rolled around this spring I decided to splash out on a daylong heli-sledding tour with Whistler-based Head-Line Mountain Holidays.

Hidden Danger: the Hazards of Snowmobiling on a Glacier or Icefield

Sledders are now pushing deeper into the mountains than ever before, and in doing so, gaining access to the remote and breathtaking glaciers and icecaps of BC. Accidents can be avoided when…

Riding the Icefields of British Columbia and That Feeling You Get

For me, spring means hitting the vast icefields of British Columbia on my sled. These are some of the most beautiful places on the planet. The landscape is so incredibly breathtaking that it…

Early Season Riding – Not All It’s Cracked up to Be

The problem is that those first ride reports don't usually show all the hazards and crappy parts that had to be endured to get that one sweet—but gingerly executed—pow turn.

Wherever I May Roam

Instinct is the intangible force that has stopped us. This blood-compass that we’ve learned so many times to trust has altered our trajectory and forward movement has ceased.   It’s early afternoon and…

Big Terrain, Big Decisions: Sledding on the Pemberton Ice Cap

On a clear bluebird day, nothing beats the expanse of the icefields. You can pick a line a mile away to a major feature on the Ice Cap, and the sheer immensity…