CMH Heli-Skiing and K2 Skis Announce Ski Demo Trips for 2010

CMH Helicopter Skiing and K2 Skis offer guests the opportunity to participate in the development of new backcountry skis. All guests get free skis at the end of the trip.

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CMH Heli-Skiing and K2 Ski Demo Trips

Banff, Alberta (Vocus) July 17, 2009

CMH Heli-Skiing is pleased to announce a new partnership with K2 Skis with the launch of two ultimate back-country CMH / K2 Ski Demo Trips for ski-gear junkies: Heli-Skiing from the Monashee Lodge, March 13 – 20, 2010, and Helicopter Assisted Ski Touring from the Adamants Lodge, April 10 – 17, 2010.

Beyond the powder-addicting joys of wilderness skiing, the CMH / K2 Ski Demo Trips will provide guests the added experience of participating in the testing and design of K2 prototype backcountry skis that will be released to the general public for the 2010/11 winter season. Guests will have the opportunity to demo different skis throughout the trip; provide real-time and valuable feedback on the performance of the skis they have tested, and learn about the process of ski design from on-site K2 designers and engineers. In addition, once the skis are perfected and put into production for the 2010/11 season, participants will be the first to receive a free pair of these K2 Skis compliments of CMH.

Helicopter assisted ski touring takes place in the Adamants, April 10 - 17, 2010. This seven day trip features a daily helicopter drop in the mountains for a full day of backcountry ski touring and K2 ski testing. Each evening guests will be picked up and flown back to the lodge for a relaxed dinner, soak in the hot tub, and drinks by the fire. Cost per person $3,700 CAD based on twin occupancy.

A full-power seven day heli-ski trip takes place in the Monashess, March 13 – 20, 2010. This trip features a skiing guarantee of 30,500 vertical metres (100,000 vertical feet) and daily K2 ski testing. Cost per person is $10,440 CAD based on twin occupancy. The Monashee mountains are world renowned and admired for their long, consistently steep-pitched runs, offering some of the best tree skiing on earth.

Both CMH / K2 Demo ski trips include accommodation throughout at casually luxurious lodges (Monashees or Adamants), all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, ground transportation from Calgary International Airport, Services of IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) and/or ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) certified ski guides, training in and use of avalanche transceivers, use powder skis and poles, helicopter transfers, and more.

For more information and to book, please go to http://www.cmhski.com/k2 or call 1-800-661-0252.

About Canadian Mountain Holidays:
Offering heli-adventures since 1965, Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) is the oldest and largest heli-skiing and heli-hiking operator in the world. From their head office in Banff, Alberta, CMH operates exceptional helicopter adventures from 12 different lodges located in the Bugaboo, Purcell, Selkirk, Kootenay, Monashee, and Cariboo ranges of British Columbia, Canada. Helicopter skiing takes place from December through April, and heli-hiking from July into early September.

Contact:
Sarah Pearson, Media Relations Manager
Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH)
403-762-7100 or 1-800-661-0252

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