Canadian Mountain Holidays Announces Newly Expanded Summer Adventure Trips

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CMH Summer Adventures offers mountain experiences including heli-hiking, ropes courses, zip-lining, via ferrata, yoga holidays and women’s trips —and brand-new for this year, painters’ workshops, cancer survivors’ retreats and exclusive adventures with great Canadian explorers.

CMH Summer Mountain Adventures

Building on the incredible success of Heli-Hiking in the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo sub-ranges of the Columbia mountains over the last three decades

Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), the company that pioneered heliskiing in British Columbia’s remote mountain ranges a half century ago, announced today that it will roll out brand-new Summer Mountain Adventures for the summer 2010 season.

These new “CMH Summer Adventures” reflect the constantly expanding scope of CMH’s warmer-season offerings at its Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo Lodges beyond Heli-Hiking, including the introduction in recent years of ropes courses, zip-lining, via ferrata, yoga getaways and women’s weeks—and brand-new for this year, painting and cooking workshops, cancer survivors’ retreats and exclusive trips with great Canadian explorers. The CMH Summer Adventures season will run from July 6 to September 7, 2010.

The new Summer Adventures for 2010 will include a unique opportunity for active and creative types to participate in a Painting Workshop with Liz Wiltzen in the Bugaboos (August 31-September 5). Wiltzen combines 10 years of guiding experience in the Bugaboos with 20 years of painting, to provide guests with real-time hiking experience in the storied Bugaboos, as well as hands-on artistic guidance in the painting of them.

With CMH’s new Stretch & Stir cooking workshop, guests can join sisters Sandra Davis and Julie Sagan in an alpine experience that mixes yoga, cooking and Heli-Hiking in the iconic Bugaboo Mountains (August 20–23). Chef Sandra Davis creates mouth-watering delights from her catering business The Saucy Gourmet, while her sister, yoga master Julie Sagan, stretches her clients at the Bikram Yoga West Edmonton Studio.

Also new for 2010 is reTREAT Yourself, a CMH Summer retreat for cancer survivors, co-presented by Look Good Feel Better. The retreat, which will take place at Bugaboo Lodge, August 8-11, will include daily meditative yoga sessions with experienced practitioner Anne Douglas; hiking amid glacial lakes and fields of wildflowers; and artistic workshops, including soapstone bear carving and bead work, with special guests Sherry Abbott and Dr. Marilyn Hundleby.

And finally, CMH Summer Adventures guests can join world-renowned Canadian explorers, Dr. Joe MacInnis (July 24-27) and Dr. Roberta Bondar (August 17-20), for exclusive expeditions in the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo ranges, respectively. Dr. MacInnis is a best-selling author and conservationist who led the first team of scientists to dive under the North Pole and was among the first to dive to the Titanic. Dr. Bondar is well-known as Canada’s first woman astronaut and the world’s first-ever neurologist in space.

“Building on the incredible success of Heli-Hiking in the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo sub-ranges of the Columbia mountains over the last three decades,” says CMH President Walter Bruns, “we are immensely proud to be able to further expand our summertime offerings to new and returning guests. CMH has always been, first and foremost, about innovation, creativity and respect for our natural surroundings—and with these newest Summer Adventures, we are able to sustain, and build on, that vision.”

CMH Summer Adventures trips are priced from CAD$2,490 (approx. US$2,447) per person for a 3-night escape, based on double occupancy and exclusive of HST.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cmhsummer.com or call 1-800-661-0252.

About Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH Summer Adventures):
Offering heli-skiing since 1965, Canadian Mountain Holidays is the oldest and largest heli-skiing and heli-hiking operator in the world. From their head office in Banff, Alberta, CMH operates helicopter adventures from 11 different areas located in the Bugaboo, Purcell, Selkirk, Kootenay, Monashee, and Cariboo ranges of British Columbia, Canada. Helicopter skiing takes place from December through April. Summer adventures including hiking, walking, mountaineering, and via ferrata adventures take place from July into early September.

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