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adventure — By Vawn on March 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm
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A heli of a deal for 2011 ski season

Whether you’re hooked on heli-skiing or always wanted to give it a shot, now may be a good time to book a trip for 2011 to experience some of the world’s best deep powder skiing.

For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, helicopters transport skiers and boarders high into the mountains, with access to both wide open glacier skiing and tree skiing. And right now, Canadian Mountain Holidays, a heli-skiing operator in British Columbia, Canada that has been around since 1965, is offering a bonus with advance bookings.

If you book with a deposit by May 1, 2010 on a heli-ski or heli-board trip, you’ll receive a guest lodge credit of $100 (Cdn) for each day booked. So, if you book for a week, you’ll get a credit of $700. This can be used for pretty much anything, from the bar to massages, or for extra heli-skiing meters.

The offer is valid at all 11 CMH heli-ski areas in the Cariboo, Monashee, Selkirk, Purcell and Kootenay mountain ranges. CMH offers a range of trips from small group heli-skiing to steep skiing weeks to ski fusion trips. For first-timers, you have the option of booking a powder introduction program with one of the company’s certified mountain guides. Skiing eight or more runs a day is typical.

And, if you book and pay in full before the May 1 deadline, you’ll avoid the new Harmonized Sales Tax. The B.C. government is introducing the HST on July 1, 2010, which will increase the amount of tax that foreign travelers pay. So if you book ahead, you can save yourself some cash – and get a guest lodge credit.

Photo Credit: CMH

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