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Alterra Buys Purcell Heli-Skiing

It will incorporate the business that operates in British Columbia, Canada into CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures.

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It adds nearly half a million acres to its heli-skiing operation in North America.

Purcell Heli-Skiing was founded in 1974 by Rudi Gertsch, a former CMH guide.

“At Alterra Mountain Company, we continually look for opportunities that offer guests unique mountain experiences and exceptional guest service,” said Rusty Gregory, President & CEO, Alterra Mountain Company.

“We found that ideal combination in Purcell Heli-Skiing and look to preserve and continue its unique culture within the CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures operation.”

All confirmed Purcell bookings will be honoured and managed by CMH.

Here at PlanetSKI we last heli-skied in British Columbia on a road trip round the province in a motorhome:

Image © PlanetSKI

Road to Revelstoke. Image © PlanetSKI

Heliskiing in British Columbia, Canada. Image © PlanetSKI

Heliskiing in British Columbia, Canada. Image © PlanetSKI

Riding in Revelstoke. Image © PlanetSKI

Riding in Revelstoke. Image © PlanetSKI

Alterra Mountain Company mountain destinations

USA

Colorado: Steamboat and Winter Park.

California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, and Big Bear Mountain Resort.

Vermont:  Stratton and Sugarbush

West Virginia: Snowshoe

Ontario: Blue Mountain.

Washington: Crystal Mountain

Utah: Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort.

Canada

Quebec: Tremblant

Some resorts in the USA have already released details of their opening dates:

Alterra Mountain Company’s Ikon Pass offers skiers access to 45 mountain destinations in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, including 15 Alterra Mountain Company destinations, plus 30 global partner destinations.

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