Heli-skiing - the phrase had always sent cool chills up my spine. The elitist, expert, edgy sport sounded too risky and remote for me. I grew up skiing in-bounds at Eastern ski resorts. Still, my hard core skier friends and my husband (who has long craved a week-long heli trip) insisted it was the ultimate, and a lifetime must. So, I swallowed my fears and took flight last week. Greg and I heli-skied in Bella Coola, British Columbia, and it was as extreme, exciting, and epic as my highest expectations.
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Photo by Greg Burke For more of Heather's family ski tips go to www.familyskitrips.com
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.