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Heli-skiing in Whistler

Listed under Extreme Challenge in Whistler, Canada.

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Heli-skiing takes the thrill of winter sports to a whole new level, and high above the pristine, sugar-dusted pines and snowy valleys of Whistler, those in search of the purest powder can gaze down on the twisting ski tracks and tiny people miles below and ski the best untouched terrain imaginable. Heli-skiing does involve flying to the most inaccessible slopes by helicopter, and being left alone amongst the overwhelming glory of Canada's highest peaks, but intermediate-level skiers and snowboarders can have as full an experience here as the experts, due to the great variety of slopes on offer. Organised heli-skiing groups of differing abilities are regularly organised, so plenty of guidance is on offer for those who require help in choosing suitable sites. There are hundreds of enormous, sweeping glacier slopes and sheltered, zig-zagging tree runs of varying lengths and levels of steepness, and so few skiers use these slopes compared to the official resort options that every day is almost guaranteed to offer a new stretch of perfect snow.

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