CMH Gothics: the perfect heliski mix
What does a heliskier need to be happy? A nice lodge, variable terrain, an impressive mountain panorama and lots of snow. CMH Gothics has it all.
CMH Gothics: Like Gothic cathedrals, the peaks of the northern Selkirks rise into the sky jagged, bizarre, dramatic. CMH Gothics could therefore not have come up with a better name for one of its most beautiful areas for heliskiing in Canada. At nearly two thousand square kilometers, Gothics is also one of the largest and most diverse CMH areas. Huge glaciers and wide, open slopes alternate with wonderful forest runs. No wonder, after all, parts of Monashees, famous for their tree skiing, are also part of the Gothics area.
CMH Gothics: High speed
The lodge, recently completely redesigned in the restaurant, bar and fireplace lounge area, is located north of Revelstoke at 700 meters, hidden in a side valley. The Bell 212 helicopter takes off directly from the lodge and transports only three groups, each with a maximum of eleven guests. As a result, the pace in the Gothics is a bit faster than classic CMH heliskiing. Well-trained first-timers are nevertheless also in good hands in the Gothics.
Fit Gothics guests should arrive in any case. And not only because of the three groups that allow more vertical meters per week. Indeed, the area offers some legendary thigh-killers. The Run of the Century or Thierry’s Journey push even strong snowboarders and skiers to their limits. Where else can you ride downhill runs with more than 2,000 vertical meters?
If you want to really get your thighs glowing, the Gothics also offer a 407 private heli for four guests. Two guides then take the privileged guests on the best runs according to their special wishes. The choice is huge. Although one run is more tempting than the other, you should also take time to enjoy the unique mountain scenery at the Gothics. The view of the mighty peaks and Lake Revelstoke shimmering in the sunlight in the valley is unforgettable.“
The Gothics are easily accessible by rental car, making them perfect as the highlight to end a ski safari. Directly on the scenic route from Calgary to the Gothics are the challenging ski resorts of Lake Louise, Kicking Horse and Revelstoke.