K2 Skis recently announced a partnership with the world’s largest heli-skiing outfit, CMH Heli-Skiing; CMH operates in the Bugaboo, Purcell, Selkirk, Kootenay, Monashee, and Cariboo ranges of British Columbia. Together K2 and CMH have founded CMH K2, a heli-ski-op that accesses the Kootenay region.
CMH K2 will operate out of a newly revamped lodge in Nakusp, BC; the establishment has been dubbed CMH K2 Rotor Lodge. Beginning this season, CMH K2 will offer a range of heli-skiing experiences ranging from K2 hosted athlete trips, to ski testing with K2’s design team. CMH K2 will open to skiers in January, kicking things off with a variety of Athlete Trips including:
Steep Shots and Pillow Drops—Learn from the best, in the best conditions.
- Jan. 3-7 with Collin Collins
- Feb. 18-23 with Andy Mahre
Athlete Ski Weeks—Perfectly sized groups for optimal group dynamics and plenty of fresh lines to be had by all.
- Jan. 7-12 – Athlete to be announced
- Jan. 12-17 with Reggie Crist and Zach Crist
Film/Photography Workshop Week—Fine tune photo and film skills while capturing the most adrenaline-filled face shots to share with jealous friends at home.
- Feb. 4-9 with Pep Fujas
Women’s Trip—One just for the ladies, where girls can be girls and get after it.
- Jan. 21-26 with Kim Reichhelm
K2 notes, “Each professional skier is committed to the trips as listed, but sometimes injuries or other circumstances may prevent their appearance on the trip. Should that occur, CMH K2 will do the very best to have another prominent K2 athlete attend the trip.”
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In addition to the athlete trips, CMH K2 will offer a series of Demo Days, providing skiers a chance to try out a handful of 2013-14 K2 prototypes. K2 explains that “in return for testing the prototypes in powder conditions, guests will earn a free pair of 2013-14 K2 skis in fall 2013 when the collection is released.” Demo Days sessions are currently scheduled for March 4-7, March 7-10 and March 10-13. Pricing per session starts at $3,800 CAD/ $3,922 USD, and space is limited to 24 skiers/trip.
“Partnering with CMH presents K2 with not only with a world-class winter playground to test powder skis in the most ideal waist deep conditions and endless terrain. But also our athletes and us to connect with a broad range of skiers,” said K2’s Global Marketing Manger, Mike Gutt. “Specifically during the Demo Days, the skiers’ feedback is applied to the development of our powder and softer snow oriented skis.”
To access CMH K2 Rotor Lodge, guests can fly into Calgary, Kelowna or Spokane. From there, rental cars or shuttles will get visitors from the airport to the lodge. CMH K2 is now taking reservations for the Athlete Weeks, Demo Days and other small group programs. For more, visit www.cmhski.com/k2 or call 1-800-661-0252.