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What do skiers really want? Powder. Light, dry, hissing powder. To be flown atop great swaths of it. And when the skies are too milky to fly? We still want powder. Which is why Selkirk Tangiers Heli should be on your life list. On down days, STHS comps tickets to Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Choose your days, choose your group, choose your lodging. (If your father-in-law’s buying, book Bighorn Lodge.)
After weeks of snowstorms, the clouds dissipate. The guides were like sunflowers, turning toward the warmth. (To the guides who may be reading this, sorry about the flower analogy. I thought it a more flattering comparison than, say, cave fish.)
Skiing contributor Tim Neville is a great writer. Which is why he would find any words describing how he’s feeling in this photo redundant.
Bighorn Lodge owner Michael Kirkland, taking advantage of the absence of trees.
Soup with a view.
Writer Chris Solomon, counting the syllables for his latest haiku.
The writer, poling too high, as usual. But the trees sure are pretty.
The A-Star landing at the helipad at Bighorn Lodge.