Heliski Evening with Graham Bell

Heliski Evening with Graham Bell James Orr Heliski is delighted to invite you to join us for a Q&A with ‘Ski Sunday’ presenter, Graham Bell at the Chel-Ski indoor ski centre in London on Thursday 5th October, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The five-time Olympic downhill skier will be revealing how they made the famous opening… Read more »

What is Cat Skiing? James Orr Heliski explains all…

What is cat skiing? Simply, cat skiing is a great way to enjoy the backcountry in Canada! The cat in question is a ‘snow cat’, more commonly known in the UK as a ‘piste basher’ or ‘groomer’. In this case, it’s adapted to carry passengers with a spacious and comfortable passenger cabin on the back…. Read more »

Heliski with Graham Bell

Heliski with Graham Bell Alagna, Italy Thursday 1st to Monday 5th March 2018 4 nights / 4 days’ skiing Five times Winter Olympic downhill ski racer and BBC’s Ski Sunday presenter, Graham Bell, is hosting this one-off heli-skiing adventure in Alagna, Italy in March 2018. This unique off-piste experience includes three days of off-piste skiing… Read more »

5 Technique Tips for Skiing Powder

1. PLATFORM As opposed to piste skiing, a narrower stance is better when skiing in powder snow, especially if you’re lucky enough to be skiing untracked fresh powder! The reason for this is simple, you’ll have more float because the 2 skis close together will act as one large ski. This helps as you need… Read more »

4 Japanese ski resorts you’ve probably never heard of…

No. 1. Tomamu The towers of Tomamu Alpha resort rise out of the central Hokkaido mountains like space ships. The area is well known for dry cold conditions. Here you will find superb powder snow that stays in good condition under blue bird skies making for some great off piste skiing. One of the best… Read more »

Mount Etna – Skiing a live Volcano

During a spring ski touring trip between Alagna and Saas Fee our guide, Alberto Zuchetti, mentioned that in the summer he guided walkers on the volcanic island of Stromboli. He went on to say that skiing off-piste on nearby Mount Etna was not to be sniffed at. Back in London, I mentioned this nugget of… Read more »