One of the latest and greatest fad in extreme sports has arrived and unsurprisingly become very popular for residents in Idaho. Helicopter skiing or heli-skiing as it has been nicknamed will be a big attraction this season in the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho. The only restrictions on the sport will come when it is snowing or very foggy, the choppers won’t take flight.
- “Much of our cat skiing is permitted for state land and we have a good partnership with the state,” Cromwell said.
- “Unlike operations in Canada, we won’t be taking two groups out and lapping with one helicopter. It’s more expensive and we have to cover our costs, but with us it’s one bird, one group all day long. That’s a pretty exclusive deal.”
- “We have plenty of state forest land to work with, but we may pursue the Forest Service in the future,” Cromwell said. “There’s a longer paper trail to work through.”
“March provides more daylight hours, more sunny days and typically provides cold nights and warmer days for powder and corn-snow slopes depending on elevation and exposure.”