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    Posted: Sep/02/2010 at 2:23pm
This sounds pretty awesome, I'm surprised nothing like it was already around (I'm nowhere near good enough to do it so I hadn't looked for it). Hardcore heli boarding/skiing on 100k backcountry acres right on the pacific crest!


Anyone here ballsy enough (and rich enough) to go for it? Shocked
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/02/2010 at 2:27pm
i wanna go, but it's still shtooking $900 a person.
 
way too expensive for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/02/2010 at 2:28pm
I've got the balls and skills but not sure about the dollars....
but i'll start a saving account!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/02/2010 at 2:31pm
i would do it, but 900 dollars?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/02/2010 at 2:35pm

ClapThis is freaking awesome!!! ClapClap They should start one in Mammoth too.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/02/2010 at 2:37pm
Originally posted by aboarder808

i would do it, but 900 dollars?
If you want to do this anywhere else, it's $1200+! $900 is actually a bargain.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2010 at 9:39am
Not going to be that good a lot of the time.  Backcountry in California is way more variable than other spots like Utah, Alaska, etc.  Hell go to Silverton and pay for one heli drop there.  It's just over $100.  I think it's $125.  Of course all that terrain you are talking about accessing can probably be done for free or on the way cheap if you are motivated.  Well not the terrain they are flying as it is private property, but stuff that is just as good.

For $900 you are one third of the way to owning a decent sled or almost enough for a splitboard.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2010 at 9:43am
Yeah, but the $159 price at Silverton is for a one time drop off at the top of the mountain. The $900 pass at Pacific Crest is for an all day deal, which is $1000 at Silverton.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2010 at 9:48am
Originally posted by Mr Hox

Yeah, but the $159 price at Silverton is for a one time drop off at the top of the mountain. The $900 pass at Pacific Crest is for an all day deal, which is $1000 at Silverton.
Not to mention a guide along with it.
 
Yes, there's better alternative but account for airfare, and everything else, Tahoe heliboarding is still a great option for Californians. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2010 at 10:00am
If I'm spending $900 that crap better be amazing, I think I'd rather try hiking somewhere or doing it in a place like Alaska as well, I doubt the snow would be that much different than some first tracks or out-of-bounds stuff you could get at a normal resort.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 5:47am
Originally posted by broys

If I'm spending $900 that crap better be amazing, I think I'd rather try hiking somewhere or doing it in a place like Alaska as well, I doubt the snow would be that much different than some first tracks or out-of-bounds stuff you could get at a normal resort.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 6:10am
Originally posted by killclimbz


Originally posted by broys

If I'm spending $900 that crap better be amazing, I think I'd rather try hiking somewhere or doing it in a place like Alaska as well, I doubt the snow would be that much different than some first tracks or out-of-bounds stuff you could get at a normal resort.
Exactly my point.


For some people its the whole experience I guess. $900 for a whole day, I wonder how many ride can your get out of it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 7:49am
10k vertical is the standard in the heli industry if I am remembering correctly.  5-6 drops generally speaking.  Anything beyond that will cost you extra money if the heli operator is up for it.  Somewhere around $100-$200 a run.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 8:09am
they have Cat's too for $300 or so.  I might do that this year. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 8:19am
oh man... i want to do this... need to make more moneeyyy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 8:24am
I want to try this..looks hella fun! a friend flies helicopter, but i think the most he could drop me off is big bear ....but I don't have the legit skills to jump off from the helicopter down to the snow..lol..I'd prob eat it big time..from top to bottom!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 8:25am
Cat skiing gets you to some good territory for a fraction of the price.  You might not get as many runs, but the fun factor is still there.  I'd like to do something like that in the next few years, it's just hard to justify when you're already spending tons of cash on flight/driving/hotel/meals/lift tickets.  Way more accessible for people that don't have to travel.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 11:02am

Oh man that sounds great... although I think the price is a bit too steep.  Doing the snowcat thing is more up my alley.  Still prob some fresh tracks on a cat trip right?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2010 at 11:17am
If there's ever a group buy for something like this, I'm in.
I remember maybe 4 or 5 yrs ago, my friend looked this up for Whistler area (I think) and it was $600.  I could be completely wrong though.
Did you google it?
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You only get to drop once? 
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