This winter I partnered up with Eddie Bauer to take a trip of a lifetime to Revelstoke British Colombia to go HeliSkiing in the back country. It’s the heliski capital of the world. Most of the runs in Revelstoke are in the back country; untouched terrain and can only be accessed by helicopter. We stayed at the very cozy Eagle Pass Lodge. One of the THE BEST lodges that provide hot meals throughout the day, a full bar and some of the sickest runs in Revelstoke. Their helicopter pad is just steps from their boot room. After a hearty breakfast we stretch and gear up. On the first morning we had avalanche training. It was a bit daunting knowing the risks you take skiing outside of a resort but it’s extremely important to learn what you need to do to increase the probability of surviving an avalanche. Oh yea and avoid tree wells.
Call me paranoid but I wanted to wear the brightest gear available in case I got separated from the group. But that wouldn’t happen because you have a lead guide in front of the group and a pro in the back to ensure everyone is accounted for. We were lucky to have the one and only Lexi duPont join us on our three day trip. SHE IS AMAZING! Do yourself a favor and watch her youtube videos. Not only is she a pro; having skied and dominating terrifying Mountains around the world, she’s also a champion and advocate for climate change and nature preservation. Having seen the effects of climate change first hand on a multitude of trips. You’re awesome, thank you Lexi!!
Photos by Bruno Long
All the gear I’m rocking is by Eddie Bauer (minus the helmet and goggles). It’s all about layering when you’re in colder climates and EB makes exceptional lightweight gear that doesn’t sacrifice warmth. I’ve been rocking EB since I was in high school and I love that they donate a portion of their sales to save national parks as well as their tireless efforts to preserve nature. And they are currently having a sale on all their winter gear!