In 2004, we somehow managed to get all four of the Komarnitksy Bro's together in
Utah for Heli Skiing and we were ready to go in the morning at the
Powder Mountain parking lot under sunny skies with fresh powder. Unfortunately,
the winds picked up, and the heli was grounded. After numerous attempts,
all of us were finally able to try to heli ski again on March 11th, 2009.
We had skied 26" of fresh snow the previous day at Solitude Utah
, and we were again waiting
for the helicopter on a glorious sunny morning .. with no wind this time!
It ended up being picture perfect heli ski day and
we shot ~1,000 pictures and videos that day as
we did six Heli runs totaling 12,000 vertical feet.
Some of those are shown below and there are even more pics of
Bro Skiing, and
ski guide Casey Olsen) ripping it up.
There's also some pics of
me traveling to heli ski (eight
hours to fly from Denver to Salt Lake ... via Boise!),
the morning drive (less eventful),
lots of the Diamond Peaks Helicopter, then
heading back home,
and even some
wrestling in the snow. ;-)
A fantastic time Heli Skiing in Utah!!!
Check out Kurt's report from Heli Skiing with H2O in Valdez, Alaska - YOWSERS!