Guide Roy Hawthorne finds some late September powder to make turns in. The weather has turned cold again and the season does not want to end! We will keep our helicopter until October 5th so if you want to catch the last of 2008 in the Arrowsmiths the next few days is your last chance!
Monthly Archives: September 2008
Catching the last flight out of Sydney on Thurday night provided the perfect opportunity to catch a little powder this morning. If you are going to sneak a day off work you may as well make the most of it. Still lots of snow out there and we will be enjoying it until the end of the month. Off the Reichek…
Spending 9 months a year on skis, Phil’s passion for the mountains is backed up by solid credentials. Receiving a degree in Adventure Guiding from Thompson River University in Kamloops, Phil is also a Certified Ski Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. In his role as Professional Ski Mountaineering and Heliski Guide, Phil has had the chance to work on four different continents, including a season opening Iceland’s first heliski operation.
This is Phil’s first time in New Zealand and although he’s been lucky enough to get a good dose of powder, he’s exited about the upcoming spring too. “The terrain here is big and steep. It’s a big mountain skier’s paradise, the Arrowsmiths have big, aesthetic lines and this season we’ve already had some epic corn skiing”.
As well as being an exceptional ski guide, Phil is also a talented photographer and film maker. Specialising in adventure sports, with of course a huge emphasis on ski mountaineering. When he’s not skiing for work or pleasure Phil can be found in exotic locations documenting extreme adventure activities!
If you’d like to check out some of Phil’s work visit www.philmarchand.com