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    Flying over the Italian Alps:


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    Heli-Skiing in Alaska:

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      Unique Heli-Ski Expedition: Pakistan

      Last year a group of skiers from Canada, France, Switzerland, Serbia and Russia descended on the Karakoram mountains in the northernmost region of Pakistan for a unique Hel-Ski expedition. As Heli-Skiiing has yet to 'take flight' in Pakistan (along with winter sports generally) the skiers were slightly stumped as to how to achieve their goal given that there were very few (as in none) civilian helicopter operators in or around the Karakoram mountain range.

      Enter the Pakistan Army Aviation Command, specifically the 5th and 8th Army Aviation Squadrons, who agreed to allow their aircraft to become Heli-Ski transports and for their pilots to become Heli-Ski 'drivers' for the event!

      The Pakistan Army did not charge the skiers for providing this service, but instead re-tasked their standard training missions for "Operation Heli-Ski!" After the event the Army Aviation Command declared that their pilots had learned some valuable high altitude take-off and landing techniques.



      The Pakistan Army turn some of their AS350B3's into Heli-Skiiers


      Pakistan Army pilots with the Heli-Skiiers as well as children from the Gilgit–Baltistan region


      The Baltoro glacier in the Karakorum mountains which border Pakistan, India and China, located in the regions of Gilgit–Baltistan (Pakistan), Ladakh (India), and Xinjiang region (China). The highest peak in the range is 28,000 ft

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        Mt. Hutt Ecureuil, New Zealand (Majestic Rotors, SnowCopters Collection)

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          A snapshot of Heli-Skiing/Heli-Tourism in the Argentinian Andes (aka Patagonia) with Heli Ushuaia.






















          http://www.heliushuaia.com.ar/en/

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            Winter flying in the French Alps (load lifting for a publicity stunt) with now defunct Eagle Helicopter of Switzerland and their AS332C1 Super Puma. The aircraft (HB-ZKN) has recently been bought by SAF Hélicoptères of Courchevel in France (see story here).

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              Dogs from Wasatch Backcountry Rescue at the Brighton Ski Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch mountain range, Utah; participate in a four day mountain rescue training exercise with together with an AW109S from Life Flight's Utah based 'Intermountain' rescue unit in 2012

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                Classic Heli-Ski





                Helitrax Bell 47 Soloy as seen in Colorado c. 1983 (Photos: Mike Friedman)

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                  Bell 429 F-HPBH as seen at Courchevel in February 2015 (Photo: Gilles Paccalet)

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                    Russian Bölkow Running Taxi and Take-Off

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                      Hiller UH-12ET Soloy C-GWRY (cn 1788) as seen in British Columbia in 2016 (Photos by Alicia Haque)

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