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5 Best Places to Go Heli-skiing

Add these powdery destinations to your bucket list.

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For winter sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies, heli-skiing is, at least, intriguing. Contrary to popular belief, it's actually a relatively accessible sport with diverse terrain perfect for everyone from beginners to double-black diamond experts. It's similar to a backcountry skiing excursion, but without a snowcat terrestrially bringing you up a mountain or the chore of having to hike up yourself with climbing skins. Instead, choppers in different regions of the world provide the lift up the mountain to otherwise inaccessible areas, so you can make ski (or snowboard) tracks in the most pristine and picturesque palaces of powder on the planet. Here, five places to try it.