Mica Heliskiing Uses New State of the Art Avalanche Equipment for Backcountry Skiing and Boarding

Revelstoke, Canada (PressExposure) January 04, 2010 -- Mica Heliskiing has partnered with Snowpulse SA, the developers of backpacks with an integrated avalanche airbag. These products significantly increase the chance of survival in an avalanche. “At Mica Heliskiing,a safe and enjoyable experience is our No. 1 priority. Our professionally trained and certified guides make every effort to reduce the risks associated with backcountry skiing. The new Snowpulse airbag backpacks are state of the art avalanche safety equipment and have added another level of safety at Mica Heliskiing,” says Shane Kroeger, Mica Heliskiing’s Guiding Manager.

Avalanche Airbag Packs: Snowpulse airbags are designed to provide the best personal protection, while remaining light, compact and user friendly. Their key advantages are:

• The “Head on Top” technology, keeps your head out of the snow • Shock and trauma protection • Time saving during rescue because the airbag is easy to locate on the surface • Light and most compact airbag system • Simple and ergonomic release system. A system easy and cheap to re-use • Possibility to refill the cartridges (see conditions)

Mica Helskiing Safety Program: Mica Heliskiing minimizes the risks associated with backcountry skiing in several different ways. On the first morning after arrival, each guest is required to take part in a formal Helicopter Safety Briefing and a Backcountry Safety School. These sessions include the use of standard avalanche safety equipment, including Snowpulse packs and avalanche transceivers. All groups are lead by professionally trained and certified guides. Each of our guides meets or exceeds the requirements of 'a guide' as set by Helicat Canada guidelines and have been trained and certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or are members of the International Federation of Mountain Guides. Each day the guides choose terrain deemed appropriate for the current mountain conditions and the ability level of the group.

Mica Heli is a member of HeliCat Canada. HeliCat sets strict safety standards for operating a Helicopter and/or SnowCat Skiing area and as part of our membership we are required to have our safety systems and procedures reviewed on a regular basis. Mica Heliskiing is also a member of the Canadian Avalanche Association and subscribes to the Canadian Avalanche Association's INFOEX. The 'INFOEX' is a daily information exchange between professional avalanche industry stakeholders and allows us to compare our mountain conditions and observations with those of our neighbors.

Snowpulse SA develops backpacks integrating an avalanche airbag. Snowpulse products will be available in more than 17 countries from winter 2009-2010.

Mica Heli Skiing near Revelstoke, B.C. is 100% small group heliskiing, one of three operations in The Island Lake Resort Group; the others being Powder Cowboy Catskiing and Island Lake Lodge near Fernie BC. For more information contact Darryn Shewchuk at 1.877.837.6191 x2002.

About Island Lake Lodge & Powder Cowboy

Mica Heliskiing
PO Box 1250, 207 Mackenzie Avenue
Revelstoke, BC Canada V0E 2SO
Phone: 250.837.6191
Fax: 250.837.6199

Contact: Darryn Shewchuk
Office: 250.837.6191 x2002
Mobile: 250.814.1950

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Press Release Submitted On: January 04, 2010 at 11:37 am
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