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Wanna Fly & Ski? Just Heli Ski!

Heli Skiing Basics Heli-skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing or snowboarding that is accessed by a helicopter, as opposed to a ski lift. It began in the late 50s or early 60s in Alaska: the skiers board the helicopter and are lifted off and carried to a landing zone on the mountain. The guide or helicopter crew members load the skis and poles into an exterior basket. Helicopters land at the top of runs; skiers do not jump from the helicopter.

Your Basel Basics – Get to Know the City

Say you’ve only got a day or two to kill in Basel – you need yourself a guide that cuts the crap and gets right to the point. Well, the good news is you’ve found it – here’s all you need to know for getting your bearings in Basel for a quick stay: Where to Sleep The good news…depending on how you look at it…is that the vast majority of hotels in Basel are found in and around the same