CMH has more than 100 employed mountain guides with many years of experience; all CMH mountain guides are ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) and/or IFMGA (International federation of Mountain Guides Association) certified. CMH mountain guides work in teams with highly experienced helicopter pilots. One or two mountain guides (depending on program) lead the ski groups through the backcountry.
CMH has developed a comprehensive safety system for skiing in the wilderness, which includes:
- Routines for collecting weather and snow data
- Evaluation of snow layers and stability
- To assess avalanche hazards in the terrain
- To determine an appropriate daily ski program adapted to current snow and weather conditions
- Each area has a safety guide that works separately from the ski groups
- Continuous exchange of information between CMH heli-ski areas and the Canadian Avalanche Association
To further ensure guest safety, CMH provides the following equipment:
- Avalanche transceiver
- Backpack equipped with shovel and probe
Guests that would like to ski with an Avalanche Flotation Device, can rent one through CMH. Information will be sent out prior to your departure.