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Thread: WE'VE DONE IT!
09-23-2004, 03:19 PM #1
WE'VE DONE IT!
Woohoo! We (Chugach Powder Guides) have received the first five year heliskiing permit in US history. Ouir permitted area has just expanded from 1000 square miles to 2500 square miles. It's been a long damn road (4 years of battling) but we finally got pretty much evrything we've been asking for. This should enable us to put together a premeire "First Descents" exploratory product that is purely exploratory in nature. We just gained one hell of a lot of unscratched territory folks!
Spoke with Jim Conway, and I think we'll do an exploratory week with Conway as guest guide. He's an excellent resource for opening new terrain. Drop me a line if you are interested.
Here's the poop on the permit.
Here are a few pics of some of the new stuff...
When you're feeling down, just remember: It's always darkest before it goes pitch .... fucking.... black.
09-23-2004, 03:20 PM #2
Congrats ONS, maybe someday I can get up there and finance part of your operation.
edit: as first to say congrats that entitles me to a comp heli day right?
09-23-2004, 03:24 PM #3
Kick ass Chris!! Huge expansion. That is awesome. Have yet to sit in a heli, maybe my first trip will be with you.
Good luck this season. Pics, lots of pics please!!
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09-23-2004, 03:26 PM #4
i'd love to see them on film. keep us posted on the progress (ie. who's skiing and how sick the footage is). congrats.
09-23-2004, 03:27 PM #5Originally Posted by Owens Never Sleeps
Congratulations, ONS! That's f'ing great! You're paving the way for generations to come (maybe even your kid)!Fighting foot fungus one public bath house at a time!
09-23-2004, 03:28 PM #6
Wonderful. Congratulations. Hopefully this lottery ticket will keep it's fucking promise... if so, I'll see you next Spring! WooHoo!
09-23-2004, 03:29 PM #7
I like the look of this one. North Face? Big congrats, Chris.
"When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible."
09-23-2004, 03:31 PM #8
Those be some nice hills, Owens! Congrats and best of luck!°”rale, vato!
09-23-2004, 03:32 PM #9
Oh snap! Now this means I need to go heli-skiing, soon...very soon!you sketchy character, you
09-23-2004, 03:38 PM #10
"First Decents". That could be the title of next years porn. Good luck
09-23-2004, 03:55 PM #11Registered User
Originally Posted by Owens Never Sleeps"Do the interns get Glocks ? "
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09-23-2004, 04:05 PM #12
Big Congrats ONS. All that good karma of providing us with a place to hang out on the interweb is returning to you.
Edit: So this permit took you four years to get and it's a five year permit. Doing some math... I guess that means you have to start working on the next permit real soon
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09-23-2004, 04:17 PM #13
Congrats ONS - let me know if you need any custom maps of your new area!
09-23-2004, 04:23 PM #14
Congrats on the permit. Nothing like wrangling with layers of management to take some years off.
Someday...someday...I'll make it up there.Merde De Glace
09-23-2004, 04:27 PM #15
Sweet...I will be up there next winter (gotta finish school first) and if you could save this pow field for me, I would REALLY appreciate it...think of it as a belated graduation gift. Congrats on the permit...looks like some sick possibilities!"You look like you just got schnitzled..."
09-23-2004, 04:29 PM #16
Umm...Yeah...Fuh King Eh!"It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds."
09-23-2004, 04:30 PM #17
Can I have a job waxing skis? or anything scraping the helis wind sheild, or cleaning the toilets, you don't have to pay me I just call the first chute in the second photo down!Its not that I suck at spelling, its that I just don't care
Days on snow 12/13 season: 67
09-23-2004, 04:31 PM #18
DAMN! i call dibs on the first one.Dude chill its the padded room. -AKPM
09-23-2004, 04:33 PM #19
That's Sofa King Rad!
I need some money...."Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
09-23-2004, 04:37 PM #20
It sure does say something of the quality of operation you guys are running. Big congrats.More fucked up than a cricket in a hubcap
09-23-2004, 04:38 PM #21
WOW!! That's just great! I had no idea that 5 year permits for heliskiing in the U.S. didn't exist up until now.
That terrain makes me all wet just looking at it.'09/'10: 69
09-23-2004, 04:54 PM #22Registered User
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Nice work with the permit. Permits definitely seem to signify who lives and who dies in the industry.
That said, heli-assisted first descents are total bullshit.
09-23-2004, 05:06 PM #23
Right F***king On! Pics to salivate and wet over! Maybe in spring. Congrats Chris.The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches.
~ e.e. cummings
09-23-2004, 05:30 PM #24
This one really does it for me . . . . the idea of pushing off the top of that peak. [heavy sigh]
Congrats on the new turf.
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09-23-2004, 05:40 PM #25Originally Posted by InspectorGadget"You look like you just got schnitzled..."