Bugaboo Dreams: A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains Hardcover – Jan 15 2009
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About the Author
Topher Donahue is an award-winning mountaineer and journalist who has spent most of his life guiding, climbing and skiing all over the world. He first experienced the mountains featured in this book as a climber, which is how he was introduced to Canadian Mountain Holidays and its founders, Hans and Margaret Gmoser. Bugaboo Dreams is his first book.
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The Ultimate Heliskiing history
"Bugaboo Dreams" is a book about the magic of heliskiing.
Topher Donahue tells the story about Hans Gmoser who developed heliskiing to a passion for so many skiers .
The beginning started deep in the Cascades mountains in a timberloggers cabin with a small helicopter. The long and steep slopes was covered with dry and deep powdersnow. A small group of friends tried this adventures way of skiing. The use of a helicopter instead of skilifts to get up in the high mountains. The rumour of the fantastic skiing was spread between skiers and friends. Soon were the Bugaboo Lodge built and more skiers came to Canada for the best powderskiing in the world. Today are 12 operations running under the name of Canadian Mountain Holidays.
A fantastic result from the visionary men who started business in the old loghouse. The author follows the development of heliskiing under four decades. The founder HansGmoser is described with all passion and commitment that led to this fantastic success.
I skied Bugaboos in 1979. That was the best skiing experience in my life. To read about the stories of the founders and thoughts and work behind the heliskiingcompany made my memories come alive again.
The book tells stories about what happened backstage - about the guides, the kitchen, the mountains , the helicopterpilots ,about guests and a lot of small things and is illustrated with nice photos. It is a well told story about Hans Gmosers mission and about heliskiing in the Bugaboos.
"Bugaboo Dreams" recommends to all skiers who are dreaming of heliskiing .
Stefan Mörtberg Funäsdalen - Sweden
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