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Bugaboo Dreams: A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains Hardcover – Jan 15 2009

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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: RMB | Rocky Mountain Books (Jan. 15 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897522118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897522110
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #283,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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I love to ski and i recently went with my 2 sons to CMH Bugaboos where I came across this book in the lodge. I subsequently bought a copy to read. I first heli skied when I was 50 and I've been ten or so times since to heli or cat ski. It's a fascinating history of Hans Gmoser and the heli ski industry written in an entertaining and informative style. I really enjoyed reading the book and I'm sure you will too if you are a skier or boarder or you just love big mountains !
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HASH(0xa05b3858) out of 5 stars The ultimate heliskiing history Aug. 19 2012
By Stefan Mörtberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Bugaboo Dreams: A Story of Skiers, Helicopters and Mountains [Hardcover]
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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HASH(0xa051787c) out of 5 stars For when you're too old to heli-ski! May 30 2009
By M. Jantzen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Perhaps, like me, you are not one of those rare few who heli-ski. Well, you can join them--in your imagination anyway. Which is just what I did on reading Topher Donahue's great narration of the ups & downs (mostly down--it is heli-skiing) of this incredible extreme activity. Personally, I cannot imagine taking on such a dangerous activity; but he actually made me think "maybe I should have." The writing is interesting, the photographs often beyond spectacular--as well they should be considering what heli-skiing is all about. It's flying to some mountain slope which no sane person has previously skied that day (sometimes "ever") then following the guide down the slope on deep powder. I have a good friend who has descended over 1 million feet with the guides Topher tells about. Reading this book was my way of getting a little bit of insight into that amazing experience.
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HASH(0xa0549cf0) out of 5 stars Must Read for Serious Skiers/Boarders March 2 2009
By Mr JMO - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Great story on the evolution of heliskiing...How the Vision of one man really began an entire industry..How they made it accessible to all..Fun and interesting read!!
HASH(0xa051a7e0) out of 5 stars Good Reading June 14 2014
By William M. Lovins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The author comes from a long line of Colorado outdoor people. Those of you who can afford this kind of skiing will enjoy reading this book. It's rather well written.