EN­JOY AN ICE CAVE — OR ICE CAP — AD­VEN­TURE

Whistler Traveller Magazine - - WHY DON’T YOU ... -

Does your “bucket list” in­clude a unique and un­for­get­table ad­ven­ture, or per­haps a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion, in­side a spec­tac­u­lar blue ice cave? Does your ul­ti­mate out­doors ad­ven­ture in­clude a snow­mo­bile ex­cur­sion atop a re­mote, glaciated ice cap, with a chance to view wildlife in its nat­u­ral habi­tat? Have you a spe­cial vari­a­tion on any of those im­ages in mind? If you can dream it, chances are that Head-Line Moun­tain Hol­i­days (HLMH) can make it hap­pen.

The five-year-old, Whistler-based com­pany has reg­u­lar ex­pe­ri­ences that in­clude Heli Ice Cave Ex­plore, The Blue Room (an ex­tra­or­di­nary pri­vate din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence pre­pared by Four Sea­sons Whistler’s Ex­ec­u­tive Sous Chef David Baarsch­ers and served in­side an ice cave), Heli Snow­mo­bile and Heli Hot Springs. It also or­ga­nizes spe­cial events in­clud­ing pro­pos­als, wed­dings, an­niver­saries or cor­po­rate re­treats in unique and ex­clu­sive set­tings. Ex­cur­sions are tai­lored to in­di­vid­ual clients’ tastes and bud­gets, said Chan­tal Li­mo­ges, HLMH mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager.

The ice cave and snow­mo­bile ad­ven­tures take place on an “Ice Cap” at Whistler’s doorstep that, at 320 square kilo­me­tres, is the largest in the re­gion. “There are mul­ti­ple ice caves we can ex­plore on our Heli Ice Cave Ex­plore ex­pe­ri­ence. Once we land on the ice cap, and sub­ject to snow con­di­tions and the guests’ abil­ity level, we will take snow­mo­biles, snow bikes or snow bug­gies to ex­plore other nearby ice caves,” Li­mo­ges said.

All tours are led by their wilder­ness ex­pe­ri­ence ex­pert guides and nat­u­ral­ists, who have been ex­plor­ing and de­vel­op­ing guide­lines in the Sea to Sky re­gion for more than 25 years. HLMH has a part­ner­ship with the Si­mon Fraser Univer­sity (SFU) Earth Sciences Depart­ment’s Gla­ciol­ogy Group to share in­for­ma­tion and data — in­for­ma­tion that is fre­quently shared with clients. “We’re all about part­ner­ships and re­la­tion­ship de­vel­op­ment to help en­sure that we’re able to pro­vide be­spoke lux­ury wilder­ness ex­pe­ri­ences for our guests,” Li­mo­ges said.

In ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing dis­tinc­tive guest ex­pe­ri­ences, 3 per cent of the rev­enues from the Heli Ice Cave Ex­plore tours goes to­ward the com­pany’s “White is Green” Ice Cap Re­search Ini­tia­tive in part­ner­ship with SFU. Visit head­linemoun­tain­hol­i­days.com or call 604-902-6415.

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