This coming January and March TransWorld and CMH will team up again for Shred Sessions at CMH’s Monashee Lodge in eastern British Columbia. These trips are open to anyone with strong riding skills and an appetite for powder. Also, TransWorld will be inviting a pro to come and shred, too. No word yet on who’s coming along, but considering Gretchen Bleiler, Josh Dirksen and David Benedek showed up in the past, you can expect to fan out. You can also expect some seriously unreal riding, five-star dining, high-class après, and one of the illest lodges at altitude. Be warned: you won’t want to leave.
Nick Hamilton, photo director of TransWorld SNOWboarding will be there (on his 185 swallowtail) to document the action on hill every day. Word is he’ll be putting together slideshows mid-session and he’ll send you packing with a CD and a custom photo print so you can back up all those claims you’ll be spraying at your buddies back home. If you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime, this is it.
Shred Session I
January 9–13, 2010 at Monashee Lodge (changed from Galena Lodge).
Price: $6,096 Twin / $6,484 Single (4 days)
Shred Session II
March 20–25, 2010 at Monashee Lodge.
Price: $7,620 Twin / $8,104 Single (5 days)
For more information check the CMH website click HERE
Check Out Josh Dirksen’s TransWorld Shred Session Photo Gallery HERE
“In my opinion, CMH is the perfect snowboard heli setup. The terrain is classic B.C. style, filled with pillowy tree runs and wide-open pow turns. The guide are knowledgeable, but mellow. At the top they simply say “follow me”, and then drop in. Everyone meets down at the bottom where the heli is waiting to take you on your next run. The heli pilots will even shuttle you on the lower elevation tree runs when weather moves in. Which sure beats waiting in the lodge for the sun to break.” —Josh Dirksen
“I had no idea there was Heliskiing that didn´t involve sitting around for days because of bad weather.
Those guys only have a few non-flying days for the whole season which is pretty sweet, they basically fly in any weather since the stay within the trees. We were flying in the thick ass snowfall, getting dropped ontop of insane treeruns. They have everything from natural ditch runs to pillow fields and tree runs. You basically ride as much as you can all day as if you´re in a ski resort. When you get to the bottom the heli´s already there to pick you up so you can get an incredible amount of runs in. I think within our 3 1/2 day trip we had 45 runs which is ridiculous.” – David Benedek