Value Watch: Gay Heli-Ski Trip
The Canadian Mountain Holidays company, which conducts heli-skiing trips in -- you guessed it -- Canada, is introducing its first Gay Heli-Ski Trip for up to 33 adventurous snow bunnies. Though the trip is scheduled to run from February 11-14, 2010, booking is already under way. The package is $5,170, based on double/twin occupancy, but if you book by June 15, you'll receive a $400 lodge credit, which is good toward massage, alcohol, and retail purchases for the duration of your trip.
During the four-day holiday you will be able to enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the Selkirks range of the Canadian Rockies where the peaks reach 57,000 feet. There are no lift lines -- hence the 'heli' part of the trip name; instead, you get a lift to the top from a helicopter and then take the run down the mountainside. The slopes are suited for beginners and seasoned skiers alike.
Once worn out from a day on the slopes, guests return to the Gothics Lodge, one of 12 operated by CMH. The 45-room lodge offers a picturesque view of the mountain range, and has a steam room, wood-fired sauna, outdoor whirlpool, and climbing wall on the premises. Another first for CMH: Friday night will feature a Long Johns & Lingerie theme party!
Money-saving tip: Bring a small first-aid kit that contains essentials such as Tylenol and cough syrup in case you get sick on your trip. Hotels are prone to overcharging for basic medications.