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Sharing great food and drink with friends post activity is a must forging memories not to be forgotten. However, when the pre-sustenance activity includes hiking some of Canada’s most beautiful mountains the apres experience is that much better. That is exactly what CMH, the leader in helicopter-accessed adventures, aims to provide as they recently unveiled a brand-new summer experience, ‘Alpine Appétit.’ Combining a refreshing side of mountain adventure with an elevated (quite literally) culinary experience, you can really earn your apres and enjoy the best of both worlds.
“We set out to create a complete sensory adventure from days hiking among stunning scenery, to plated journeys with perfectly paired beverages in the evenings,” says Suzanne Belke, Director of Hospitality, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures.
CMH Partners With Canada’s Finest to Provide and Innovative Culinary Experience
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To accomplish this truly Canadian culinary experience, CMH is collaborating with some of Canada’s finest. Partnering with three award-winning beverage makers; British Columbia’s Hester Creek Estate Winery, Field House Brewing Co., and Banff-based Park Distillery, the evenings’ events pairs innovative, indulgent menus from top CMH chefs with expertly crafted beverages from the presenting partners.
“Inspired by the abundance of passionate producers and makers in British Columbia and Alberta, Alpine Appétit is designed to showcase the incredible quality of the region’s farm-fresh ingredients and finest libations in a way that indulges the senses among good company,” elaborates Belke.
Work Up an Appetite While Hiking the Columbia Mountains
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The opportunity to fly through the remote Columbia Mountains, work up an appetite hiking rarely visited landscapes or climbing the iconic Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata is enough on its own. However, when presented with the unique opportunity to continue the excursion while discussing ingredients, techniques and pairings around the dining table makes this trip a must for any adventure loving foodie.
“We’ve made a commitment at CMH to providing life-changing mountain experiences,” Belke says, “with this in mind, we are thrilled to expand our offerings to continue to inspire and delight in some of Canada’s most beautiful and remote locations.”
A Full Sensory Immersion at The Iconic Bobbie Burns Lodge
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To top it all off, this full on sensory immersion takes place in one of the most astounding places in all of Canada, the iconic CMH Bobbie Burns. Newly renovated to the tune of an $8.4 million redevelopment in 2019, CMH Bobbie Burns lodge took design inspiration from its wilderness surrounds, incorporating natural timber, stone and metal elements blended with sleek modern lines. Not to mention, an outdoor hot tub, wood-fired sauna, steam room and massage services provide all the relaxing necessities to complete a truly luxe mountain lodge experience.
How Much Does This Bucket List Trip Cost?
How much does a bucket list worthy trip like this cost? You can dine, drink and explore wide-open spaces for three-nights starting at $4,575. This is no drop in the bucket, well maybe for some it is, but the price tag does include all lodging, daily helicopter access, meals and transportation. If you are looking for more information, you can find it at www.cmhsummer.com
Rich Stoner is the founder of the après-ski lifestyle clothing and media brand, All About Après. No stranger to the ski and après-ski scene, Rich has been a long time contributor for many publications on topics like skiing, gear, beer and food. However, his passion is on the slopes and enjoying good times with good people. You can find him perfecting his craft carving turns and drinking beers in the Green Mountains of Vermont. @allaboutapres