CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures recognized for dedication to sustainable practices
CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures, the leading operator of Heli-Skiing in the world and pioneer of Heli-Hiking and mountaineering in western Canada, was honored with the prestigious Responsible Travel & Tourism Forum Leadership Award recently at a special ceremony in Toronto.
Dave Butler, CMH Director of Sustainability (also a Director on the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Board) accepted the award in Toronto on behalf of Canadian Mountain Holidays.
CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures was recognized for its nearly half century of dedication to sustainable practices, acting as “stewards of the mountains on which it operates and the communities where its staff live, work and play.”
The accolade acknowledges CMH’s leadership in environmental initiatives–including a project to ensure that used skis are kept out of landfills, and commitment to sustainable construction and limiting energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions–as well as its community outreach, including support of local food banks and adventure-based therapy programs that bring local teenagers back to nature.
The RTTF Leadership Award, presented by Baxter Travel Media and sponsored by Air Canada, is bestowed annually on a Canadian travel and tourism organization (including tour operators, hotels, resorts and tourism boards) that has “demonstrated commitment to socially, economically, and environmentally responsible practices.”
“We’re especially pleased to receive the Responsible Travel & Tourism Forum Leadership Award as it is recognition for the hard work of our entire CMH staff to make a difference in the world, while providing amazing experiences to our guests,” says Dave Butler.
“And it’s great encouragement to continue our on-going journey toward sustainability.”
For more information about CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures, please visit: www.CanadianMountainHolidays.com.
ABOUT CMH HELI-SKIING & SUMMER ADVENTURES:
Offering heli-adventures since 1965, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures is the world’s oldest and largest Heli-Skiing and Heli-Hiking operator. From their head office in Banff, Alberta, CMH operates exceptional mountain experiences based from 11 lodges located in the Bugaboo, Purcell, Selkirk, Monashee, and Cariboo ranges of British Columbia, Canada. Heli-Skiing takes place each year from December through April, and CMH Summer Adventures take place from July into mid-September.