he·​li-ski·​ing ˈhe-lə-ˌskē-iŋ How to pronounce heli-skiing (audio)
: downhill skiing on remote mountains reached by helicopter

Examples of heli-skiing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lenkov's adventurous spirit embraces activities like heli-skiing, running with the bulls, and even playing characters in Broadway productions. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 12 May 2024 It’s been around since the 1970s, but in recent decades, heli-skiing has become one of the most popular niches in the adventure travel market. John Briley, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 One week of heli-skiing at Eagle’s Nest Lodge is $42,000 per person for up to six people. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2024 At least three people were killed near Terrace, British Columbia, when a helicopter carrying skiers crashed, a local tour company operating the heli-skiing flight said in a statement released late Monday. Andrew Jeong, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2024 The flight, in addition to the half ($15,900) or full ($31,800) property buyout, is included as are guided activities, the most prominent of which is heli-skiing. Stacey Lastoe, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 That includes the chance to strap in for a heli-skiing trip around the surrounding mountains, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice fishing, sledding, snowmobiling, sea kayaking, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 22 Jan. 2024 But adventure travel doesn’t just mean shark dives, hunting, and heli-skiing. Jillian Dara, Robb Report, 31 Oct. 2023 Experts will love heading down North America's longest continuous double-black diamond run or challenging themselves with the available heli-skiing and cat-skiing. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 23 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heli-skiing was in 1976

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“Heli-skiing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heli-skiing. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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