11/18/2010 11:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

9 Awesome Heli-Ski Adventures Around The World (PHOTOS)

The holidays are just around the corner and we all know what that means - winter is on it's way. But instead of dwelling on the dark cold nights and nasty weather, let's think for a minute about the upside of the season - the white, fluffy, powdery upside that is. And what better way to enjoy deep powder than jumping out of a helicopter in a remote mountain range for some of the best skiing and boarding of your life? The team at have pulled together 9 of the most unforgettable heli-ski adventures on the planet, so get your gear ready and celebrate the main reason we love winter!

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