Blackcomb Helicopters was honoured to sponsor a luncheon with Vail Resorts and their CEO Robert Katz. John Morris, General Manager of Blackcomb Helicopters, was asked to give the opening speech. 

“We have been providing mountain operations, tourism, rescue and heliskiing support to Whistler Blackcomb since 1989, a time when the mountains were still arch rivals and competing for ticket sales.”

Morris goes on to describe the importance of our partnership with Whistler Blackcomb, “Our relationship with Whistler Blackcomb and Vail is a true partnership.  We often find ourselves collectively working in challenging environments and our respective crews need to be on the same page.  If we have a bad day out there working in the mountains, the experience is equally shared by both parties and we work as a team to resolve our problems and get the job done safely and efficiently.” 

“Vail Resorts has embraced the progressive policies around the environment and sustainability that have been developed and adopted by Whistler Blackcomb.  In an effort to support these initiatives we are doing our part.  Since January 2018, all flying done by Blackcomb Helicopters for Whistler Blackcomb has been conducted as a carbon neutral operation.  To accomplish this, we presently utilize carbon offsets in support of a reforestation project on Quadra Island near Campbell River in an attempt to keep these initiatives as local as we possibly can.”

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