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Bodacious in the Bugaboos - The Classic

“For a city girl who had never really been hiking before much less heli-hiking , joining the Bodacious Babes was… ”

from $2,615* per person 4 Days August
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures 10 people max
  • Banff airport, banff, alberta, canada
  • Active & Adventure trips
Hello Bodacious Women!
Hosting “Bodacious in the Bugaboos” with Angie Smith is a huge highlight of my year! I treasure the time I spend in our wild, untouched soul soothing mountains with such fun-loving and inspiring women. Our CMH team – the fantastic guides, the lodge staff and our chopper pilot – embrace our spirit and pamper us from morning to night so we can do what a group of Bodacious women does best! We laugh, we hike, we cry, we drink, we dance, we learn, we do yoga, we breathe, we hug and we laugh some more. We share the gift of friendship on this amazing girlfriend getaway. When we start flying high in the chopper in the beauty of these mountains, something magical happens. The magic is you, the women on these trips.

Our tried and true combination of Heli-Hiking with professional mountain guides: epic hikes, laughs, cocktails and fun with Ellen Slaughter and invigorating yoga with Angie Smith and special Bodacious surprises in 2012.

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3 testimonials about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in New York, NY USA
    For a city girl who had never really been hiking before much less heli-hiking, joining the Bodacious Babes was a real departure from my typical adventure travel (which most recently had been hitchhiking on the back of motorcycles in Vietnam). I said yes to the Bugaboos and it was an incredible adventure. While I wasn't an Iron Man or Marathon alum like some of the Babes, and I'm not a mom enjoying a getaway like others, it was nice to find I fit in comfortably both based on my personality and my physical ability. There is something for everyone. No one judges or competes -- it's just about being alone together with that staggering, majestic landscape. I loved the uphill challenges, trekking across mountain ridges, the conversation and laughter. I was concerned with how quickly I became accustomed to helicopter transport because now I want to learn how to fly them!  The feeling of accomplishment I had after a 6 hour hike while sinking into the hot tub or steam room has no words and makes the glass of wine or beer at dinner that much more of a sublime treat. Most of all this trip also taught me as an American how cool, funny and easy to appreciate my Canadian neighbors are.

  2. Reviewer: located in Calgary, AB Canada
    Bodacious in the Bugaboos surpassed my expectations...the comfort of the lodge, the nurturing food, the expertise of the guides and all the staff, the small details every step of the way - from wake-up yoga, to high-fives on a mountain top, to wind-down wine as we all shared our 'wow' experiences of the day. And there were many! With the support of Ellen and all the guides/ naturalists, I not only embraced the magic of the mountains, I challenged myself to go beyond my limits...and did it! Every woman should get the chance to connect with her Bodacious self in the inspiring Bugaboos.
  3. Reviewer: located in Alto, New Mexico USA
    It isn’t just helicopters and hot tubs that make a CMH heli-hiking vacation the epitome of adventure travel. After all, the Internet swarms with amazing adventure travel trips, each as exotic as the next. The difference is this: If your hiking boot is digging into your ankle in a way that no moleskin or rearrangement of your socks can fix, your guide will notice and radio the helicopter to bring you three other brands of boots in two other sizes that might work better.  If you’re allergic to gluten, or diabetic, or lactose intolerant, you will receive specially prepared meals customized to your tastes and tolerances.  No ceremony. No fuss. Just delicious. If you have a need, anything, before you even realize you have it, someone will notice and remedy that need. That’s the difference.

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Special information

  • Accommodates certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.
  • Offers some women-only departures.


7:15 am Meet at the Brewster Transportation Centre for the ground transfer from Banff to the
Bugaboos Helipad.
7:30 am Depart Banff. We head west along the shores of the Bow River past the incredible
mountain citadels of Banff National Park through fabulous Kootenay National Park to Radium
Hot Springs BC where we continue north through the Rocky Mountain Trench with the Rockies
to the east and front ranges of the Columbia Mountains to the west; one of earth’s most
dramatic landmarks and clearly visible from orbital space.
10:00 am This is the way to travel...get up close and personal with the majestic Columbia
Mountains when your private Canadian Mountain Holidays helicopter whisks you up, up and
away to the gorgeous Bugaboo Lodge. After getting fitted with all the top of the line outdoor
gear you’ll need, it’s time to get acquainted with your Bodacious travel companions over a
scrumptious lunch. Spend the afternoon hiking with your certified mountain guide in the dazzling
alpine of the world-renowned Bugaboo Range. At day’s end, return to the lodge, unwind and get
set for Welcome Cocktails – Bodacious style - followed by a deliciously prepared dinner. The
evening is yours to relax - have a hot tub under the stars, enjoy a muscle melting massage or
chat by the fire. (Snack, L, D)
NOTE: - 6:15 pm Bodacious Welcome Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 am Join our yogini Angie Smith for total mind and body awakening with “Sunrise Yoga”.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before the helicopter takes you high upon a mountain top for an
unforgettable day of hiking with your certified mountain guide. Upon your return to the lodge,
join your Bodacious friends at the “SHOP TIL YOU DROP” Wine and Cheese Party or sit back
in the view rich relaxation room at the spa. After a 5-star dinner, take a shot at “GETTING
VERTICAL” on the climbing wall or curl up with a book by the fire. (B, L, D)
NOTE: - 5:30 pm “Shop til you Drop” Wine & Cheese Party
7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 am Awaken with more of Angie’s soul-soothing breathing and stretching exercises.
9:00 am After savouring a tasty breakfast, be flown to new heights for another audacious hiking
adventure and lunch on a mountain top. Then continue hiking or be flown back to the lodge for
an invigorating and inspiring yoga class. In today’s longer class, relax as Angie guides you
through a session of Pranayama (breathing exercises) and personalized meditation to a place
of inner peace and bliss. Feeling energized, raid the “Tickle Trunk” for dress up night and get
glammed for cocktails, another 5 star dinner, and the Bodacious Party Night! (B, L, D)
NOTE: - 3:00 pm Yoga and Guided Meditation
6:30 pm Bodacious cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner

8:00 am Following breakfast, pack your bags for your final flight.
9:00 am First flight from the lodge to the Bugaboos Helipad.
11:00 am Depart the helipad by motorcoach, returning through Golden and Banff National
Parks to Banff and Calgary Airport. Boxed lunch is provided for the return trip.
1:30 pm Arrive in Banff.
4:00 pm Arrive at the Calgary Airport. Return home refreshed, invigorated, renewed and
reconnected. (B, L)

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