Stratton resort presents virtual reality heli-skiing

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STRATTON — Folks who've always wondered what it's like to go heli-skiing can experience the sport in virtual reality at Stratton Mountain Resort over the next two weekends.

The resort will present "Line of Sight," a 5-minute film of a team heli-skiing in British Columbia's Cariboos with Mount Stratton's sister company CMH Heli-Skiing.

Viewers don a virtual reality headset and sit on revolving chairs so they can have a 360-degree view of the surroundings, said Alexandra Malloy, spokeswoman at Stratton Mountain Resort.

This is the first time the resort is offering a virtual reality experience, which is free and open to the public. The film will be screened 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the following weekend.

"We're really excited to give our guests a glimpse at what it's like to visit one of our sister destinations in one of the most bucket-list-worthy mountain ranges," Malloy said.

"What you see in the headset replaces the real world. About a minute in, it really feels like you're at CMH Cariboos, skiing perfect powder," she said.

The screening will take place at the resort's Main Base on 5 Village Lodge Road There's no need to register. For more information, visit stratton.com/things-to-do/events/cmh-heli-skiing-2-2.


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