In 1953, Hans Gmoser had saved enough to move to Banff, Canada and begin his career as a guide. Inspired by a new dream, and building on years of backcountry guiding experience, in 1959 Hans Gmoser formed a small company named Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH). His business prospered as he led thousands of skiers and climbers on many mountain treks. In April 1965, Hans was intrigued by an idea that some thought crazy but also seemed very practical. He began using helicopters to transport skiers high into the Mountains and Helicopter assisted skiing was born.