Heli Pioneer Gmoser Dies After Cycling Accident

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SAM Magazine-Canmore, Alta., July 8, 2006-Canadian Mountain Holidays helicopter skiing founder Hans Gmoser, 73, died July 5, two days after he broke his neck and was paralyzed in a bicycling accident on the 1A highway near Lake Louise. Gmoser was riding alone when he apparently fell.

Gmoser, 73, founded the heli-skiing business in 1965. In recent years he devoted most of his time to two of his favorite activities, bicycling and cross-country skiing.

According to the CMH website, at Gmoser's request, there will be no public memorial or funeral service. He is survived by his wife Margaret Gmoser, sons Conrad and Robson and two grandchildren.