Monthly Archives: September 2014

Finally! It’s Trailer Season 2014

There are few times of year more exciting than that magical window of anticipation and excitement leading up to the ski season. Luckily, there are brilliant individuals who take it upon themselves, year after year, to film the best skiers … Continue reading

Who’s a good dog? An ode to CARDA.

Avalanche rescue has really gone to the dogs… and that’s a good thing. The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) has been growing in leaps and bounds thanks to the proven track record of its canine ambassadors and their incredible … Continue reading

September 2014 Heli Skiing News

September News In this fall edition of our heliski news we take a look at the forecast for the coming season, head to Antarctica for some exciting ski touring, check-in with our blog and tease our upcoming heliski video: The … Continue reading

Gear Review – Arc’teryx Alpha SV Glove

The Arc’teryx Alpha SV glove is the mac daddy of Arc’teryx gloves.  With a full gauntlet construction, full leather palm, beefy fleece interior and a Gore-Tex membrane to keep you dry, these gloves just look burly. After wearing them on most of … Continue reading

Ski Antarctica: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

We recently caught up with Phil Wickens, Director of Ski-Antarctica, a sail-to-ski operation exploring none other than the rugged wild of Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. At Last Frontier Heliskiing, we love hearing about these incredible tours and opportunities; to … Continue reading

10 tips for your heli boarding trip this winter

Flights booked? Check. Camera charged? Yup! Snowboard boots packed as carry-on luggage, not checked baggage? Uh… wait, what? Regardless of how well traveled a rider you may be, it never hurts to make a list and check it twice. For … Continue reading

Staff Profile – Guido’s Ghettoworks

Guido Schnelzer is a modern day mountain explorer, inventor, ski madman and good humoured backcountry wizard. Guido also happens to be the ski tech for Last Frontier Heliskiing at our Ripley Creek location in Stewart, BC. When last we spoke … Continue reading

Taking An Adult Ski Lesson: Is It Worth It?

Remember the good old days, bombing around the ski hill with a bunch of other little muppets, following the coolest-person-you-had-ever-met-ever (ski instructor) in a series of wide, slow, big, arcing S-turns? You learned so much back in those days. Now, … Continue reading

Heads up: ski season starts NOW!

For some, winter is the season to let it all go: bring on the sweatpants and Netflix and check in with the cardiovascular system in the spring. For skiers and snowboarders, however, winter is go time. There’s no greater excitement … Continue reading

The Advantages of Small Group Heliskiing

Heliskiing has always been the holy grail of skiing. It’s the dream trip skiers and riders imagine every time it snows. What would it be like to have a helicopter at your beck and call with just a few friends and … Continue reading

Tips for a Successful Family Vacation

Some might say the only way to have a successful family vacation is to not go on one. But at Last Frontier Heliskiing, we disagree. There are a few things that can keep your family together, smiling and laughing like … Continue reading

The best backcountry heli boarding in Canada

Mountains. They’re SO BIG. This is most amazing when you happen to be at the very tip-top, ready to drop into a massive swath of untracked powder and ride the run of your life. It is not so key when … Continue reading

Elixir – A Film about Nick Geddes

In the mountain environment, we often point to athletic achievement as a form of inspiration. This athlete climbed that peak or that rider won this competition. While physical achievement can be inspiring in its own way, is it truly a … Continue reading

Great Gear: the Best Skis for Helicopter Skiing in Canada

There’s more to life than skiing, some say. We agree. What’s more: the skis. We don’t think that every set of skis is ideal for the conditions out here at Bell 2 lodge or Ripley Creek – your straight skis … Continue reading