Monthly Archives: October 2014

Heliboarding: Is Your Snowboard Worthy?

There are several factors that play into a successful day in the backcountry: your comfort level and ability, snow conditions, group size and composition and, not to be underestimated, the suitability of your gear. With new technology emerging every season, … Continue reading

October 2014 Heli Skiing News

October News Lots of exciting stuff this month. Enter to win a 5 day heliski trip courtesy of Goldwin, get a first peek at our new heliski video and enjoy a host of new Last Frontier Heli photos.

Danger in the Backcountry – Risk vs. Stupidity

Playing in the mountains is not without risk. For those of us who spend their work and pleasure time in the backcountry, managing that risk is the key to staying safe and helping others to stay safe. Over the last … Continue reading

On a Heliski Safari at Last Frontier Heliskiing

Every year at Last Frontier Heliskiing, we pick a week well in advance, invite our filmer, Grant Baldwin, a couple of athletes, and a professional photographer, and we film our short feature film for the next year. We feel it’s … Continue reading

Nutrition in a nutshell: Power foods to keep your fire stoked!

Living the dream is exhausting. A full day spent crushing dozens upon dozens of vertical metres in the steep and deep requires unlimited stamina, remarkable physical fitness and a whole lot of adrenaline. It’s been my experience that three things … Continue reading

Best. Giveaway. Ever.

This post is all about cooperation: two individual forces working together to make simple, wonderful things happen in this otherwise rough-and-tumble, dog-eat-dog world. This post is also all about free heliskiing and how you can do that, thanks to the … Continue reading

Chick Flicks: This Year’s Top Ski Movies Feature Female Skiers Like Never Before

Shoulder season is officially upon us – that time of year when it’s too cold and wet to bike or hike or climb, but not yet cold enough to ski. Those able to escape hop the first train/plane/automobile south in … Continue reading

Why Choose Last Frontier Heliskiing?

For as long as I can remember I’ve dreamt of going heliskiing. As a teenager I would have visions of endless lines deep in the heart of some remote mountain wilderness where a few hearty souls spent their days out … Continue reading

Backcountry Ski Tips for Beginners

Have you grown tired of the ski resort experience and you’re considering backcountry skiing? Perhaps you’ve calculated all the time spent on the chairlift and in cafeteria lines compared to the amount of time spent on the slopes. Have you chosen … Continue reading

The Great Airbag Debate (Spoiler Alert: We Like ‘Em)

When it comes to safety in the backcountry, there are no shortcuts and no guarantees. Understanding snowpack behaviour, being familiar with regional weather patterns, and learning to read the terrain are all important factors in mitigating the risk of being … Continue reading

What’s it Like Staying at a Heliski Lodge

At Last Frontier Heliskiing, we pride ourselves on the skiing and riding experience. Based out of our two lodges in Northern British Columbia, Last Frontier Heliskiing is home to the single largest tenure on earth. Our terrain is epic; wide … Continue reading

Latest Avalanche Backcountry Gear: AvaTech Smartprobe SP1

It’s coming. That fall nip in the air can only mean one thing—a fresh season of backcountry touring is just around the bend.  And for those of us who love to seek out the latest avalanche backcountry gear, there’s a … Continue reading

The Dos and Don’ts of Après Ski Etiquette

Après ski: it’s the ultimate reward after a hard day spent chasing pow and living the dream. Your legs are Jell-O, you’re dehydrated and – let’s be honest – you don’t smell great. In real life, you’d have to go … Continue reading

Top Ten Ways to Prep For Ski Season

Somewhere in the world it’s snowing. Right now that happens to be just down the road and about 6000 feet higher than where I am currently sitting. I’m excited. Winter is coming. Soon I’ll be shredding waist deep turns in … Continue reading