Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Unrideables: The Alaska Range

What is Speedriding? For much of the last fifteen years, Redbull has been helping athletes all over the world push the envelope in just about every action sport. Let’s face it, every skier, shredder, climber, paddler, wingsuit flyer, driver, rider, … Continue reading

Après-Ski Recovery: What You Need To Know

When people book a multi-day ski trip they generally focus on the upshots: endless powder potential and being able to live in merino wool and Gore-Tex for five straight days. What people often neglect to consider is the probability that … Continue reading

Gettin’ “Hyderized” in Alaska

Just a hop, skip and a jump over the Alaskan border from our Ripley Creek Inn lodge in Stewart, BC, is a town called Hyder – a place where rugged was defined, lawless is enforced and magic becomes real. Why? … Continue reading

Guide Training Week! “The Dress Rehearsal”

This is the 20th heliski season at Last Frontier Heliskiing. What does 20 years mean to us? Systems are tight. Years and years of working together, learning from one another and sharing experiences has honed the guiding team up here … Continue reading

Tree Skiing: You Love It

Often, when people share photos and stories of an epic run, they’re talking about wide open powder bowls with a view of rocky peaks for days. This is the money shot, the image everyone has in their mind when they … Continue reading

Ten Reasons You need to Try Heliskiing in British Columbia

BC is truly a place apart when it comes to snow. Almost completely covered in some of the most spectacular and beautiful mountain ranges on earth, British Columbia is a wonderland when it comes to skiing and riding. Nowhere is … Continue reading

The Wild Within: British Columbia, Canada

The debate remains: can media capture and express what a first-hand experience is truly like? More so, can it send a person back to the way they felt when they were there? Can it move a person to explore a … Continue reading

Gift Ideas For The Skier On Your List

All I ever want for Christmas is socks. Well, socks and money. Socks FULL of money would actually be ideal. I’ve learned, however, that not everyone shares this affinity and that some people even get offended when gifted Smartwool PhD’s … Continue reading

Getting Your Ski Legs Back

You would think that spending 7 months a year in ski boots, year after year, would do the trick to having permanent ski legs. Nope. Every year, a week into the ski season (which is a week into work for … Continue reading

The 15th Annual Powder Awards

The 15th Annual Powder Awards went down over the weekend, and it was a ski-star studded red carpet that rolled out the biggest awards in the sport. A simultaneously amazing and tough year for skiing, the addition of monumental all-female … Continue reading

Time for A Tune Up

I did the most hilarious thing the other day: I walked into a ski shop downtown the afternoon before opening day at our local resort, and asked if anyone could tune my skis. “Not a chance,” said the beautiful/slightly condescending … Continue reading

Skiing and Social Media – The End of Adventure?

It’s the norm these days, and not just with skiing. For a lot of people, everything they do is catalogued, filmed and photographed so it can be posted to some form of social media. Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest…all of … Continue reading

Your Everyman’s Guide to Opening Day

Every year around this time, skiers and snowboarders get together to celebrate the magic of Opening Day at their local ski resort. Maybe this is the year that you have vowed to charge harder than ever before. Maybe you are … Continue reading