Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mixing Skiing and Relationships: Struggles and Rewards

Relationships and skiing… where do I start? Growing up with a father from Greece and a mother that lived and breathed skiing (it is very well possible that my mom can still beat you down any mogul-littered face on the … Continue reading

Why We Ski

The other day my son asked me about skiing. No stranger to the endeavor himself, he asked me why we ski. Big question. At first, I was hard pressed to answer. I spent a few moments letting my mind wander … Continue reading

Behind the scenes of the Deep Winter Photo Challenge

A few weeks ago I was hired by Arcteryx to photograph behind the scenes action of the Deep Winter Photo Challenge. For those not familiar, Deep Winter is a photography competition held in Whistler every January, a month usually blessed … Continue reading

Meet our Pilots

As with any heliskiing operation, good pilots are a must. They must be able to land on tight areas while dealing with variable wind conditions, rapidly identify weather pockets across the valleys for the next run, and know all the … Continue reading

Tree Wells: What You Need To Know

Nothing in the world compares to skiing or riding in deep powder. It’s what keeps us motivated, season after season, to keep coming back to the mountains. But like any sport, skiing and riding are not without risk. Some of those … Continue reading

Working as a Heli Ski Guide – Cliff Umpleby

At Last Frontier Heliskiing, much of our success revolves around having a skilled, knowledgeable, and personable roster of heli ski guides at our remote lodges in northern British Columbia. This week we reach behind the curtain and speak with Cliff … Continue reading

Increase your Vertical – 5 Tips for Muscle Recovery

Let’s be honest: we all want to make the most out of a ski day. The question is, how can we help our muscles (and bodies as a whole) recover more quickly so we can accomplish our goal of shredding … Continue reading

January 2016 News

January 2016 News This month we have an update of recent heliski conditions, and some fresh photos from Red Bull’s visit last March.

Why I Live In The Mountains

Everywhere you go, there you are. Life is difficult and none of us can run away from our problems. Sure, the odd ‘geographical cure’ now and again can be a good thing, but regardless of where we live, whatever stresses us … Continue reading

January Conditions Update at Last Frontier Heliskiing

Early 2016 has been good to Last Frontier Heliskiing. The first two weeks of our season have seen conditions that skiers and riders dream of in the mountains. Good weather, good snow stability and beautifully preserved powder. In short, it’s been … Continue reading

Top 3 options for a first date in a ski town

If you’ve ever lived in a ski town, you’re probably familiar with the idiosyncrasies of dating a ski bum. If you are about to move in a ski town, beware. The disheveled living quarters, the rust bucket vehicle (if any … Continue reading

Nutrition: What to eat on a ski day – Heliski News

Let’s face it; most of us don’t really spend a whole lot of time focusing on eating “right” every single day. When French fries and a beer (or four) sound good, we go for it. When our buddy orders nachos … Continue reading

One ski to shred them all

Long have skiers desired the mystical “one ski to rule them all.” It’s great in powder, carves amazingly on groomers, responsive in the moguls, light enough to tour the backcountry yet stiff and dampened enough to ski aggressive lines in … Continue reading

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Every Skier

As 2015 comes to an end, it is important to look back at the memories from the year’s past  – the good, the bad, and the insanely ugly. Mistakes, accomplishments, new feats, every situation can be looked at as a … Continue reading