Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Importance of Pursuing Adventure

We all have a different interpretation of the concept of “adventure”. What does it really mean to you? For me, an adventure involves taking off my shorts and putting on pants to go do something. It could mean skiing across the Greenland ice-cap … Continue reading

2016 Heliskiing Season Recap: It’s a Wrap!

And so we close the books on the 2016 ski season at Last Frontier Heliskiing. It’s been a good one this year. Lots of epic days, lots of snow, some new descents in the far reaches of our tenure and … Continue reading

Group Dynamics in the Backcountry: Smaller is Better

When it comes to backcountry travels, the old adage “less is more” couldn’t ring more true. Resisting to fit that blanket, extra sweater and the rest of your bedroom in your backpack will save your body from a premature retirement. … Continue reading

Hot off the Presses – 9/10 Day Safari Options for 2017

I’ve been fortunate enough to work at both lodge locations for Last Frontier Heliskiing: Bell 2 Lodge and Ripley Creek. Although they’re managed by the same company, both are very different. Bell 2 Lodge is a classic, luxurious, remote, one-of-a-kind … Continue reading

Julia Dujmovits – An Olympic Gold Medallist Visits Ripley Creek

Our northern location tends to attract some pretty interesting people. This past March was no different when Austrian professional snowboarder Julia Dujmovits, Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Parallel Slalom at the Sochi Winter Games, came for a week of riding … Continue reading

Best and Worst Ski Inventions of 2016

You have to hand it to skiing entrepreneurs for never giving up. Every season there is new ground-breaking technology and innovation that either revolutionizes the industry, or disappears like the hundreds of other fads that have come and gone in … Continue reading

There and Back Again – A Radio Operators Vacation

Even Radio Operators at Last Frontier Heliskiing need days off. What do we do during our free time? Well, it depends. Some head to Smithers and/or Terrace, spending time partying and relaxing. Perhaps go to yoga or the ski hill, keeping their … Continue reading

Heliboarding at Last Frontier: Mark McMorris & Co test the goods while filming for In Motion

I love deep snow. And experiencing deep snow on skis is pretty much what every skier lives for. But there’s something special about watching a snowboarder in a wide open bowl, ripping massive turns in powder. The first time I … Continue reading

Score the best heli assisted ski touring in April

April is perhaps the most underrated month for backcountry skiing. While many mountain towns in the Lower 48 are already golfing or mountain biking, April in British Columbia is when you are most likely to score the best weather with … Continue reading

Late Season Skiing – A Conditions Report for April 2016

When people find out I work for a heliskiing company, they often ask what month is the best for skiing. I’ve always struggled answering that question. Each month of the season has something special about it.  December is always exciting … Continue reading

Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Ski Vacation…With a Helicopter

Ski vacations come in many forms. There’s the short respite from everyday life with a day at your local hill. There’s the weekend getaway, without the kids. Maybe you’re staying in a chalet or a log cabin, enjoying the fruits of … Continue reading

Interview with Ripley Creek Operations Manager Andre Ike

As one of Last Frontier Heliskiing’s longest serving heliski guides, Andre Ike knows the Ripley Creek tenure like the back of his own hand. Ripley Creek is one of the two heliski lodges operated by Last Frontier Heliskiing in Northern BC, … Continue reading

Heliski Perfect Groomers with Last Frontier Heliskiing

The newest innovation in BC’s backcountry ski industry, Heliski Groomers allows skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to experience heli skiing. Imagine carving beautifully prepared corduroy in the remote Skeena Mountains of Northern British Columbia. This exciting program has been … Continue reading