Monthly Archives: November 2016

Ski Gloves – What Works and What Doesn’t

There are a couple of pieces of gear that can make or break your day of skiing or riding. Sure, you need skis that work, waterproof jackets, layers, helmets, poles; all of those things are essential. But the deal breakers … Continue reading

Christmas Ski Gear Wishlist – Top Gifts for the Skier in Your Life

With our American neighbours giving thanks this past weekend, all roads lead to Silly Season. Yes, it’s time to put your holiday tree and begin the countdown to the Festivus for the rest of us. Hopefully you’ve had the early … Continue reading

Why City Life Needs Heliskiing

Cities are a necessity. They are centers of industry, commerce and home to most of Canada. However, they can be exhausting, bland, and congested. Every once in awhile it’s important to leave the city and head to the mountains. City … Continue reading

Heliskiing in January – Into the Deep

It can be a long wait for winter to arrive. Yes, yes, I’ve seen the snowlines slowy creeping down the peaks lately, making their way into treeline and filling local rippers with dreams of pillows, faceshots and waist deep turns. … Continue reading

What’s in My Pack: Ski Touring Essentials for Day Touring

With ski resorts opening across the continent in the next couple weeks, it won’t be long before we can start hitting the backcountry again. While escaping into the mountains for multiple days and nights often yields the biggest snow bounty, … Continue reading

Something Different – Skiing at Shames in Terrace

There isn’t much resort skiing in Northern British Columbia. The towns are small, isolated and remote. Nevertheless, a couple of ski hills dot the rugged landscape of the Coast Range. Shames Mountain in Terrace is one of them. Powder Magazine … Continue reading

Heliskiing in April – Long Days and Long Laps

The deep winter months get all the glory in the heliskiing world. December is the start and usually produces a pile of snow. January is waist deep, tree skiing, stormy heaven. February is cold smoke and March, well, even in … Continue reading

How Social Media Can Benefit the Backcountry

Social media has had its fair share of criticism when it comes to backcountry. It can attract crowds to locals’ powder stashes. It can entice backcountry travelers to take unnecessary risk for the sake of digital one-upmanship. It can even … Continue reading

Remembrance Day in Canada

On Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m, peace went into effect, ending the war between the Allies and Germany, and marking the end of the First World War. Since then, Canadians have honoured their veterans and war dead with a … Continue reading

November 2016 Heliski News

NEW: HELISKI VIDEO Above & Beyond – Full Feature In just under 37 days the heli rotors will start turning again as our first guests arrive at Bell 2 Lodge. To help fill that gap, we are now releasing the … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes – Above and Beyond

Thursday will see the premiere of our annual short film production. When we first set out to do these films, our goal was to showcase what a typical week of skiing at Last Frontier Heliskiing is really like. We wanted … Continue reading

Pre-winter Preparation at Last Frontier Heliskiing

Winter cometh, and while we’re all dreaming of endless powder days and helicopter rides, there’s a whole lot going on behind the scenes before snow hits the valley floor. This is pre-winter preparation at Last Frontier Heliskiing and it runs … Continue reading

What makes Last Frontier Heliskiing Different – Storm Day Skiing

It’s easy to get good skiing. It exists not only in Canada, but around the world.  Europe, Asia, even New Zealand has it. But few operations can go beyond and offer awesome skiing. But Last Frontier Heliskiing does. How? Possibilities. With us, … Continue reading

Dealing With The November Blues

November has to be one of the harder months of the year. It’s one of those months that can’t decide what it is. Summer? Nope. Fall? Maybe sometimes. Winter? Only if we’re lucky. No. November is none of those things. … Continue reading