Monthly Archives: January 2017

Benefits of Staying Active

Every year when fall rolls around, skiers tend to jump on the get-fit-for-skiing bandwagon. Winter is coming, you see. And when the first storms hit and the resort flood gates finally open, we all want our mid season legs of … Continue reading

The Abbot Pass Hut – The Highest “Home” in Canada

Some of the best places in life are the hardest to travel to – like Abbot Pass Hut. Straddling an alpine pass between Alberta and British Columbia in the Canadian Rockies, the hut is a welcomed sight for climbers after … Continue reading

2017 Ripley Creek: Setup Week

While Bell 2 Lodge has already been operational for 4 consecutive weeks this winter, our location in Stewart, BC was calling. It was time for our crew to go back to the land of vast glaciated peaks and incredible skiing … Continue reading

Insulation: Synthetics vs Down

As the late, great Alfred Wainwright said, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” He had a point, too. Wainwright trekked across England more than a few times in the early 20th Century, with clothing a lot … Continue reading

Taking the Train to Last Frontier Heliskiing

Last Frontier Heliskiing is about options. Tell us what you’re interested in, your expectations, and what you’d like to experience on your ski holiday and we’ll try and make your ultimate vacation happen. Although we are located in a remote … Continue reading

Getting Here – The Beauty of Northern BC

Last Frontier Heliskiing is off the beaten path. Located in the remote mountains of Northern British Columbia, Last Frontier has two distinct locations; one in the frontier town of Stewart, BC, located on one of the longest fjords in the … Continue reading

Storm Skiing During Your Heliski Vacation

In a perfect world, every winter ski vacation would have snow falling from the sky between the hours of 4pm and 6am, then clear to bluebird skies for that picturesque moment captured in all those ski resort marketing photos. But … Continue reading

Apres Ski – Why It’s the Best Part of the Day

Frequently when people book a heliskiing holiday, the focus is primarily on skiing. However, it’s important to look at the bigger picture. Today, there are many heliskiing outfits in Canada and it can be difficult for people to chose where … Continue reading

January 2017 Heliskiing Conditions Report

We are three weeks into the season here at Last Frontier Heliskiing and so far it’s been a great start. Our base, measured at 1000m in elevation, sits at 155cm. Our guides have been taking our guests all over our … Continue reading

Taking photos on a heliski trip – Some Pointers

Taking media footage while skiing has never been easier. Smart phones, compact cameras and the ubiquity of GoPro units means there’s pretty much always someone capturing the moment. When on a heliski or cat skiing trip, sometimes there’s even a … Continue reading

Tent Living – Lessons from the Wilderness

In the buzz of our hectic lives there’s an easy answer to leaving all the stress behind – tents. There is nothing simpler than setting off into the woods with a backpack and a tent. Forget the cellphone, the laptop … Continue reading

Massage – A Perfect Companion to Shredding Pow

There are a few great pleasures in life. Having a tarry black espresso, Beef Wellington, an old world Pinot, waist deep snow, a really good book and getting a massage after a day of skiing. That last one has to … Continue reading

A Skier’s New Year’s Resolutions

Congratulations! You made it to 2017. Now that we’ve all loosened our belts a couple of notches from indulging over the holidays, it’s time to start thinking about what our big plans are for this year. And I’m not talking … Continue reading

Happy New Year!