HELI-SKI LOCATION / TERRAIN

Explore the incredible heliskiing area, terrain and location of Last Frontier.

We have 2 heliski operations based in Northern British Columbia.

Bell 2 Lodge is located 220 miles (360 km) Northwest of Smithers, British Columbia. The resort is situated along the Stewart-Cassiar Highway.

Ripley Creek Inn, Stewart, BC is located 200 miles (310km) Northwest of Terrace, British Columbia. The small town of Stewart is situated at the end of the Portland Canal, opposite Hyder, Alaska. This operation focuses exclusively on the southern part of our tenure.

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Statistics Overview

Not only is it big, it also gets between 20 and 30m of snowfall every year. More terrain guarantees you more skiing options.

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Snowfall

The average annual snowfall at 5,200 feet (1,600 meters) is approximately 65 to 100 feet (20 to 30 meters), which leaves us with an average base of 15 feet (4 meters). It's not unusual to find over 20 feet (6+ meters) of snow at higher elevations and on the glaciers.

Temperatures

Temperatures are generally well suited for skiing and range from -5°C to -20°C (23°F to -4°F). At worst, there can be short spell of rain or periods when the temperature can drop to -30ºC (-22ºF).

Snow Conditions

Records show that during 75% of our season the snow conditions are excellent to good. Be aware that the skiing can vary from the best you have ever experienced to marginal and demanding. Our guides always strive to seek the best possible snow and runs for our guests. With such an enormous area at our disposal, the choices are numerous and good conditions can usually be found.

Down Days

On average mother nature decides to make it snow so heavily or bring in enough cloud to stop us heliskiing less than one day per week (on average). If you're unlucky enough to get a down day there's always plenty of organised options to keep you busy, even though you'll probably want to just relax in the hot tub to help your legs recover!

Terrain

This is why you make the pilgrimage, huge glaciated terrain, massive tree runs and everything in between. The choice is almost limitless. A small selection of the terrain you are likely to encounter...

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