SOBRE NOSOTROS

En 1996, los socios fundadores George Rosset, Franz Fux, Mike Watling y Geoff Straight empezaron con los intentos de explorar las desconocidas cadenas montañosas del Norte de la Columbia Británica en Canadá haciendo primeros descensos en lo que se convertiría en Last Frontier Heliskiing.

Esta pasión por explorar y por la aventura la llevamos en nuestro ADN. Todo lo que hacemos en Last Frontier gira en torno de las montañas y a nuestro viaje de perseguir nieve.

En este lugar salvaje arriba en las montañas, lejos del mundanal ruido, de la rutina y repetición, nuestra familia está dedicada al oficio de producir una experiencia de heli-esquí especial para nuestros huéspedes porque apenas hay nada igual.

El equipo

La Serie “The Backgrounder”

La Historia

  • Exploración inicial & Viabilidad
    1994

    Bell 2 Lodge fue descubierto en el corazón de las Montañas Skeena en el Norte de la Columbia Británica. Los socios fundadores George Rosset, Franz Fux, Mike Watling y Geoff Straight están fascinados del potencial del heli-esquí y empiezan a explorar la zona.

  • Los primeros descensos
    1996

    Last Frontier inicia una temporada de 8 semanas de heli-esquí de exploración utilizando un solo helicóptero A-Star con base en Bell 2 Lodge. Teton Gravity Research (TGR) aprovechan la oportunidad de visitar esta parte del mundo todavía por descubrir. Apareciendo en su película Re: “Session”.

  • El nacimiento de un pueblecito de heliski.
    1997-2003

    Una completa reconstrucción empezó para transformar Bell 2 Lodge en un pueblecito de heliski.

  • Una segunda casa
    2005

    Ripley Creek nace en la pequeña comunidad de Stewart, enfrente de Hyder, Alaska. Los Jefes de Guías George Feitzinger y Andre Ike exploran la zona estableciendo una nueva área de heli-esquí al completo, sondeando a fondo las Montañas Costeras.

  • Innovación en Seguridad
    2008

    Last Frontier se convierte en uno de los primeros operadores de la industria del heli-esquí en adoptar el uso obligatorio de “Airbags” para avalanchas para todos los huéspedes.

  • Expansión
    2010

    Un tercer helicóptero es añadido en Bell 2 Lodge, permitiendo mayor flexibilidad para grupos privados. La capacidad se eleva a 35 huéspedes.

  • Rejuvenecimiento
    2013

    Se completan las renovaciones para modernizar las zonas comunes en Bell 2 Lodge. El comedor y la recepción / tienda de regalos ven un buen cambio de cara.

  • El principio de un nuevo capítulo
    2014

    Los socios fundadores George Rosset y Franz Fux venden su parte en Last Frontier Heliskiing. Franz continua como guía y George es sucedido por Mike Watling en la posición de Socio Director.

  • Un hito
    2015

    Last Frontier Heliskiing celebra su 20º aniversario.

  • Grupos más pequeños de 4
    2017

    Los grupos de 5 eran geniales, pero los grupos de 4 son todavía mejor. Podemos cargar más fuel en el helicóptero y así poder adentrarnos en nuestra enorme área de heli-esquí. Ahora tenemos 1 guía por cada 4 huéspedes en vez de 5 - también mejor.

  • Cambio de imagen
    2017

    El Bar, la zona de entretenimiento y la Sala de TV y música ven una completa remodelación en Bell 2 Lodge. Al Bar en Ripley Creek también se le lava la cara.

La gente

A continuación encontrarás algunas de las personas clave que mantienen nuestra operativa llena de actividad en el tiempo. Visita nuestra página de Seguridad para ver los perfiles de guías y pilotos.

  • Mike Watling
    Socio Director / Propietario
  • Cliff Umpleby
    Director de Operaciones & Jefe de Guías
  • Steve Rosset
    Director de Medios & Marketing
  • Natalie Ovens
    Ventas / Reservas y Jefa de la Oficina Principal
  • Elaine Childs
    Reservas
  • Maggie Van Der Meulen
    Administración y finanzas

Boca-Oreja

No tomes nuestra palabra para ello. Mira lo que nuestros huéspedes tienen que decir sobre sus experiencias en Last Frontier.
Andreas Leu Huésped - Suiza
“La semana de heli-esquí en Stewart ha sido la mejor de mi vida. Muchas gracias por una semana increíble!”
Jeff Thomas Director de Cine
"Habiéndome criado en la costa sur de British Columbia he sido lo suficiente afortunado de esquiar y filmar en sitios magníficos pero durante nuestra visita a Last Frontier me ha enseñado que la Meca del esquí está en el Norte de British Columbia."
Nicolas Mueller Snowboarder profesional
“Cinco días en el paraíso, fué un rollo que sólo tuvimos cinco … Uno de los mejores “heli boarding” del mundo!”
Chris Rubens Esquiador profesional
“Puede ser que está un poquito apartado pero a veces hay que ir un poco más lejos para encontrar algunas de las mejores experiencias de esquí del mundo”
Mikkel Bang Snowboarder profesional
“Montañas preciosas y un gran terreno perfecto para el heli-boarding. Buena variedad de “rolls”, saltos y pendientes! El paquete completo fue estupendo - comida, servicios y “staff”.”
Bill Bradstreet Huésped - Florida, Estados Unidos
“Me encantan los grupos pequeños. 64.000 metros verticales de diversión en 7 días! Bajadas perfectas para snowboarders incluyendo un “primer descenso” al que bautizaron para mi - “Wild Bill!”
Grant Gunderson Renombrado Fotógrafo Deportivo
“Last Frontier no sólo tiene un esquí entre árboles alucinante, tiene también unas de las bajadas por glaciares con el paisaje más bonito que jamás haya esquiado”
Mark Mislin Huésped - Suiza
“El equipo de guías de Ripley Creek es fantástico, super divertidos y te dan libertad sin descuidar la seguridad o la habilidad del grupo”
kevin-zadel
Kevin Zadel Huésped - California, Estados Unidos
“Sabiendo y con la confianza que los experimentados guías de Last Frontier hacen lo máximo posible para encontrar la mejor nieve disponible y desafiantes descensos en la medida de que sean seguros - hace que siempre vuelva.”

Contáctanos

Para reservas existentes, por favor contactar con nuestra oficina principal. Para nuevas solicitudes, intentar empezar aquí con nuestro organizador de viajes.

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Oficina Principal en Canadá, Vernon

PO Box 1237, Vernon,
BC V1T 6N6 CANADA

España

Dani Serra

[email protected]

+34 618 282 192

Únete al Equipo

Te encanta el powder y tu pasión es el esquí o el snowboard? Last Frontier siempre está al tanto de las personas positivas, con energía y talento para unirse al equipo. Además de nuestras posiciones de temporada en nuestros lodges, de vez en cuando también tenemos vacantes en nuestra oficina principal en Vernon. Consulta regularmente para ver las últimas oportunidades de trabajo.

This is a dynamic role that includes meal planning, preparation, and execution of the highest caliber cuisine, along with ordering and inventory control. This position works under the direction of the Head Chef and is to manage the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef. This position must perform all duties with strict compliance of all health and safety regulations by adhering to food safe handling guidelines at all times.

Preferred Skills and Core Competencies

  • Ensure consistent food preparation and presentation of the highest caliber for select meals for up to
    eighty people a day.
  • Assist the Head Chef with supervision, training, and development of all kitchen employees.
  • Accurately record all inventory and keep concise ordering on a routine and regular basis.
  • Organize products to ensure appropriate rotation to maintain freshness.
  • Budget and forecast food costs per meal for guests and staff in the absence of the Head Chef.
  • Able to thrive in a diverse environment with a key focus on guest satisfaction.
  • Possess articulate communication skills required to interact effectively with guests, management, employees and suppliers.
  • Able to adapt quickly and respond to ever changing demands in a positive manner while under pressure.
  • Demonstrate excellent time management, leadership skills, and interpersonal skills during work.
  • Use passion and creativity for menu creation to showcase consistently vibrant and exciting dishes.
  • Passion for working with people and the outdoors is an asset.

Requirements

  • Minimum two years of experience in a similar role.
  • Minimum Professional Cook 1 Certification or equivalent is an asset.
  • Food Safe Certificate.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs when necessary.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.

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Servers are to provide timely and friendly customer service during meal times to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. Servers must have knowledge of guest information and handle all guest service issues in an immediate and gracious manner. In this role, it is critical to maintain positive communication with guests, the team and are to complete all assigned tasks. Servers are required to maintain a clean appearance, clean work environment and proper inventory levels at all times. Servers must always wear a smile and have a positive attitude when on duty and dealing with guests.

Preferred Skills and Core Competencies

  • Communicate effectively internally and externally, with guests, management, and co-workers.
  • Friendly personality and genuine desire to help and please others.
  • Flexible, forward thinking, and solution oriented.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task, and a strict attention to detail.
  • Able to take direction and work independently, and as a part of a team.
  • Record inventory accurately, and regularly communicate shortages with the manager.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills when dealing with guests.
  • Execute policies and procedures as directed, with a high standard of excellence on a regular basis.
  • Proper fine dining service for a four-course dinner of up to 45 seats.
  • Thorough knowledge about cocktails and mixology is required.
  • Previous experience as a barista and use of espresso machine is an asset.
  • Background in music and performance is preferred.
  • Passion for working with people and the outdoors is an asset.

Requirements

  • Previous serving experience is an asset.
  • Multiple languages are considered an asset.
  • Serving it Right Certificate required.
  • Food Safe Certificate is preferred.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs when necessary.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.

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The Bartender is responsible for providing timely and friendly drink service to all guests while generating a welcoming atmosphere. They must have knowledge of guest information and handle all guest service issues in an immediate and gracious manner. In this role, it is critical to maintain positive communication with the team and complete all assigned tasks as required. The Bartender is to keep a clean appearance, clean work environment and proper inventory levels at all times. Bartenders must always wear a smile, have a positive attitude, and be attentive to guests during their shift.

Preferred Skills and Core Competencies

  • Communicate effectively internally and externally, with guests, management, and co-workers.
  • A friendly personality and genuine desire to help and please others.
  • Flexible, forward thinking, and solution oriented.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task, and a strict attention to detail.
  • Record inventory accurately and regularly place orders with suppliers.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills, especially when dealing with international guests.
  • Execute policies and procedures as directed, with a high standard of excellence on a regular basis.
  • Proper wine service along with an in-depth knowledge of wine and beer.
  • Thorough knowledge about cocktails and mixology is required.
  • Previous experience as a barista and use of espresso machine is valuable.
  • A background in music and performance is valued.
  • Passion for working with people and the outdoors is an asset.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years previous bartending experience.
  • Serving it Right Certificate required.
  • Food Safe Certificate is preferred.
  • Multiple languages are considered an asset.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting when necessary.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.

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Job Description

The Assistant Manager reports to the Lodge Manager and is responsible for safe, guest orientated and economical day to day operations of the lodge. The Assistant Manager coordinates with the Lodge Manager to ensure that all responsibilities and duties are properly detailed, communicated to staff and completed in a timely manner.

Preferred Skills and Core Competencies

  • Possess articulate communication skills required to interact effectively with guests, management, employees and suppliers.
  • Establish work schedules and procedures and co-ordinate activities with other work units or departments.
  • Prepare budgets and monitor revenues and expenses.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and respond to ever changing demands in a positive manner while under pressure.
  • Ability to thrive in a diverse environment with a key focus on guest satisfaction.
  • Positive attitude when handling guest requests/complaints.
  • Ensure the lodge operations run smoothly in conjunction with the manager and in the managers absence.
  • Demonstrate excellent time management, leadership skills, and interpersonal skills during work.
  • Use passion and creativity for menu creation to showcase consistently vibrant and exciting dishes.
  • Passion for working with people and the outdoors is an asset.

Requirements

  • Experience in the accommodation / hospitality industry in a managerial position.
  • Proficient in English both spoken and written.
  • Completion of secondary school.
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel, Word, & Outlook.

Pay is based on an hourly rate of $26.44.

We provide accommodation and meals for all employees. Our shifts are three weeks on and one week off. Given our
remote location, all communications are via satellite. There is no cell-service at Bell 2 Lodge and the internet connection
is basic [not high-speed]. With its proximity to mountains, lakes and rivers, Bell 2 Lodge is an exciting place for outdoor
enthusiasts. Please submit your application to: [email protected]

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Job Duties:
The Ski Guide is responsible for his or her helicopter group within a 3-group ski program. This position involves supporting the Lead Guide to ensure that the ski program flows as planned to ensure a safe, enjoyable skiing experience for the guests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe and enjoyable day of heliskiing for Last Frontier Guests
  • Assist with the lead guides plan and execute the days skiing program for the assigned helicopter.
  • Follow the lead guides run choice at all times, whenever practical.
  • Ensure run list is adhered to as per Last Frontier Heliskiing policy.
  • Load Lunch and water on board helicopter for the day
  • Attend and participate at all guide meetings.
  • Actively participate with down day activities.
  • Assist with vertical reports and flight time entries.
  • Ensure season profiles and snow safety records are up to date
  • Prepare weather briefings on a rotation basis.
  • Ensure all assigned tasks are completed.
  • Help brief guests with beacons and helicopters.
  • Assist in ski shop when required
  • Assist in transporting luggage etc. on transfer days.
  • Adhere to Last Frontier Heliskiing risk management protocols
  • Adhere to Last Frontier Heliskiing wildlife mitigation policies
  • Dine with Guests during dinner time

Terms of Employment:
This position will commence on the 26th of December 2021 and terminates on the 15th of April. This position is seasonal to the winter ski season only.

Language:
Successful candidates will be required to be fluent in English, proficiency in German is preferred.

Wage:
Wage for this position is paid at an hourly rate of $47.50 based on a 8 hour workday. Travel expenses are also included and are determined via the location of the applicant.

Benefits:
Health Benefits are available for full time winter employees.

Location of work:
Last Frontier operates out of 2 locations in Northern British Columbia. Ripley Creek operates out of Stewart, BC and Bell2 Lodge operates approx. 360km’s North of Terrace on highway 37A.

Contact information:
Interested applicants will direct all Resumes to:

Cliff Umpleby, Director of Operations
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-250-898-3091

Skills Required:

  • Applicants must be certified through one of the following associations:
    – Ski / Mountain Guide – Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
    – Ski Guide – Canadian Ski Guide Association
    – Mountain Guide – International Federation of Mountain Guides Association
  • Successful applicants will have experience leading clients in remote wilderness environments in a ski guiding setting either mechanized or otherwise.
    Due to the high number of international guests Last Frontier receives, German proficiency is preferred.

Use the contact form below to express your interest in working with us.

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