A Propos

En 1996, les fondateurs George Rosset, Franz Fux, Mike Watling et Geoff Straight se sont mis à explorer des chaînes de montagnes inexplorées dans le nord de la Colombie-Britannique, au Canada, et à faire leurs premières descentes dans ce qui allait devenir le domaine de Last Frontier Heliskiing.

Cette passion pour l’exploration et l’aventure coule dans nos veines. Tout ce que nous faisons à Last Frontier tourne autour de la montagne et de la quête de la meilleure neige.

Dans cet endroit sauvage, au milieu des montagnes, loin des quatre murs, de la routine et de la répétition, notre famille est vouée à créer des expériences d’héliski uniques pour nos clients.

L’Equipe

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Notre Histoire

  • Exploration Initiale & Faisabilité
    1994

    Le Lodge Bell 2 est découvert au cœur des montagnes Skeena dans le nord de la Colombie-Britannique. Les fondateurs George Rosset, Franz Fux, Mike Watling et Geoff Straight sont impressionnés par le potentiel de l'héliski et commencent à explorer la région.

  • Premières Descentes
    1996

    Last Frontier commence une saison exploratoire d'héliski de huit semaines avec un seul hélicoptère A-Star basé au Lodge Bell 2. Teton Gravity Research (TGR) en profite pour visiter cette région inconnue du monde. Présentée dans leur film Re:Session..

  • La Naissance d’un Village d’Héliski
    1997-2003

    Une reconstruction complète commence pour transformer le Lodge Bell 2 en un village d’héliski.

  • Une Deuxième Maison
    2005

    Ripley Creek est née dans la petite communauté de Stewart, en face de Hyder, en Alaska. Les guides principaux George Feitzinger et Andre Ike explorent la zone en parcourant les montagnes côtières et créent une nouvelle zone d’héliski.

  • Innovation & Sécurité
    2008

    Last Frontier devient l’un des premiers opérateurs de l’industrie de l’héliski à adopter l’utilisation obligatoire des airbags anti-avalanches pour tous ses clients.

  • Expansion
    2010

    Un troisième hélicoptère est ajouté au Lodge Bell 2, permettant une plus grande flexibilité pour les groupes privés. La capacité s'élève désormais à 35 personnes.

  • Rajeunissement
    2013

    Des rénovations sont effectuées pour moderniser les installations communes du Lodge Bell 2. La salle à manger, la réception et la boutique voient une grande rénovation.

  • Le Début d’un Nouveau Chapitre
    2014

    Les fondateurs George Rosset and Franz Fux cèdent leurs part de Last Frontier Heliskiing. Franz continue de guider et Mike Watling succède à George dans le rôle d’Associé Directeur.

  • Une Etape Importante
    2015

    Last Frontier Heliskiing fête son 20ème anniversaire.

  • Petits Groupe de 4
    2017

    Les groupes de 5 étaient supers, mais les groupes de 4 sont encore mieux. Nous transportons plus de carburant dans l’hélicoptère et nous pouvons ainsi nous enfoncer plus profondément dans notre vaste domaine d’héliski. Maintenant, un guide pour quatre personnes au lieu de cinq - c’est également mieux.

  • Relooking
    2017

    Bar, salle de jeux et salle multimédias voient une rénovation complète au Lodge Bell 2. Le bar de Ripley Creek fait également peau neuve.

L’Equipe

La liste ci-dessous répertorie quelques-unes des personnes clés qui assurent le bon fonctionnement de notre entreprise. Visitez notre page sécurité pour voir les profils de nos autres guides et pilotes.

  • Mike Watling
    Associé Directeur / Propriétaire
  • Cliff Umpleby
    Directeur des Opérations et Guide Principal
  • Steve Rosset
    Directeur Médias & Marketing
  • Natalie Ovens
    Commerciale / Directrice des réservations et de l’administration centrale
  • Elaine Childs
    Réservations
  • Maggie Van Der Meulen
    Contrôleur financier

Bouche à Oreille

Ne nous croyez pas sur parole. Découvrez ce que nos clients ont à dire sur leurs expériences à Last Frontier.
Mark Mislin Client - Suisse
“L’équipe de guides de Ripley Creek est géniale, pleine de vie et offre une grande liberté sans pour autant négliger la sécurité ou les compétences des skieurs.”
Todd Jones Cinéaste et co-fondateur Teton Gravity Research
“Après avoir parcouru le monde, je dirais que Ripley Creek est l’une des meilleures expériences de ski. Les pistes sont énormes et le sentiment de solitude est sans égal.”
Bill Bradstreet Client - Floride, Etats-Unis
“J’ai adoré les petits groupes. 64 kilomètres de dénivelé et de plaisir en 7 jours ! Toutes les descentes sont parfaites pour les snowboarders dont la première qu’ils ont nommée pour moi - Wild Bill!“
Cody Townsend Skieur Pro
“J’ai eu la chance de pouvoir faire de l’héliski dans les quatre coins du monde et Last Frontier est de loin le plus vaste et celui qui offre les terrains les variés.”
Andreas Leu Client - Suisse
“La semaine d’héliski à Stewart a été la meilleure de ma vie. Merci pour ce séjour incroyable!”
Seth Morrison Légende du ski
“Le style de ski est très similaire à ce que j’ai skié en Alaska, mais il y a beaucoup plus d’options en cas de mauvais jours.”
Mark McMorris Snowboarder Pro
“Last Frontier Heliskiing jouit de tous les terrains imaginables, avec de la super neige et du soleil tous les jours (pour nous en tout cas)!”
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Kevin Zadel Client - Californie, Etats-Unis
“Les guides expérimentés de Last Frontier mettent tout en oeuvre pour trouver la plus belle neige accessible et les meilleures descentes sans négliger la sécurité - c’est ce qui me fait revenir.”
Jeff Thomas Cinéaste/Directeur
“Ayant grandi sur la côte sud de la Colombie-Britannique, j’ai eu la chance de filmer et skier dans de superbes endroits. Notre dernier séjour à Last Frontier m’a toutefois fait réaliser que la Mecque du ski est le nord de la C-B.”

Contact

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Siège social à Vernon, Canada

PO Box 1237, Vernon,
BC V1T 6N6 Canada

Rejoignez Notre Equipe

Vous aimez la poudreuse et vous avez une passion pour le ski ou le snowboard? Last Frontier est toujours à la recherche de personnes motivées, énergiques et talentueuses pour rejoindre notre équipe. En plus des postes saisonniers aux lodges, nous avons parfois des opportunités au sein de notre siège social, à Vernon. Revenez régulièrement pour voir les dernières offres d'emploi.

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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