Look up on a map — way up — and you’ll find Last Frontier Heliskiing. Northern BC’s mountain wilderness is where we secured the world’s largest single heli-skiing area. We chose it for the massive terrain and even bigger snow. The best part though – we’ve got it all to ourselves.
It might seem like you’re about to journey to the edge of the Earth — but isn’t that the point? Getting here is actually easier than you think with three simple steps:
1. Arrive in Vancouver, BC [option to overnight for international visitors]
2. Take a 1.5-hour flight to the northern hubs of Smithers or Terrace
3. A 4-hour ground transfer leads you deep into the Coast and Skeena Mountains — home to Bell 2 Lodge and Ripley Creek
Endless terrain is a label often thrown around loosely but at Last Frontier it’s the cold truth. At 10,100 square km, our tenure gives us the largest single heli skiing area in the world. To put that into perspective, it’s about four times the average size of a BC heliski area. That kind of size means we have an incredible amount of terrain choice and flexibility. An annual bounty of 15 to 25 meters of snowfall coupled with our northern latitude makes for the kind of deep blower pow you can’t get enough of. Combined with over 1,000+ named runs, the longest topping 2,000 vertical meters, and you start to get an idea of the colossal magnitude. It’s not all about numbers, of course. The real draw at Last Frontier is our diverse variety of terrain: high alpine, massive glaciers, sprawling tree runs, and everything in between all ready to be pillaged. The choice is dizzying — and there are still a few peaks to be claimed.
Both Bell 2 Lodge and Ripley Creek offer advanced and challenging terrain both in and out of the trees. Ripley Creek does not have as much easy access to mellow terrain as Bell 2.
Based in the Skeena Mountains, Bell 2 is located right in the middle of our terrain so we fly in all directions from the lodge. The closest runs are a short five-minute flight from the lodge, which reduces the amount of time needed to commute.
Based in the Coast Mountains, the terrain at Ripley Creek tends to be a little steeper and more rugged. Sweeping glaciated slopes and longer tree runs will satisfy those itching for just a bit more adventure. Be prepared for a longer commute in the morning and after skiing as the terrain is situated further from our base in Stewart.
Explore our complete inventory of GPS mapped runs. If you zoom closely, you can see topographic elevation lines and treeline shading. Both Bell 2 Lodge and Ripley Creek home bases are illustrated, as well as the road that connects the two.