Whether you’re planning a solo mission, a family holiday, or a trip with your best mates, we have two heliski lodges both rich in character and charm.

Lodging

The Backgrounder Series

Bell 2 Lodge

36 Guests | Log Cabins | Remote & Off-the-Grid

Bell 2 Lodge is an off-the-grid village, custom-built for heli-skiing. Set against a remote backdrop deep in the Skeena Mountains, this is where the wild call of mountain life meets refined comfort. You’ll stay in our cozy log chalet rooms, each equipped with wood burning soapstone stoves and extremely comfortable beds. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the chance to spot moose in the nearby river. Social gatherings come alive in our main lodge where après, meals and a good bottle of vino are shared. Here you’ll find the bar and dining room, plus a gift shop and front desk. Also in the main lodge, a dedicated gear room where we tune skis and snowboards. It’s designed to help you get ready each morning and dry out your gear overnight. In the heart of our little heli skiing village, treat yourself to a soak in the hot tub or sweat it out in the sauna. You’ll also have use of an on-site fitness centre and games room. The heli pad is right out front. During any downtime, Bell 2 Lodge has snowshoeing, cross-country and fat biking trails right out back, as well as archery and skeet shooting.

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— Bell 2 Lodge at dusk.

— Upper floor room with two queen size beds.

— Chalets have two rooms upstairs and two downstairs.

— Outdoor bonfire and ice bar.

— Sauna and hot tub in the middle of the action.

— Dining room.

— Lobby and gift shop.

— Entertainment area.

— The Bar.

— Media and music.

— Outdoor hot tub...with a roof.

— The Boot Room - for gear and drying.

— The Main Lodge.

— Lower floor room with two queen size beds.

— Sauna building entrance.

— Tunnel to the Sauna.

— Optional morning stretch class.

— Dry Sauna.

— Fitness centre.

— Clearing snow is a big job.

Ripley Creek

24 Guests | Quirky Hotel in Town of Stewart | Next to Alaska

The historic mining town of Stewart, BC has a heart of gold, though its riches these days are in adventures of another kind. Opposite the Alaskan Panhandle, the landscape is dramatic: glaciers and craggy, snow-capped peaks at the head of the Portland Canal, a saltwater fjord that runs 114 km to the Pacific Ocean. The area’s bounty of rugged terrain makes up the southern part of our tenure, and fewer than 300 locals call it home including Last Frontier. Along the town’s main strip, a hodgepodge of funky heritage buildings were given new life as the Ripley Creek Inn. There’s space for up to 24 guests, and with no two rooms alike, you may stay in a prospector’s house, an old clothing shop —  or even a former brothel. Ripley Creek is about the bare essentials; hot-tub and sauna for the muscles, and soulful food served across the street at the Bitter Creek Cafe, which conveniently doubles up as our Bar. During downtime, grab a bike and explore Stewart’s quirky back streets, check out the museum or cross the border to Alaska to get Hyderized (don’t ask, just do it).

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— Ocean boardwalk close to the Ripley Creek Inn.

— The Guide Office.

— Alaska in the distance.

— One of the larger guest rooms at the Ripley Creek Inn.

— The dining room, across the street from the Ripley Creek Inn.

— Danger.

— Bring an instrument … or request one.

— Outdoor hot tub.

— One of many historical buildings on the Ripley Creek Inn property.

— Lounge area with views of the Portland Canal.

— Gift shop.

— Stewart at dusk.

— Big snowfalls are a common occurrence, even at sea level.

— The boot room.

— Another lounge area.

— Springtime in Stewart.

— Getting Hyderized in Alaska.

— Stewart’s answer to Uber.

— After a typical coastal storm.

— Stargazing at night on the Portland Canal.

Side By Side Comparison

  • Bell 2 Lodge

    Bitmap House

    • Remote location in the Skeena Mountains.
    • Custom-built heli ski village with cozy log chalets.
    • Helipads on site, groups generally depart from lodge, additional road staging 10-20 minutes drive North & South.
    • Smack in the middle of our tenure, heliski in all directions.
    • Towering peaks, wide-open bowls, glaciers, natural glades — anything you want is here.
    • Terrain suited to strong intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders.
    • Treed terrain options close to the lodge during unfavourable weather.
    • Longer season = more tour options in the early season.
    • Totally off the grid, satellite phone and basic Internet is your only connection to the outside world.
    • Downtime = snowshoeing, fat biking, cross-country skiing and spotting local wildlife.
    • Maximum of 36 guests per week.
  • Ripley Creek

    Bitmap Ripley

    • Based in the frontier town of Stewart, BC.
    • Funky, rustic hotel in the heart of an old mining town.
    • Helipads in town, second and third groups drive 15-40 minutes in the morning to heli staging areas.
    • Skiing and snowboarding in the Coast Mountains near the Alaskan Panhandle.
    • More challenging terrain with epic old growth tree skiing and massive glacier runs.
    • Terrain not suited to any type of intermediate skier and snowboarder. Strong, keen skiers & riders only.
    • Less nearby bad weather terrain, but plenty of options a bit further from town.
    • 30% more snow on average = deep days.
    • Stay connected with cellular service and medium speed Internet in Stewart.
    • Downtime = museum visits, fire evenings, skeet shooting and getting Hyderized in Alaska.
    • Maximum of 24 guests per week.

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