Once you’ve taken a good look at both our lodges, you’ll need to decide when you’re coming, for how long and the type of heliski tour you want.

Our Regular Heliski Tours Include


  • Only 3 Groups of 4 Guests
    Flying in A-Star B2/B3 helicopters.

  • Double Occupancy Accommodation and Meals
    At either Bell 2 Lodge or Ripley Creek.

  • Guide Services
    All of our heliski guides are ACMG, UIAGM or CSGA certified.

  • Ski & Snowboard Equipment
    Use of powder skis & poles or a limited selection of snowboards.

  • All Safety Gear
    Use of avalanche transceiver, ABS Airbag, radio, probe and shovel.

  • Return Ground Transfers
    Get yourself to Smithers (for Bell 2 Lodge) or Terrace (for Ripley Creek) and we’ll take care of the rest.

When Should I Visit?

When to bring your heli skiing trip to life all comes down to personal choice. Conditions vary, and while we can’t control the weather, we can sure make the most of it.

Mid-December through January sees plenty of snowfall over the Coast and Skeena Mountains. Days are shorter and colder but we can still ski from 09:00 to 16:00. We tend to get deep in the trees. When the skies clear, we’ll head for the alpine. The snowpack might not be as deep as later in the season, but it offers up some of the best quality snow all year. It tends to be a little quieter around the lodge as many can’t escape their schedules for another break right after Christmas. Prices are lower, so chances are you can score a great deal.

We hit our stride as winter moves into February and March. The snow is deep and effortless and there’s more daylight. We spend more time skiing high-alpine peaks, bowls and glaciers. When the weather turns, we head down into the valley to plunder the trees. Mid-season heli-skiing offers the best of both worlds. For that reason it tends to be in greater demand and subsequently more expensive.

In April we spend most of our time in higher elevations to take advantage of the best snow conditions. This is when you can expect classic, alpine glacier skiing and panoramic vistas during long bluebird days. Many skiers have lost their mojo by this time in the season and are already heading for their bikes and golf clubs. At Last Frontier, however, this time of the season is highly underrated. Beware: Don’t be distracted by spring and summer activities too soon. April offers up steeper lines, powder on the north-facing slopes and, if we are lucky, some corn skiing on the other aspects.

 

EarlyDec & JanMiddleFeb & MarchLateApril
Skiing/Riding
More Trees

Mix of Alpine & Trees

Mostly Alpine
Package Cost$$$$$$$$$
Average Snowfall
Weekly

67 cm

52 cm

34 cm

Average Vertical Skied
Weekly
33,000 m48,000 m43,000 m
Average Snowbase
at 1,000m Elevation
200 cm320 cm330 cm
Average Daily Low
at 1,000m Elevation
-13.5°C-9.6°C-4.9°C
Average Daylight

7.5 Hours

11 Hours

14 Hours

7/5/4 Day Tours

We offer 7, 5 or 4 day heliski trips from both locations. Just like any holiday, it’s a simple formula: the longer you stay, the better. You’ll get more skiing, there will be a deeper disconnect from the rest of the world and you’ll engage more in the present. In short, come for as long as you possibly can.

2019 Heli Skiing Price Guide

7 Days30,500 vertical meters of guaranteed skiing
Early[Dec & Jan]Middle[Feb & March]Late[April]
Bell 2 Lodge$ 12 00012 000$ 14 70014 700$ 12 50012 500
Ripley Creek$ 12 30012 300$ 12 90012 900$ 11 50011 500
5 Days22,000 vertical meters of guaranteed skiing
Early[Dec & Jan]Middle[Feb & March]Late[April]
Bell 2 Lodge$ 10 10010 100$ 10 80010 800$ 10 40010 400
Ripley Creek$ 8 9008 900$ 9 4009 400$ 8 9008 900
4 Days17,500 vertical meters of guaranteed skiing
Early[Dec & Jan]Middle[Feb & March]Late[April]
Bell 2 Lodge$ 8 2008 200$ 8 9008 900$ 8 2008 200
Ripley Creek$ 7 8007 800$ 7 8007 800$ 7 4007 400
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— Four + your guide.

— January for deep tree skiing.

— Everyone forward facing and part of the action.

— Let’s have lunch here.

— The terrain just goes on and on.

— Picnic style lunch atop a peak.

— No words needed.

— Last ride home...

Lodge To Lodge Safari Tours

Bell 2 Lodge or Ripley Creek — it’s a tough choice. For those who can’t decide, or want to do it all, our Lodge to Lodge Safari tour gives you the full terrain spectrum and dual lodge experience.

Our flagship 7-Day Heli Safari links the high alpine glaciers of the Skeena Mountains with the steep pitches and tall timber of the Coast Mountains. Midweek, you’ll wake up in the heli-ski mecca of Bell 2, power through a day of heli lifts and ski descents, and cap it off at the rustic Ripley Creek Inn over 65 kilometers away (and there’s a mirror trip that travels in the other direction).

Go even deeper with our 10-Day Safari that features five days at each lodge with a ground transfer in between.

2019 Heliski Safari Price Guide

Safari ToursGuaranteed VerticalBell 2 Lodge & Ripley Creek [All Season]
10 day44 000 meters$ 20 10020 100
7 day30 500 meters$ 14 60014 600
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Private Heli Skiing Tours

Our most exclusive heli skiing concept gives you the flexibility to call the shots and conquer it all with unlimited vertical and endless terrain. You plan your perfect day with your guides and set the pace with your own helicopter. Our Single Group Private is for 4 guests, or double up your squad with our Two Group Private for up to 8.

Tours include




  • Unlimited Vertical
    Ski or snowboard as much as you like.



  • Private Heli
    Your very own A-Star B2 or B3 Helicopter.



  • Guide Services
    Two private heliski guides.



  • Meet & Greet
    Greeting at all airports



  • Private Transfers
    Between the Vancouver airport and your hotel and between Smithers/Terrace and your hotel.

2019 Private Heliski Price Guide

Single Group Private (4 People) – 7 Days
Guaranteed Helicopter
Flying Time
Early[Dec & Jan]Middle & Late[Feb – April]
7 Day Bell 2 Lodge7 hours$ 90 30090 300$ 104 400104 400
7 Day Ripley Creek7 hours$ 84 20084 200$ 98 40098 400
Single Group Private (4 People) – 5 Days
5 Day Bell 2 Lodge5 hours$ 67 20067 200$ 78 30078 300
5 Day Ripley Creek5 hours$ 62 20062 200$ 72 30072 300
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Two Group Private (8 People) – 7 Days
Two Group PrivateGuaranteed Helicopter
Flying Time
Early[Dec & Jan]Middle & Late[Feb – April]
7 Day Bell 2 Lodge14 hours$ 136 300136 300$ 157 400157 400
7 Day Ripley Creek14 hours$ 126 200126 200$ 145 300145 300
Two Group Private (8 People) – 5 Days
5 Day Bell 2 Lodge10 hours$ 98 10098 100$ 115 300115 300
5 Day Ripley Creek10 hours$ 91 60091 600$ 106 200106 200
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Price Guide Small Print

  • 5% GST (tax) is applied to all packages.
  • Extra vertical, over and above package guarantee, is charged at CAD $160 per 1,000 vertical meters [CAD $49 per 1,000 vertical feet].
  • For inbound and outbound hotel options, get in touch with us.
  • A non-refundable deposit of CAD $2,000 is required in order to confirm a reservation. See How To Book
  • For our cancellation policy, please read our Booking Terms.
  • All guests will be required to sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement prior to skiing.
  • For guests who wish to bring their own alpine touring boots and/or bindings, please review our touring boots safety policies.

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