December Ski Conditions Update
Although the season has just started, it’s been epic so far. Skiing in December is always a special time of the year as it’s quiet and cold. However, in many ways it’s the most exciting time of the year. Runs are skied for the first time of the season and it usually snows. A lot. The light is magical as the sun doesn’t rise high into the sky, resulting in breathtaking pinks, yellows, and oranges. Here is an update of the current conditions at Bell 2 Lodge at Last Frontier Heliskiing:
The base is over 165 cm deep at 1000 meters, and well over 2 meters in the alpine. Due to colder weather, the snow has remained light and fluffy. Perfect for powder skiing and having fun. Apparently guests have had trouble while skiing as all the fresh powder keeps getting up and down jackets and pants. It’s important to make sure everything is zipped and button closed before tackling a run or you may turn into a snowman. Some days have been epic, with some guests almost skiing 30 000 ft, which is impressive as daylight hours in December are short.
In the past week, we’ve had over 100 cm of fresh snow. The fresh powder was enjoyed by a family from Belgium, who had an unforgettable experience and a tremendous week in the mountains. They were the first guests of the season and they hope to return.
Some popular runs that have been skied this season already include: Mucho Gusto, Zambony, Striptease, Canadian, Gilbert Glacier, Golden Girl, and Smooth Rider.
Of course, any season report must include an update on the food. Apparently, it’s been outstanding. Here’s a sample of the dishes served thus far: Wild Prawns grilled on Rosemary banches, Smoked Beef Carpaccio, Goat Cheese Mushroom Souffle, Occo Buco, Sunchoke soup, and Crème brûlée. Last Frontier Heliskiing isn’t just a place for skiing, it’s also a food destination.
Conditions have been so good that some guides have said this may be the best early skiing they’ve seen. Ever. Coming from guides that have skied at Last Frontier Heliskiing for 10 – 15 years, that’s something worth noting.
Of course, it’s still early season. Meaning, the snow pack will keep increasing. And the skiing will only get better and better as more runs open. If you’re still thinking of inquiring about free spaces at Last Frontier Heliskiing, don’t wait too long as spaces are filling up.
If December is any indication of the rest of the winter season, it may just be one of our bests yet. So don’t miss out – it may just be the best week of your life.