Last Frontier Crew Training & Snow Update

December 21, 2018 Steve Rosset

Pre-season preparations for Last Frontier’s 2019 heliski season are complete after a rigorous week of crew training. We welcome some new faces to the team, along with a host of seasoned Last Frontier veterans. To our first guests delight, we’ve received over 150 cm of fresh snow in the past 10 days and the outlook for skiing and riding looks excellent. Check out our daily forecast and heliski conditions reporting.

Last Frontier Heliskiing Vast Terrain -December 2018
A thick blanket of snow has covered our terrain. | Photo: Mitja Ziegler – Dec. 19, 2018

Our heli skiing guide team has been active making preparations for the first day of official operations on December 22, 2018. This includes installing communications systems & rescue caches, assessing the snowpack, finessing rescue techniques and ensuring all safety and ski equipment is in order. Our guide training week is an important annual ritual, creating a valuable forum for discussing the latest safety & guiding techniques and sharing personal experiences. For our 2019 heliski season, our guides and pilots will also be adopting the latest digital mapping technology to streamline navigation while out skiing in the mountains. Electric Airbags are also finding their way into the guide fleet this winter. It’s all part of our ongoing drive to put guest safety first by taking full advantage of new technologies and processes.

While our guides and pilots were busy fine tuning the heliski operations side of things, a full complement of lodge staff made final tweaks to our facilities, accommodations and meal planning. As we have mentioned previously in our Fall 2018 update, an extensive multi-year renovation and upgrade program is underway at Bell 2 Lodge. Also new for 2019, grooming has begun on the network of newly built Nordic and Fat Biking trails just behind the lodge.

It’s shaping up to be a terrific start to our 24th heliski season and we can’t wait to share more skiing updates in the coming weeks. If you still have interest in booking a trip for 2019, head on over to our handy trip planner, or give us a call [1-250-558-7980].