November 2011 Heliski News
Snow has reclaimed the mountains and we are now less than two months from season start. With another La Niña weather pattern on the horizon, it’s shaping up to be an epic winter…
No Need for Catskiing at Last Frontier
Don’t get us wrong cat-skiing is great but we just don’t need it! Last year we had a total of only 5 down days during the whole season (mid December to late April). We have great tree runs close to the lodge and loads of them. This keeps us skiing bottomless, fluffy, yumminess in the trees even when we are closed out of the alpine terrain. That’s something that much of our competition would love to have – but don’t.
With over 9,500 square km (the largest single heli-ski area on the planet and 4 times bigger than the average heli-ski area in Canada) we can offer you a greater variety of terrain than anyone else. Simple as that.
The Salomon Rocker 2 is Here
Towards the end of last season we decided that Bell 2 needed a brand new fleet of skis. To cut a long story short it went something like this:
A pair of Rocker 2 skis arrived at the lodge.
We tried them out.
We cancelled our existing order (it would be unfair to tell you what those skis those were – but they were also highly rated).
We ordered a completely new fleet of Rocker 2s.
Never before have our guides been so convinced with a ski…we know you’ll love them.
La Niña Forecast to Bring Ideal Winter Conditions
This coming season marks the return of La Niña, which is a weather pattern induced by colder sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. According to environment Canada past La Niña winters have been colder and snowier than normal, especially in Western Canada.
So what does all this mean to you? The stage is set for an ideal winter season with tons of that feathery light snow you’ve been dreaming about. If you’re still sitting on the fence about skiing with us this season, consider that La Niña comes around only every 3-5 years. That’s a whole lot of waiting.