Reviewed / Updated: February 3, 2021
The 2020 summer season at Bell 2 Lodge was our most successful ever. Commodity prices rose and we were able to pivot away from tourism and towards the uptick in mining exploration in our area. We accommodated up to 60 people a day and the lodge was used as a forward operations base. Definitely a silver lining to that dark cloud that appeared in March 2020. Booking for this coming summer already look very strong.
Back in August 2020, with the borders looking very likely to remain shut we tested the water with a (very) good offer to Canadian residents to ski with us. We were swarmed. Why half price? Click [here].
In late December, with the worsening COVID situation and uncertainty as to how the holiday season spike could affect us, we postponed our season opening until 12-Feb.
Now, given the increasing government policy, pressure and advice we have decided that it is no longer feasible to operate this winter. There are justifications for continuing to operate trips and of course there are reasons not to. There is no right answer but rest assured that this has been an extremely well scrutinized decision. It’s been made especially difficult by the fact that there is well over 3 metres of snow sitting on the ground at 1,000m. We are gutted to the core, but we must now move on.
Almost all our international guests that were booked for the 2021 season have now rolled over to the 2022 season. There were of course also some that could not travel last winter that have now rolled over twice. We’d particularly like to thank all of them for their continued passion to come and heliski with us.
We have also completed the rollover process for our Canadian guests and most have opted to ski with us in 2022 or 2023.
What therefore looks increasingly likely is that the 2022 season will see a lot of pent up demand and it will be busy – very busy. Deposits for 2022 will be 100% refundable until 30-June-2021. Get in touch for availability.
We look forward to sharing the magic of the mountains with you sooner rather than later.