In 1996, founding partners George Rosset, Franz Fux, Mike Watling and Geoff Straight set out to explore uncharted mountain ranges in Northern BC, Canada and make first descents in what would become Last Frontier Heliskiing.
That passion for exploration and adventure lives on in our DNA. Everything we do at Last Frontier revolves around the mountains and the journey of chasing snow.
In this wild place up in the mountains, far away from four walls, routine and repetition, our family is dedicated to the craft of producing one-of-a-kind heli skiing experiences for our guests.
Bell 2 Lodge is discovered in the heart of the Skeena Mountains in Northern British Columbia. Founding partners George Rosset, Franz Fux, Mike Watling and Geoff Straight are in awe of the potential for heli skiing and began exploring the area.
Last Frontier initiates an exploratory eight week heliski season using a single A-Star helicopter based out of Bell 2 Lodge. Teton Gravity Research (TGR) take the opportunity to visit this undiscovered * part of the world. Featured in their movie Re:Session.
A full re-construction is started to transform Bell 2 Lodge into a heliski village.
Ripley Creek is born in the small community of Stewart, opposite of Hyder, Alaska. Lead guides George Feitzinger and Andre Ike explore the zone establishing a whole new heliskiing area, probing deep into the coast mountains.
Last Frontier becomes one of the first operators in the heliski industry to adopt the use of mandatory avalanche airbags for all guests.
A third helicopter is added at Bell 2 Lodge, enabling more flexibility for private groups. Capacity rises to 35 guests.
Renovations are completed to modernize common facilities at Bell 2 Lodge. The dining room and lobby/gift shop see a big face lift.
Founding partners George Rosset and Franz Fux divest of their stake in Last Frontier Heliskiing. Franz remains on as Director of Operations and George is succeeded by Mike Watling in the role of Managing Partner.
Last Frontier Heliskiing celebrates it’s 20th birthday.
Groups of 5 were great, but groups of 4 are even better. We carry more fuel in the helicopter and thus travel deeper into our massive heliski area. Now 1 guide to every four guests instead of five - also better.
Bar, entertainment area and media room see a full renovation at Bell 2 Lodge. The bar at Ripley Creek also gets a facelift.
A few of the key people that keep our operation humming along are listed below. Visit our safety page for additional guide & pilot profiles.
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PO Box 1237, Vernon,
BC V1T 6N6 CANADA
Ignacio Bustamante[email protected]
Brett Kennedy[email protected]
0405 363 383
Philip Dalemans[email protected]
Aleksander Ferchmin[email protected]
48 608 554424
Love powder and have a passion for skiing or riding? Last Frontier is always on the lookout for positive, energetic and talented people to join our team. On top of the seasonal positions at our lodges, occasionally we also have openings in our Vernon head office. Check back periodically to see the latest job opportunities.
Situated in Northern British Columbia, some 360km North of Terrace, Last Frontier Heliskiing operates two remote heliski
lodges. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill a full-time Maintenance Manager position at our Bell 2
Lodge location. Preferred starting date: as soon as possible. We are looking for someone that would work year-round.
Bell 2 Lodge offers world class heli skiing in the winter season [mid-December to mid-April] and operates as a hotel
during the summer months.
The Maintenance Manager must be comfortable performing minor and major repairs of all building, generators, vehicles
and equipment. Thorough attention to detail, friendliness, strong communication skills and professionalism play an
important part in the services we provide to our guests.
Preferred Skills and Core Competencies:
We provide accommodation and meals for all employees. Given our remote location, all communications are via satellite.
There is no cell-service at Bell 2 Lodge and the internet connection is basic [not high-speed]. With its proximity to
mountains, lakes and rivers, Bell 2 Lodge is an exciting place for outdoor enthusiasts both in the winter and summer. If
you have a passion for the outdoors, are keen to put a smile on peoples’ faces and contribute positively to a team, we
look forward to hearing from you. Please submit your application to: [email protected]
Remuneration for this position negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. We require someone with strong
leadership skills and expertise.
Please use the form below to make a general employment enquiry. If you are from outside Canada, we require that you have a valid working visa in place before we are able to hire.