Last Frontier Heliskiing

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PO Box 1237
Vernon, BC  V1T 6N6
(250) 558-7980 / (888) 655-5566
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About Last Frontier Heliskiing

Last Frontier Heliskiing is one of the most northerly heliski operations in British Columbia. Our heliski tenure is a massive 9,500 square km. We are extremely fortunate to call one of the most snow intensive areas of the world our home. Both the Northern Coastal Mountains and the Skeena Mountain Range are imposing and heavily glaciated. We have access to an almost limitless amount of challenging terrain. 2.2 million acres of uninhabited northern British Columbia awaits you.

Runs start high on alpine glaciers and end well below tree line, deep in the valley bottoms. The glaciers and alpine bowls of our tenure seem to go on forever. Rip turns through deep blankets of powder surrounded by jagged and awe inspiring peaks. The treed-terrain is challenging and the deep snow lies protected from the elements amongst the spectacular old growth forests. We have an abundance of tree runs, many of them close to the lodge and easily accessible in poor weather.

Small groups, small helicopters and BIG terrain sum up the heliski experience at Last Frontier Heliskiing. Bell 2 Lodge offers a maximum of only 3 groups of 5 per Bell 407 helicopter. Waiting times are almost non existent.

Though we rarely use the term 'expert', any guests considering a trip north to Last Frontier should be seasoned all mountain skiers or riders with a solid history of enjoying the mountains. We'll never sell you on the snow quality or promise you the daily treat of waist deep powder - but it does happen on a regular basis, which is why our guests continue to return, year after year. Coupled with our professional mountain staff and lodge personnel that love what they do, you will be enjoying a trip with one of the leading and most reputable heliski operations in British Columbia.

Last Frontier Heliskiing Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 11
Capacity Per Trip: Max of 30 clients
Trips Per Season: 18 ski weeks per winter
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 5
Packages start at: $4800.00
Longest Run: 4000 Ft
Summit: 8,000 Ft / 2,438 M
Base: 2,000 Ft / 610 M
Vertical: 6,000 Ft / 1,829 M
Acres: 2,200,000 Ac / 890,340 Hc
Annual Snow: 900" / 2,286cm
Season
Starts Around: 12/16/2011
Ends Around: 4/27/2012
The Basics
Helicopter Trips: Yes
Snowcat Trips: No
Years in Business: 11
Capacity Per Trip: Max of 30 clients
Trips Per Season: 18 ski weeks per winter
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 5
Packages start at: $4800.00
Longest Run: 4000 Ft
Terrain
Summit: 8,000 Ft / 2,438 M
Base: 2,000 Ft / 610 M
Vertical: 6,000 Ft / 1,829 M
Acres: 2,200,000 Ac / 890,340 Hc
Annual Snow: 900" / 2,286cm
Season
Starts Around: 12/16/2011
Ends Around: 4/27/2012

Guide Certifications & Experience

Safety is our first priority. Our guides are chosen not only for their guiding skills and qualifications, but also for their enthusiastic and outgoing personalities. They are professional guides who have passed a series of comprehensive examinations to qualify them as members of the A.C.M.G. and the U.I.A.G.M., the recognized Canadian and International Mountain Guide Associations. They are experienced at balancing exciting and challenging skiing with the safety and enjoyment of the entire group. Our guides also participate in yearly refresher courses, both at Last Frontier and as part of their ongoing training as certified mountain guides.

Mountain Safety
Weather and snow conditions are continuously monitored by our guides and snow safety team. Terrain and specific runs are chosen based on the current conditions. In addition, together with other leading heli-skiing companies in British Columbia, we sponsor an ongoing avalanche research project with the University of Calgary.

Equipment Used

Our guests enjoy the comfort and reliability of a Bell 407 helicopter. Our pilots are chosen to meet the same high standards as our guides and have a wealth of experience flying in the mountains. Helicopter maintenance is provided by our on-site team of engineers.

2 Bell 407 helicopters
ONLY 3 groups of 5 guests per helicopter
Bell 2 Lodge accommodates a max of 30 guests per week
Ripley Creek Inn accommodates a max of 15 guests per week

Ski Areas Nearby

The closest resort skiing is 4+ hours by ground transfer.

Booking Policy

Seats can be held for 10 days then must be confirmed with a CAD $1688 deposit. Early full-payment discounts are in effect.

Packages & Pricing

Destination heliskiing with the helicopters only 100 steps from the lodge. Only 3 groups of 5 guests per helicopter. All tours include:
- 100,000 vertical feet of skiing guaranteed (30,500 vertical meters)
- seven night's double occupancy accommodation with private bath
- all meals, guide services, powder skis and the use of avalanche transceivers are included

Rates are based on 7 day tours and start at CAD $6,800

What's New

Lodge to Lodge Safari
Two world-class heliskiing locations, joined for the first time by air and skis. Share 7 days between Bell 2 Lodge’s legendary terrain in the Skeena Mountains and the epic tree runs and glaciers of Ripley Creek's playground in the Coast Mountains. Mid-way through the week, start the day skiing from one lodge and finish the day over 65kms away at the other lodge.

Dining<

All meals are included with heliski packages.

Local Lodging

Bell 2 Lodge is a modern heliski village. With satellite communication and state of the art environmental facilities, it offers the comforts of a first class hotel with a rustic touch of the Canadian wild. The dining room, lounge and bar act as the focal point for skiing and snowboarding stories to be shared. Guests are accommodated in log chalets, located approximately 100 meters from the lodge. Rooms have a private bathroom, fireplace, two queen size beds or one king size bed with down duvets.

Nearby Recreation

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Ski Resorts Near Last Frontier Heliskiing - Vernon, British Columbia

Alpine Skiing / Snowboarding
Big White Ski Resort - Kelowna, BC
Nordic / Cross Country Skiing
Big White - Kelowna, BC
Silver Star - Silver Star Mtn., BC
Sovereign Lake Nordic Club - Vernon, BC

Last Frontier Heliskiing - Vernon, British Columbia Map & Directions

Located at:
PO Box 1237
Vernon, BC  V1T 6N6