To complement our Canadian ski programme in Whistler, we have teamed up with Last Frontier Heliskiing to provide our guests with one of life's ultimate ski experiences in the breathtaking mountain wilderness of British Columbia.
Heliskiing is the ultimate skiing experience. Last Frontier is the ultimate heliskiing experience
Small groups maximise your skiing time and vertical feet
Huge terrain - 27 times bigger than the Trois Vallées
Comfortable log cabin style lodges in wilderness location
Last Frontier Heliskiing in the wilderness of British Columbia, close to the Alaskan border, is the world's largest heliskiing concession and the ultimate experience for any skier, whether you are a competent intermediate on your first heliskiing trip or a seasoned heliski veteran.
Boasting a ski area of 9,500km2 (compared to the average Canadian heliski area of 2,200km2) and annual average snowfall of 25 metres, the combination of terrain and conditions is unsurpassed. Last Frontier operate with small groups of up to 4 guests and 2-3 groups per helicopter (A-star B2 or Bell 407), which guarantees a swift and efficient service to maximise your vertical feet. Equally important is the terrain with tree cover as Last Frontier can usually get you skiing even when the weather closes in.
It is a common misconception that heliskiing is for experts only. In fact, anyone with a reasonable level of fitness combined with some off piste experience can partake. If you are unsure as to whether you ski well enough, our travel consultants can advise and even assess you.
Safety standards are second to none. All guides are seasoned professionals who have qualified as members of the ACMG and the UIAGM, the recognized Canadian and International Mountain Guide Associations. Last Frontier provide safety equipment (avalanche transceivers and ABS bags) and powder skis and poles to enable you to make the most of the conditions in safety.
You can choose to base yourself at the Bell 2 Lodge or the Ripley Creek Inn – or combine the two. The friendly and professional team share our own service ethos and will ensure that your stay is enjoyable, comfortable and that your meals are delicious and hearty.
We recommend a short stay in Whistler prior to your heliskiing tour to maximise your fitness and enjoyment before taking the short flight north. There are 4, 5 and 7 day heliskiing options as well as the possibility of a heliskiing and ski touring trip.
When to visit
This is the ultimate experience for the serious powder skier. Unforgettable.
Bell 2 Lodge is located 220 miles (4 hours' drive) from Smithers. Ripley Creek is located in Stewart, British Columbia, close to the Alaskan border and 200 miles (4 hours' drive) North West of Terrace.
Direct British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Vancouver (9½ hrs) followed by a 2-hour internal flight to Smithers or Terrace. Road transfer to either Bell 2 or Ripley takes 4 hours.
Extraordinary Canada - Whistler Heliskiing
Heli-skiing is one of life's ultimate ski experiences, and this exciting itinerary combines a stay in the world-class ski resort of Whistler, heliskiing in the breathtaking mountain wilderness of British Columbia and a city break in Vancouver.