Last Frontier Heliskiing

Canada: British Columbia

Bigger and better! Get access to the most terrain on the planet with a trip from Last Frontier Heliskiing where the powder is endless.

Detailed Program


Choose from Bell 2 Lodge or Ripley Creek

The below program is recommended. Please contact us if you would like to investigate other itinerary options. Guests have the choice of staying in Vancouver or Smithers for their pre heliskiing nights

 

Bell 2 lodge program and schedule

Staying pre-heliskiing in Vancouver

  • Arrive in Canada the day before your tour begins
  • Overnight at a choice of Vancouver hotels:
  • Fairmont Waterfront (Downtown) – Budget approximately $40 for a taxi between the airport
  • Or try the new Canada Line on the SkyTrain aprox. 25 min. trip from the airport to Waterfront Station, CDN$3.75 fare
  • Sheraton (Downtown) - Budget approximately $40 for a taxi between the airport
  • Fairmont (Airport) – Actually in the airport
  • Westin (Airport) - A free shuttle between Westin Airport Hotel and Vancouver (YVR) airport is provided

 

Travel Vancouver to Bell 2 Lodge

  • The tour start date is a travel day - Vancouver to Bell 2 Lodge
  • Book flight with Air Canada: AC8560 departing Vancouver (YVR) 07:55 arrive Smithers (YYD) 09:44
  • Depart Smithers Airport - 10:30
  • Ground transfer to lodge provided
  • Arrive Bell 2 Lodge - 15:30 approximately

 

Staying in Smithers pre-heliskiing

  • Arrive in Canada the day before your tour begins
  • Book connecting flight with Air Canada: AC8562 depart Vancouver (YVR) 17:40 arrive Smithers (YYD) 19:29, for the same day
  • Free shuttle from Smithers airport to Hudson Bay Lodge
  • Overnight in Smithers at Hudson Bay Lodge

 

Travel Smithers to Bell 2 Lodge

  • The tour start date is a travel day - Smithers to Bell 2 Lodge
  • Depart Hudson Bay Lodge -09:45
  • Ground transfer to lodge provided
  • Arrive Bell 2 Lodge - 15:30 approximately

 

Check-in at the lodge

  • Upon arrival at the lodge, you will attend an informal welcome session introducing you to the Last Frontier Heliskiing crew and run through the daily schedule. At this time we will also explain our liability waiver form, which ALL guests must sign prior to skiing or boarding.

 

Skiing and Boarding Days

  • Each morning the Lead-Guide will provide an update on the weather, snow conditions and the specific departure times for each group. The first day, your guide will instruct you on the use and care of the electronic avalanche transceiver and ABS Airbag. Everyone has an opportunity to practice several searches. Afterwards, you meet your pilot at the helicopter and review a helicopter safety briefing. The first groups in each helicopter generally depart the lodge daily at approximately 09:15.
  • Mini water bottles are provided in each helicopter. If you have a personal water bottle or hydration device, we encourage you to bring it. Lots of vertical makes for thirsty skiers and boarders.
  • Please Note: Skiing/riding on the last day of your tour generally ends at 15:00. We will do our best to ski or ride more if possible.

 

Meals - We aim to eat as well as we play

  • A buffet breakfast is served daily at 08:00
  • Lunch is a relaxed picnic-style affair of homemade soup, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks AND CHOCOLATE
  • Apres-ski snacks served in the bar
  • Dinner is served at 19:00
  • A good selection of beer, wine and spirits are available at both of our locations

 

Checkout day at the lodge

  • We ask that all guests have their bags packed and to be checked out of their rooms in the morning before skiing or boarding. Upon return to the lodge, there is time to shower and change into your traveling clothes.

 

Staying in Smithers post-heliskiing

  • Depart Bell 2 Lodge -16:30
  • Ground transfer to Hudson Bay Lodge provided
  • Arrive Hudson Bay Lodge -21:30
  • Overnight at Hudson Bay Lodge
  • The Next Day:
  • Free shuttle Hudson Bay Lodge to Smithers (YYD) airport
  • Book flight with Air Canada: AC8561 depart Smithers (YYD) 10:05 arrive Vancouver (YVR) 11:49

 

Departure from Canada

  • Always plan to depart from Canada the day after your tour ends


Ripley Creek Program And Schedule

The below program is recommended. Please contact us if you would like to investigate other itinerary options. Guests have the choice of staying in Vancouver or Terrace for their pre heliskiing nights

 

Staying pre-heliskiing in Vancouver

  • Arrive in Canada the day before your tour begins
  • Overnight at a choice of Vancouver hotels:
  • Fairmont Waterfront (Downtown) – Budget approximately $40 for a taxi between the airport
  • Sheraton (Downtown) - Budget approximately $40 for a taxi between the airport
  • Or try the new Canada Line on the SkyTrain aprox. 25 min. trip from the airport to Waterfront Station, CDN$3.75 fare
  • Fairmont (Airport) – Actually in the airport
  • Westin (Airport) - A free shuttle between Westin Airport Hotel and Vancouver (YVR) airport is provided

 

Travel Vancouver to Ripley Creek Inn

  • The tour start date is a travel day - Vancouver to Ripley Creek Inn
  • Book flight with AIr Canada: AC8240 departing Vancouver (YVR) 08:35 arrive Terrace (YXT) 10:26
  • Depart Terrace Airport - 11:00
  • Ground transfer to lodge provided
  • Arrive Ripley Creek Inn - 15:30 approximately

 

Staying in Terrace pre-heliskiing

  • Arrive in Canada the day before your tour begins
  • Book connecting flight Air Canada: AC8244 departing Vancouver (YVR) 17:35 arrive Terrace (YXT) 19:26, for the same day
  • Taxi to Best Western Hotel (Budget approximately $20 for a taxi)
  • Overnight in at Best Western Hotel, Terrace

 

  • Travel Terrace to Ripley Creek Inn
  • The tour start date is a travel day - Terrace to Ripley Creek Inn
  • Depart Best Western Hotel - 11:30
  • Ground transfer to lodge provided
  • Arrive Ripley Creek Inn - 15:30 approximately

 

Check-in at the lodge

  • Upon arrival at the lodge, you will attend an informal welcome session introducing you to the Last Frontier Heliskiing crew and run through the daily schedule. At this time we will also explain our liability waiver, which ALL guests must sign prior to skiing or boarding.

 

Skiing and Boarding Days

  • Each morning the Lead-Guide will provide an update on the weather, snow conditions and the specific departure times for each group. The first day, your guide will instruct you on the use and care of the electronic avalanche transceiver and ABS Airbag. Everyone has an opportunity to practice several searches. Afterwards, you meet your pilot at the helicopter and review a helicopter safety briefing. The first groups in each helicopter generally depart the lodge daily at approximately 09:15
  • Mini water bottles are provided in each helicopter. If you have a personal water bottle or hydration device, we encourage you to bring it. Lots of vertical makes for thirsty skiers and boarders.
  • Please Note: Skiing/riding on the last day of your tour generally ends at 14:00. We will do our best to ski or ride more if possible.

 

Meals - We aim to eat as well as we play

  • A buffet breakfast is served daily at 08:00 at the Bitter Creek Cafe located just across the street
  • Lunch is a relaxed picnic-style affair of homemade soup, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks AND CHOCOLATE
  • Apres-ski snacks served at the Ripley Creek Inn
  • Dinner is served at 19:00 at the Bitter Creek Cafe
  • A good selection of beer and wine are available at the Bitter Creek Cafe during dinner.
  • Beverages for apres ski can be purchased at the local liquor store

 

Checkout day at the lodge

  • We ask that all guests have their bags packed and to be checked out of their rooms in the morning before skiing or boarding. Upon return to the lodge, there is time to shower and change into your traveling clothes.
  • Guests generally stay in Terrace for their post heliskiing night

 

Staying in Terrace post-heliskiing

  • Depart Ripley Creek Inn - 16:30
  • Ground transfer to Terrace Best Western Hotel provided
  • Arrive Terrace Best Western Hotel, Terrace – 21:30
  • Overnight at Terrace Best Western Hotel
  • The Next Day:
  • Taxi to airport (Budget approximately $20 for a taxi)
  • Book flight with Air Canada: AC8241 depart Terrace (YXT) 10:50 arrive Vancouver (YVR) 12:36

 

Departure from Canada

  • Always plan to depart from Canada the day after your tour ends
PP/Night from US$ 994