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Last Frontier Heliskiing challenges Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing and CMH

The evolution of heliskiing continues with Last Frontier Heliskiing.  Smaller operators are offering alternatives to CMH Heli-Skiing and Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing.  This series will give a brief summary of the operators in the Coast Range of British Columbia Canada.

The Coast Range of British Columbia is home to some of the heliski industry innovators:  Bella Coola Heliskiing, Northern Escape Heliskiing, TLH Heliskiing, Skeena Heliskiing and Last Frontier Heliskiing.  Coastal weather patterns provide copious amounts of powder, and travel is usually MUCH easier than the more famous operators to the East.   How do they compete with the big boys (CMH and Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing) and deal with the huge amounts of snowfall?

Glad you asked.

Each of these BC coast range heli-ski destination operators have a strategy, or two, to differentiate their offerings.

Today, we take a closer look at Last Frontier Heliskiing and their two lodges.

 

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Last Frontier Heliskiing takes you WAY North to get good snow.   Last Frontier is situated on the edge of the Alaskan Panhandle in Northern British Columbia.  It may take a little longer to get up there, but you will be rewarded with the largest single heliski area in the world, record-breaking snowfall and some of the most varied terrain found anywhere. They have two unique bases of operation.

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Last Frontier Bell 2 Lodge is a self-contained heliski village featuring luxurious log chalets, each complete with wood burning stoves.  The area offers a great combination of tree skiing and high alpine terrain.   I have been there a couple of times, and these cabins are great.     So is the skiing!  The cabins remind some of the chalets at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, eh?  Check out the location of Last Frontier Heliskiing Bell 2 Lodge.

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Last Frontier Heliskiing Ripley Creek, where the lodging is a hotel in an old gold mining town, has incredible long glaciated runs of up to 5,000 feet!    It’s like a combination of BC and Alaska heliskiing.  Not fancy, but very cool.  The trip includes one border crossing to Hyder, Alaska to get Hyderized by downing a huge, mysterious shot that will not be memorable…..

 

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Last Frontier Heliskiing also offers a unique Heliski Safari option, which involves skiing from one lodge to the other, half-way through the week.  The 60 mile trip offers spectacular heliskiing and unforgettable scenery with countless glaciers.  I did this trip last season, and it is phenomenal!   It is truly a safari, taking advantage of whatever looks good along the way.  It sells out fast, so let us know if you want to make a reservation.

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Each of these operators has figured out a way to offer something unique and very appealing to help compensate for the occasional down day.  Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing and CMH Heli-Skiing have some hungry competitors, including Last Frontier Heliskiing……which is good.

Email or call and we will help you find available trips with Last Frontier HeliSkiing, including the Heliski Safari.  866-HELISKI or Skype HELISKI.com

Best Regards,
tj
Tom Jackson

CPO (Chief Powder Officer)
HELISKI.com
866-HELISKI
(866-435-4754)

Expert Advice – Knowledge is Powder

There are many aspects to consider for your ideal heli-skiing Canada trip. Some of the things to ask yourself, and to tell HELISKI.com, will allow us to narrow down the dozens of destinations for your heli-skiing in Canada.

  • Do you prefer an intimate heli-ski lodge or ‘the more the merrier?’
  • Do you want to heli-ski in a group of four or are you OK in a group as big as eleven?
  • How many days or dollars can you spend heli skiing Canada?
  • Do you prefer heliskiing trees, bowls, glaciers and high alpine or all of the above?
  • Do you want unlimited vertical, or do you want a base amount with the option to pay for extra heli-skiing Canada? (We are happy to do the math for you.)
  • Do you want to get to and from your heliski Canada lodge as quickly as possible, or do you have time to burn?
  • When do you want to schedule heliskiing Canada?
  • Do you want to try heliskiing Canada during or after a resort skiing vacation?
  • Where are you originating travel?
  • Do you want a remote, rustic lodge from which to heliski Canada?
  • Do you want catskiing or resort skiing options in case the helicopters cannot fly?

Canadian Mountain Holidays or CMH Heli-Skiing offers more Canada for over 50 years! Most CMH Heli-Skiing lodges are remote. Some require a helicopter ride to access the lodge. Different lodges serve different terrain, snow qualities, group sizes and trip lengths. We are happy to recommend those that fit your group best. choices than any other operator, and they have been heli-skiing.

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is the second largest operator, and has been heli skiing Canada almost as long as CMH Heli-Skiing. There are two lodging options at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing – Blue River and Albreda. They offer different lodging and heli-ski Canada options that also vary throughout the season. HELISKI.com can help you choose.

There are dozens of smaller operators for your heliskiing Canada pleasure. Do you want a great, classic lodge like Skeena or Mica Heliski Canada? Do you want easy access so you spend your time heli-skiing Canada like Northern Escape Heli-Skiing? Do you want unlimited vertical, like Great Canadian Heli-Skiing and Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing? Love trees? Consider Bearpaw Heliskiing, Last Frontier Heliskiing Bell 2 Lodge, or one of the CMH Heli-Skiing areas that specialize in trees. If you want your own food and lodging, check out RK Heli-Skiing. How about one group per helicopter at TLH Heli-Skiing Canada.

There are myriad choices. Email or call 866-HELISKI so we can get started putting together the best fit for your heliskiing Canada trip!

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing – Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing Canada

We Review Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, and all heli-skiing locations.   Our friends at Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing are offering a cool Family Holiday Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing and Snowcat Package to “experience that family vacation you’ve always dreamed of.”  Also read our Interview with the late, great Mike Wiegele.

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Mike Wiegele says, “Take the Family” (don’t worry, the little kids will catski)

Mike Wiegele resort is a family affair for the holiday season. The cozy atmosphere, delicious food, and incredible activities offered at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing will guarantee you and your family a vacation they will never forget. It’s available December 17, 2011 to January 7, 2012.

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Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing Family Holiday Package

Up to two children per family (5 to 12 years of age) to Cat-ski, eat and stay for free when both adults book a 3, 5 or 7 day Mike Wiegele heli skiing and heli-boarding package.


If you have children 12 to 18 that want to experience the thrill of the heli – take advantage of a special 20% off of Mike Wiegele heli skiing and heli boarding packages. Please note that a special Snowcat rate of 50% off is also available for additional children under 12.

See our Review of the Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing and the Albreda Lodge, too.

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Would you like help choosing the right helicopter skiing trip for your group?

Drop us an email or a call 866-HELISKI (866-435-3754)

Intl: 925-683-7676

 

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The late great Mike Wiegele was one of the heli skiing pioneers.  After working with Hans to start Canadian Mountain Holidays, Mike split when he found what he thought was the best heliskiing tenure in British Columbia.  He would have laughed at the various misspellings of his name, including the top 4 ways to misspell Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing:

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So raise a glass after your last untracked heliskiing run, and cheers to Mike Wiegele, or Mike Wigley heli skiing, or Mike Weigel heli skiing, or Mike Wigley heli ski or Mike Wigley heli skiing Canada.  Cheers!

TJ

PS  Email me if you would like for me to put together the best heli skiing options with Mike Wiegele or any other Canadian heli skiing destination!