Heli Skiing- The Ultimate Winter Holiday
For many people skiing is part of their yearly calendar. They learn to ski as children and then
practice every year in the Alps, often staying in the same resorts and skiing the same runs.
When choosing a summer holiday numerous hours of research go into choosing new and exciting
destinations and resorts, yet the choice of winter break is often never questioned. Over the last
ten years the variety of ski holidays available has increased massively and the choice of activities
and resorts is now far greater. It's possible to book exclusive ski chalets with private chefs and
hosts, as well as combine your ski break with cooking courses, cultural tours and spa experiences.
For those seeking the ultimate ski break, there is also heli skiing.
Heli skiing is the ultimate in exclusive ski holidays. Traditional ski resorts offer a highly
manipulated terrain, with manicured slopes and runs that have been designed and nurtured for
tourists to enjoy. Heli skiing involves being flown to a location with the best powder snow, long
descents and natural terrain with all its contours and features.
Accompanied by an expert guide the skiing you experience will undoubtedly be once in a lifetime
and unlike anything you have experienced before. British Columbia in Canada holds a 90% world
share of the heli skiing market and is widely recognised as its creator and home. British companies
such as Ski in Luxury and Oxford Ski have ski teams which specialise in exclusive heli skiing
holidays in British Columbia.
Last Frontier Heliskiing is based in the Mountain wilderness of British Columbia. Ripley Creek Inn is
located right on the border of South East Alaska, in the frontier town of Stewart, British Columbia.
The nearest airport is in Terrace, BC – a four hour drive away. The first settlers arrived in Stewart
in 1896 and the town grew quickly in the early 1900’s due to its mineral rich environment.
However, towards the end of the 1900’s most of the mines had closed and the town is now home
to a small but growing tourist industry centred around bear watching and fishing in the summer.
Guests staying at Ripley Creek ski in 2 larger groups of 11 people per helicopter. The safety
standards at Last Frontier Heli skiing are second to none. Without exception, all guides are
seasoned professionals who have passed a series of comprehensive exams to qualify them as
members of the A.C.M.G and the U.I.A.G.M., the recognized Canadian and International Mountain
The scenery you will ski in is remote and breathtaking, and the landscape varied and exciting. The
staff is friendly and your every need will be catered to. To find about more about heliskiing
holidays in Canada speak to a UK specialist operator such as Scott Dunn or Alpine Elements. The
only problem with heli skiing is that once you have tried it, a run of the mill ski holiday just won't
cut the mustard.