The State of British Columbia (BC) is unique in the world. The first barrier against the low pressure systems arriving from the ocean, every year, this vast mountain area registers extravagant levels of snow and offers an infinite range of itineraries to delight novices and experts. The other asset is that BC is famous for offering the very best forest skiing in the world (which means that you can ski in all weathers). Also, we offer a unique selection of Lodges, from the most luxurious to the most authentic
The Skeena Mountain range has a huge diversity of terrain, from the high vertical slopes with steeps to powder bowls with pillows and shoots. Our team will take you to the heart of it in the 2nd largest ski area in North America, covering 9,250km2.
Only 3 hours from Vancouver , direct flights are available from Vancouver International Airport to Smithers. From here you are collected by our van shuttle for the 1½ hr drive to our lodge
Bear Claw lodge is an exclusive, personal and high quality accommodation, and is only 6 minutes by helicopter to your first runs. Maximum of 15 guests per week twin share accommodation each with en-suite. Whirlpool, laundry facilities, games room, wireless internet
- Unlimited vertical of skiing / snowboarding with 30’500 guaranteed vertical meters
- 1 UIAGM / ACMG guide per group of 5
- Bell B2 or B3 Helicopter
- The latest avalanche safety equipment and training, including ABS backpack, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
- Provision of the latest ski equipment
- 7 nights in twin share accommodation each with en-suite
- All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (alcohol not included)
- Full use of whirlpool, outdoor sauna, laundry facilities, games room, cross-country skis, snow shoes, wireless internet
- Scheduled van shuttles from Smithers Airport
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.
2 heliski operations based in Northern British Columbia
Bell 2 Lodge is located 220 miles (360 km) Northwest of Smithers, British Columbia. The resort is situated along the Stewart-Cassiar Highway.
Ripley Creek Inn, Stewart, BC is located 200 miles (310km) Northwest of Terrace, British Columbia. The small town of Stewart is situated at the end of the Portland Canal, opposite Hyder, Alaska. This operation focuses exclusively on the southern part of our tenure.
Bell 2 lodge/ With satellite communication and state of the art environmental facilities, it offers the comforts of a first class hotel.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. All rooms have a private bathroom, fireplace, two queen size beds or one king size bed with down duvets.
Le Ripley Creek Inn A maximum of 25 clients per week. Based at the Ripley Creek Inn in Stewart, a little old mining town on the border to Alaska. The inn is home to both guests and staff with meals served just across the street at the Bitter Creek Café. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, queen size beds with down duvets, telephones and TVs. The Bitter Creek Café has an historic feel with a bistro style menu. You’re assured of some fine eclectic cuisine and for those who are keen, some sensational seafood.
Only 3 groups of 5 guests in a small A-Star B2/B3 helicopter
100,000 feet / 30,500 vertical meters guaranteed
4 nights accommodation at Bell 2 Lodge*
3 nights accommodation at Ripley Creek Inn*
All meals at Bell 2 Lodge and the Bitter Creek Cafe
Expert guide service (A.C.M.G. or U.I.A.G.M. certified)
Powder skis and poles
Avalanche transceivers and ABS Airbags
Return ground transfers between Smithers / Terrace and Ripley Creek Inn / Bell 2 Lodge
* 7/5/4 days trip and private tour are available at bell 2 and Ripley Creek. Contact us for more details