Last Frontier Heli-Skiing: Ripley Creek Inn
A remote heli-ski lodge for the hardcore powder hounds out there
A true skiers lodge, Ripley Creek Inn sits by the Alaskan border, in the remote and authentically Canadian mountain town of Stewart, BC. This quirky and rustic lodge sits at the end of the Portland Canal, and is surrounded by enormous peaks and rolling glaciers. With some of the most reliable snowfall in Canada and 30% more snow than its sister lodge Bell 2 by Last Frontier, Ripley Creek is a perfect choice for those looking for an authentic Canadian wilderness experience. With epic tree skiing, huge glaciers and famous top-to-bottom runs, there is something for everyone here, but it is best suited for advanced – expert powder skiers/boarders. With hearty, homemade fare, a hot tub, bar and a sauna, Ripley Creek has everything you need for an epic week in the mountains.
Fly to Terrace or Smithers BC from Vancouver and then a 4 hour transfer through stunning alpine vistas will lead you to Last Frontier Heli- Ripley Creek Inn. Last Frontier operate in 10,100 square km of terrain – the largest single heli-ski area in the world, and are situated right on the Alaskan border, deep in the British Columbia backcountry.
Based in the Coast Mountain range, rather than the Skeena Mountain range like its sister lodge, Ripley Creek is more on the steeper and technical side in general. With long glaciers, steep alpine as well as huge tree runs, this is one for the advanced and expert skiers out there.
Terrain Summary: Advanced/expert terrain. Perfect for powder hounds.
- Cozy, unique guest rooms
- Hot tub
- Café and bar
- Array of down-day activities
- Visit Alaska in minutes
- Reliable, heavy snowfall
- Great advanced terrain
- Cell service and medium speed internet
- Local museum
- Incredible, hearty cuisine