The word “safari” comes from the Arabic “to journey”, and originally referred to the big-game hunting expeditions that gave colonial Europeans a really bad name back in the day. The safari happening in BC’s Skeena and Coast Mountains these days is cruelty-free, but it’s still about hunting. Fresh, bottomless powder is the quarry. And it’s everywhere.
Last February, pros Suz Graham and Chris Booth descended on Last Frontier Heliskiing for the heli safari. Watch them rip it up from Ripley Creek in the Coast Mountains to Bell 2 Lodge in the Skeenas. Photos by Reuben Krabbe.
Safari Tour Details
-Only 3 groups of 5 guests in an A-Star B2/B3 helicopter
-100,000 feet / 30,500 vertical metres 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.
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