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USD 7,050

DELUXE MULTI-DAY HELI SKIING PACKAGE
From 4 Nights / 4 Days Heli Skiing

Location: Canada | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 4-day package in high season, mixed group, twin/double-share (price per person)
Base/invoice currency is in CAD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations
USD 7,050
Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple or group, some blissful time with Last Frontier is the ultimate! The Bell 2 Lodge packages offer both mixed or private groups (4, 5 or 7 days). Lodging is in deluxe Canadian log rooms & gourmet meals & Canadian hospitality is all included.
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 07 - Apr 26, 2019
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Bell 2 Lodge Packages

In 1996 Last Frontier Heliskiing had the unique opportunity to start a heliski operation in a truly exciting, untouched and remote area of northern British Columbia. Once a basic truck stop for travellers on their way to Alaska and the Yukon, Bell 2 Lodge is now a modern deluxe heliski village.

Bell 2 Lodge is the Last Frontier Heliskiing superior package due to the remote wilderness location of the purpose built deluxe log chalets offered in this package.

With satellite communication and state of the art environmental facilities, the Bell II Lodge offers the comforts of a first class hotel with a rustic touch of the Canadian wild.

You have the option of a 4, 5 and 7 day trip, and the heli skiing consists of only 3 groups of 4 guests and a certified guide (A.C.M.G. or U.I.A.G.M.) in a small and agile helicopter. Each of the heliski packages has a vertical guarantee, with skiing and snowboarding beyond that charged per additional 1,000 vertical metres. This has the advantage over the unlimited vertical packages of some other operators, in that you’re not paying a premium upfront for skiing that you might not get.

The Last Frontier Bell II package also includes all meals, après-ski snacks, the use of powder skis and poles or snowboard, avalanche transceiver, and other safety equipment including an ABS airbag.

If weather conditions are unfavourable for flying, you can strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the Bell Irving River Valley. With a little luck, you may spot a moose, wolf or other animals that frequent this area during the winter season.

Here is a short teaser video to show what you can expect on a Last Frontier Bell 2 Lodge Package....

Typical Itinerary for Bell 2 Lodge Package

You have the option of staying in Vancouver or Smithers en-route to Bell 2 Lodge. Accommodation in Vancouver or Smithers is not included in the package and you will need to make your own arrangements.

You’ll need to arrive in Vancouver Canada the day before your tour begins. Or you may wish to arrive earlier and do some warm-up skiing or snowboarding at Whistler near Vancouver or Hudson Bay Ski Resort in Smithers, to make sure the legs are fighting fit ready for heli skiing!

Option 1: Stay in Vancouver Pre Heli-skiing

Day 0
Arrive at Vancouver Airport and stay in a Vancouver airport hotel or Vancouver hotel. For 5 star luxury and the ultimate in convenience, stay at the Hotel Fairmont Vancouver Airport which is located inside the airport.

Day 1 - Travel Vancouver to Bell 2 Lodge

  • Fly from Vancouver to Smithers (you can search for flights here) on flight AC8560 departing Vancouver (YVR) 08:15 arrive Smithers (YYD) 10:01.
  • Depart Smithers Airport - 11:00 (ground transfer to lodge provided)
  • Arrive Bell 2 Lodge - 15:30 (approximately)

Option 2: Stay in Smithers Pre Heli-skiing

Day 0

  • Arrive Vancouver
  • Fly AC8562 depart Vancouver (YVR) 17:55 arrive Smithers (YYD) 19:41
  • Free shuttle from Smithers airport to Hudson Bay Lodge
  • Overnight in Smithers at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge

Day 1 – Travel Smithers to Bell II Lodge

  • Depart Hudson Bay Lodge - 09:45 (ground transfer to lodge provided)
  • Arrive Bell 2 Lodge - 15:30 (approximately)

 

Upon arrival at the lodge, you will attend an informal welcome session introducing you to the Last Frontier Heliskiing crew and run through the daily schedule. At this time you guide will also explain the liability waiver form, which ALL guests must sign prior to skiing or boarding.

Skiing and Boarding Days
Each morning a buffet breakfast is served at 08:00. The lead-guide will provide an update on the weather, snow conditions and the specific departure times for each group.

The first day, your guide will instruct you on the use and care of the electronic avalanche transceiver and ABS Airbag. Everyone has an opportunity to practise several searches. Afterwards, you will meet your pilot at the helicopter and receive a helicopter safety briefing. The first groups in each helicopter generally depart the lodge daily at approximately 09:15.

Mini water bottles are provided in each helicopter. If you have a personal water bottle or hydration device, we encourage you to bring it.

Lunch is a relaxed picnic-style affair of homemade soup, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks AND CHOCOLATE.

Apres-ski snacks are served in the bar where you will find a good selection of beer, wine and spirits. Relax as you wish: have a hot tub, a massage, or more drinks….

Dinner is served at 19:00 each evening.

Checkout Day at the Lodge & Last Day of Heli Skiing
All guests will need to have their bags packed and be ready to check out of the room in the morning before skiing or boarding.

Skiing/riding on the last day of your tour generally ends at 15:00 however your guide will do their best to ski or ride as much as possible.

Upon return to the lodge, there is time to shower and change into your traveling clothes.

Travel schedule:

  • Depart Bell 2 Lodge -16:30 for Smithers (ground transfer to Hudson Bay Lodge provided)
  • Arrive Hudson Bay Lodge - 21:30
  • Overnight at Hudson Bay Lodge

The next day:

  • Free shuttle Hudson Bay Lodge to Smithers (YYD) airport
  • Book flight AC8561 depart Smithers (YYD) 10:30 arrive Vancouver (YVR) 12:14

Always plan to depart from Canada the day after your tour ends.

Bell 2 Lodge

Bell 2 Lodge is a modern and deluxe heli ski village, located in the wilderness in the Skeena mountain range (a remote area of northern British Columbia). See the Last Frontier Heli Skiing location tab for more information.

Located near the Bell 2 bridge over the Bell-Irving River (the Bell 1 bridge is much further south), the lodge had its inception as a fuel stop for trucks. It continues in this important role now, considering that it’s the only places for miles and miles that sells fuel, and the infrequent drivers on the way to Alaska can stop into the main lodge alongside the highway for a coffee.


Bell 2 Lodge wilderness village....

...your deluxe & very spacious room

...and what a place to end the day

The heliski village spreads about 100 metres away from the highway, with a series of log chalets that have 4 hotel-type rooms on 2 storeys. The décor is rustic Canadian log style, and rooms have 2 queen beds or one king bed with luxurious manchester and duvets. The spacious rooms have a private ensuite bathroom, a small desk and a few chairs, and a lovely enclosed wood fireplace (the lodgings are well stocked with firewood and kindling).

The lodge accommodates a maximum of 36 guests at a time.


The outdoor hot tub....

... short walk to the common lodge

...massage services on offer.

The main lodge houses the communal areas that include the chic dining room, a retail shop, a games room, and an incredibly well organised boot room and ski/snowboard equipment workshop. Upstairs is the well appointed lounge and bar area that includes a quiet room, media room and more games such as foosball.

The dining at Bell 2 Lodge is pretty special and includes gastropub fare for dinner. You won’t go hungry and there’s a good selection of wines and other beverages to accompany the lovely food. Breakfast is buffet style so you can get as much fuel as you need for your day of heli skiing.

There is an outdoor hot tub to soak weary muscles at the end of each day, and there are the all-important massage services available. The lodge also has a fitness room and laundry facilities (not necessarily so important!).


Lovely combustion fireplace....

... deluxe & very spacious rooms

...lovely wilderness setting.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2019 Rates

 MIXED Group Prices in CAD per person (ex taxes)    
 Package  Low Season
 
(outside of high season)
 High Season
 (Jan 25 to March 20)
Average
Vertical (m)
Guaranteed
Vertical (m) 
 7 Days/7 Nights  $10,700 - 13,800  $14,600 - 15,100  42,672  30,500
 5 Days/5 Nights  $9,600 - 10,100  $10,800  28,956  21,950
 4 Days/4 Nights  $8,200  $8,900  22,860  17,500

 PRIVATE Group Prices in CAD (ex taxes) *per person price based on full group
 Package  Group Size  Group Price  *Per Person
 7 Days/7 Nights  1 group/4 people  90,000 - 104,000  22,500 - 26,000
 7 Days/7 Nights  2 groups/8 people  136,000 - 157,000  17,000 - 19,625
 5 Days/5 Nights  1 group/4 people  67,200 - 78,300  16,800 - 19,575
 5 Days/5 Nights  2 groups/8 people  98,100 - 115,300  12,262 - 14,412

2020 Rates
 MIXED Group Prices in CAD per person (ex taxes)    
 Package  Low Season
 
(outside of high season)
 High Season
 (Jan 24 to end Mar)
Average
Vertical (m)
Guaranteed
Vertical (m) 
 7 Days/7 Nights  $12,000 - $14,400  $15,200 - $15,700  42,672  30,500
 5 Days/5 Nights  $10,200 - $10,700  $11,300  28,956  21,950
 4 Days/4 Nights  $9,000  $9,000 - $9,400  22,860  17,500

 PRIVATE Group Prices in CAD (ex taxes) *per person price based on full group
 Package  Group Size  Group Price  *Per Person
 7 Days/7 Nights  1 group/4 people  $94,700 - 109,400  $23,675 - 27,350
 7 Days/7 Nights  2 groups/8 people  $142,600 - 164,400  $17,825 - 20,550
 5 Days/5 Nights  1 group/4 people  $70,400 - 82,100  $17,600 - 20,525
 5 Days/5 Nights  2 groups/8 people  $105,400 - 123,200  $13,175 - 15,400

 

  • based on twin-share per person
  • base/invoice currency is Canadian Dollars
  • A 2.5% GST (tax) is charged to non-residents of Canada and 5% GST is charged to residents.
  • Extra vertical, over and above package guarantee, is charged at CAD $160 per 1,000 vertical metres [CAD $49 per 1,000 vertical feet].
  • A non-refundable deposit of CAD $2,000 is required in order to confirm a reservation
  • For the LFH cancellation policy please see their Booking Terms
  • All guests will be required to sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement prior to skiing.
Inclusions
  • Deluxe twin/double-share lodging in the Bell 2 Lodge rooms with ensuite bathroom
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner (chef prepared)
  • Daily small-group guided heli skiing (max 4 guests per group)
  • Return transfers between Smithers & Bell 2 Lodge
  • Use of avalanche safety equipment & fat skis
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade (subject to availability) - $enquire
  • Additional vertical over allocation - CAD$49/1000 ft or CAD$160/1000 m
Not Included

Last Frontier (LFH) Booking Terms & Conditions

Registration and Payment
The space available for heliskiing in our remote wilderness lodges is LIMITED. (Each year there are less spaces available) To avoid disappointment, LFH strongly suggest you register early. A deposit for each guest must to be made to Last Frontier Heliskiing within 10 days of receiving a written/email reservation confirmation. The payment of the balance is due 90 days prior to the beginning of the heli-skiing package. If the payment balance required is not received by Last Frontier Heliskiing on time, LFH reserve the right to cancel the reservation without notice to the skier and the deposit will be retained by Last Frontier Heliskiing. For bookings made less than 90 days prior to the trip start date, the full package price is due at time of booking.

Cancellation
LFH certainly hope you don't ever have to, but, if a cancellation is necessary for any reason, it should be made by e-mail . Receipt of the e-mail must be acknowledged BEFORE the confirmation can be processed. If a confirmed reservation has to be cancelled more than 90 days before the beginning of the package, Last Frontier Heliskiing will retain the deposit. The deposits for heli-skiing are totally non-refundable. If a cancellation is made less than 90 days before the arrival date, the total package payments will be retained. No cancellation fee has to be paid if the skier cancelling his package finds himself a suitable person as his substitute to take over the contractual obligations, but only if the cancelled space is still available.

Additional Travel Insurance
Trip cancellation and In-Canada medical coverage can be purchased through LFH insurance agent. The approximate cost will be between 4-6% of the trip cost. Other types of travel insurance that LFH recommend are:

Medical insurance to cover any hospital costs and ambulance expenses in Canada
Personal insurance to cover loss of baggage, skis and personal belongings
Liability insurance

Make sure these insurances cover you for all parts of your vacation.