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USD 7,600

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

COVID-19 policy - book with confidence; no deposit required to hold seat. Cancel before Sept 30 for no cancellation penalty. See Terms & Conditions for details.
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 7,600
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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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

2029-21 Rates

 MIXED Group Prices in CAD per person (ex taxes)
 Package Dec & Jan
 Feb & March 
April  Average
Vertical (m)
Guaranteed
Vertical (m) 
 7 Days/7 Nights  $14,200  $16,100  $14,400  42,672  30,500
 5 Days/5 Nights  $11,500  $12,100  $11,600  28,956  22,000
 4 Days/4 Nights  $9,200  $10,000  n/a  22,860  17,500

 PRIVATE Group Prices in CAD (ex taxes) *per person price based on full group
 Package  Group Size Heli Hours   Group Price
Dec & Jan
 *Per Person
Dec & Jan
 Group Price
Feb - Apr
*Per Person
Feb - Apr
 7 Days/7 Nights  1 group/4 people  7 hours  $94,480  $23,620  $113,780  $28,445
 7 Days/7 Nights  2 groups/8 people  14 hours  $145,460  $18,200  $168,890  $21,111
 5 Days/5 Nights  1 group/4 people  5 hours  $72,360  $18,090  $85,360  $21,340
 5 Days/5 Nights  2 groups/8 people  10 hours  $107,580  $13,448  $126,420  $15,820
  • 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 $170 per 1,000 vertical metres [CAD $52 per 1,000 vertical feet].
  • See Terms & Conditions for deposit & cancellation policy     
  • 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

COVID-19 Special Conditions


Updated: May 26, 2020

2021 Updated Booking Policy

Our team has put their heads together and run multiple operating scenarios for the leadup to next winter. In order to make planning easier for you [and more challenging for us!] we have decided to relax our 2021 booking policy as follows:

Seat Holds

Based on availability, seats can be held without a deposit until a predetermined date.

Deposit Payments

Depending on when your trip was booked, the following deposit conditions apply:

Between 2-APR and 30-SEP-2020: Fully refundable until 30-SEP-2020. No questions asked.

After 30-SEP-2020: Non-refundable.

Balance Payments

Balance payments are due 60 days before your trip start date [2021 season only].

Should you have to cancel your 2021 heliski trip to comply with COVID related border, travel or quarantine restrictions* after your balance payment has been made, you have the following two options:

Move your entire payment to the 2022 season and maintain 2020 pricing for your new booking.

Move your deposit to the 2022 [or 2023] season and receive a refund of your balance payment. Your 2022 [or 2023] balance is then due 90 days prior to your new trip start date and subject to our annual price increases. The same options apply if Last Frontier has to cancel the 2021 season to comply with COVID related border, travel or operational restrictions (for example but not limited to: physical distancing, quarantine advisory).

Private Tours

A deposit of 20% of the tour price is required at the time of booking and a total of 50% of the tour price is due 120 days prior to the trip. The full balance is due 60 days before the trip start date. These payment conditions apply to the 2021 season only and are subject to the above COVID cancellation policies.

For bookings, please use our handy trip builder, or give us a call: 1 888 655 5566 [USA & Canada] | 1 250 558 7980 [International]

Summer Operations @ Bell 2 Lodge The gas station at Bell 2 Lodge remains open to the public as an essential service and we are currently offering take-out food services and accommodation to any travelers heading north or south.

Small Print, But Important

Last Frontier reserves the right to cancel any heliski tour at any time (non-COVID related). This policy has not changed. A full refund will be given if this is the case. Covid or non-Covid related: Last Frontier is not responsible for any costs outside of your heliski package (e.g. international or domestic flights and hotels). Rebooking is subject to availability. Name changes are permitted on rolled over deposits / balances at no cost. Last Frontier Heliskiing reserves the right to change this booking policy at will and without notice.

*COVID-19 Terms

We will not review any COVID-19 related cancellation requests until a 60-day window prior to your trip start date. COVID-19 cancellation requests must meet one of the following criteria:

A border closure or advisory against non-essential travel that prevents you from leaving your home country or entering Canada.

A government imposed mandatory quarantine period that makes travel unfeasible.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 [or come into close contact with someone who tested positive] within two weeks of your trip start date.

Any cancellation request outside of the above COVID-19 clauses including injury and sickness will not be considered as part of our 2021 COVID-19 exclusion. Consider purchasing trip cancellation / interruption insurance to cover yourself for those risks.