Skiing at Ripley

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Ripley Creek

Last Frontier Heliskiing - Ripley Creek

Driving from Meziadin Junction, through the Bear Pass and down to Stewart you pass through some of the most rugged and spectacular scenery in British Columbia. Turquoise-blue ice hanging precariously above the road, huge trees snapped like match sticks by massive avalanches and snowfalls so intense they can bury a car in a day in hours.

British Columbia’s northern Coast Mountains offer some truly massive glacial runs, extensive tree skiing and a feeling of remoteness that is hard to describe…and one you do not get at the more commercial heli-ski operations in southern BC.

While the standards of professionalism and guiding remain exemplary, make no mistake about it, this is a real ‘no frills' approach to heli-skiing where the focus is firmly on quality of the skiing, not the fancy extras.

Guests stay 'down town' in Stewart at The Ripley Creek Inn and dine at the Bitter Creek Cafe just across the street. The rooms are simple, clean and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms, queen sized beds, telephones and TV's. There is also a Jacuzzi and massage therapist to ease those aching muscles after a long day in the mountains.

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Pay for The Skiing Not The Fancy Extras

The Ripley Creek experience is all about the quality of the heli-skiing and heli-boarding…and that’s what you pay for – not the fancy extras. Arguably the best value for money wilderness heli-skiing in Canada.

A Raw & Rugged Experience on The Alaska Border

Far removed from the big commercial heli-ski operations in southern BC there’s something a little bit quirky and unique about this experience. The frontier-town of Stewart is an old gold mining centre on the border with Alaska where you are more likely to see bears and men with guns wandering the streets than you are other skiers or snowboarders. Its’ not Courchevel.

Long Runs

Ripley Creek boasts some truly incredible long glacial runs – some well over 2,000 vertical metres where it is possible to link hundreds and hundreds of turns in perfect powder.

Like It a Little Steeper?

With a generally stable maritime snowpack it is often possible to ski steeper terrain than would be the norm at other heli-ski operations in Canada.If you are really ready to step it up a notch check our 'Ripin at Ripley' below.

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