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  • Cat skiing backup – A good idea?

    Cat skiing backup – A good idea?

    By Elemental Adventure •

    We often get asked whether this or that heliski lodge has ‘cat skiing backup’. If it's somewhere we send people the answer is almost certainly no. There's a good reason why...

  • The Kuril Islands & Kamchatka

    By James Morland •

    A more distant, end of the earth type place would be hard to imagine and for the past four years I had dreamed of skiing these gigantic volcanoes that rise so abruptly from the mythical sounding, Sea of Okhotsk.

  • Roaring fire inside Spirit Bear Chalet

    The Platinum Experience

    By James Morland •

    Where under-stated 5-star luxury merges seamlessly with the rugged Canadian wild to create one of the most refined luxury heli-ski experiences available today.


All Posts

  • Unlimited Vertical – a good thing?

    By James Morland •

    ...“100,000 vertical feet, 8 hours of flying time, 36 runs...unlimited vertical... Even to the most seasoned heli-skier untangling what this all means in terms of value for money and how much fun you are going to have, can be tricky. Here’s our guide to what it all means and a few potential pros and cons of each system.

  • Flying over Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska

    Pick of the Month - November

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    Here’s a roundup of some of the last few remaining spots for 2019 that have caught our eye.

  • Warren Miller's Face of Winter

    Face of Winter - Warren Miller Film Tour

    By Elemental Adventure •

    IT'S BACK! Warren Miller’s latest ski and snowboard movie, Face of Winter kicks off its world tour. The show features a whole host of people and places close to our heart with awesome footage shot in Iceland, Chamonix, Alaska, Chile and many more...

  • helicopter skiing greenland

    Winter is Coming

    By Elemental Adventure •

    Winter is only just around the corner. We've been getting distracted looking at photos and have selected a few to get you in the mood.

  • Deep powder skiing

    The Driest Snow on Earth?

    By James Morland •

    That super-low density, smoky dry ‘champagne’ powder. The pinnacle of powder skiing right? We're not so sure.......

  • Pick of the month

    By Elemental Adventure •

    The first turns of winter are only a couple of month's away. This month we've homed in on a couple of prime spots that are still available for the 2019 season...and in some cases there is a little something extra to sweeten the deal.

  • Cat skiing backup – A good idea?

    Cat skiing backup – A good idea?

    By Elemental Adventure •

    We often get asked whether this or that heliski lodge has ‘cat skiing backup’. If it's somewhere we send people the answer is almost certainly no. There's a good reason why...

  • Andrzej Bargiel world first ski descent of K2

    World’s first ski descent of K2 – the final frontier in extreme skiing?

    By Lisa Auer •

    On July 22nd, 2018, 30-year-old Polish ski mountaineer, Andrzej Bargiel became the first person to ski down from the summit of K2, the world’s second highest peak.

  • Heliskiing Iceland, Image copyright Mathis Dumas

    Luxury and Adventure in Iceland

    By Elemental Adventure •

    Now, to complement the rustic charm and family history of Klaensholl; guests have the choice of opting for on-the-edge-of-the-fjord luxury. Or, for those ready for the adventure of a lifetime – jump aboard the ‘Ring of Fire’ heliski tour.

  • Heliskiing Chile

    The Powder Capital of the Andes

    By Elemental Adventure •

    Outside of the Himalayas, the Andes are home to the highest mountains in the world. High altitude combined with a maritime snowpack means light and dry snow throughout the season. A rugged and vast array of magnificent peaks and alpine terrain stretches further than the eye can see – even from a helicopter!

  • City Ski Championships - Verbier 2018

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    The City Ski Championships offers Europe‘s business and financial community with an opportunity to network and entertain clients in a personal, relaxed environment and is now widely recognised as the premier alpine event for business executives. It also just so happens to be one of the most fun weekends in the Alps this winter.

  • Ski Movie - Drop Everything

    “Drop Everything” - MSP Ski Movie Premier

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    Together with our friends at Last Frontier Heliskiing and Arctic Heliskiing we're excited to be teaming up with Holmlands this autumn for the Matchsticks Productions UK wide tour. Throughout November there will be screenings of Drop Everything in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham.


  • The Backgrounder Series

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    With one new episode each month you will get unique insights into Last Frontier Heliskiing and why so many heliskiers from all around the world pilgrim to the Great White North year after year... Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!


  • Powder Skis 2017

    Best Powder Skis 2016/2017

    By Trey Cook •

    What are the best powder skis for 2017? - To make it easier for everyone we’ve made the sacrifice, done all the on-snow research, and compiled this list of this season’s best powder skis.

  • Line and wipeout of the year

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    Ready for some of the best ski footage you have ever seen? Don't miss this. We have decided to dedicate line of the year to pretty much every line in Jérémie Heitz’s film, La Liste.

  • TomTom Bandit Action Camera - Review

    By Trey Cook •

    This review is going to cover my initial impressions straight out of the box with very little info on how the thing works. Why? Because, let’s admit it, when a lot of us get a new device we immediately start playing with it until we hit a dead end that drives us to the humiliation of reading the manual.

  • Bluebird Face Shots… In November!

    Bluebird Face Shots… In November!

    By Trey Cook •

    If you were one of the fortunate few who were able to take advantage of the massive dumps in the French and Swiss Alps then you know what we’re talking about. If not, here’s a bit of what you missed…

  • The Kuril Islands & Kamchatka

    By James Morland •

    A more distant, end of the earth type place would be hard to imagine and for the past four years I had dreamed of skiing these gigantic volcanoes that rise so abruptly from the mythical sounding, Sea of Okhotsk.


Featured Adventure

  • Heli-skiers arrive at yellow helicopter

    Heli-Ski Safari

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    This is not your regular Canadian heli-skiing. This is big wild northern British Columbia and compared to southern BC with all of its heli-ski operations sandwiched together; it’s like a different country.

  • Big Horn chalet in Revelstoke at night

    Bighorn Revelstoke

    By Jonas Ernevi •

    Set in Revelstoke, British Columbia in the very heart of Canadian heli-ski country, Bighorn redefines luxury heli-skiing.

  • Heliskiing Iceland, Image copyright Mathis Dumas

    Luxury and Adventure in Iceland

    By Elemental Adventure •

    Now, to complement the rustic charm and family history of Klaensholl; guests have the choice of opting for on-the-edge-of-the-fjord luxury. Or, for those ready for the adventure of a lifetime – jump aboard the ‘Ring of Fire’ heliski tour.