The last two seasons have seen the creation of three new meteorological terms never before used (except maybe in sci-fi weather movies predicting the end of the world). The ‘Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’ (RRR for short) created the ‘Blob’ which together created the ‘Polar Vortex’, or so the story goes. Read more
Join us for the ultimate cat skiing and cat boarding experience at Northern Escape Cat Skiing. We have been offering Cat Skiing as a backup to our Heli Skiing program for many years and we are now pleased to offer it as a stand alone Cat Skiing package in December and early January before our Heli Skiing program begins. Read more
It’s that time of year again! The office is buzzing and the cogs are turning! We are excited to all be back in the office and working hard getting ready for the upcoming heli ski season. There is snow on the mountaintops and a nip in the air! It’s fall in the north! Read more
Check out the new bus at Northern Escape Heli Skiing. We like to ride in style here at Northern Escape. This is our brand new 4X4 airport shuttle. That’s right, it’s a 4X4!! Read more
With the heli ski season over until next year, lodge owner, Simone Mattner has gotten a jump on Yellow Cedar Lodge renovations. With plans to completely redo and update the kitchen the renovation started with demolition aided by the Northern Escape staff. While the work is still under way it is already evident how great the newly updated kitchen space is going to look. Read more
Clair Isrealson has been a fixture in the British Columbia Backcountry for 50 years. He has worked with Northern Escape Heli Skiing for six years as the Heli Skiing Operations Manager and was instrumental in implementing our cat skiing backup program.
Eventually all good things come to and end and even the best men must retire. This was Clair’s final year running the show for Northern Escape Heli Skiing Read more
One of the highlights of guiding a private group of returning guests at this time of year at Northern Escape is the ability to explore deep into our massive tenure.
While Clair was guiding the Flying Circus last week he was able to execute four first descents, all of which were chosen specifically because the terrain was ideally suited for speed riding (see The Flying Circus visits NEH).
Ask any heli ski guide about the challenges that come with their job and they will tell you how, for each and every run, they must work to balance safety and group dynamics, while delivering excitement and epic turns. All the while they need to constantly observe the changing conditions in the mountains and making decisions accordingly. Read more
Over the years Jody Forrest has worked to cultivate an extensive wine list for Northern Escape Heli Skiing. The list predominately features award winning boutique wines from BC, many of which are only available directly from the vineyards where they are produced. Jody has established long standing relationships with the wineries making it possible for Northern Escape to preorder highly demanded vintages that regularly sell out. Also available on our wine list is a small selection of New & Old World wines.
Northern Escape Heli Skiing
2807 Skeena Street, Terrace BC
V8G 3K3, Canada
Northern Escape Heli Skiing
PO Box 59, Terrace, BC
V8G 4A2, Canada