Packing for any trip is a process that few look forward to; decisions need to be made about what to bring and what to leave behind; Packing for heli skiing at Northern Escape Heli Skiing in Terrace, BC, Canada, is no exception. With specific needs for skiing, snowboarding, and lodge life, here are a few recommendations from Northern Escape staff and past guests on what essentials to bring with you. Read more
Northern Escape Heli-Skiing (NEH) is proud to be selected as the primary heli ski research location by Dr. Pascal Haegeli, the recently announced Chair of Avalanche Risk Management at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. The new Research Chair aims to complement traditional avalanche research by combining the natural science understanding of the avalanche phenomenon with human factors research. Read more
So what makes us choose the type of ski that we carry in our rental fleet? Well the answer is simple: Many years of combined input from top skier’s field testing mixed with the latest greatest technology. We know that your trip is super important and we want to provide you with the best possible gear. The snowpack in the coastal mountains mean that we need a ski that can both float on the powder and be nimble when we end up skiing the trees. This year we have added the K2 Pinnacle 118 to our fleet. Read more
Training your body for heli skiing is a nebulous concept at best. You might think that stepping into a pair of skis or a snowboard, climbing in a helicopter, and carving through fresh powder down a mountainside-only to repeat the process over and over again-wouldn’t be something you’d need to prepare for. But the truth is, skiing and snowboarding are high-activity sports, and if you want to make the most of them, you need to invest a little time and forethought into getting ready for the season.
Want to see new heli skiing movies and snowboarding movies from 2015 and 2016? You are in luck because the following ski movies were hand picked as new additions to our Northern Escape Heli Skiing lodge library here in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada.
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
Shames, the local ski hill in Terrace, values community as a top priority. After all the community are the owners. As Canada’s first non-profit ski cooperative their main goal is to keep skiing and riding accessible and affordable. Even so, when it comes to school ski days for local elementary classes some families can’t afford for their children to participate. This didn’t seem right to Christian Theberge, manager of the My Mountain Co-Op, so he decided to do something about it. Read more
With the growing number of snowboarders joining us each year at Northern Escape Heli Skiing (in BC, Canada), we are yet again expanding our snowboard fleet. We have been using Prior Khyber and Prior Spearhead snowboards for a few years now and have heard nothing but good feedback from the heli boarding guests who have used them. Both Prior snowboards are designed to excel in powder while still being versatile enough to take on windblown peaks and tight trees, which is what makes them perfect for our British Columbia heli boarding company.
An excerpt from Chad Sayers Epic Trip ~ Sept 17th, 2014
In the pouring rain and stone cold winds, myself and two very humble yet well experienced friends, Steve Ogle and Kari Medig, set out in kayaks from the small fishing village of Puerto Cisnes, Chile. We were in search of three perfect snow-capped volcanoes. Read more
Northern Escape Heli Skiing
2807 Skeena Street, Terrace BC
V8G 3K3, Canada
Northern Escape Heli Skiing
PO Box 59, Terrace, BC
V8G 4A2, Canada