Last Frontier Heliskiing: Seth, Kye, and Dana
Oakley and Teton Gravity Research just arrived at Last Frontier Heliskiing and the Bell II Lodge, deep, deep in Northern British Columbia for a film trip for the record books. Seth Morrison, Dana Flahr, Kye Petersen have been warming up while Tanner Hall is on his way, after just winning the overall Dew Tour Superpipe title.
Here are some words from TGR’s Todd Jones:
We hopped on a charter plane in Vancouver and flew four hours north, landing on a remote snow covered airstrip in the middle of nowhere. The nearest town is Stewart, more than two hours away. We are in the thick of some pretty amazing mountains.
The remote village that makes up the Last Frontier Heliskiing base is completely buried in snow. They have been having a great winter up here and we are all excited to be out of the low tide snowpacks in southern BC and the lower 48.
Today was the first day of the trip and we woke to grey skies and rumors of a storm coming in. Anxious to get out and check out the terrain, we headed into the mountains early. Despite grey skies, we had a great look around and got a few shots. The snow is great and the terrain even better.
I was here ten years ago when we filmed Uprising with Micah Black, Jeremy Jones, Dave Swanwick and Rick Greener. They have spruced the place up since then, when it was a few cabins and a helicopter behind a remote gas stop on the Stewart Cassiar Highway, the infamous road that runs west of the Skeena Mountains and east of the Coast Range (through the heart of some of B.C.’s coolest mountains).
Check back for more updates as we explore and film these incredible mountains.