From Dec.10 to Dec 16, 19 guides, 5 pilots and 4 engineers, 6 chefs, and a whole host of support staff participated in our annual pre-season training. It an important time where skills are refreshed and new techniques are practiced. The guiding team spent a few days in the mountains to assess snow conditions and staged several rescue scenarios.
Our snowpack is looking good with a solid base of 230cm at 1500m, and over 90cm of fresh snow that’s fallen since Friday Dec 16th.
Full recap of the training week: http://bit.ly/2hMBdAb
Yesterday our guides had a chance to get out into the field and test the snow. We are at the tail end of an arctic outflow and fresh snow is expected to arrive by the end of the week, just in time for our first guests.
5 Day Forecast: www.lastfrontierheli.com/weather.php
Snowbase 1,000m: 135 cm
Alpine Temps: -14°C
Guide training for our 2017 heliski season is underway. Here is a photo of the journey to Bell 2 Lodge from this weekend. Our mountains are looking great and we can't wait to ski them!
More updates to follow as we get closer to welcoming our first guests this Friday.