The TGR crew just arrived at Last Frontier Heliskiing, based out of the Bell 2 lodge. We are deep, deep in Northern British Columbia. Seth Morrison, Dana Flahr, Kye Petersen, Greg Strokes, Chris O'Connell, Corey Gavitt and myself make up the crew. We are being joined by Tanner Hall in a few days, after he completes the finals in the Dew Tour, which he is potentially going to win.
We hopped on a charter plane in Vancouver and flew 4 hours north, landing on a remote snow covered airstrip in the middle of nowhere. The nearest town is Stewart, over 2 hours away. We are in the thick of some pretty amazing mountains.
Today was the first 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, taking you through the heart of some of B.C.’s coolest mountains.
The remote village that makes up the LFH 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. Check back for more updates as we explore and film these incredible mountains.
** The remote airstrip we flew into from Vancouver**
** The Bell 2 lodge, Last Frontier Heliskiing’s epic base**
** Kye warms up with a nice 360**
** Corey Gavitt shoots Seth hitting a nice warmup air**
** Dana sends a cliff**
** Strokes, Dana, Kye, and CG**
** Kye and Dana through the lens of a lens**
** Kye hits a sweet air**
** Seth has thrown a few lincon loops lately. I wonder what he is planning?**
** Seth Morrison. Is it a mullet or a weird hat?**
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