Being that I have never been to Northern Escape I was not sure what I was going to find. Brochures and Marketing people always tell you how good something is and once you get there sometimes your disappointed. We'll I can tell you this, our trip to Northern Escape beat my expectations. Incredible terrain, top notch lodging and staff and damn fun skiing.
Granted the freshie reset was a little lacking on this trip but the terrain and a little blue skies defintily made up for the DEEP face shots.
Tommy Frey loving the wide open terrain
We were greeted at the airport and whisked away to the NE Heli lodge which was a 15 minute drive from the airport. The lodge is called the Yellow Cedar Lodge constructed from Big Yellow cedars which surround this zone. First nights diner was Duck Confeit and it was cooked to perfection. I think things are off to a good start.
Day-1 we explored Catland, their cat skiing terrain which runs through gladed trees in an Old growth forest. No cutting here all natural by Ma Nature!
Deseri coming out of the timber.
Lots of little features for John Witt to play on.
Day-2 Bluebird and some heli time as we explored the upper portion of their zone Pacha Mama. The scenery was incredible and lifted the spirt. The cloud layer was satying pretty high so we only had a 1000 meters of sun then back into the forest. Skiing conditions changed with the cloud cover but it was all consistent.
You can't go wrong with soft snow, bluebird skies and steeps
Day-3 Plenty of fun in the heli exploring around their tenure. Fun open sections, steeps and poppers throughout.
Bob Legasa Chargging the steeps
Definitly worth the time to head back up to NE Heli! I can't wait until the next time ecsecially if we hit it during one of their iconic storm cylces.
Here's the video from our experience. Enjoy