We all have those friends, you know the ones that take everything to the next level, and when your home begs for constant adventure why wouldn’t you? When the sky doesn’t pose any limitations, thanks to Blackcomb Helicopters – the opportunities for adventure are endless. Which doesn’t make a heli sauna skiing experience sound that crazy right? We consider ourselves pretty lucky to work with Beacon Media Group – or the beacon brothers as we call them. Together we’ve crafted some pretty wild adventures – remember when we went wakeboarding on a glacier?! We have to boast that the Heli, Ski, Sauna video is potentially the most dreamy of them yet. Have a watch and see for yourself!

One helicopter, one sauna, five kooks and Après Lager = #AlwaysGoodTimes


Gibbons Whistler is dedicated to crafting good times and facilitating standout memories for those that visit Whistler. Whether at a Gibbons venue, with our beer at a location of your choosing or simply providing inspiration for you to make your own adventure – Gibbons wants to make sure you experience the Whistler they love so much.

Are you watching this and wondering “can I do that?” The answer is YES. Option one, give us a shout and we can make a heli sauna ski adventure happen for you. Option Two, make your own!

Word to the wise, you’ll need an engineer to sign off on any structure before it flies with Blackcomb Helicopters.  Lucky for us, that’s where Kris Harris from the Beacon team steps in. His craftsmanship mindset, attention to detail and sense of good design combined with his drive for adventure are the perfect combination for our video series. But it surely wouldn’t be a video series without the filmmaker. Cue introduction to Ryan Harris of the Beacon Team. Ryan’s been making home movies since a kid and boy they’ve come a long way. A true storyteller and visual artist Ryan’s directing and editing combined with Kris’s skill mixed with our wild streak for pushing limits makes for some pretty good times, #AlwaysGoodTimes in fact 🙂

Pick up a copy of Forecast Ski Magazine this month to read more about the Beacon Brothers with an exclusive write up on the making of the video along with never seen before images.

Powder trails leading right to the Sauna. Photo by Abby Cooper

Skiing all of those beautiful lines and making you chuckle? You’ve seen this shred couple before, they’re undoubtedly the power couple of the decade! Meet our hilarious and seriously sendy Après Lager ambassador Stan Rey and his recently dubbed fiance Kelsey Serwa – two-time Olympian and lovely lady filled with endless puns. Always up for the quirkiest adventures, it was an easy ask for these two to join us on our heli sauna ski escapade.


Hunkering for more of tasty treats for the eyes or soulful mountain adventure? Check out more of our video projects.

Après Surf Sauna

Après Shred Igloo

Make Your Own Night Skiing

Journeyman Lodge 

Return of Winter

DIY Backcountry Sauna

Change of Seasons

Heli Biking and Snowboarding (In August, same day) 

Iceberg Wakeboarding

Adventure Awaits 

Return of Summer

What a heli of a time! Photo by Abby Cooper


Give Après Lager a “like” on Facebook and share our video link for a chance to win a “snow stoke kit” – mailed right to your door to prep you for winter! Includes an Après Lager coach jacket, sunglasses, winter related swag, a copy of Forecast Ski Magazine and a gift card to one of our venues so your next Whistler visit will include a well earned Après Lager.


This project couldn’t have taken off (pun intended) quite literally without the help of Blackcomb Helicopters, the stoke from Stan Rey & Kelsey Serwa and the print love from Forecast Ski Magazine. So a big THANKS to all from us at Gibbons Après Lager and of course from Beacon Media Group as well. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more exclusive heli sauna ski content and future outrageous ventures.

Abby Cooper

A lover of all things outdoors, Abby Cooper is a splitboarder, hiker, adventurer, year-round snow seeker, photographer and writer.