Established in 2003

Ridge Heli Adventures is the Tumbler Ridge tourism branch of Ridge Rotors. Ridge Rotors is a small helicopter company with big heart, and dedication. Started by Hans Nogel and Jan Befus – Nogel in Blue Ridge, Alberta, Ridge Rotors¬† now has three bases; Tumbler Ridge (2004), Chetwynd (2020), and Whitecourt (2021). Since Ridge Rotors’ inception Hans and Jan have been dedicated to their costumers by providing unparalleled service to Northern communities.

Hans Nogel has been flying in Tumbler Ridge for over 20 years and to this day his favourite times flying are when he takes people out and shows them the beauty of The Tumbler Ridge area.

Ridge Heli Adventures vision is to provide services to all people who want to explore, see, and experience the mountains. We want to show you how truly exceptional Tumbler Ridge is.

-Ridge Heli Adventures


Fly beyond roads, experience the natural world, adventure safely into the wild.


Provide service to everyone who has an interest in the back country. There is no trip that can’t be modified.