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West Canada’s Powder Telemarking & X-Country Skiing
British Columbia / Alberta X-Country Ski Adventures X-Country Ski, Hut-to-Hut Ski Touring, Backcountry Skiing
Cross Country Ski, Snowshoeing, Alpine Ski Touring
The lodge is located in the heart of a vast Canadian Rockies wilderness area along the remote and seldom visited eastern boundary of Canada’s Glacier National Park, near Golden, BC, which is a 2 hours’ drive west of Banff and a 1 hours’ drive west of Lake Louise. There are no roads penetrating the wilderness surrounding the Lodge, and access is by our scheduled helicopter shuttle from the mountain town of Golden. The Lodge itself, is situated on an extensive Canadian Rockies alpine plateau called Bald Mountain, and has a commanding presence just above timberline, at an elevation of 7200 feet. Copperstain Mountain is just across the Spillimacheen River to the north east of the lodge, and the ramparts of the Selkirk Mountains, including Mount Sir Donald are directly west of the lodge across the Beaver River Valley. This combination of gentle alpine meadows, moderate sub-alpine slopes, and challenging yet accessible mountain peaks and ridges, is simply not found anywhere else in western.

Far from the world of telephones, televisions and highways, on the outside, the lodge compliments its spectacular mountain environment. But on the inside, we offer the welcoming comforts of a fine home. The main floor has a spacious and open floor plan and is dominated by massive wooden timbers and expansive windows framing spectacular views in every direction. A central glassed in fireplace divides the living room from our dining area. There are only ten guestrooms, accommodating just 20-30 guests at one time, allowing us to offer a standard of service that is 'Beyond Expectation'. Private toilet and shower rooms are just a step across the hall from the guestrooms. After a gourmet dinner enjoy the traditional wood fired cedar sauna to soothe away sore joints or stiff muscles.

During the winter, the snow softens the contours and the Canadian Rockies landscape changes subtly and beautifully. Temperatures are moderate by winter standards; throughout the season there are only a handful of days where the temperature drops below zero Fahrenheit, allowing for a comfortable skiing holiday. In the winter, we generally have three guides at the Lodge. This allows us to offer a variety of outings to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of guests at our winter resort. A group of mixed ability, or a couple with different vacation goals, can be assured that their individual expectations will be met.

1. Cross-Country Skiing
Cross-country skiing and telemarking share the distinction of being the most popular winter pursuits at the lodge, being located on the expansive meadows of Bald Mountain. These meadows are said to be the largest in southern British Columbia, and they are blanketed with powder snow for over half of every year! We don’t groom either skating or traditional trails. However, our guides do maintain a network of single-track trails between snowfalls, and hardly a day goes by when at least one cross-country ski group doesn’t explore the vast alpine plateau on which the lodge is situated. On stellar days, cross-country skiers, who are comfortable with basic downhill maneuvers, can also enjoy stunningly beautiful high alpine traverses to nearby mountain passes. One guide is usually focused on providing quality cross country skiing tours that are within anyone’s capabilities. These vary in length and difficulty depending on the group. At the direction of the guests, this guide is available to teach the telemark skiing turn, and can easily include a few beginner slopes in the tour for this purpose.

2. Snowshoeing
For those who might be new to winter in the backcountry, or for those who prefer a more contemplative mode of travel, snowshoeing is the ideal way to experience the spectacular winter environment at the lodge. We utilize some of the same routes we use when hiking in the summer, you simply walk wearing snowshoes instead of hiking boots. We have a complimentary supply of modern snowshoes if you would like to try them, whether for an hour or the whole day. For everyone’s amusement, we keep several toboggans at the lodge, and there are actually quite a few options for safe powder runs, full of billowing snow, and free of obstacles.

3. Alpine Ski Touring
We return to the roots of downhill skiing. Powder aficionados using alpine touring equipment join their free heel telemarking cousins on climbing skins to wind their way to the top of the next ridge or bowl. With our diverse mix of terrain and multiple guided options each day, the lodge is the ideal place for lift skiers to leave the piste and try this purest form of skiing for the first time. Veteran backcountry powder skiers can latch on the alpine touring equipment and join our advanced telemarkers to bag some serious vertical. Numerous peak to creek runs, and extensive high alpine bowls complement semi-open sub-alpine forests and large burnt over areas of timber to provide unequalled ski opportunities, no matter what the weather. Repeat guests routinely experience new and exciting ski descents each time they return.

Month Tour Dates & Rates
Nov - April Saturdays & Tuesdays
 Rates per Person in CAD$* (based on double occupancy) Adult
 4 Day Snowshoeing Package $
 5 Day Snowshoeing Packagee $
 4 Day Cross-Country Ski, Alpine Ski Touring Package $
 5 Day Cross-Country Ski, Alpine Ski Touring Package $
 * GST Tax not included
 • Deluxe Lodge Accommodation
 • Transfer by helicopter to/from Golden
 • Guided activities of your choice
 • Use of all lodge facilities
 • Professional Guide and Instructor
 • All Meals and Snacks
 • Hotel Tax
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