Intro To Backcountry Skiing
March 27-April 3, 2021
One of the newest backcountry ski lodges in BC, Snowfall Lodge is perched at treeline in the Battle Range, a remote subrange of the famed Selkirk Mountains. The lodge’s location, just south of Rogers Pass, provides amazing access to steep tree skiing, ski mountaineering objectives, and a plethora of long glaciated ski runs up to 4,000’ long.
Snowfall features modern amenities including a sauna, a shower room, indoor pee toilets and double occupancy rooms. A drying room, large kitchen and living area to relax in, make it a perfect refuge after a long day of skiing. The lodge also boasts access to wifi via the lodge's computer.
On top of the comfortable accommodation, the Lodge's amazing chef takes away the burden of preparing meals. The chef prepares breakfast, dinner, snacks and a spread for lunch -all included aside from personal alcoholic drinks.
Daily ski trips will be guided by our group of 3 certified guides, ensuring that you ski in lower ratio groups so that you get more fresh tracks and have a better experience. Lodge trips are all about replacing the crowds and everyday grind with backcountry skiing in solitude and the simplicity of cabin life.
Dates: March 27-April 3, 2021
Deposit: 33% deposit secures your booking.
Balance due December 27, 2020.
Availability: 17 guests
Lodge based day trips
3,000-5,500' vertical (1000-1700m) per day
Open alpine bowls and treed runs
1000'/hr min pace & ability to skin for 1-1.5 hrs between breaks
Zeb Blais, AMGA Ski Guide
Ryan Huetter, IFMGA
Geoff Unger, IFMGA
March 26: Arrive in Nakusp, BC for pre-trip meeting and gear check. For those flying, it is best to use Spokane, WA (GEG) then drive north via Nelson to Nakusp. An alternative is to fly into Kelowna and drive directly to Nakusp or stop and ski in Revelstoke. Inquire about adding a day or two of guided skiing at Revelstoke or Rogers Pass to the beginning or your trip!
March 27-April 3: We will drive to Beaton, BC where the helicopter staging area is located. Once we've sorted our gear and prepped for takeoff, a series of helicopter flights will shuttle our group to the lodge.
After arrival, we'll settle our gear in the lodge and split into groups to refresh avalanche rescue skills and learn glacier travel skills.
The rest of the week will be spent exploring the expansive terrain that makes Snowfall incredible. Each day we'll wake to hot coffee and a large breakfast, pack lunch and ski tour 3k' to 6k'. We'll return to the lodge for a sauna, appetizers and apres ski on the deck.
April 3: We pack up and heli back to the staging area by mid-day.
Helicopter In/Out of Snowfall
Lodging at Snowfall Lodge
Full Catering for the stay at the lodge
Ski Guiding at the Lodge
Accommodation before/after lodge stay
Ski or avalanche gear rental