British Columbia Backcountry Ski Lodges

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Backcountry Weather & Planning Resources

This page contains critical information on:

  • Backcountry Skiing Conditions
  • Alpine Climbing Conditions
  • Avalanche Forecasts
  • Avalanche Observations
  • Avalanche Accidents
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Weather Telemetry (Data from Weather Stations)
  • Webcams

Bookmark these pages for each zone we cover, and they can act as your “dashboard” for quickly understanding the conditions, hazards and weather for your skiing and climbing objectives. 

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    Hardboots vs Softboots: Splitboard Setup Advice

    Splitboarding has seen wild growth over the last ten years as riders seek out remote lines, the crowds at resorts grow, and technology makes the sport more approachable. A microcosm within the realm of splitboarding...

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    What to Pack for a Frog Lake Huts Trip

    So you're headed into the Frog Lake Backcountry Ski Huts in Truckee and you want to know "what do I need to bring?!" The Frog Lake Huts are unlike any other backcountry huts - here's the lowdown!
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      Tips for Safe Early Season Backcountry Skiing

      As the backcountry ski season lunges forward with some quality skiing in early November, here are some tips to stay safe while exploring the backcountry in the early season!
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        What's in a Wilderness First Aid Kit?

        A Wilderness First Aid Kit is a piece of gear that should come on every backcountry trip. Whether you're backcountry skiing, splitboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking or any outdoor activity with potential for injury, a wilderness first aid kit is an essential component of any outdoor enthusiasts' gear list.
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          4 Reasons a BC Ski Lodge Should be Your Next Ski Trip

          Spending a week at a backcountry ski lodge in British Columbia should be high on every backcountry skier's tick list.  These remote lodges offer a Canadian take on experiencing the backcountry, allowing guests to get deep in the mountains without embarking on a grueling winter mountaineering expedition.  This post explores our top reasons why backcountry lodges in BC are so awesome!
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            5 Essential Bodyweight Exercises for Backcountry Skiers and Snowboarders

            Looking to get fit for backcountry ski season?  In this video article, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach and Certified Cross-Country Ski Coach, Martin Benes walks us through 5 Essential Bodyweight Exercises for Backcountry skiers and snowboarders to help you prepare for backcountry skiing this season.  
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            Frog Lake Huts - Video Tour

            The Frog Lake Backcountry Ski Huts in Truckee are a paradigm shift for backcountry hut skiing in California. They're the first remote, backcountry huts with running water, flush toilets, propane stoves & a commercial kitchen for backcountry skiers & riders in California. This video tour shows you the inside the huts!
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              Frog Lake Backcountry Skiing Huts - Grand Opening!

              This week marks the Grand Opening of the Frog Lake Backcountry Skiing Huts in Truckee. We've got new photos of the terrain and layout of Truckee's incredible new backcountry ski huts. Get a preview of this awesome new backcountry lodge option and book a trip to the huts with Blackbird Mountain Guides!
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                Find Your Line! Live Backcountry Ski Trip Planning Webinar

                We're looking forward to powder skiing in the Lake Tahoe backcountry with the stormy forecast and we want to help you make the most of your backcountry shredding!  We're hosting a live webinar to get you dialed in on using digital mapping tools like Caltopo to plan backcountry ski and snowboard trips!
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                  Trip Planning: Ski Tour Basics

                  Understanding how long a ski tour or mountaineering trip will take is really important. Timing of the day with avalanche concerns, understanding calories needed for a trip, and deciding start times are all great reasons to estimate the travel time for your ski tour. Here we explore a few great ways to calculate the time your tour will take.  

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                  The New Frog Lake Backcountry Huts in Truckee

                  The Frog Lake Huts are a series of backcountry-skier-designed, European alps influenced huts that have significantly raised the bar for backcountry lodging in Tahoe. Situated on the east side of Castle Peak, the Frog Lake huts provide easy access to some of the best skiing in the Tahoe backcountry. You’ll ski untracked runs in some of our favorite terrain including Red Mountain, Carpenter Ridge, and Frog Lake Cliffs.
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                    How to Become a Backcountry Skier

                    How do I start Backcountry skiing? This is a common question for many seasoned resort riders.  Lucky, the answer is not as daunting as it might seem.
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