2026 Sentry Lodge Backcountry Ski Week

Sentry Lodge | British Columbia Ski Lodge January 3-10, 2026.
A starry night at the Sentry Lodge backcountry ski lodge in British Columbia. Ski Lodge photo by Evan Peters
Bakcountry skiing terrain at the Sentry Lodge in British Columbia
2026 Sentry Lodge Backcountry Ski Week
2026 Sentry Lodge Backcountry Ski Week
2026 Sentry Lodge Backcountry Ski Week

Sentry Lodge

Built in 2012, Sentry is an elegantly simple and sustainable new era backcountry alpine lodge designed to inspire. The lodge gets a lot of the attention but the terrain around Sentry is truly what makes it special. Great tree skiing right below the hut, short walks to epic pillow zones made famous in numerous ski movies. Or head out the back of the hut into Secret Valley for endless alpine runs on varying aspects. There are lots of great natural circuits that check all the boxes for what a backcountry ski trip should be. Check out the Sentry Webcam for current conditions.

Lodge Stats

Lodge Rental Occupancy
15 people + GAH staff

Gudied and Catered Occupancy
13 people + GAH staff

Elevation
6920ft / 2150m

 

Building
3 story timber frame with separate sauna building

Bedrooms
6 rooms with double occupancy, 1 single + staff quarters

Bathrooms
2 outhouses and 2 indoor urinals

 

Amenties
Sauna, recreation area, stretching/yoga center

Water
Running hot and cold water from Tetris Lake

Heat
Wood and Propane

Power Source
Micro hydro

Communication
Radio and lodge WiFi

 

A starry night at the Sentry Lodge backcountry ski lodge in British Columbia. Ski Lodge photo by Evan Peters
Bakcountry skiing terrain at the Sentry Lodge in British Columbia
2026 Sentry Lodge Backcountry Ski Week
2026 Sentry Lodge Backcountry Ski Week
2026 Sentry Lodge Backcountry Ski Week
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Dates

Available Dates

January 3-10, 2026

Prices

See Sidebar for current pricing.

Itinerary

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Equipment

Avalanche Gear

  • Avalanche Transceiver
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche Probe (Quick Draw Style)
  • Avalanche Pack (with Avalanche Tools Compartment)
  • Snow Saw (Optional)

Ski Touring/ Split-boarding Gear

  • Skis with Alpine Touring Bindings OR Splitboard
  • Alpine Touring Boots (compatible with your bindings)
  • Skins (cut for your skis)
  • Adjustable length ski poles
  • Ski Helmet (optional)

Layers

Head Layers

  • Sun Hat (baseball hat)
  • Sun Glasses (IN ADDITION TO GOGGLES)
  • Goggles
  • Warm Hat
  • 2x Buffs or face masks (These are for warmth and wind protection and are required for Covid-19 face coverings)

Upper Body Layers

  • Long sleeve base layer top
  • Fleece weight insulating top layers (Patgonia R1 or Nano Air are our favorites)
  • Puffy - Mid Weight Down/synthetic, Patagonia Fitzroy or similar
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket with Hood - Gore-Tex (or similar) - basic, lightweight shell, ideally NOT insulated
  • Gloves-TWO pair
    • one pair light/mid weight for skinning up and warm temps
    • one mid/heavy weight for descending and colder temps
  • Sports Bra - wool/synthetic

Lower Body Layers

  • Underwear - wool/synthetic briefs/etc
  • Long johns (weather dependent, we may choose not to use these depending on weather forecast)
  • Socks - mid-weight wool/synthetic socks (Darntough are the best)
  • Hardshell Pants - Gore-Tex or similar waterproof/breathable membrane pants that fit over your ski boots
  • Softshell Pants (optional) - These offer a more breathable, but less weather resistant option for fair weather programs.

 Other Essentials

  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 minimum)
  • Lip Balm (with SPF)
  • Hand Sanitizer (Bring to use before eating or if suspected Covid-19 contamination)

Food and water

  • Snacks for the day - we don't take an official lunch break, so be prepared to eat quickly on the go.  Our days are jam packed with movement and learning so food must be quick and easy to eat.
  • Water - bring two liters capacity. Bring a maximum of 2 Liters of water, more than that will be too much weight! Please bring at least one hard sided water bottle, but typically I bring a Nalgene and a Hydrapack or Camelback/Platypus/Etc.  Hydration systems typically work well in Tahoe without freezing, but have a hard sided backup in case.

Optional

  • First Aid/blister Kit
  • Chemical hand warmers
  • Hydration System (Camelback, etc).  Please bring an additional hard sided water bottle if you choose to bring a hydration system.

Know Before You Go

Location

Sentry Lodge, Esplanade Range, British Columbia

Elevation

5,000-8,000'

Difficulty ⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪

Expect full days of ski touring with lunch eaten in the field.  Tours will generally be out all day, covering roughly 3,000-6,000' vertical each day.

Trip Length

7 Days, 6 nights

Price

TBD

Deposit

$250

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$250.00
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