Snowfall Lodge BC Ski Week

One of the newest backcountry ski lodges in BC, Snowfall Lodge is perched at treeline in the Battle Range, a remote subrange of the Selkirks. The lodge’s location, just south of Rogers Pass, provides amazing access to steep tree skiing, ski mountaineering objectives, and a plethora of 4,000' long glaciated ski runs.
Snowfall Lodge BC Ski Week
Snowfall Lodge BC Ski Week
Snowfall Lodge BC Ski Week
Snowfall Lodge BC Ski Week
Snowfall Lodge BC Ski Week

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.

  
Deposit: 10% deposit secures your booking. 
Balance due December 27, 2020. 
 
Capacity: 17 guests - Less than 6 spots left!
  
Difficulty: 

  • Lodge based day trips
  • 3,000-5,500' vertical (1000-1700m) per day
  • Open alpine bowls and treed runs
  • Glaciated terrain
  • 1000'/hr min pace & ability to skin for 1-1.5 hrs between breaks

  
Your Guides: 
 
Zeb Blais, AMGA Ski & Alpine Guide 
Ryan Huetter, IFMGA 
Geoff Unger,  IFMGA 

      Dates

      Available Dates

      March 27 - April 3 10% Deposit

      Prices

      $2,400 per person

      Itinerary

      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! 
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      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. 
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      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. 
       

      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

      Snowfall Lodge, Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia

      Elevation

      6,000-10,000'

      Difficulty ⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪

      Expect full days of ski touring with lunch eaten in the field.  Tours will generally be out all day, covering roughly 3,000-5,000' vertical each day.

      Trip Length

      7 Days, 6 nights

      Regular price
      $240.00
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