Valhalla Mountain Lodge at night
All 11 spots available for Jan 2021, book your group now!
Vallhalla Mountain Lodge was built in 1987 before most other backcountry lodges in the Koots were imagined. Best terrain, epic snow fall and perfect temperatures = heaven! ...
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Sorcerer Lodge, April 25-May 2, 2021
Now booking for 2021Contact us to get on our waiting list.Sorcerer Lodge sits high on a rocky perch at treeline above a small lake, at 6660 feet, (2030 meters) between two heavily glaciated valleys in the Selkirk Mountains. It is a magical, rugged area that will take your breath away. The backcountry skiing, mountaineering and snowboarding are challenging. We don’t recommend it as a ski touring destination for beginners. Our guests have access to several glaciated areas including the massive north facing Nordic Glacier that gathers the snow early and holds it till late spring (and throughout most of the summer too). Across Ventego Creek, Cheap Scotch basin provides south and southeast facing terrain with open bowls and some steep tree lines. Extensive tree skiing near the lodge ensures that you’ll get out even on the worst weather days. Mt Iconoclast at 10,666 feet (3251 meters) dominates this area and is a ski mountaineering prize. There is also a selection of accessible peaks within shorter day tours of the lodge ...
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Mount Carlyle Lodge Feb 24-March 3, 2019
Fully booked. Sitting at 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) on a small sub-alpine knoll, Mount Carlyle Lodge enjoys grand views of high summits, nearby ice fields and the deep wild valleys of B.C.’s Kokanee Range. In the winter, Carlyle provides exceptional access to an endless variety of awesome backcountry skiing and snowboarding options ...
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Teslin's Run
Three spots left.
Burnie Glacier Chalet is located near Smithers in northern British Columbia. It has spectacular, rugged alpine terrain with beautiful ski runs that range in nature from gentle glacier runs that can be done in most conditions to steep tree runs for high hazard days, to incredible ski mountaineering trips high into the alpine ...
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Selkirk Lodge
Sold out for 2020, now booking for 2021!
Selkirk Lodge provides exceptional access to an endless variety of tree skiing and big glacier runs providing excellent backcountry skiing and snowboarding options. Sitting at 2,165 metres (7,100 ft) on a small sub-alpine knoll, Selkirk Lodge enjoys grand views of high summits, nearby ice fields and the deep wild valleys of the Albert Range of B.C.’s Selkirk Mountains ...
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Rectory Couloir
Fuly booked. Burnie Glacier Chalet is located near Smithers in northern British Columbia. It has spectacular, rugged alpine terrain with beautiful ski runs that range in nature from gentle glacier runs that can be done in most conditions to steep tree runs for high hazard days, to incredible ski mountaineering trips high into the alpine ...
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Ski Touring Teslin's at Burnie Glacier Chalet
Just a few spots left for 2020!
One of Canada's very best ski touring lodges, Burnie is surrounded by towering glaciated peaks with epic 1500 m runs, and 700 m tree skiing behind the hut! ...
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Sunrise Lodge Feb 9-16, 2019
Fully booked.
Sunrise Lodge is located at the headwaters of Wisted creek and offers stunning views of Rockies to the west and Purcells to the south. Sunrise is the southern gateway to the amazing Esplanade range, including Meadow, Vista and Sentry Lodges. Consensus among those who’ve spent time at all four Esplanade Range Huts though is that Sunrise is the best: best terrain, best for storm skiing, and best snowpack of the bunch! ...
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Sorcerer Lodge 2018
Just back from a sensational week up at Sorcerer Lodge. Epic spring powder ski mountaineering for the first four days, then three days of backing off in the face of the big meltdown -- but still excellent steep skiing with extra early starts and back to the lodge for beers by 1 pm, then noon, then 11 am! ...
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Nirvana Pass Siva Glacier

In early March 2018 I ran a ski camp out of Nirvana Pass. Located just a short distance from Mount Waddington, Nirvana is a hybrid between Coast and Chilcotin terrain. The glaciers are massive and tumbling, but the relief is not as severe as the neighboring peaks. And, while there’s a ton of snow, it’s not as intense and the weather is generally better than further west.

I was pleasantly surprised at the weather we had during the week. It was mild, ranging between -18°C and 0°C. A brief storm just before we flew in to the area gave enough snow to make for excellent powder skiing all week.

The reason this place is so perfect for ski mountaineering becomes obvious as soon as you fly over the pass. Rows of glaciers on either side of the valley are lined up one beside the other at varying degrees of steepness that are all perfect for skiing. The peaks are towering and rugged. I’ve been to some of the best ski lodges in the world, and I have to say Nirvana tops them all for terrain.

It certainly helped that we also had great snow stability. With the exception of a ...
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