Ability and Fitness
Proficiency in deep snow is not necessary for this holiday and we welcome inexperienced powder skiers. First time guests should be in good physical condition and be strong downhill skiers comfortable with skiing most black diamond runs at a major ski area. Our guides make every effort to choose runs that will suit you.
Clothing and Equipment
We recommend a water resistant, wind proof, breathable ski suit that has room for layers. If snow sticks to your suit, or if it is heavily insulated, it is best to leave it at home. A small pack is a good idea for goggles, extra gloves, camera, etc. This may be left in the cat while you are skiing. We strongly advise carrying your boots as hand luggage when travelling. Rental boots are not available at the lodge. Ski wear and accessories, casual wear, and more can be purchased in our lodge retail shop.
Our terrain in the Selkirk Mountain Range is renowned for its deep and consistent snowpack. Temperatures are relatively moderate and we experience little wind, except high up on the ridge spines. Snow conditions are typically reliable and predictable, however at times can be very challenging and difficult. Skiers must be willing to accept that we are skiing in a mountain wilderness environment and could encounter any and every type of weather and snow.
We wish to remind guests that weather is a factor in any outdoor activity and one that we can not control. We encourage all of our guests to join us regardless of the weather and snow conditions.