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.
The Selkirk Mountain Range is renowned for a deep, consistent snowpack. Our temperatures are relatively moderate and we experience little wind. Our snow conditions are good to excellent most of the time but, occasionally, they can be very difficult. Skiers must be willing to accept the challenge of all extremes: it can change from light fluffy powder to wind crust or heavy snow overnight.