Backcountry Ski Lodge Trip, British Columbia

$4,290

Location - British Columbia

Dates
March 20, 2021 - March 28, 2021
March 27, 2021 - April 4, 2021

Backcountry Skiing in British Columbia

This is our 12th year returning to Canada with Backcountry Babes! Come join us to as we ski the remote untracked powder of the British Columbia backcountry. We’ll hike and ski with experienced guides, retreating to our cozy backcountry lodge each night. Remember to pack your towel for the sauna! The journey starts in Kelowna with a shuttle drive through the British Columbia mountains and lakes. We’ll spend the night at a casual motel, to wake up early with a scenic helicopter ride over the Selkirk Mountains to Valkyr Lodge, our backcountry base camp. For the next week, we’ll hike and ski the renowned snow of British Columbia just outside our door. Our highly experienced and fun female guides will share their knowledge with us and lead us through the best terrain. They have years of experience guiding our Backcountry Babes groups, and are accredited ACMG Ski Guides (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.) Enjoy delicious meals crafted by our chef. Don’t forget to check out the high altitude stars. We’re proud of our high quality trips, guides, and clients. Just ask our return clients. References available upon request. Hope you can join us!

Duration: 9 Days
Activity Level: High
Required Skill Level: Backcountry skier able to ski high- intermediate to advanced ungroomed terrain; have some avalanche safety education and backcountry experience; ability to hike at elevations of 7,000 ft+ Must love skiing powder downhill! We can teach many uphill techniques on the trip.

March 20- March 28, 2021 Valkyr Lodge.  SOLD OUT

March 27- April 4th, 2021 Hilda Hut.  Now accepting deposits!

British Columbia Hut Trip Details

Starts at 3:00pm

Fly to Kelowna, British Columbia (YLW). Join us for a group shuttle to our casual hotel for the night near our heli staging area. Along the way we’ll stop for a kick off dinner at a local restaurant. (Shuttle, Dinner and Hotel are included in trip price.)

7:30am

Head to helicopter staging area, heli safety briefing & fly into hut! Unpack and go out for an afternoon ski.

Ski BC snow all day, rest, eat well, sauna, relax, have fun, socialize, do repeatedly as needed.

Ends 1:00pm

Helicopter out of hut and shuttle back to Kelowna. Plan to travel home the next morning.

What to Expect

  • 2 helicopter rides over the Selkirk Mountains
  • 7 nights at a beautiful, off the grid backcountry lodge
  • Van transport to/from airport
  • 1 night at casual motel near helipad
  • 7 days exclusive access to backcountry ski terrain
  • 7 days guided backcountry skiing
  • Catered breakfast, lunch, apres-ski, and dinner included at the lodge
  • Professional, ACMG certified, and very experienced female ski guides
  • Saunas & starry nights
  • Camaraderie and fun in a supportive environment
  • Have any questions? Email us at [email protected]

Not Included

  • Alcohol. Please BYO canned beer, boxed wine, etc ?
  • Airfare to get to Kelowna
  • Gratuities for your Ski Guides, chef, and lodge custodian if you felt you had exceptional service
  • Drop offs to anywhere other than suggested hotels
  • Any unexpected expenses, or trip interruptions
  • Travel insurance
  • Have any questions? Email us at [email protected]

Gear Needed

  • Backcountry skis, ski poles, backcountry ski boots & bindings, climbing skins
  • Avalanche beacon, probe, shovel
  • Backcountry backpack
  • Proper outerwear, ski gear, and warm layers for spending all day outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Hut clothes
  • Towel for the sauna

Lodging

VALKYR LODGE on Naumulten Mountain was built in 2005. It features a micro-hydro power system with A/C current, indoor hot and cold running water, toilets and hot showers in both the lodge and sauna hut. There’s a fully outfitted kitchen, a large dining table, a drying room for boots and gear, and a ski room. The lodge has wireless Internet access. There are 6 bedrooms to sleep 12 guests. Enjoy the quality down duvets! For relaxing your tired muscles at the end of the day, check out The Sauna Hut.

HILDA HUT features the same layout and amenities as Valkyr Lodge, but was built in 2012.

Getting There

DRIVE: To Kelowna, BC.

FLY: To Kelowna, British Columba (YLW). From Kelowna, join our group shuttle to our heli staging area in Burton, BC.

Testimonials

Our trip to Japan was phenomenal! As the location becomes more exotic, it becomes more important to have a guide who knows the area and knows where to find the goodness; Check. Combined with fantastic organization and a small group, we spent all of our time in the enjoyment zone. Kudos to Emily for getting all the elements just right, and creating a lifetime memory.

Casey S.Sante Fe, NM

I can’t even describe the emotions I feel thinking back to the two backcounty ski hut trips I’ve done in Canada with Backcountry Babes. It’s a lot of “Oh my god that was fun!”, but it was also such a confidence builder. I feel like I can hang, I’m a badass, and now I know all these incredible women that I can use as role models.

Amy H,Canada Hut Trip

This trip was one of the most rewarding outdoor experiences I’ve ever had. Great women, fantastic guides, way too much food, and AMAZING skiing! As soon as I got home I was already signed up for next year’s trip.

Lauren S.Canada Hut Trip

My eternal thanks to Backcountry Babes for showing me what the backcountry is all about. The March 2016 trip to Powder Creek Lodge was my first hut trip in BC. We skied the lodge’s spectacular terrain, tracking up perfect virgin fields of white and bootpacking cold couloirs when the vertical got too steep to skin. I disconnected from the world all week (!) and instead connected to 14 women who were strangers to me at the beginning and now are anything but. I left exhausted and worked and spoiled for life. Can’t wait to do it again!

Esme D.Canada Hut Trip

I just returned from my third Backcountry Babes backcountry hut trip, and I can’t wait to go again! It’s not just about the powder, the peaks or the ability to disconnect for a whole week. It’s about these amazing women–babes who are smart, passionate, compassionate AND who know how to shred the gnar! Thanks, Backcountry Babes for the conversation on the skin track, the tips and education, the encouragement and the non-stop laughs.

Jen F.Canada Hut Trip