DescriptionPerched at 2,160 m (7,200 ft) in the Albert Icefield area, 36 km (20 mi) east of Revelstoke (in Glacier National Park), Selkirk Lodge commands a backcountry skiing paradise in the winter, and mountaineering and technical hiking during the summer.
Winter: The terrain is greatly varied and includes glaciers, treed glades and alpine bowls. There are more than half a dozen runs with vertical drops of over 900 m (3,000 ft), some over 1,050 m (3,500 ft), all easily accessible from the lodge. Snowy weather is no problem, with runs of up to 480 m (1,600 ft) vertical through well spaced sheltered trees. Sunny days will find you high up on the glaciers and in the alpine, laying tracks in Selkirk champagne powder.
The cozy, comfortable lodge accommodates up to 12 skiers and is equipped with indoor plumbing, shower, sauna and 12 V solar powered electric light.
Note: This is not beginner terrain. The short helicopter flight and proximity to the TransCanada Highway are deceptive. It is outrageously beautiful, but rugged and challenging too. They provide high-end ski touring, technical hiking and general mountaineering.
Guests are driven from Revelstoke to Albert Canyon, 35 km (22 mi) east of the city. From there, a short flight brings them to the lodge.