Selkirk Mountain Experience is a family run adventure company, that has been offering world-class skiing, hiking and climbing since 1985.
National Geographic Adventure Magazine has rated them as one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth, three times. The reliably deep snow and unbeatable ski touring terrain is what brings guests back year after year. Fly-in by helicopter to spend the week backcountry skiing getting a taste of the 14 glaciers, 50 naturally gladed tree runs, many over 1,000 vertical metres and the 20 skiable summits in the 96 sq km tenure.
They offer both a classic or relaxed pace program, as well as Advanced Avalanche Awareness courses. If you are a keen backcountry skier, the Durrand Glacier area is paradise in the heart of the northern Selkirk Mountain range.
The Durand Glacier Chalet is the main lodge. All guests fly by helicopter from Revelstoke to this authentic Swiss style chalet. The beautiful lodge is located on an incredibly scenic knoll at treeline with a 360-degree vista of the Durrand Glacier to the east and the Northern Monashee mountains to the west. The chalet provides all the luxuries that can reasonably be provided in the remote backcountry: 11 private guest bedrooms, full indoor plumbing and hot running showers steps from the bedrooms, sauna, reading room, large dining room, full kitchen with 4 chef prepared meals a day, gear drying room, boot room, gear rental and clothing shop. The spacious lodge allows for 350 sq ft per guest.
In the summer, Durrand Glacier is home to over 90 kms of private, maintained hiking trails. Under the deep Selkirk snowpack lies beautiful alpine meadows filled with wildflowers. It is a natural alpine garden of well over 100 flower varieties. The crystal-clear water of the mountain lakes, huge waterfalls and snow-capped peaks are a breathtaking part of the hikes. Guests who have travelled extensively for hiking, love the Durrand Glacier area for the variety of hikes that the terrain offers: each hike has its own distinct view and landscapes. The summer programs can cater to all ability levels. You can explore on your own or with a guided group.
Mountaineering & Rock Climbing
This area is far from any logging road or highway. It is remote and represents a true Canadian alpine experience in a glaciated alpine paradise with high granite towers and walls, knife sharp granite ridges and towering alpine peaks.
All programs are run on a private guided basis. The two levels include Classic Alpine Rock and Exclusive Alpine Rock. Included is helicopter flight, lodging, meals and snacks, needed climbing gear (not included rock shoes), certified mountain guide service and signed copy of the limited edition guide book to the Durrand Glacier.
Operating since 1985, Selkirk Mountain Experience is the gold standard of ski touring and alpine hiking & climbing in North America. Guests come from all over the world to experience the mountains and their hospitality.