Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ski Touring in New Denver

My first ascent of Mt Brennan 20 years ago.

Backcountry Skiing for groups from 2-12

Accommodation is in cabins with electric heat, hot showers and small kitchens. ( 3 queen beds, 1 cabin with 2 doubles and 1 with queen and single ). Cabins all are self contained with kitchens and cutlery. One large room with 3 queen beds but no kitchen. Groups can self-cater meals or eat at local restaurants. More information on accommodation at Glacier View Cabins

We provide snowmobile rental/transport for access if required for ski touring.

Guiding services also available. We also offer guided helicopter drops from a variety of locations featuring big vertical descents and ski touring options. From $350 per person.

New Denver is located 1.5 hours north of Nelson and 2.5 hours south of Revelstoke. Ski Touring from town is mostly by 30 minute snowmobile ride and then it is as untracked or as remote as any backcountry ski lodge. The ski tours listed are all total classic 5 star tours.

A trip to New Denver is ski touring in the BC Interior how the locals do it. We would recommend spending 4-7 days just like you would at a backcountry lodge.

Reasonable rates and packages available upon request.

Classic ski touring trips include: 

Mt Brennan
20 minute drive. snowmobile not necessary. 10,000 ft peak with 6,000 ft of elevation to climb and spectacular views on the edge of Goat Range Provincial Park. Hard Full Day. Listed in Chic Scott's Summits and Icefields book.

Touring through the Valhalla Range
with Barry Blanchard 20 years ago.

Dennis Ridge
5 minute drive, 30 minute snowmobile access. A series of moderate alpine bowls with a variety of aspects.

London Ridge
15 minute drive snowmobile not necessary. North and south Aspects. Big vertical.

Silverton Creek
5 minute drive. 30 minute snowmobile access. A series of drainages with a huge variety of options.

Blue Ridge
30 minute drive, 45 minute snowmobile access.

Valhalla Provincial Park
Gimli or Hoder Creek - 40 minute drive - 45 minute snowmobile access.

Cody/Sandon/Idaho Peak
20 minute drive, mixture of snowmobile and road access options. Huge variety of objectives from steep tree lines to peak ascents.

ask about our low-budget road access backcountry cabin for 6 option.

Groups doing the Valhalla Traverse - snowmobile transport to the trailheads. You will see my photos in Chic Scott's classic Summits and Icefields book for this tour.

We also operate the Ymir Backcountry Ski Touring Lodge near Nelson, British Columbia with helicopter access.

For more information email me at or call 250-358-7277