Trip Dates

March 10-17, 2019


$2300 CAD

Group Size

6 guests plus 2 guides

Skill Level


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Discover exciting terrain in the Valkyr Range from a new rustic Lodge...

The latest in the Valkyr lodge collection is generating strong interest for good reasons. Join David March 10-17, 2019 and explore uncharted terrain with a small group out of a new rustic lodge.

The Lodge is located at treeline and boasts a variety of great ski-touring options including long steep tree runs, open alpine terrain along with various ski peak options.


This March 10-17, 2019 week is a Sunday to Sunday program. The group will be meeting at a helicopter staging area 30minutes drive south of Nakusp along HWY 6. We will fly-in with a Bell 206 long ranger helicopter early in the morning on March 10th. All guests are responsible for getting to/from staging before/after the trip.

Once at the lodge, our daily routine will be to explore the diverse terrain while skiing with a small day pack. We will enjoy spectacular scenery and quality skiing before return to the comforts of the Lodge by mid to late afternoon.


This ski week is suitable for advanced skill levels, ideally we will match people into similar skill groups. You must have prior day ski touring experience and be able to link turn in variable snow conditions.

Guests are responsible to self evaluate their skills as groups need to be matched together based on prior experience and ability. 

Please contact us to discuss your background and what kind of tour or equipment would suit you best.



Mountain weather can vary drastically.  In winter you can expect temperatures to be from -15C to –5C in the day while in spring daily temperatures could rise above freezing. 

Visibility may be poor or whiteout conditions when snowing heavily or clear on bluebird days.  Ensure you are dressed for all variations as temperatures, wind, precipitation can change within the day. 


The lodge is located in the Southwestern Selkirk Mountains near the Vilage of Nakusp in Southeastern BC. We will access the lodge by helicopter from a staging area 30minutes drive along HWY 6 South of Nakusp.

Nakusp is a 1.5hrs drive South of Revelstoke along HWY 23 or a 2.5hrs drive North of Nelson along HWY 6. All guests are responsible for their own transportation before and after the trip.

Services Included

  • Pre-trip planning support
  • Fully certified IFMGA/ACMG guide service
  • Group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, maps)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Helicopter flight in/out of lodge
  • Cook & Gourmet Meals

Not included in price:

  • Personal ski and avalanche safety equipment
  • Accommodation or transport prior to meeting location
  • 5% gst
  • tips
  • Lunches
  • Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, medical insurance


Where can I rent Ski touring and safety equipment?

There are a few outdoor stores in Nelson and Revelstoke that supply good service and quality outdoor equipment and gear rental, please ensure you rent gear well in advance.  We can provides some avalanche equipment if needed.

Skis, Telemark or Split Boards?

Which should you use? If you are a downhill skier then you should use Alpine Touring gear. Only if you are already an advanced Telemark skier or Snowboarder should you bring Telemark or Split Board gear. All types of gear can be rented in Nelson prior to your day trip.  There are three types of backcountry systems you can use:

Alpine Touring skis are essentially downhill skis with a special touring binding which allows the heel to lift whilst going uphill or across the flats and then ‘locks down’ to become a regular downhill safety binding. We recommend this system to anyone with a background of downhill skiing who is not already an advanced telemark skier. 

Telemark skis. These should only be used for this program if you are at least an intermediate telemark skier with some backcountry experience. This system is more difficult and less forgiving than the others.

Snowboarding with a Split Board is the most effective way to snowboard in the back country. On this touring weeks, guests must be using a split board system as snowshoes are limiting for group travel.