Know Before You Go

The last 22 months have been different than any other.

Our member lodges are taking precautions and enacting appropriate COVID-19 policies to ensure the safety of staff and guests. That way, you can unplug locally on your next backcountry adventure.

Before you head into the backcountry take a few minutes to review our pre-trip guides, resources, and safety advice.


Book Early

As most BLBCA’s lodges are located in rural BC, we recommend that you book your pre- and post-trip accommodation as early as possible. These areas can have limited accommodation available.

Arrive Prepared

Please arrive at the helicopter staging area in appropriate outdoor gear, be prepared to walk in deep snow, and understand that you can experience all kinds of weather conditions while in the backcountry.

Upon Arrival at Lodge

Guided trips are led by highly-trained, professionally-certified ACMG guides. Safety always comes first. This is what the BLBCA and its member organizations strive to ensure is a key component of any backcountry experience.


We recommend that parties who decline obtaining professional guiding services review one or all of the following resources:

BLBCA’s Self-Guided Recommendations

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ACMG Backcountry Planning Brochure

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Avalanche Canada’s Pre-Trip Planning Course

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Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA)

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Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)

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Avalanche Canada – Public Avalanche Bulletin Tutorial

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Forecasts & Bulletins
Mountain Condition Reports (MCR)

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Avalanche Canada

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SpotWx (weather forecast)

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DriveBC (BC Highway forecast)

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Avalanche Canada (weather forecast)

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Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada Skills Training Level 1 and Level 2 courses are available at a number of BLBCA affiliated operations.

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Know Before You Go

“When a guest stays at one of our member lodges in BC’s backcountry, they will be immersed in the wild natural cosiness of lodge life.”


Photo – Mark Masterson