International Society for Mountain Medicine’s Winter Issue

“Remember the avalanche does not know you are an expert.”

Nepal Needs Our Help

“My name is Ian Eakins and I had the privilege to live in Nepal for 11 years from 1977-88 and I guided mountain and river trips there until 1993. 

Backcountry Love Affair

Backcountry love is featured in this video from the BLBCA.

A Backcountry Purist Experience at Mt Carlyle Lodge

Backcountry Lodges of BC’s ‘Backcountry Purist’ winner from 2012, Julie-Anne Davies, shares highlights of her visit to the Mount Carlyle Backcountry Lodge.

360 Degrees of Adventure

Take a tour with the BLBCA!

The powder is untracked, the views are magnificent, the company is excellent.

Gratitude For Powder

Dolores LaChapelle once said, “Joy is the response of a lover receiving what he loves. This is the joy we feel when skiing powder… This overflowing gratitude is what produces the absolutely stupid, silly grins that we always flash at one another at the bottom of a powder run.

Touring at Talus

This image is just in from the folks at Talus Lodge. Beautiful conditions persist!

Something for Everyone

At several of the lodges, gently rolling terrain lends itself to the mellower side of backcountry skiing– cross-country touring. Strap on a pair of cross-country skis and enjoy the same views, deep snow and quiet wilderness as the other skiers, without the climbs or descents.

Powder…It’s Here

Snow has arrived in BC and the backcountry lodges are loving it! Here are some inspiring images showcasing the skiing bounty that currently exists at the lodges. check it out and keep your powder skiing fire stoked! (photo: Garrett Grove)

 

Untracked Powder, No Crowds

“There’s something about returning to a rustic log cabin in the mountains after a day’s skiing that warms you right through. Perhaps it’s the wood stove or the scent of fresh baking, but I’ve never felt the same going back to a hotel.” –Globe and Mail –                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Read the full article 

 

Buckle Up! Time to Ride!

Yes, Snow is falling and quickly blanketing the myriad of peaks that stand as highlights in the backcountry of British Columbia. The Backcountry Lodges of BC are just opening their doors this season for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the bliss of untracked powder and the solace of backcountry lodge living. 

Play Safe

Now is the time to sharpen your avalanche safety skills! Before adventuring into the backcountry this winter it is essential to take the time to insure that your avalanche safety skills are honed and that your safety gear is high functioning. After all, your life depends on it.