Sorcerer Lodge 2018
Are you tired of the crowds and chasing after your line? Do you want to clip into your bindings and start skiing as soon as you walk out the door? Are you interested in skiing powder snow all day with a group of friends before returning to a comfortable lodge, a sauna, and great food? British Columbia has the answer in the form of several backcountry lodges where a small group of skiers have their private powder paradise awaiting them every morning.
Big, Varied and deep
From huge glacier runs off high summits to steep tree and mushroom lines straight out of the door of the lodge, Sorcerer has it all. This combination of terrain and a deep Selkirks snowpack makes it my all-time favourite backcountry lodge. I ski here as much as I can!
The lodge is simple but comfortable. There is an effective drying room, a large common area and a dining room on the main floor. Upstairs there are several bedrooms that sleep 2 - 4. Solar power with a back-up generator enables us to charge up our devices but the lodge is internet-free to enable us to concentrate on our skiing! A dry sauna is adjacent to the lodge.
Mark Klassen has skied at Sorcerer multiple times and will lead an experienced guiding team. We will have a second ACMG-certified lead guide (TBA) and David Storwick will be custodian and tail guide on the trip. Theresa Calow returns as cook, serving up delicious breakfasts, dinners and après ski snacks.
The nitty gritty
An 8-day powder skiing trip to a helicopter accessed backcountry lodge.
March 4 - 11, 2018
Selkirk Range of the Columbia Mountains. The helicopter staging area is 20 minutes west of Golden, British Columbia.
C$2725. This includes:
- Three guides
- Lodge accommodation
- Helicopter transfer to and from the lodge
- All gratuities for the staff
- All taxes
A deposit of C$1000 reserves a spot. This deposit is refundable, less a 10% service charge, until September 1, 2017. The balance payment is due September 15, 2017.
You should be able to ski in control in powder snow and in all types of terrain. If you have skied powder and are comfortable on a black diamond run at the ski area you will enjoy the skiing on this trip! You should also have some previous touring experience. Snowboarders are welcome if they are on a splitboard and have previous backcountry riding and touring experience. Please contact Mark if you are uncertain about whether your experience level fits this trip.
- Electric power
- Internet free
- Bucket haul water with a crane out of the lake (it's fun!)
- Bucket showers
- Outdoor toilets