Baldface Lodge is a modern and beautiful snowcat lodge with 32,000 acres of playground! Famous from the Red Bull Ultra Natural Contest. Make the terrain YOURS!
Rates & Packages
Rates & Dates 2018 / 2019
|Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018||4-Day||$3,828.18 CAD|
|Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018||3-Day||$2,945.01 CAD|
|Dec 17, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018||4-Day||$3828.18 CAD|
|Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018||3-Day||$2,945.01 CAD|
|Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018||4-Day||$3,828.18 CAD|
|Dec 31, 2018 - Jan 03, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Jan 04, 2019 - Jan 06, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Jan 07, 2019 - Jan 10, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Jan 14, 2019 - Jan 17, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Jan 28, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Feb 01, 2019 - Feb 03, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Feb 04, 2019 - Feb 07, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Feb 08, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Feb 11, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Feb 18, 2019 - Feb 21, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Feb 25, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Mar 04, 2019 - Mar 07, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Mar 08, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019||3-Day||$4,261.35 CAD|
|Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 14, 2019||4-Day||$5,583.30 CAD|
|Mar 15, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019||3-Day||$2,945.01 CAD|
|Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019||4-Day||$3,828.18 CAD|
|Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019||3-Day||$2,945.01 CAD|
|Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 28, 2019||4-Day||$3,828.18 CAD|
|Mar 29, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019||3-Day||$2,945.01 CAD|
What is included / What not
- all meals
- safety equipment
- skiing and riding
- transportation between Nelson and Baldface Lodge
Does not include
- alcoholic beverages
- ski rentals
- retail purchases
Arrival at the Nelson Airport
Arrive at the Norman Stibbs airport in Nelson, BC at 2:00 p.m. (before February 15) or 3:00 p.m. (after February 15)
Unload your luggage in the lobby
Park your vehicle along the fence
Sign an insurance waiver
Take a helicopter safety briefing before you fly up to the lodge
If the weather is stormy, you will travel to the lodge by boat and a snowcat
Arrival at the Lodge
Arrive at the Lodge between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Welcome tour by Baldface staff
Relax by the fire and enjoy hot soup and a cold drink
The First Evening
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Welcome orientation talk
8:30 p.m. Guides set up boards and skis
Relax, stretch, play pool, cards, ping pong, enjoy drinks at the bar
The Ski Day
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Gear up and go snowcat skiing. On the first day, your guide will provide a transceiver explanation and hands-on training prior to getting on the slopes
Lunch, sweet snacks, water, and hot drinks are provided in the snowcat
Professional photographer joins each group in the cat during the day
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Return to the lodge for drinks, soup, hot appetizers, massages and sauna time
5:30 p.m. Slide show of the day's events on the big screen
6:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Darts, drinks at the bar, card games, ping pong, and pool
End-of-trip Transfer Day
Your transfer down the mountain will be by helicopter if the weather is clear or by snowcat if it's not safe to fly. Transfers begin at approximately 2:15 p.m. and we try to have the last group in town by 5:00 p.m. If you are scheduling a flight home, you should not plan on getting to Nelson before 5:00 p.m.!
Ability & Conditioning
Snowcat skiing and boarding at Baldface require that guests have at least intermediate/advanced-level powder skills.
We want everyone to have a good time at Baldface. Please consider the following notes before you book your trip to come snowcat skiing or cat boarding with us: Guests will be snowcat skiing about 15,000 feet per day for three or four days straight and need to be in good physical condition.
Consider following our conditioning program to prepare for your trip. Weather and ski conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ski or ride anything. We do not groom any runs! If you have never skied powder or shy away from it at you local resort, this is not the place to learn. If you are expecting to ski 50-degree shoots and huck 30-foot airs every run you will be disappointed. We only ski this type of terrain when conditions and group abilities allow. To increase your opportunity to ski and ride expert terrain, book an entire snowcat with like-minded friends and we'll do our best to take you on our most exciting (but safe) runs.
Conditioning In order to prepare your body for maximum performance at Baldface and reduce your chances of fatigue or injury, we recommend you undertake the following stretch and strengthening program 4 to 6 weeks prior to your arrival. Developed by our physical therapist, Damien Moroney, the program is divided into 2 sessions with beginner, intermediate and advanced goals. It is advised that you try to do at least 4 sessions per week (2 of Session A and 2 of Session B) and personalize the workout to your individual level of fitness. Remember, good body position and control is more important than how many reps or for how long you hold an exercise. These exercises should not be painful. If you are having excessive difficulty, please contact a professional in your area for assistance. If you have had any recent injuries, surgeries or medical concerns, consult your physician prior to starting this conditioning program.
When to Come
Either way, there is always lots of snow on the ground and as long as you are ready for variable conditions, including some memorable corn snow, the skiing and riding are great!
Our season begins on December 15th. Some of the deepest days of the year are in late December and early January. The days are shorter, temperatures are cold, powder is light and our rates are less expensive.
February tends to be "prime time" with longer days, and an equal amount of big storms and sunny days. Chances of a drought are slimmer. Days are long, snow-pack is deeper and our rates are higher.
March is the start of spring with even longer and more frequent bluebird days. We have had some of the biggest storms on record in March - and while it may not snow as often, the storms that do come in usually hit hard.
April is the great mystery month. Some years it holds cold and moist, some are sunny and dry. April 2010 brought January-like conditions for our end-of-season Shred Session - face shots and powder galore!