Icefall Lodge is situated at treeline with living room views of one of the most spectacular, rugged sections of the Canadian Rockies. It consists of two separate lodges and a sauna building. The new lodge is a bright, roomy, three story building with log posts and much of the lumber milled on site. The original building provides additional bedrooms and a separate living room.
The lodge is the perfect location for ski touring, with tree runs out the front door and a 4000-foot alpine run ending at the back door! In the summer, you start at treeline and walk out the door to alpine meadows. There is a network of over 100km of trail, mostly at or just above treeline, to explore the area.
In the winter, big mountains, deep snow and long runs are what Icefall is known for. Icefall Lodge is situated in a rugged corner of the Rockies 70 km north of Golden BC. Winter access is only possible by helicopter. You will not see or hear anybody else during your visit; no helicopters, no snowmobiles, just the group that you flew in with. With over 10 times the terrain of Whistler Blackcomb, there is terrain to suit all abilities. To access this huge area, Icefall has built two satellite huts a day’s travel from Icefall Lodge. The Lyell Hut is built on a rock outcrop and is completely surrounded by glaciers. The Mons Hut sits at the toe of the Mons Glacier, with a 2500-foot north-facing glacier run right out the front door. From big mountains and huge vertical relief to glaciers and seracs and icefalls to powder and trees and bowls, Icefall Lodge has it all.
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Icefall lodge can comfortably accommodate 18 guests in double or single rooms. Across the two buildings, there are nine bedrooms and two lofts. Each building has its own living room, and sweeping glacier views out the front window and wood stove.
The original lodge has 5 bedrooms; 2 with two single beds and 3 with a queen-size bed and a single. The second building has 4 bedrooms, each with two single beds. There are also 2 loft-style rooms with low ceilings. Duvets, pillows and bedding are provided.
The new kitchen has a six-burner propane oven, ample counter space and all cooking and eating utensils for self-catered groups. There is a cold room vented to the outside for refrigeration. The dining room is spacious, with lots of room for lounging or stretching.
The sauna is heated by a small wood stove and has a separate change room. Shower water is heated in the sauna and transferred to a watering can. There are two separate shower stalls where the watering can is hoisted up and tied off.
The lodge has satellite internet, a dedicated drying room with a propane heater, indoor pee toilets and yoga mats with plenty of room to stretch.
With over 2500m (8400 ft) vertical relief from peaks to valleys, the runs are long. The large elevation range means that you can always find optimal snow conditions. If it gets warm, there are high alpine glacier runs that keep good snow.
In good weather, groups head to the high alpine and glaciers. Icefall has over 30 separate glaciers, some of them covering over 20 square km. There is also an abundance of seracs, icefalls and unique glacier forms. This is how Icefall got its name.
The sun doesn’t always shine, and when the snow comes, skiing in the trees offers better visibility and the deepest powder skiing. Icefall has extensive tree skiing on all aspects, ranging from 3500- 7000 feet elevation. There is a large variety, including open glades, open avalanche paths, burns, pillow lines and low-angle beginner terrain. There is also safe tree skiing close to the lodge without crossing avalanche paths.