There is a lot that goes into a backcountry lodge trip. It is important to understand the tour and all the logistics that go into planning. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help guide you along the way.
Yes. All groups are required to sign our Release Of Liability, Waiver Of Claims, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement prior to arriving at Ice Creek Lodge. We will meet in the morning of your trip arrival and go through our waiver process and document signing prior to arriving at our staging area in Burton. We have a Summer Waiver and a Winter Waiver.
To ensure the health and safety of our ICL team, clients and partners, we have implemented Best Practices to help reduce the transmission of Covid-19 which is in line with the guidelines and recommendations put forth by our PHO. For more information, ask us for our Covid-19 Management Plan.
All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations due to government-mandated shutdowns of the lodge due to Covid-19 will receive a credit for a future trip minus a 25% admin fee of the accommodation portion of the trip package. All other cancellations are non-refundable. For more information, please see our booking policy.
We meet at our office in Slocan the morning prior to your trip departure.
We have 4 private bedrooms total. One room is off of the living room and has one double bed and one twin bunk bed set up. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms with 2-4 beds in each room. Every room has a window that you can open and ventilation.
Our guide to client ratio is 1:8. or 2:9/10 If groups of 8 or less would like the option to split up then you will require an additional guide for your trip.
Our winter trips include all bedding. For summer trips, please pack sheets and pillowcases. We provide duvets, pillows, and mattresses.
We have internet access in our staff accommodation. Come by and visit us if you need to send out an email. Our main lodge is an internet-free zone.
Yes, we do have limited electricity. We run a generator during the morning and evening hours. There are plenty of outlets for you to charge your devices and we do provide a Bluetooth speaker.
This is your choice, please be sure you are aware of how to pack/charge and install the equipment necessary to have it work properly. Please note, bring your own charger, chargers are not necessarily compatible even when using the same brand and if used inappropriately can be a fire hazard.
Yes! Try to limit glass containers, unless it’s the good stuff of course!
40lbs per person.
We have a limited selection. Contact us for more details.
It takes most groups 5.5hrs to hike into the lodge
Turn East onto the Burton creek Forest Service road approximately 2km south of the Burton townsite. Follow this for 4km until it is possible to take a right onto the Ice rd. Follow signs to the end of this road staying straight and avoiding the two right-hand turns that are possible. We have maps available.
Talus slopes can be formed by medium to large size boulders, can be loose or solid, or in some cases, unknown. Judging the condition or safety of the talus slope takes backcountry experience and good judgment.
The team at Ice work hard together to provide you with the best and safest service. Tips are not included in the trip cost and we really appreciate any additional gratuities you provide. They are evenly divided up to all you trip mountain staff. Please make them out in cash and we recommend 15-20% of the trip cost.