Spring Touring Sessions

Highlights: All inclusive, guided, heli access, 3 or 4 day experience of shredding B.C.’s most beautiful backcountry

Experience the long spring days in the mountains that bring the change of season and snowpack to your experience. Spring touring sessions can be perfectly timed corn snow on the solar aspects and boot top blower pow on the steep northern slopes.

Spring touring sessions are the perfect escape when you need a short getaway. Come play in some of the best north-facing slopes in world-class terrain, surrounded by stunning couloirs and epic powder lines. Experience the long spring days in the mountains. This time of year brings a refreshing change of season and snowpack to your day. 

Experience long days in the mountains which bring a change of season and snowpack to your experience. Plan your winter tour today! 

** Rates will be updated on January 1 each year and will be good for one-year term.

What's included with your tour

A 3 or 4 night stay at Ice Creek Lodge and all our lodge amenities. Build by mountain people for mountain people. Relax in our cozy custom lodge after a long day of shredding steep couloirs and powder bowls. Enjoy our wood-heated sauna and mountain style bucket shower before settling down to amazing backcountry cuisine, good tunes, lodge magazines, board games, or your book.

New this year are 4 private bedrooms to spend your nights resting for your next big day of unbelievable turns.

  • This tour includes all backcountry style cuisine
  • We are able to cater to any dietary restrictions and/or preferences (please note that some changes to our standard meal plan may be subject to a price increase)
  • We welcome you to bring your own alcohol. Please keep in mind your weight limits while you are planning your trip. Cans are lighter than bottles…. 😉
  • We do have a soda stream onsite

This tour includes all helicopter transportation from our staging area in Burton, BC to Ice Creek Lodge, return flights included. Our scheduled flights are weekly and run every Friday and Monday.  We have been working with our pilot Mark Homis from High Terrain Helicopters for over 25 years. He is an incredible pilot.

Please note; any emergency evacuations will be at the cost of the client.

At Ice Creek Lodge we strive to give you the best of the best. Our community at Ice Creek Lodge is composed of professionals who are not only hard working and knowledgable, but also simply RAD!  Your guides are all certified by the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), are professional members of the CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association) and have attained WSBC level III OFA certification or better. All cooks are professional with Food Safe and basic first aid.

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What to bring

  • Touring 
    • Skis or snowboard with proper touring set-up
    • Comfortable boots
    • Skins with good glue cut to fit your skis
    • Shovel, beacon, probe in good condition
    • Day pack, avalanche airbag systems are optional
    • Headlamp
    • Spare batteries
    • Sunscreen
    • Repair kit – individual and to suit group needs
    • Gloves and good sockes
    • Down jacket
    • Emergency tarp, small, compact, heat reflective
    • Personal first aid kit with blister repair
    • Helmet
    • Skis, snowboard crampons, ice axe if you have one
    • Harness and boot crampons if you are interested in mountaineering objectives

    Layering

    • Thin gloves and good quality ski socks suggested
    • Base layer; thin Merino or equivalent top and bottom
    • Insulating layer for colder days, lightweight Merino recommended
    • Shell; waterproof, breathable top and bottom
    • Hat/toque, good gloves, goggles and sunglasses, spares for the group

    Group Extras (optional)

    • Group VHF radios required Frequency below
    • Local chat, 158.940 simplex
    • Satellite phone or InReach
    • Compass and Topo map, Burton 82f13, download ICL KMZ file

    Cabin Stuff

    • Down booties/slippers or cabin shoes
    • Casual clothes
    • Towel
    • Wet wipes
    • Entertainment/board games – we provide a small selection
    • Selection of music – we have an auxiliary cable to our bluetooth stereo
    • We have a selection of guitars, a hand drum and a ukulele

Our guides

Our guides are all certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, are professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association, and are WSBC level III OFA certified.

Planning a winter trip

Preparing for a winter tour at Ice Creek Lodge.

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Simply put, I love Ice Creek Lodge. It’s a deeply soulful place. The lodge is comfortable without being fussy and has a handmade feel to it, from the steelwork throughout to the concrete kitchen counter – a labour of love in the best sense of the word.

John Paluska | CA