WINTER PRIVATE GROUP RATES

PER PERSON AND BASED ON MINIMUM OF 12 PEOPLE

Package $/night Round trip helicopter Total with tax
4 night
Thursday-Monday
$310.00 $350.00 $1684.38
3 night
Monday-Thursday
$275.00 $350.00 $1243.65

CHILD RATE (AGE 2-16)

Package $/night Round trip helicopter Total with tax
4 night
Thursday-Monday
$160.00 $350.00 $1047.18
3 night
Monday-Thursday
$160.00 $350.00 $877.26

THE SKI SEASON

February 6, 2020- April 6, 2020.

RATES INCLUDE

  • House made and from scratch meals including lunch on your arrival day.
  • ACMG led guiding
  • Down duvets, linens and towels.
  • Sauna, watering can showers and outhouses located in a heated building adjacent to the Lodge.
  • Off the grid living.
  • Talus is a place to reconnect. Sorry, NO guest access to Wi Fi.

PRIVATE FAMILIES

  • 6 adults or equivalent pricing.
  • Under age 2 are complimentary.
  • Minors require parental attendance in order to take part in the guiding program.
  • Minors cannot be left unattended at the lodge.
  • Private group bookings are required for families with children under the age of 12.

GUIDING PROGRAM FOR PRIVATE GROUPS

  • Guiding can be customized based on the groups communal mode of transport.
  • Option #1: ACMG led guiding for alpine ski touring, telemarking and split boarding. Split boarders must be prepared for transitions and flats.
  • Option #2: Guiding for light ski touring.
  • Option # 3: Guiding for snowshoeing.
  • Private groups must chose one guiding option.
  • Beginners to advanced levels welcome.

LODGE CONFIGURATION

  • Room #1: Sleep 2. Beds can be twin or king mode. Lower level.
  • Room #2: Sleep 2. Beds can be twin or king mode. Lower level.
  • Room #3: Sleeps 2-4. Double bed and twin bunk. Can be booked as a family room. Lower level.
  • Room #4: Sleeps 2-4. Double bed and twin bunk. Can be booked as a family room. Lower level.
  • Room #5: Sleeps 2. Two twin beds. Main level
  • Raven’s Nest: Sleeps 3. Three twin beds. Accessed by steep stairs.

LODGE CAPACITY

Groups that like each other: 14 people.
Groups that love each other: 17 people.

MONDAY AND THURSDAY EXCHANGE DAYS

HELICOPTER ACCESS

Helicopter flights depart from Canmore Municipal Heliport (located in the Town of Canmore) or Mount Shark Helipad (one hour drive from Canmore). Guests arriving on public transport are priority passengers for the Canmore flight. Depending on logistics you (and your group) may be flying from Canmore Municipal Heliport or Mount Shark Helipad. Helicopter staging areas will be confirmed one week prior to trip departure.

Advanced Canmore flight confirmation is an additional $100.00 per person for a roundtrip based on availability.

CANMORE MUNICIPAL HELIPORT

Check in 8:15 am
Location 91 Bow Valley Trail. Canmore, Alberta.
Staging gear Bring gear to the log cabin with the red roof. Introduce yourself and luggage tags will be provided by Alpine Helicopter staff.
Parking Parking is limited at the Canmore Municipal Heliport. We recommend car pooling with members of your group whenever possible. If you have friends in Canmore, please consider parking offsite and arranging to be dropped off at the Heliport. There is no overnight parking available for RV’s or trailers at the Canmore Municipal Heliport.

MOUNT SHARK HELIPAD

Check in 8:45 am
Location Mount Shark Helipad.
From Canmore Via Spray Lakes Road (#742). Allow 1 hour of driving time. click here
From Canmore Via Kananaskis Trail (#40). Allow 1:45 hour of  driving time: click here
From Calgary Via Kananaskis Trail (#40). Allow 1:45 hours of driving time: click here
Road conditions Check road conditions prior to departure: Alberta Roads and Kananaskis Public Safety
Be prepared There are no services at the Mount Shark Helipad. There is an outhouse. Depart with a full tank of gas. Bring water and snack.
Staging gear Park at the five minute unloading area at the end of the helipad access road. Driving and/or parking is not permitted on the Mount Shark helicopter landing area. Unload gear at the end of the helipad access road and carry gear to the helicopter landing area. Return vehicles to the Mount Shark parking area.
Parking Located 200 meters from the Mount Shark Helipad.

GUIDED SKI TOURING ACCESS

Talus Lodge offers guided ski touring access via Burstall Pass for previous Talus guests who are strong backcountry skiers. Due to safety reasons, guest ski touring access is only possible with a Talus guide. Ski access is based on conditions and weather.

  • Guided ski touring: $175.00 per person each way.
  • Minimum group size of four people or equivalent pricing

ACCOMODATION IN CANMORE

Consider staying at the Paintbox Lodge, our sister property in downtown Canmore. Talus Lodge guests receive 10% off and we will waive the two night minimum. Complimentary breakfast is provided at the Paintbox at 7:30 am on your Talus departure day to allow enough time to get to your staging area.