PRIVATE GROUP WINTER RATES
|Package||Per person based on 10 adults||Child|
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
|Entire lodge group booking||Talus Lodge is accepting entire lodge group bookings only. Call it your cohort, your pod, your bubble, your squad, or your quaranteam. All group members must accept the collective risk of being with each other.|
|Health||The Talus Covid Management Plan will be modified to comply with active COVID-19 guidelines and regulations as set out by British Columbia Health Authority and our industry partners. These initiatives are consistently evolving and will likely be adapted based on health recommendations.|
|Local travel||Accepting bookings based travel guidelines by BC Provincial Health Office and Alberta Health Services.|
|Assumption of risk||It is important to understand that Covid 19 mitigation is personal. There is undeniably an ‘Assumption of Risk’ for guests wishing to pursue this adventure amidst a Global Pandemic. Review our legal waiver to understand the guest agreement required before your first payment. Please deeply consider your personal level of vulnerability AND that of your co-vulnerability, or circle of influence.|
|Ski season||February 8, 2021- April 5, 2021|
|Guiding at Talus||ACMG led guiding for alpine ski touring, telemarking and split boarding. Split boarders must be prepared for transitions and flats.|
|Group size||Minimum pricing based on 10 people or equivalent pricing. Lodge can accommodate up to 12 people.|
|Exchange days||Monday and Thursday.|
|Access: Ski touring/ helicopter fusion||Accepting booking requests:
March 4- March 8, 2021
Strong backcountry skiers with nine adventurous friends: click here
|Access: Helicopter||Accepting booking requests January 4, 2021
Helicopter staging information: click here.
|Gear list||Winter gear list: click here|
Residents living within 152 km of staging for Talus and carpool to get to staging can take advantage of a 10% discount applied to the nightly rate.
It doesn’t have to be pretty but backcountry skiers are expected to be able to ski up and down in a variety of terrain and in all conditions. You should be able to navigate a black diamond ski run and find the concept of an all day winter outing pleasant. Talus is a great place for an introduction to backcountry skiing. If you are new to backcountry skiers, we recommend getting familiar with your binding system in advance and spending time practicing transitions.
A big day at Talus is 1000 metres of elevation. Average runs range between 100-300 meters. The longest tree run is 650 meters. The terrain is a mix of high alpine, gladed trees and tree skiing. The historical average height of snow is 1.5-2.0 meters. Talus runs a safety conscious ski program led by ACMG ski guides for alpine touring, telemarking and split boarders. Split boarders must be prepared for transitions and flats.
At Talus, we specialize in exploratory backcountry skiing with incredible vistas. We count wolverine tracks, not vertical feet. We promise, the skiing is either going to be fun, funny or both! Mother nature is the boss of winter. We can’t predict snow conditions but for skier with the right expectations, we can guarantee a whoop worthy good time. We are not humble braggers and might be easy to please but when we ski at Talus, we can’t get the smile off our faces. Our goal, whether you are a beginner with grit or a relaxed powder hound, is for you to have your best day, everyday.
No. Talus Lodge provides an ACMG ski guide led experience. We do not allow guests to be self-guided.
Summer: Please bring your own lunch and water on arrival day. Lunch will be provided on your departure day.
Winter: Lunch is provided on arrival. It is a good idea to bring snacks and water to the Mount Shark Helipad in case of flight delays. Lunch is not provided on departure day.
Talus Lodge is a helicopter access operation and adverse weather conditions may result in flight delays and/or cancellations. It is possible that clients may be delayed flying in or out of Talus Lodge. Talus Lodge will accommodate guests delayed at Talus Lodge as a result of flight delays or cancellations, however, clients delayed on their flight into Talus Lodge will not be refunded the lost night(s) of accommodation at Talus Lodge. Delayed incoming clients are responsible for their own full expenses (such as meals and accommodation). Talus Lodge recommends not booking commercial flights on your departure day from Talus.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations or delays due to adverse weather conditions. Talus Lodge is not responsible costs incurred due to delayed or cancelled helicopter flights.
Helicopter flights are more often delayed, than cancelled. Since 2001, two helicopter flights days have been cancelled in the summer and three helicopter flight days cancelled in the winter. Talus Lodge recommends not booking commercial flights on your departure day from Talus.