PRIVATE GROUP WINTER RATES
|Package||Per person based on 10 adults||Child|
|$1, 700.00||$1, 100.00|
|Ski season||January 24, 2022- March 31, 2022|
|Guiding||ACMG led guiding for backcountry alpine ski touring, telemarking and split boarding. More information on the backcountry ski program: click here.|
|Group size||Minimum pricing based on 10 adults or equivalent pricing. Maximum 12 people.|
|Exchange days||Monday and Thursday|
|Helicopter access||Canmore Municipal Heliport or Mount Shark Helipad: More information on helicopter access: click here.|
|What to bring||Winter gear list|
|Talus Traverse||Guided ski touring access for experienced and strong skiers: Is it right for my group?|
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
|COVID-19 management plan||The Talus COVID-19 management plan will be modified to comply with active COVID-19 guidelines and regulations as set out by British Columbia Health Authority, Alberta Health Services, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Backcountry Lodge Association of BC and Worksafe BC. For more details: click here.|
|Vaccination||Upon arrival at Talus, all persons who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination
July 2021: must be two weeks post first dose.
For those who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination, including children, common sense precautions will apply.
|Entire lodge group booking||Talus Lodge will be accepting entire lodge group bookings only. Call it your cohort, pod, bubble, squad, or your quaranteam. All group members must accept the collective risk of being with each other.|
|Travel recommendations/ restrictions||
Adhering to travel recommendations/restrictions is the responsibility of the traveler. Please respect the most current public travel guidelines when booking, re-evaluate at the final payment deadline and on trip departure.
|Reduced capacity||Group size 10 people or equivalent pricing.
Reduced capacity: maximum 12 guests. 4 staff.
Normal capacity: maximum 17 guests. 4 staff.
|Everything subject to change||When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, each day comes with new announcements, policies, guidelines, or unexpected situations. We place absolute priority on the health and safety of our community. Things can and probably will change; we appreciate your patience as we determine the right thing to do.|
|Summer 2021 and Winter 2022||Check availability and book online|
Experienced and strong groups who booked guided ski touring access, live within 150 km of staging 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.
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.
CANCELLATION AND/OR DELAYS DUE TO ACCESS TRANSPORTATION
No refunds will be issued for cancellation and/or delays due to access transportation. Talus Lodge is not responsible costs incurred due to delayed and/or cancelled access transportation. Talus Lodge will accommodate guests delayed at Talus Lodge as a result of delays or cancellations, however, clients delayed coming 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.
|Cancellation/Interruption and Emergency Medical Insurance||To avoid any financial hardship that an unexpected cancellation or interruption could cause, we strongly urge our clients to purchase appropriate Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Emergency Medical Insurance through a reputable insurance provider to protect your investment. Refunds for cancelled reservations can only be collected from your own cancellation/interruption insurance provider. Some credit cards provide this type of insurance, others do not. For a free no obligation quote for trip cancellation/interruption and emergency medical insurance from Lifestyle Insurance: click here|
|Evacuation insurance||The cost of a helicopter evacuation, in the case of medical emergency, is the responsibility of the guest. Helicopter evacuation coverage can either be purchased from Talus Lodge for $50 per person or an insurance provider at the time of booking your trip.|
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.