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Deep snow. Massive Terrain. Cozy lodge. And stories for days...


The McGillivary Pass Lodge has been hosting guests since the 70s, and today blends modern comforts with an authentic, rustic, log cabin vibe.

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Safety is our top priority. We work with the top ACMG certified guides in the industry.

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From corporate retreats, to weddings, stags or family affairs, we are happy to help customize your trip to suit your needs.

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The pride that Lars takes in the lodge and the terrain is contagious. I love spending time up there, and sharing it with the guests. It feels like a home away from home.

- Christina Lusti, Guide, Revelstoke BC

The lodge operates in the winter from December 15 to April 16.

All guests initially meet in Pemberton at the Pemberton Airport Terminal building for a trip briefing, helicopter orientation, and waiver signing.

Meeting Times:
Saturday 8 AM
Tuesday 10:30 AM

The terminal building is just east of the Blackcomb Helicopters office and Hanger. Please park directly opposite the terminal entrance. Once the pilot is happy with the weather window and everyone is clear on the logistics for the day, we will drive in convoy to our staging area at the Red Barn, in D’Arcy. It is about 45 minutes east of the airport. Please ensure you have transport to D’Arcy organized, we encourage carpooling where possible. Vehicles can be left at Pemberton Airport if necessary.

Please arrive ready to ski. We will ask you to change into your ski boots in D’Arcy for the helicopter transfer. From here it is a short 10 minute flight into the Lodge.

Luggage allowance of 15kg (40lbs) per person including personal alcohol. This does not include skiing equipment.
Pack personal gear into a small duffel or into your daypack. Avoid large duffel bags or rigid frame travel bags.

Wear bulky and ski clothing as well as ski boots in the helicopter.

On a Saturday exchange day, skiing generally commences after the emergency training session, roughly between 11AM and noon.

On a regular day, breakfast is at 7:30AM, skiing commences afterwards between 8:30AM and 9AM. Skiing for the day or as you desire. Back home for apres and a sauna at dusk and dinner is between 6:30 and 7PM.

We are very flexible, it’s about you and what you want. Groups are managed based on individual desires, interest and ability. We generally run two main groups and at times up to three based on the number of guests are interested in skiing and their ability levels. There is usually one stronger group, one moderate paced group and at times a third group focused on a specific speed, which could be ultra fast or completely mellow. We are more than happy to cater to novice backcountry users all the way up to the hammerheads. We generally have two guides and one assistant, at times we have three guides and one assistant.