Resort Guide 2018: BALDFACE LODGE

Located a quick 10-minute helicopter ride from iconic Nelson, British Columbia, Baldface Lodge offers 3- and 4-day all-inclusive, guided snowcat skiing and boarding trips in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains. Guests never have to compete for fresh tracks as they enjoy 500+ inches of annual snowfall in 32,000 acres of open bowls, peaks, and perfectly spaced trees. Woodsy dining, fine wine, yoga, massage, and plenty of wintry alpine love are all part of the unforgettable powder experience that keeps our guests returning year after year.

Location: Nelson, BC
Vertical Drop: 3,200'
Annual Snowfall: 500"
Most popular run: Supernatural Stunt Park
Ride-able Acres: 32,000
Number of Lifts: 4 cats
Number of Trails: Hundreds
Nearest Airport: Castlegar, BC
Ticket Price: $2000USD to $5000USD all inclusive multi-day trips
Aprés: Sauna beers with Skier Brad, Joining the Lobby Guitar Jam Session, fine wine and charcuterie plates
Hotels/Lodging: 7 private chalets, luxury all inclusive lodging, hand-cut home-smoked bacon
Heli-Cat Operations: Guests are transported from Nelson to Baldface by helicopter then enjoy fully guided, all-inclusive, multi-day snowcat-accessed powder. Lodge services include gourmet dining, full wine cellar, massage, sauna, yoga, retail, games and cinema rooms.
Most popular event(s): Zig Zag Banked Slalom, Supernatural, Ultranatural
Special season pass offers or discounted lift tickets: Inquire about December discounts, Zig Zag Banked Slalom every March

Steep old-growth trees, open glades, cut blocks, sub- alpine bowls, and gulleys galore.

A brand new Union snowcat crummy #orangecat with new and improved sound system. New terrain opening in 2018 includes more north-facing slopes in our North Zone and improved access to Stoney Baloney. New games tables: ping pong, pool, and foos ball and a fleet of all-new rental boards.(From Union, Capita, Signal, Gnu, Shark Snowsurfers, Grass Roots Snowsurfers, Arbor Snowboards, White Gold, and Lib Tech.)

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This feature originally appeared in the October Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding; subscribe here.