Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We are eagerly looking forward to the hiking season in Clearwater and Blue River, the warmer weather, wildflowers, abundant wildlife and spectacular landscapes all come together to make this region truly unique. The yellow Glacier Lily's, Spring Beauties and Marsh Marigolds are already blooming on Raft Mountain....come join us for an easy but spectacular heli-hiking experience.

This summer we are offering full and half day heli-hikes, lodge based and wilderness overnight backpacking tours in the alpine and special areas of Clearwater and Blue River. Contact us at 250 674 2988 for availability and pricing or email

Winter 2013

Another amazing powder season has gone by and we look back on some great snow and fun times. Here are a few shots of last winters fabulous skiing in the North Blue River.

Photos courtesy of John Baldwin and Linda Bily

Sunday, July 1, 2012

2012-2013 Grand Opening Season

April 2012

A lot of snow remains in the mountains of the North Blue but soon we will be embarking on our summer trail maintenance complete program including new bridges across the river and twin creeks.

Stay tuned for more wildlife photos from the trail camera and check back for details on our AST 2 course in January.

Just another 40 overnight- in APRIL

Hope everyone is enjoying Juneuary! We are looking forward to another epic powder season in the North Blue and we would love to host your deep powder ski vacation. If have any trouble contacting us during our website change over...just give us a shout at 250 674 2988 or

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A long load of construction supplies arrives at the yurt. The Pisten Bully is a real work horse and has run well for us. It's passenger box has comfortable seats for 10 skiers.Copy of Guide's Map for the North Blue ski runs
Skiers on a sub peak of 2175. Many peaks have no names so we go by map elevation.

We love our new Prior Husume skis handmade and custom ordered in Whistler, the new xtc carbon platform is fun but light, lively but damp and fast but smooth. The ACMG custom top sheet is a conversation starter with it's very Canadian symbolism. They are without a doubt the most fun skis we have ever used! We mounted them with inserts so we can Tele or Alpine Ski them.

Season of the deep snow 2012

One of our February groups discovered the "Northwest Passage" ski run that devours up a nice 1100 meter descent.

Our guests have been enjoying epic powder conditions so far this season. The snowpack at the lodge, as of March 16th, has reached 375 cm with over 500 cm at tree line, here in the Cariboos. Shovelling has been epic at times as well.

Endangered Mountain Caribou below the lodge during a snowstorm at the end of January.

Wolverine are ubiquitous in the North Blue river valley.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer in the Cariboos and North Blue

Strait Creek campground on Murtle Lake August 2011.
The Murtle Lake Nature Conservancy is adjacent to the Snowy Mountain Tenure, it is North Americas largest canoe only lake! Surrounded by some of the most intact wilderness in British Columbia, this area of Wells Gray Provincial Park is a must visit! Combine paddling the north arm with a hiking trip from the Strait Creek campground to the North Blue chalets, travelling through the high country of the Wavy Range.

Astrid enjoying the last week before school in the wilderness of Murtle Lake, Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC.

A railing added to the sleeping loft in the Kitchen and Dining Yurt in the North Blue valley.

We were lucky enough to have visitors stop by in July - these endangered Mountain Caribou utilize the North Blue river valley during summer, early -mid winter and spring. There continue to be challenges with obtaining adequate data regarding the population that exists for most months of the year in the North Blue River valley. Snowy Mountain has been an advocate for Mountain Caribou conservation and has provided input to the BC governments Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Process based on the 20 years of observations we have made in the Wells Gray/North Thompson planning unit. Please consider donating to the Yellowhead Ecological Association ( and or if you wish to support Mountain Caribou conservation in British Columbia.

Stay tuned for our next instalment getting you all STOKED for a great winter to come and more of the legendary deep powder skiing at Snowy Mountain.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Riel Macboudreau Photography
Snowy Mountain Alpine Tours

Happy student!

Our classroom

Magic mountains delight us.

Avalanche Skills Training Course Jan 7-11, 2011 North Blue Chalets, Cariboos

Rutchblock test Jan 2011

Last prime week in March still open - March 12-17, 2011
Call 250-674-2988

Snowy Mountains tenure....nothing but the best skiing in the world. Photo Frank Weber

"Read my Skis"
Frank Weber
The skiing was fabulous for our powder friends. The natural glading here is phenomenal, this run ends right at the doorstep of the chalets. Current height of snowpack at tree line above the chalets is 350 cm.

First we ski...then we eat!

More great terrain and beautiful light! Photo Frank Weber

Photo Frank Weber - Skier Chris Mccrumb

Cariboo mountain powder the best in the world! Chris was so helpful during this trip, we told him the check is in the mail! Thanks Chris...thanks to everyone!