What is Baldface’s cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policies can be found here.
How much snow does Baldface receive annually?
Approximately 500 inches (1,270 centimeters) of snow.
What is the average temperature?
The average daily temperature ranging from -5ºC to -1ºC (in the 20ºs F).
When is Baldface open?
Baldface winter season is open from December to mid-April. High season rates apply from January to mid-March. Some of our biggest snowfalls occur during the shoulder season (early January and late March).
What kind of snowcats do you have?
We have seven Pisten Bulley 400’s.
What mountain range will we be riding?
Baldface is located in the Selkirk range in British Columbia’s West Kootenay area. The highest peak we access tops out at 7,678 feet (2,340 meters).
What elevation does the lodge sit at?
6,750 feet (2,057 meters).
What is the longest run you access?
Nocturnal Mission: 3,100 vertical feet.
What is the total acreage Baldface has access to?
What is the average daily vertical I should expect to cover?
What certifications do your guides have?
All of our guides are certified with ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) or CSGA (Canadian Ski Guide Association), and Wilderness First Responder, CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association).
What does pricing include?
Prices include transportation from Nelson, BC to the lodge, accommodations, medical insurance while at the lodge, all meals, safety equipment, skiing and snowboarding with our certified guides, and professional photos! Not included in the trip cost are: massage, ski rentals, retail purchases or alcoholic beverages. Any additional purchases will be added to your final invoice and paid for upon check-out.
Do I have to pay for the whole trip upon booking?
To confirm your reservation a 25% deposit is required before May 15th, 50% by May 15th and the balance is due on October 1st. Trips booked after October 1st must be paid in full. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
Are there refunds for cancellations?
If you must cancel less than 120 days prior to your trip, we cannot provide a refund. We recommend guests research travel insurance options before arriving. Please review our fine print cancellation policies prior to booking.
Is it customary to leave a tip for our Baldface guides and staff?
If you have been well taken care of on your trip, tipping is customary in this industry and greatly appreciated by our staff. Our policy is to distribute all tips equally among staff unless specified by the guest. There is a tip box in the lodge for cash, or you can use your on-file credit card.
Does Baldface have a photography program?
Yes, a photographer will join your group in the snowcat. Each night a slideshow will showcase your powder day. All guests receive complimentary shots of their trip via e-mail at the end of their trip.
Do I need to bring my own safety equipment?
We supply all the safety equipment you need. Every guest carries a radio and wears a guest pack with probe and shovel in addition to an avalanche transceiver.
Aside from skiing, what do guests do?
Once at the lodge guests spend their days skiing and riding powder and their evenings enjoying gourmet meals, our full-service bar, massages, a wood-fired sauna and the company of old and new friends.
What time are we on-snow in the morning?
Skiers and snowboarders leave the lodge via twelve-person snowcats at 8:30 every morning. Depending on group abilities, guests should expect six to twelve + runs per day covering 12,000 to 20,000 vertical feet. Two certified guides accompany each group.
Where do we stay?
Our timber-frame lodge houses the dining room, bar, massage and lounge areas plus 10 double-occupancy guest rooms with a shared bathroom. Seven timber-frame chalets, a short walk from the lodge, accommodate four guests. Each chalet has two bedrooms with a queen and long twin bed and one bathroom. All beds at Baldface have goose-down comforters and high-quality cotton sheets.