Baldface presents: Day Trips! … We are very proud to announce we have acquired a new tenure in the very next valley from our existing Baldface territory. Guests can expect a lot of ground-breaking adventure, exhilarating turns, and challenging terrain, all with the same good vibes and professional service that Baldface has offered for 20 years.
The Valhalla Range — our rugged neighbour with the same deep snow quality — offers a huge variety of high alpine terrain where guests can expect consistent fall-line descents with big-mountain terrain features including chutes, cliffs, exposed lines, and just general gnar to take your riding to the next level!
Day trips begin with an early morning coffee and check-in at our welcome area. From there, guests will be driven down the valley approximately 45 minutes to the Valhalla Staging Area where they transition into the snowcat for a full day of deep mountain riding. Plenty of hand-made snacks, tasty lunches, and bevies will be provided to help guests stay energized all day long.
Check-in and health screening
Meet your guides and learn what to expect for the day
Everyone gets on the bus and we are on our way to the Valhalla tenure
Transfer to snowcat
Mountain safety training *Guest shredding multiple days w/ us only participate on first day
Dropping the first descent!
Last run of the day
Meet your cat
Return to the Bus **Photo opp!!** and do some airdropping on the way back to the staging area
HOW TO GET HERE
Nelson, BC, is a 4 ½ drive southeast of Kelowna, BC, a 3-hour drive southwest of Cranbrook, BC, a 7-hour drive southwest of Calgary, Alberta, and an 8-hour drive northeast of Vancouver, BC. // *All drive times are contingent on winter weather conditions.
We recommend flying to Kelowna or Cranbrook and taking a shuttle or renting a car. Car rentals can be limited so be sure to pre-book a 4WD and request winter tires! Due to weather cancellations during the winter months, we don’t advise flying into Castlegar (which is the closest regional airport 25 minutes from Nelson).
Kelowna Airport Car Rentals
Car rentals at Kelowna International airport (YLW)
Please come be the first to join us as we explore this awe-inspiring terrain. With 2 snowcats roaming over 21,000 acres of terrain, we have more than enough vast expanses of untracked powder to go around.
We will offer a same-day, in-and-out cat-shredding experience FOR ADVANCED AND EXPERT SHREDDERS, guided through the backcountry of the Valhallas. Each snowcat can accommodate 12 guests and can be booked solo or with friends. When booking a full cat, if paid for in two transactions the 12th seat is free! Riding with your friends on a pow day is already great but having a cat filled with homies who can all keep up is the best!
We look forward to sharing the treasures of this majestic range with you.
Please call our office to book: 250-352-0006.
STAY in Nelson!
Our preferred accommodation in town is the Prestige Lakeside Resort , where Baldface/Valhalla guests get 10% off during winter months. Simply call the Resort directly at 250-352-7222 and ask for the “Baldface Client Discount” or use the promo code “BALD” when booking on their website. Guests will also benefit from complimentary on-site parking (even when you’re on the ski trip) as well as on-site amenities including a pool and hot tub, three restaurants, spa, cozy lobby with fireplace, and beautiful lake and mountain views. The Resort is located within minutes of downtown Nelson, close to breweries, shops, dining, and more.
Nelson is one of the hippest towns in BC and has been rated Canada’s #1 small-town arts community — overflowing with boutiques, galleries, and great restaurants. Be sure to hit our local mountain, Whitewater Ski Resort, an easy 20-minute drive from town. Visit Kootenay Lake Travel for more information.
What to Pack.
Ski/Snowboard boots. – Always bring your boots as carry-on items on airplanes. We DO NOT rent boots.
Fat skis/snowboard/poles – unless you are renting from us.
Warm, weather resistant clothes. Layering works best – no cotton. Our average temperature is about – 8C or 25F.
Goggles and Helmet.
If you are prone to motion sickness you may want a motion patch, Dramamine or similar.
Sunscreen and Sunglasses.
You can bring your own pack and avy gear, but you will need to use our beacon in the field.