CMH Bugaboos

Set your basecamp in the Buggaboos at the world's first Heli-Ski lodge. From this spaciouys chalet, you'll take in the same mind-blowing scenery that's astounded CMH guests since 1965. Mixing alpine history and modern comforts alike, Bugaboo Lodge has one of the best hot tub views on the planet. During the day, expect perfect slopes filled with mellow fluff, along with long runs that stretch from peak to valley.

Difficulty

Intermediate

At A Glance

Terrain Location

Purcells

Heli-Ski Area

1,017km²

Runs

235

Average Snowfall

12m

Best For

Relaxed Pace

Lodge Capacity

44 Guests

Skiing and Boarding

Characterized by mighty granite spires, the Bugaboo Mountains offer immense variety in terrain, with plentiful ski runs both above and below tree line. Despite the draw of these world-renowned mountains, Bugaboo Lodge remains the sole base for skiing among these majestic peaks and glaciers.

The Bugaboo's are both a dramatic and inspiring mountain range. These mountains are stupendous and incomparable with so few visitors you will feel as if you have the world at your feet (or skis!). 

Skier Level: Strong intermediate or advanced skiers with experience skiing in powder, snowboarders need to be very strong riders.
Programs: Signature Trips, Powder Intro, Powder Intro (Woman Only), Powder Masters, Family Adventure, Heli-Assisted Ski Touring, Ski Fusion (Heli-Skiing & Heli-Assisted Ski Touring)

Inside The Lodge

This is where the magic started - Historic significance and modern comforts come together in the Bugaboos. Under Hans Gmoser, CMH began heli-ski operations there in 1965, and it remains the most established area.

Located near the base of Bugaboo Glacier, the Bugaboo lodge looks out on one of the most unique mountain settings anywhere in the world.

Your first view from the lodge’s entrance are the great spires of the Bugaboos and the glaciers that swirl below them- a signature moment. From the cozy log-hewn lodge, you'll take in the same mind-blowing scenery that's astounded mountaineers for a century. History abounds but so do modern comforts - Bugaboos has one of the best hot tub views on the planet.

The lodge offers guests a warm and friendly environment with a cozy bar-lounge area, dining room, games room, ski shop, exercise equipment with climbing wall, rooftop hot tub, sauna and steam room, inhouse, registered massage professionals.

What's Included

All packages include:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Fully escorted, return transportation from Calgary International Airport
    CMH representatives are available at the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel for arrivals and departures. For Kootenay 7-day trips only, transportation is also provided from Spokane, Washington or Casltegar, British Columbia.
  • Certified guides
  • Use of specially designed heli-skis - snowboarders & ski tourers are recommended to bring their own
  • Use of all facilities and amenities. (Sauna, Jacuzzi, etc)
  • Avalanche transceivers

GUARANTEED VERTICAL METRES OF SKIING.

  • 7 Day Trips: 30,500 Metres
  • 4 Day Trips: 17,500 Metres
  • 3 Day Trips: 13,100 Metres 

Not a Heli-Skier?
When you have arguably the best view from a hot tub in the entire world, who needs to Heli-Ski? Well, you do – but your partner, friend or family member will be just as happy indulging in the rhythm of their breath on the yoga mat or tackling the copious cross-country trails.

Getting There & Around

There are a number of ways to travel to CMH Buggaboos Lodge, you can ride in one of the CMH coaches (with designated pick up/drop off locations), or drive yourself to the Helipad. If you choose to self-drive to the CMH Bugaboos Helipad, please arrive by 08:45 PT 09:45 MT to ensure a proper introduction to the Bugaboos program. If you miss your scheduled heli-transfer, you will be subject to additional transportation costs.

Location

Bugaboos Lodge is located approximately 200km West of Banff.

Past guests love...

If you want to change your ski life, this was the the week. Fresh snow in the Bugaboos - lots of fresh snow - Skiing up high on the glaciers, surrounded by the jagged Bugaboo peaks. Ripping through the trees with powder flying over your face. Words just not explain the the experience - you have to go and do it for yourself.

Andrew, Melbourne

CMH Bugaboos

Bugaboos Family Trip

Whether your kids can out-ski you or want to come in early, they'll have a day they'll never forget. Give them a taste of powder and at the end of the day, if they want to head back to the lodge for fun and games, you can stay out on the slopes.

Bugaboos Fusion

Why compromise when you can do it all? Spend a full 3.5 days Heli-Skiing and 3 days heli-assisted ski touring with a fusion trip. Soar to spectacular heights and tackle challenging ascents that’ll burn off your daily gourmet meals.  

Bugaboos Nostalgia

Bugaboos Powder Intro

Experience powder for your first time with just 10 guests, led by two professional guides. We love to introduce skiing in mountain wilderness to strong intermediate/advanced skiers or boarders. Three million acres is too much to keep all to ourselves.

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