CMH Kootenay

Whether your idea of a good time is quiet sunset reflections or rowdy celebrations until dawn, the Kootenay team is more than happy to accommodate. Offering 1,155sq. km of open bowls, fun glades, perfectly spaced trees and playful pillows, this is your all-you-can-rip buffet of fun.


Strong Intermediate

At A Glance

Terrain Location


Heli-Ski Area




Average Snowfall


Best For

Pillow Lines

Lodge Capacity

45 Guests

Skiing and Boarding

CMH Kootenay is known for its mix of open bowls, perfectly spaced trees, playful pillows, steeps and awesome drops. While you're enjoying limitless lines through the glades, you might even run into the K2 ski team. By night, hang with hard-chargers in a laid back, cool town lodge.

Wheather your idea of a good time is quiet sunset reflections of rowdy celebrations till dawn, the team at Kootenay is more than happy to accommodate. Offering 1,155sq km of open bowls, fun glades, perfectly spaced trees and playful pillows, this is your all you can rip buffet of fun!


Programs: Signature Trips, Small Groups, Steep Shots and Pillow Drops

Inside The Lodge

Described as "a darn good time" and where the fun gets serious - CMH Kootenay Lodge is the most unique lodge of CMH! The ultra funky lodge is located in the lakeside town of Nakusp British Columbia.

Located in the center of the small town Nakusp, by Arrow Lake, the CMH Kootenay lodge  has been described as “a darn good time.” And whether your idea of a good time entails quietly taking in the sunset or rowdily celebrating the sunrise, Kootenay Lodge can accommodate – and so can the funky lakeside town it calls home.

The lodge offers guests a modern and friendly environment with a legendary bar-lounge area, the locals favourite restaurant, games room - including shuffleboard, ski shop, registered massage professionals and a natural hot spring nearby.

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


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

Not a Heli-Skier?
If your spouse or friend isn’t a skier, they can still come along for the ride – the quirky lakeside location is anything but boring. The amenity-packed lodge is a great place to wile away your days, but so are the nearby natural hot springs, which guests are free to independently explore.

Getting There & Around

 Located at 515 Broadway St W in Nakusp, BC, self-driving is the most common option to get to Kootenay Lodge (formerly CMH K2). Approximate driving times are as follows:

  • From Kelowna: 3 - 3.5 hours (includes a ferry crossing)
  • From Spokane: 5 hours (includes USA-Canada border crossing)
  • From Banff: 5 hours (includes a ferry crossing)

We ask that guests please arrive between 16:30 PT (17:30 MT) and 18:30 PT (19:30 MT) on the start date of your trip.


K2 Rotor Lodge is located approximately 240km West of Kelowna

Past guests love...

Really could not fault anything. Fantastic lodge with great food & drink. Staff were attentive & helpful with excellent equipment. Superb helicopter pilot who gave us fantastic skiing. Guides were careful & confidence building with safety the priority. Seamless transfers on time. We were unlucky with snow conditions but still had superb skiing. CMH please don''t change anything.

Jonathan, Coffs Harbour

CMH Kootenay

Kootenay Signature

Experience the classic Heli-Skiing trip CMH was built on. Glide across glaciers and float through remote glades with the company of 10 soon-to-be best friends. When you're ready to hang up your skis, retreat to the spa for a massage, and refuel with a gourmet meal and backcountry cocktail. There's a reason these are our Signature Trips.

Kootenay Small Group

Plush lodges, a helicopter and a group with one shared goal: fresh, untracked snow. Round up a crew or come solo; either way small group trips maximize your mountain time with like-minded powder hounds.

Kootenay Steep Shoots and Pillow Drops

Every skier and snowboarder has a style that is all their own. Our expert guides will give you the coaching you need to spot features and find the most dynamic line on any slope. Discover your own personal style as you take on rad drops or dad drops - or neither if you prefer.

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