CMH Monashees

With its remote drive-up location, floor-to-ceiling windows, rooftop hot tub, and panoramic views, you can'y help but love the Monashees. This timber-framed retreat is the ideal place to clear your mind and get ready for tomorrow's adventure. Based in the Selkirk range, "The Mo" puts you in the middle of some of the most thrilling, sought=after tree skiing in the world. Look forward to deep snow, epic glades and long, leg-burning runs.

Difficulty

Advanced
Expert

At A Glance

Terrain Location

Northern Selkirks

Heli-Ski Area

1,712km²

Runs

356

Average Snowfall

20m

Best For

Steep Trees

Lodge Capacity

48 Guests

Skiing and Boarding

The Monashees terrain encompasses 1,712 square kilometres (356 runs). Situated in the heart of the interior snowbelt featuring mature, naturally well-spaced forest. Between 60 and 90 percent of the skiing is done in the trees. The Monashees are also home to small group heli-skiing. Small groups allow skiers to wander further into the vast Monashees tenure. These small group trips will allow for maximum flexibility & fun!

The Monashees' reputation has been established because of the ski vision of two of the area's first guides, Sepp Renner and Rudi Gertsch. Tree skiing has now become the bread and butter of heli-skiing, far from where it began on the high summits and broad glaciers, but this transition was not because of a business decision. Renner and Gertsch started skiing the trees in the Monashees because it was possible in bad weather and accidentally found a whole new world of skiing. Not only was it more frequently stable enough to ski steeper terrain in the trees, but if they kept skiing the same slope during big storms and breaking up the slab development, they could continue skiing the popular slopes in safety even while the rest of the area was prone to avalanche.

Skier Level: Monashees offers the most difficult and challenging skiing of any of the CMH areas and is only for strong, experienced CMH Heli-Skiers.
Programs: Signature Trips, Small Groups, Private Trips 

Inside The Lodge

 Castle like luxury offering exceptional views from every window - Located on the banks of the mighty Columbia River, this true mountain retreat is the ideal place to relax after a hard days skiing. 

The luxurious Monashee Lodge opened in 2003 and is located on the shore of Columbia River, north of Mica Creek.

This timber-framed lodge is the ideal place to clear your mind and rest your tired legs.with amazing views from the floor to ceiling windows.

The Monashee Lodge provides guests with a high standard of comfort with a cozy bar-lounge area, dining room, rooftop whirlpool and sauna and exercise equipment and climbing wall.

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?
The challenging Monashees range attracts strong skiers – but your non-skiing friend or spouse will have plenty to do too. Can’t find them after your day in the trees? They’re probably sipping a cold one in the rooftop hot tub, taking in views of the lake.

Getting There & Around

There are a number of ways to travel to CMH Monashees 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 Monashees Helipad, please arrive by 13:45 PT 14:45 MT to ensure a proper introduction to the Monashees program. If you miss your scheduled heli-transfer, you will be subject to additional transportation costs.

Location

Monashees Lodge is located approximately 140km North of Revelstoke.

Past guests love...

Arriving back at the Monashees for another week of the best skiing in the world is simply awesome! Its like coming back to visit with your best friends, the lodge is astounding, the staff are brilliant and the tree skiing is outstanding.

Top that off with some of best food you are ever likely to eat and great company and you can't beat a week at the Monashees.

If you love to ski and have a great time then this is the place for you, I can't wait to get back there!

Geoff, Sydney

CMH Monashees

Monashees 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.

Monashees 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.

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