shorter travel Time our closest to Calgary
faster pace non-stop runs
So close but feels so far
Do you dream of getting away from it all? Nestled in the wilderness, Bobbie Burns feels like it's at the edge of the world - but it's actually just a short trip from Calgary. Less time flying means more time for flights - of the wine variety - as Bobbie Burns is home to our largest wine cellar.
Render yourself speechless
Drop from the helicopter and pick your jaw up off the floor. The sheer size and potential of the mountains here might take your breath away, and that’s before you explore the high-alpine and rolling glacier terrain. The endless surprises, new challenges and seemingly bottomless snow are what keep CMH veterans returning year after year.
All the bells, whistles, and wine cellar parties
- 26 guest rooms
- Bar and dining room
- Climbing wall
- Games room
- Curling rink
- Ski shop
- Wine tasting
- Outdoor whirlpool and sauna
Not a Heli-Skier?
Bobbie Burns is suited to experienced skiers, but that doesn’t mean your non-skiing partner won’t have plenty to keep them occupied. The remote wilderness lends itself to snowshoeing adventures and cross-country skiing while the lodge overall lends itself to R&R.
GET TO THE GOODS FASTER WITH SPECIAL TRANSPORT
Short on time? Travelling as a group? Maybe you just prefer a more customized way to get to the lodge? We're here to help make your powder dreams come true and can create a custom transportation plan from our Calgary, Kelowna and Kamloops gateway airports.
Adventure has no off-season
Hike through alpine meadows and along sun-drenched ridges or get your heart rate up on the famous Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata. Bobbie Burns is as exciting in the summer as it is under snow and is one of two lodges that hosts our stellar summer trips.
Ready to Book at Bobbie Burns Lodge?
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.
Ski Fusion: Heli-Skiing & Heli-Assisted Ski Touring
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.
Classic Heli-Access Hiking
Take a 3- or 6-day trip through breathtaking scenery hardly anyone else has seen. You’ll catch a morning helicopter then spend the day exploring mountain ridges and meadows. As a group we’ll get so far off the beaten path that there aren’t any paths at all – then we’ll head back to civilization (and a very luxe lodge).
Indulge in one grand guided experience that spans two remote lodges (accessible by helicopter only) and Canada's Columbia Mountains. Start your adventure at the Bobbie Burns Lodge, then heli-hop to the Bugaboos Lodge, all the while exploring the world's most glorious glaciers and mountain terrain.
Adventurer in Residence with Brian Keating
For over 30 years, Brian has led groups on nature-based travel trips, exploring some of the best wildlife areas worldwide. Now it's your chance to learn through this guided hiking and walking adventure. At the end of each day, engage in stimulating (and sometimes hilarious) discussions with your group as you relax in our Bobbie Burns Lodge.
frequently asked questions
- What does the first day look like?
Upon your arrival at our wilderness lodge take some time to explore the lodge and to get settled into your room. At 11:30 am we will meet by the fireplace in the living room area for a briefing on the lodge and heli-skiing programs for the week. Before departing for an afternoon of skiing/riding, our experienced guides will review helicopter safety procdures as well as provide thorough transceiver and avalanche rescue training. After safety training is finished, Group One will leave immediately from the helipad.
- What kind of terrain can I expect? What's the pace of skiing?
At Bobbie Burns, there is massive vertical and nonstop runs in the high alpine, and wide open glaciers and perfectly spaced tree runs with scenic runs spanning the terrain of both the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains.
Skiing at the Bobbie Burns is bold, challenging and fast paced.
- How do I get to the Bobbie Burns Lodge?
There are a number of ways you can get to the lodge. If you want to ride in one of the CMH coaches, you can download our arrival/departure travel information PDF; if you’d prefer to drive yourself to the helipad, download our self-driving map.
We also have a number of private transportation options if you’re looking for something more specialized. Visit our Transportation page to learn more.
- Is there Wi-Fi/cell service at the lodge? Do you have phones at the lodges?
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge, as well as a computer area that you can use for internet browsing. Phones can be found in the computer area, and long-distance calling cards are available for purchase in our retail shop.
- How do I cancel my trip?
Visit the Insurance/Cancellation page to view our full cancellation policy.
- Do I have to pay a single supplement if I am traveling alone?
You are not required to pay a single supplement if you are a solo traveller; however, if you want to confirm a single room, you will need to pay an upgrade fee, which varies by lodge.