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Get back to our roots
This is where the magic started, and still happens every season. From our 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.
Experience a natural high
From bagging big lines to skiing drier mellow fluff, the variety at Bugaboos will surprise you. With high elevation terrain so close to the lodge, expect to ski from alpine to valley and right back up again. The mountains here are big and the landscape ever-changing; after over 50 years we still find exciting new lines every season.
A modern tribute to mountaineering
- 32 guest rooms
- Rooftop hot tub
- Four-storey climbing wall
- Steam room
- Dry sauna
- Games room
- 20 km of groomed cross-country trails
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.
A picture-perfect summer vacation
Spectacular scenery isn’t seasonal; summer is just as special at Bugaboos as its snowy counterpart. From family heli-hiking to breathtaking sky ladders to photo workshops, Bugaboos will be a vacation you won’t forget.
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.
Ready to Book at Bugaboos 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.
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.
The passion for Heli-Skiing never really fades, yet you’re wise enough to know that quality over quantity is what you want. Our Powder Masters program will keep you on the slopes as long as your spirit is willing, under the watchful eyes of two guides.
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.
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.
Photography with John E. Marriott
John’s 20 years of experience in wilderness photography are at your disposal. With the Columbia Mountains as your backdrop, you’ll learn to get the best photos in a variety of light and landscapes. Back at Bugaboos Lodge in the evenings, John will teach you techniques you can practice in the field.
frequently asked questions
- What kind of terrain can I expect? What's the pace of skiing?
At Bugaboos, there is an immense variety of terrain both above and below the treeline, which is perfect for skiers of all abilities.
- How do I get to the Bugaboo 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.
- What does the first day look like?
Upon your arrival you will have time to explore the lodge. You will hear a bell when lunch is ready in the dining room. After lunch you will have a few minutes to gear up to go skiing/riding and attend a briefing on helicopter safety where our experienced guides provide thorough transceiver and avalanche rescue training. From there, Heli-Ski groups are assigned and you head out to the field for your first runs of your trip.
- 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.