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Fun gets serious
With the best tenure in the Kootenays, 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.
A skier and rider's dream
Kootenay* is known for its mix of open bowls, perfectly spaced trees - and for the adventurous - playful pillows, steeps and drops. While you're enjoying limitless lines through the glades, you might even run into the K2 ski team. And with over 1,400 sq. km of terrain, you'll be playing in powder all day, every day.
* Formerly CMH K2
Eat, drink and be merry
- 27 guest rooms
- A legendary lounge
- Games, including shuffleboard
- The locals' favourite restaurant
- Nearby natural hot springs
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.
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.
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Ready to Book at CMH Kootenay?
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.
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.
Steep Shots & 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.
frequently asked questions
- What kind of terrain can I expect?
At Kootenay, expect burly bowls and pillow lines, along with steep, perfectly spaced trees with limitless lines throughout the glades.
- How do I get to Kootenay Lodge?
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) - Download Self-Driving Map »
- From Spokane: 5 hours (includes USA-Canada border crossing) - Download Self-Driving Map »
- From Banff: 5 hours (includes a ferry crossing) - Download Self-Driving Map »
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.
This year we are also offering a transportation service from Kelowna for purchase. See our arrival/departure travel information PDF for details.
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 arrival, you can get settled into the hotel, then enjoy a delicious dinner before you head to bed. In the morning, you will take part in safety training before we head out to ski/ride.
- 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.
- 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.
- How do I cancel my trip?
Visit the Insurance/Cancellation page to view our full cancellation policy.