Trip Checklist

Preparation is 9/10ths of the party!

What to Bring

  • Airline Tickets
  • Passport/ID – make sure they are current!
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • A couple of masks, hand sanitizer, etc
  • 1 carry-on luggage including ski or snowboard boots.  ALWAYS bring your ski boots or snowboard boots as carry-on items on airplanes. Most regular combo touring/alpine boots are compatible with our bindings
  • Baselayers
  • Ski socks
  • Midlayer (insulation or fleece)
  • High-quality outerwear (Gore-TEX or similar)
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Helmet
  • Warm headwear
  • Goggles (extra goggles can be a very good idea as well in case yours get fogged with tons of powder snow (common!)). We also sell some in our shop if you’re in need.
  • Buff/face protection
  • Lodge clothing (comfy)
  • Slippers (or you can use our crocs)
  • Regular boots (mud/snow – or use our insulated rubber boots
  • Bathing suit (hot tub)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen/chapstick
  • Basic toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, medication, Advil, etc
  • Laptop – yes we have high-speed wireless Internet – just not for movies, Netflix etc
  • Cell phone and charger. We have great reception at the lodge for Telus, Verizon and Bell cell phones
  • Earplugs – if your friend likes to snore

What We Supply

  • We supply all your avalanche safety gear, including BCA 22L Airbag, Tracker S digital avalanche beacon, probe, shovel.  You are responsible for the intact return of all equipment at the end of the trip. 
  • Cell phone. We have reception at the lodge for Telus, Verizon and Bell carriers.
  • Powder skis or snowboard. Rossignol powder skis are included in your package to ensure the best powder experience. If you want to bring your own skis or snowboard, please only bring one set of gear. We highly recommend that your skis should have a waist width of at least 80mm or greater for easy turning and endurance.
  • Ski straps - required for heli packaging.
  • Crocs for indoor use. But feel free to bring your own slippers!
  • Winter (rubber with liners) Boots.
  • Boot and glove dryers in each guest lodge.
  • Natural, organic bath products: www.eoproducts.com.
  • Draft beer and house wine with dinner are included! – We have a full bar at Snowwater and do not permit guests to bring their own alcohol. If you would like to bring some unique wine, we do allow 2 bottles max per person with a corkage fee of $50 each. If you have any special requests, please let us know and we will be happy to make sure your expectations are met.  Specialty cocktails are and cellars wine are available for an additional charge.

Gratuities

Gratuities have not been included in your trip.  Tips are a customary part of this industry in Canada, and are greatly appreciated by all.  If you feel you received exceptional service and your trip made memorable by the efforts of those who work at the lodge or in the ski program, your gratuity will be made known to all.

 

Contact Snowwater Heliskiing

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  • Fax: 250-359-7650
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