Terrain

Blue lines – ascent routes and black lines – descent routes

Ymir Lodge hidden in the clouds upper left with untracked lines for miles and miles.
Ymir Lodge hidden in the clouds upper left with untracked lines for miles and miles.

Large size laminated map at Lodge. Click here for hi-resolution digital file suitable for printing. Do you like Google Earth – this file is for you!

An abundance of terrain awaits you right outside the door of the Ymir Ski Touring Lodge. The Lodge is perfectly located to catch the sun at around 9am in the morning and the

Qua Bowl with the Lodge just behind the ridge on the left of the photo.
Qua Bowl with the Lodge just behind the ridge on the left of the photo.

sunset whilst being central to a variety of great ski tours with lots of options depending on snow conditions and group desires. Tons of tree skiing, peaks to ascend, circumnavigation routes, alpine bowls and everything is super compact so you can ski a variety of aspects and bowls during the course of a single day. I have never been anywhere else where there is the variety and simply great skiing within such a compact area. The Ymir Ski Touring Lodge is located just around tree line at 6,200 ft with easy access to a wide variety of bowls and tree skiing. 1000 ft of alpine bowls above the lodge and 1,000 ft below the lodge of great tree skiing with terrain and tours for all levels of skiers. Safe terrain around the lodge and progressively more advanced terrain as you explore further afield. This is perfect ski touring terrain.

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Shredding down “The Cook’s Apron” 1500 ft to the lodge from Seeman Pk with Qua Bowl in the background. Yahoo

Check out the map, and the photos and visualize yourself skiing through perfect knee deep powder. That would be an average day.

December – January expect -10C to -15C and knee deep trailbreaking.
February – March expect -5C/-10C, boot top trailbreaking with longer days and some warm sunny days.
Late March – April – good powder in the alpine, north facing terrain and spring corn.

The Kootenays are in the Southern Selkirks, we get lots of snow. Typically the perfect combination between superlight fluffy Rockies Powder and Coastal snow. Wind is the exception rather than the normal conditions.

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Looking for more terrain photos – check out our photo gallery.

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taken from the peak above the lodge looking south at the vast expanse of untracked terrain. no roads until Kootenay Pass 30 km south.
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taken from the summit of Ymir Peak at Whitewater Ski Area looking at some of the north facing terrain on the north side of the Ymir Lodge tenure.

 

Ski Touring in the Southern Selkirks, British Columbia