Arrival, Departure & A Typical Stay

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**NEW FOR 2022 ** Big news - for this coming winter we are improving our arrival day reception and orientation. This will mean that we will not offer a few runs of skiing on Arrival Day as we have done in the past, however, the awesome news is that you will now get to ski a full day on Departure Day! This means you can ski every full day of your trip.

The following is how a typical stay looks;

Arrival Day - From Vancouver to our lodges

After staying the night in Vancouver, the flight leaves mid-afternoon to Bella Coola for Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and Eagle Lodge guests, and to Anahim Lake for Pantheon, Terra Nostra, and Mystery Mountain guests. Once on-board the short 70-minute flight, you will be glued to the windows, marvelling at the huge expanses of mountains, imaging yourself skiing down the peaks. And yes, you very well could be skiing those runs in the coming days as a huge chunk of that area is in our permit zone! 

On landing, our friendly lodge staff will welcome you and transfer you to your lodge. 

Travel times:

Lodge Flight Time Local Transport To Lodge Duration

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

70 mins Shuttle from Bella Coola Airport  40 mins

Eagle Lodge

70 mins Shuttle from Bella Coola Airport  5-10 mins
Terra Nostra Guest Ranch 70 mins Shuttle from Anahim Lake Airport 40 mins
Pantheon Heli Ranch 70 mins Helicopter transfer from Anahim Lake Airport   
Mystery Mountain Lodge 70 mins Helicopter transfer from Anahim Lake Airport   
MV Cascadia 70 mins Helicopter transfer from Bella Coola Airport  

At the lodge

Once at the lodge, here's how the full days roll out;

6:45 am – Optional stretching classes

8:00 am – Choice of an impressive hot or continental breakfast. The guides will discuss the day’s plans and suggest a departure time

9:00 am – At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Mystery Mountain Ranch, Terra Nostra Guest Ranch, and Pantheon Heli Ranch you jump into the helicopter right from the lodge!  Sometimes at Tweedsmuir the guides might think the conditions will be better in a different part of our tenure so we will drive down the valley to access it. Eagle Lodge guests take a short 5-minute daily drive to the staging area. Groups of 4 will depart in each heli load with a guide. 

Mid-day - Lunch will be served in the mountains somewhere with great views of the mighty Coast Range

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Return to the lodge, depending on the time of year (and how tired your legs are!)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Après Ski! Enjoy cold beers and delicious hors d'oeuvres

7:00 pm – The 2nd best reason to join us: a 3 course (and sometimes more) gourmet dinner!

 Note: these times are a guideline only! 

Departure Day - To Vancouver from our lodges

It may be your Departure Day, but you will get to ski a full day! After a morning of stretching and breakfast, you will jump in the helicopter to ski until later afternoon, working your way towards the airport. While you were skiing, our staff will have dropped off your luggage so you can change into your clothes. You will arrive in Vancouver in the evening. We strongly suggest either staying the night in Vancouver or catch a flight after 9pm if there is one.

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