This zone offers some of the best access to alpine terrain from the middle of a beautiful alpine meadow at the edge of Vista Lake near the source of Schlicting Creek. The long days of March and the incredible alpine runs at Vista are the perfect combinations to finish your winter strong. The five drainages keep the variety of runs interesting, being the portal to the big alpine zones off Cherub Glacier to the west.
The lodge is situated at 2150 meters (7050ft) at the edge of Vista Lake, in the center of the Esplanade Range. It is a spacious two stories and can accommodate 12 guests in 7 private rooms (dual occupancy) with additional bedrooms for staff. The bedrooms are fully outfitted with quality bedding including down duvets. Vista also features a separate dining and sauna building, wood and propane heat, freshwater from Vista Lake, power and propane lights, an indoor pee toilet (two outhouses), and a stretching area.
This trip will be 7-full days of unforgettable touring. Guided by two A.C.M.G guides, fully catered by a backcountry chef, with three delicious and nutritious meals provided each day, bring your best apres cocktails to enjoy in the evening sun.
The maximum group size is 12 of your best friends.
This trip is currently sold out, however, life happens and sometimes people have to cancel last minute. Sign up for our waitlist below.
March 24th - March 31st, 2023
2,150 meters (7050 ft)
Alpine, Open Bowls, Glacier
12 Guests Total
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For full trip details please download our Vista Lodge Info Package PDF. It includes information regarding lodge amenities, equipment and packing lists, staging and directions, etc.
Flying Squirrels have ridden powder in bounds and out of bounds and have had a taste of what deep powder can be. Flying Squirrels can ride tree runs but enjoy open bowls more. They are confident on a black diamond runs in bounds but cliffs and steep chutes might not be their thing. Flying Squirrels are mostly looking for a good time with their squirrel friends and can join most of our courses and tours.
Arrival Day: Mar 25th, 2023
Ski Days: Mar 26th-31st, 2023
Departure Day: Apr 1st, 2023
Golden is 36 min from GAH Staging area. It is recommended to stay in Golden the night before this trip. Weather permitting, occasionally flights are delayed due to poor weather conditions for as much as a day, please plan accordingly
8:00 AM: Arrive at GAH flight staging located 50 km NW of Golden BC
9:00 AM: Helicopter will arrive and commence safety briefing, flights will commence after briefing
Your guide will go over the waivers on the morning of your tour or course, and you will sign in front of them so they can witness. If you are under the age of 19 you will need to have your parent or legal guardian sign for you.
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