Battle Abbey - A Backcountry Powder Skiers' Paradise in the Selkirk Mountains

Backcountry skiing, backpacking, hiking and rock climbing with Wildtrips

In 1978 Bill Putnam and Hans Gmoser built a back country mountaineering hut in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains. Over the years it has evolved into an eclectic skiers' paradise. Imagine a remote, rugged valley enclosed by majestic glaciated peaks. High on a forested shoulder, at the foot of one of the glaciers, there is a comfortable back country lodge. Surrounding the lodge, nothing but peaks, sky and a deep valley to the north. Endless runs to ski and places to enjoy. Its a private mountain playground. Have a look for yourself.

Check out this video: Are You ready for the Abbey?

If you are coming on a trip with us, please read our waivers.  You will need to read and sign the Battle Abbey waiver and the ACMG waiver.  The waivers will be signed and witnessed in Golden just before you fly in to the lodge.

Please bring a purpose built, digital avalanche transceiver operating at 457 kHz on your ski trip.  Analog transceivers and smart phone transceiver apps are not acceptable at the Abbey.

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Battle Abbey Trip Schedule

Title Date Spaces Available Price Guides Cooks
Joe Vipond Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Saturday, January 21, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Roger Laurilla
Olivia's Mixed Group Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Saturday, January 28, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425
Olivia Sofer
Jeremy Mackenzie
Bill MacDonald Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Saturday, February 4, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Roger Laurilla
Jean Woeller Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Saturday, February 11, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Roger Laurilla
Jamie Klickstein Week Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Saturday, February 18, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Olivia Sofer
Steve Weiss Week Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Saturday, February 25, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425
Olivia Sofer
John Everts
Charles Gerrard
McNeill Mania Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Roger Laurilla
Jeff Nelson Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Saturday, March 11, 2017 1 $2425 Roger Laurilla
Rich Gardiner Week Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Saturday, March 18, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Olivia Sofer
The Mark Heard Herd Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Saturday, March 25, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Olivia Sofer
Kevin Williams Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Saturday, April 1, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Roger Laurilla
Laurilla and Gould Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425
Roger Laurilla
Brian Gould
Gmoser Week Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Saturday, April 15, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425
Olivia Sofer
Marco Delesalle
Jacob Schor Week Saturday, April 15, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Olivia Sofer
Rogue and McCrum Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017 SOLD OUT $2425 Roger Laurilla

Latest News

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Improvements at Battle Abbey

This Fall and early Winter we made some more improvements at Battle Abbey.  In the Fall we put in a new 1 1/2" waterline from the spring to the Pumphouse which replaces the old, insulated 1" line.  The old line was in a graded, wooden aquaduct that ran along the top of a small cliff and it was a chore to keep it covered with snow.  The snow was the only way to keep it from freezing.  The new line is down in the rocks, on the ground, and below the cliff, so it is alway covered with meters of snow, even during low snow winters.

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Another Big one

Snowing hard up here this morning, probably got 35cm overninght.  We're waiting for the weather to clear off a bit so the next group can get in!  Supposed to happen later on this morning.

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It is snowing up here! Come and get it.

45cms storm snow since Sunday and still coming down.  Great face shots in the Waterfall today.  I have two spaces available if you are looking for your powder fix.  

March 22 Sorcerer Lodge $1750

March 29 Battle Abbey $2100 plus tax

Contact Robson if you would like to book.

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The Drought is Over

Snowing up here since Tuesday, 70cm and counting.  Bring it on!

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Surviving the Drought at Battle Abbey

We are in our second week of operation this winter and have had about 10cm snow in the last three weeks!  Luckily we have lots of terrain in the south bowls so we're still finding some good turns and this week we are trying to stay warm in the sun.  We also went to Mount Butters last week.  Skiing wasn't that great but it was nice to get up a big peak this early in the season.  Lots of blue bird days, feels like spring without the heat or the long days.  A little snow would be nice!  Forecast shows something coming on Monday.

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