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.

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
Easter Spring Fling Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014 SOLD OUT $2200
Roger Laurilla
Hamish Sanderson
Micheal Hintringer
Hanna Schmidt
Steve Weiss & Irena Netik Saturday, January 24, 2015 - Saturday, January 31, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200
Roger Laurilla
Robson Gmoser
Assorted Guests Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Saturday, February 7, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Roger Laurilla
Rosemary Nation Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Saturday, February 14, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Roger Laurilla
Melanie Lerner Week at Battle Abbey Saturday, February 14, 2015 - Saturday, February 21, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Robson Gmoser
Mark Heard Week at Battle Abbey Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Robson Gmoser
Rob McNeill Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Roger Laurilla
Jeff Nelson Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Saturday, March 14, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Roger Laurilla
Jacob Schor Week Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Saturday, March 21, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Robson Gmoser
Pat Lambrose and Jim Cox Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Saturday, March 28, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200
Robson Gmoser
Wayne Sobel
Deanna Andersen
Kim Riley Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Saturday, April 4, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Roger Laurilla
Lori Calcott Saturday, April 4, 2015 - Saturday, April 11, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Roger Laurilla
Grant MacDonald Week Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015 SOLD OUT $2200 Robson Gmoser
The Marco, Kelly, Robson, Olivia, Jeff and Max Show Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015 2 $2200
Robson Gmoser
Olivia Sofer
Marco Delesalle
Kelly Mager
Lynne and Chris Peppler Week Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Saturday, May 2, 2015 SOLD OUT Robson Gmoser
Robson and Roger Week Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Saturday, January 23, 2016 14
Robson Gmoser
Roger Laurilla
Roger Week Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Saturday, January 30, 2016 14 Roger Laurilla
The Hurtin' Albertans Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Saturday, February 6, 2016 SOLD OUT
Robson Gmoser
John Everts
Heather Culbert Week Saturday, February 6, 2016 - Saturday, February 13, 2016 SOLD OUT Robson Gmoser
Kevin Williams Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Saturday, February 20, 2016 SOLD OUT Roger Laurilla
Bibby Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Saturday, February 27, 2016 SOLD OUT Roger Laurilla
Wickens - Dumont - Storwick Week Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Saturday, March 5, 2016 SOLD OUT
Robson Gmoser
Marco Delesalle
Kelly Mager
Gregson, Chambers et al Week Saturday, March 5, 2016 - Saturday, March 12, 2016 SOLD OUT Robson Gmoser
Conrad Janzen Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Saturday, March 19, 2016 SOLD OUT
Roger Laurilla
Conrad Janzen
Tom LeCount Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Saturday, March 26, 2016 SOLD OUT
Roger Laurilla
Tony Kwan Week Saturday, March 26, 2016 - Saturday, April 2, 2016 SOLD OUT
Robson Gmoser
Marco Delesalle
Kelly Mager
The Glacier Skiers Return to Battle Abbey Again! Saturday, April 2, 2016 - Saturday, April 9, 2016 SOLD OUT Robson Gmoser
Scot Kellar Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Saturday, April 16, 2016 SOLD OUT Roger Laurilla
Kirk Mauthner Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Saturday, April 23, 2016 SOLD OUT Roger Laurilla
Gmoser Week Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Saturday, April 30, 2016 12
Robson Gmoser
Olivia Sofer

Latest News

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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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Fall 2013 Work Week at Battle Abbey

10 of us, 4 kids and 6 adults,  spent 4 and a half days at the Abbey playing in the snow, rebuilding the kitchen, rebuilding the bar, building a loft in the Pumphouse and taking care of various othe projects.  There is about 45cm of new snow on the ground.  Winter is on the way!  Thank you everyone!

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