EXPERIENcE ALL SEASONS

Winter through spring, visit us at Purcell


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Winter mountain escapes

Purcell Mountain lodge sees deep snowfall and consistent cold temperatures, blessing us with tons of champagne powder. Safety is our top priority, skiers will attend a safety briefing to practice avalanche rescue skills and discuss safe travel. Many of the best tours involve multiple ascents of different peaks and can measure 1400-2000m vertical meters of climbing and skiing.

Each trip is unique and customized, based on weather, snow conditions and group ability. Expert guides create ideal tours to suit all ability levels. In challenging snow conditions there is always great snow stashes to be found in protected areas and many different aspects.

Purcell Mountain Lodge offers a truly unique backcountry skiing experience, with exceptional world class snow and varied terrain. Let’s go places. The mountains are calling! Der Berg Ruft!

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Intro to Powder & First Time Family Trips

New skiers will find challenges in the mountains and alpine meadows around the lodge. There are ample gentle slopes in all directions and perfect for casual telemark turns and snowshoeing, or introducing younger skiers to the backcountry. Adventure awaits just out the front door and fantastic terrain to suit all abilities.

 

Signature Pure Ski Mountaineering

Adventurous skiers will combine longer runs, numerous ascents and descents into big days in bigger mountain ranges. Stepping it up a notch sees us skiing gentle alpine slopes leading into well spaced glades a short tour from the lodge. Some guests may choose to spend their days here while the more adventurous will pursue the open slopes of Copperstain mountain and Ptarmigan. These runs can include 2600m summits and 700m runs!

 

Deep & Steep for Advanced Skiers

For Advanced skiers, when the snow stability allows, there are steep 40 degree pillow lines, and steep open bowls. The Espresso bowl, Gargoyle, Long Overdue, Yurt Face, Wolverine andCorner Pocket are some runs that only get skied occasionally, but get remembered for a longtime. Ski mountaineers can challenge themselves on the ridge walks of Porcupine Peak and theGrizzly Valley. The guides are still figuring out some of the lines, and our access to Glacier national park means there is really no limit to our exploration. Last year alone several new runs were added to the map, such as Full Moon, The Quill and Infinity.

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Private Guiding for Small Groups

Option for a private trip so that we can cater to your group's specific needs. We have the terrain to make your ski dreams come true.

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What type of gear to maximize your trip?

Whether your ski dreams include a perfect ski touring day or lighting fast ascents and descents or a combination of all those. Objectives are best with modern lightweight powder skis (105-125mm underfoot) with tech bindings, skins and touring boots are highly recommended to maximize your enjoyment. Goals met!

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Every experience at Purcell has been exceptional. Our group has spent 4 days at the lodge multiple times and every aspect never disappoints. The lodge is beautiful and a home away from home with every amenity and more. The food is another high point, they take care of every need and who doesn’t love having warm apres waiting for you after a perfect touring day.

 

It was a wonderful experience in a most fantastic mountain location. While we snowshoed others went back country skiing. The area is unbelievably beautiful and we were able to explore limitless terrain creating first tracks wherever we went.

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SUMMER

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Explore OUR vast alpine

Adventures abound in the wildly diverse backcountry of Purcell Mountain Lodge and enjoy the simplicity of Mother Nature’s gifts.Explore, relax and indulge in natural wonders. Learn about the highlights of the Purcell Mountain range with our ACMG certified backcountry guides.There is something for everyone to enjoy and ample hiking options to choose from. Wander along groomed trails in North America’s alpine meadow and view endless alpine wildflowers displaying a rainbow of colours in our massive meadows.Day trips will include invigorating hikes, climbing challenging peaks, traversing alpine ridges and exhilarating summits.

Off the grid hiking has ample time for wildlife viewing and our guides will share their knowledge and expertise about our backyard. You will observe fresh bear tracks, hawks, eagles and raptors while exploring. After hiking, watch and observe ground squirrels and humming birds from the wrap-around veranda. Steps away from the lodge, enjoy the sounds of the glacial fed river running against the backdrop of Mount Sir Donald.

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Starting with a scenic helicopter ride, our entire stay at Purcell was awesome. The views are breathtaking... we’ve hiked in many beautiful places in North America and Europe, but none like this. The flower filled meadows with incredible views of the Selkirk mountains are unparalleled.
 

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Fall

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Crisp mountain air paired with endless views

The beautiful hikes and endless views continue into the Autumn. Seeing the changing colours of the landscape transform while feeling the crisper mountain air is why fall in the Purcell Mountains carries its own unique value. September and October is the ideal time for spotting wildlife right on the doorstep or welcoming the sun rising from the wrap-around veranda.

As the crowds of summer bookings fade away, this is the prime time to organize an event. Smaller gatherings will continue to be the norm in favour of larger event spaces. Escape the masses and reap in all of Mother Nature's glory at this time of year. Our off the grid location is a perfect venue for a wedding, corporate retreat, celebration and other private event. Set up can be customized based upon the program’s needs.

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Give your family and loved ones the best fall ever

Their spirits will soar with our selection of fall getaways. Escape the day-to-day-hustle of everyday life for a fun fall in the Purcells.
 

Fall Speciality Trips

  • Alpine Trail Running
  • Artist in Residence
  • Food & Wine Tour
  • Geology Tours
  • Health & Wellness Retreat
  • Photography Workshop
  • Hiking & Snowshoe Tour

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Create magic in the Purcell Mountains with our own private group. Book out the main lodge or private chalet for your own private special event.

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Savour outdoor adventure to deep relaxation

For those who aren’t ready for winter to end. Guided and catered trips continue into the spring. Serious skiers know this is a great time to hit the slopes.In spring, there is still a lot of excellent skiing to be had in the early part of April. In the Canadian Rockies, March storms can also turn spring conditions into powder snow.

Warm days and cool nights will create legendary world class spring skiing conditions. Springtime snowpack is very active and deep with corn snow conditions coveted by skiers and splitboarders.

  • Low key trips
  • Long daylight hours
  • Day starts early and ends earlier
  • Create your own adventure package
  • Fully guided and catered trips
  • Self propelled trips
  • Catered or self catered options

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Spring in the Purcells is a magical time

With blue bird views and fewer crowds. Late spring is the best time for backcountry snowshoeing. Goat your own pace snowshoeing trips gain popularity with warm temperatures, mountain views and glaciers.

  • Low impact spring activity
  • Long daylight hours
  • Day starts early and ends earlier
  • Create your own adventure package
  • Fully guided and catered trips
  • Self propelled trips
  • Catered or self catered options

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Give your family and loved ones the best spring ever

Their spirits will soar with our selection of spring getaways. Escape the day-to-day hustle of everyday life for a fun fall in the Purcells.
 

Spring Speciality Trips

  • Artist in Residence
  • Food & Wine Tours
  • Health & Wellness Retreats
  • Hiking & Snowshoe tour

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Private & Exclusive

Just you and your closest friends and family. Create your own itinerary and play in our backyard as little as you want or as much as you want. Reserve the main lodge or private chalet for your own private group. Whatever your dreams we will help make them come true!

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