Can I use telemark skis or ride my snowboard?
Yes you can. We love anyone who loves to carve.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy the wilderness experience on their favourite planks.
The rules are the same – all guests must be able to handle all backcountry conditions including treed terrain, deep snow, and the occasional traverse or short climb.
Snowboarders should be strong-intermediate to expert. Telemark skiers should have expert ability.
We suggest snowboarders carry collapsible poles that can be stowed in a backpack.
What is the weather like? When should I come?
Keefer Lake Lodge is located in the Monashee Mountain Range – a very snowy location all winter!
The alpine elevations see about 60 feet of snow each year from October and June. The lodge gets about 30 feet of snow from early December to early April.
December and January daytime temperatures are usually in the -5 to -15 Celsius range. February and March see typical temperatures from 0 to -10 Celsius. Between December and February it can briefly reach -20 to -30 Celsius when the arctic air sweeps through – usually bringing big dumps of snow with it.
March and April can have bright, sunny days with temperatures above zero. With longer days and more light, the snow continues to change and soften throughout the day.
This is a rough guide only. Mountain weather can change rapidly and vary significantly year to year.
Be prepared for all mountain weather conditions, no matter what time of year you book with us.
Good and bad conditions can happen at any time during the season. We try to keep snowcat skiing as much as the conditions allow and have fun no matter what. We cannot tell you when to book, or guarantee fantastic waist-deep snow on a particular date. It just happens here most of the time because the Monashee Mountains are magnets for snow.
Unfortunately we cannot control the weather yet. No refunds or rain checks are given for bad weather.
All packages include emergency medical and evacuation insurance for out-of-province guests. We highly recommend Travel Cancellation Insurance solely for the benefit of our guests; as no refunds or credits will be issued. Please spend a few moments to review and purchase Travel Cancellation Insurance. If you are concerned you may have to cancel for any reason – this is your only option to obtain a refund.