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Sorcerer Lodge sits high on a rocky perch at treeline above a small lake, at 6660 feet, (2030 meters) between two heavily glaciated valleys in the Selkirk Mountains. It is a magical, rugged area that will take your breath away. The backcountry skiing, mountaineering and snowboarding are challenging. We don’t recommend it as a ski touring destination for beginners.
Our guests have access to several glaciated areas including the massive north facing Nordic Glacier that gathers the snow early and holds it till late spring (and throughout most of the summer too). Across Ventego Creek, Cheap Scotch basin provides south and southeast facing terrain with open bowls and some steep tree lines. Extensive tree skiing near the lodge ensures that you’ll get out even on the worst weather days.
Mt Iconoclast at 10,666 feet (3251 meters) dominates this area and is a ski mountaineering prize. There is also a selection of accessible peaks within shorter day tours of the lodge.
Sorcerer Lodge and Great Canadian Heliskiing operate under a joint use agreement giving both the backcountry lodge and the heliski company exclusive rights to specific ski runs. The self guided groups will be notified of the location of the licensed heliski runs in the area. We communicate our daily plans each morning to ensure that both companies are aware of destinations so we get the best skiing with as little interference as possible. Please call to discuss this if you have any concerns.