Weather & Snowpack
Sorcerer Lodge is located in the Selkirk Mountains of BC. We are on the northern boundary of Glacier National Park, known as the backcountry skiing and snowboarding Mecca of Canada due to its deep and consistent powder snow pack.
Winter weather coming in off the west coast of British Columbia eventually collides with the Columbia Mountains and Sorcerer Lodge is slap bang in the middle of the general confluence of storm systems – as one of our clients said “where storms go to party” – giving us a typical settled snowpack of 2 to 3 metres at treeline, and 4 to 6 metres up on the glaciers. All this snow adds up to a ski touring season that can stretch from November to June.
Although weather can’t really be predicted more than a week in advance, a few generalities can be made. It’s usually colder December through February, with shorter days and lighter snow. Milder temperatures typically start arriving by mid-March and continue through the end of the ski season. Travel also tends to get a bit easier around this time, which combined with the long days makes for great mountaineering.
Generalities aside, it’s important to understand that in some years the conditions will be perfect for mountaineering in January, and in others we’ll be skiing deep powder in May. Whatever the weather does, we’ll go out of our way to make sure you have an unforgettable adventure during your week with us!
During the winter season we post weather conditions, snowpack observations and avalanche hazard daily to www.wisegoat.ca. We encourage our customers to check this page frequently. The way the info is presented on this site can be a little technical… if you have any questions just give us a call.