The Fine Print

We recommend you carefully read all the Fine Print prior to your reservation. Please contact us, if you need any clarification in regards to the information provided.

WAIVER Release of Liability:

Anyone participating on a trip with KMH needs to pre-read the waiver. KMH will supply you with a printed version of this waiver once you arrive, it will then need to be signed by all members of your trip. Your custodian will witness your signature on the waiver.


Unless you and members of your group are avid Telemark skiers, we recommend the use of alpine touring equipment. We highly recommend the use of releasable ski bindings with ski brakes.

Recommended Equipment

each participant on one of our backcountry ski trips must bring: a small personal UHF Radio, avalanche beacon – fresh batteries for both – a collapsible shovel and a probe, we recommend collapsible probes over ski pole probes. Air bags are a useful tool.


  • All members of a group opting to participate on a self-guided trip must be competent in: snowpack and terrain evaluation, route finding, avalanche rescue, backcountry first aid and emergency response procedures. If you are not, we recommend you join one of our guided weeks.
  • Self-Guided individuals are entirely responsible for their own safety, first aid and self rescue. All individuals also should be competent in mitigating exposure to avalanche terrain and general winter mountain hazards.


They are not responsible to warn you of any hazards in regards to the snowpack or terrain – on occasion they may do so. In the event of an accident they are not responsible for the rescue or any first aid needed to be rendered. In the event of an accident requiring evacuation the custodian, if available, will assist with communications and helicopter logistics.




  • All Winter trips include helicopter flights INTO and Out of lodge. ONLY when “Dovetailing” occurs. i.e.;
  • If there is no booking the following week of your trip ; your group is responsible to pay for any associated heli costs to fly your group out of lodge.
  • Exceptions MAY be made , IF Mt Carlyle needs to do a maintenance flight ,or flying in freight/supplies. Contact our office for more details.
  • In the event of an evacuation, the cost will be your responsibility.
  • weight restrictions apply . See Pre-trip info.
    • Approximate 2022-23 extra heli flight cost= $850 per trip
    • If your group is “Overweight” in regards to helicopter weight restrictions , and you require any extra flight/s; the extra cost will be the responsibility of your group.
    • If you know ahead ,or think your group will be “overweight”, please pay ahead by contacting Melissa(reservation manager) 250-683-8388
    •  The office needs to be contacted , notified , and arrangements/agreement made IN ADVANCE of any possibilities of an “overweight group” .
    • If your group requires an EVACUATION the cost is YOUR GROUPS RESPONSIBILITY.

We strongly recommend you research and purchase THE BEST Insurance option for trip cancellation and Evacuation … LIFESTYLE INSURANCE has a policy specifically designed for adventure tourism activities. many of the lodges in the BLBCA and Helicat Canada recommend or use this company.

As a small business owner we cannot refund folks for any reasons you and your group decide to cancel your trip.

All gear and people will be weighed at the Kaslo heli staging/ vehicle parking area, in advance of the helicopter arriving.

Groups must leave time for the “weighing in” process.

  • Trip options listed are in Canadian $ and are for 7 days. Sunday to Sunday
  • Our Helicopter transfer day is on Sunday.
  • Mt Carlyle Lodge accommodates 12 People maximum.
  • OUR REFUND POLICY..there ain’t no refunds


Bring some extra cash ya may want to purchase some Carlyle Swag .

Mount Carlyle Lodge is also available for Summer & Fall bookings. Contact us for more info.

If you get no joy in snow you’ll have less joy in yer life, and the same amount of snow !

Photo: Dave Heath