Winter Activities

winteractivities_photoA variety of skiing, snowboarding & snow-shoeing options radiate from the lodge like spokes from hub canvassing the 40 square kilometers (10,000 acres) of terrain at elevations above and below the lodge.The small group sizes have a lesser impact on the vast selection of land and the area has yet to be skied-out. Sentry’s seemingly endless ski zones vary according to the conditions and guest desires; steep and deep glades, mellow alpine bowls, stunning scenic ridge tours or ski summits of local peaks including Sentry Mountain itself. Groups are still exploring new areas and finding new ski lines. Come up, explore and name a new run!

Due to the seemingly endless powder supply and ridgeline tours, alpine touring and telemark skiing are main winter activities. Snowboarders with approach skis or split-boards are welcome to join these groups. There are also options for snow-shoeing and Nordic XC Touring.s

“Winter storms consistently dump dry flakes to cover your tracks. Snow

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shoers can spend all week jogging through meadows and climbing to ridges.”

Kimberly Lisagor – Outside Magazine’s Premier 100 Adventure Lodges.

lodgelocationSentry Mountain Lodge is located at 6,920 feet (2,110 m) in the northern Esplanade Range of the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. Its specific UTM Coordinates are 572 206 on the Natural Resources Canada Topographic Map 82 N/12 Mount Sir Sandford. This map can be purchased from Sentry and mailed to you if it is difficult to find in your region.

The lodge is perched at tree line on a small knob with views of Canadian Rocky Mountains, including Mt. Columbia, Mt. Bryce, the Columbia Icefields, from the front deck and dining room window.

  • Guess Safety

safetyBefore partaking in any winter activities at Sentry Mountain Lodge, all guests are required to participate in a theoretical and practical exercise in the use of avalanche beacons. This includes mock rescue scenarios with multiple burials. It is highly recommend that all guests practice beacon searching before arriving at the lodge in order to facilitate the efficiency of the exercise. Once the guides are confident in the skills, the group will begin skiing.

Sentry Mountain Lodge only employs guides certified by the internationally recognized Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Prior to each winter season Sentry guides and staff partake in a multi-day staff training event, setting up the lodge, exploring the terrain, recording the season start conditions and participate in mock rescue scenarios.

Each morning and evening during the season, the Sentry Guides meet to discuss daily objectives, conditions and field observations. Guides customize the daily plans by combining and assessing the forecasted weather, avalanche stability level, snow quality, field observations, and the ability-level of the participants.
Sentry Mountain Lodge is a Canadian Avalanche Association Information Exchange Member/Subscriber and Sentry guides are professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association

  • Waiver of Liability

waiverphotoPrior to participating in activities with Sentry Mountain Lodge, guests are required to read and sign the release of liability, waiver of claims, assumption of risks and indemnity agreement. We request that you carefully read the Release of Liability and Waiver of Claims Agreement before signing. By signing this document you will waive certain legal rights, including the right to sue should you become involved in an accident. If you have any questions please call our office at 250 344-7227 or email: [email protected]

Winter Guided Waiver click here to download.

Winter Self-Guided Waiver click here to download.

The waiver must be printed, read, signed, witnessed and faxed back to the Sentry office prior to your arrival in Golden.