We just got back from an awesome week up at the Icefall Lodge, in the Canadian Rockies. Situated in a rugged area of mountains and glaciers west of the Selkirks, the privately owned lodge (actually two lodges) is nestled right at treeline has everything from gladed tree runs, to short backyard-style laps, pillow lines, and massive glacial tours. As an added option, there exist two satellite huts, the Lyell and Mons huts, to which you can travel to and adventure from, expanding the reach of the Icefall Hut to places that might otherwise be too far away.
Twelve of us from Aspen made it in to the hut and had a great week. Stormy weather early on kept us below the alpine zone and in powder, and later in the week the weather cleared, and with better visibility we made a trip out to the Lyell Hut and glacier for a couple of days.
I’ll cover the trip to Lyell Hut in the next post.