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CMH Monashees

Immerse yourself in nature - The mature and naturally well-spaced forests lining the Monashee range are responsible for its reputation as a tree skiers’ paradise making it some of the most sought-after terrain in the world. Along with some of the best tree skiing on earth, the Monashees is also admired for its long, consistently steep-pitched runs.

The Monashees terrain encompasses 1,712 square kilometres (275 runs). Situated in the heart of the interior snowbelt featuring mature, naturally well-spaced forest. Between 60 and 90 percent of the skiing is done in the trees. The Monashees are also home to small group heli-skiing. Small groups allow skiers to wander further into the vast Monashees tenure. These small group trips will allow for maximum flexibility & fun!

The Monashees' reputation has been established because of the ski vision of two of the area's first guides, Sepp Renner and Rudi Gertsch. Tree skiing has now become the bread and butter of heli-skiing, far from where it began on the high summits and broad glaciers, but this transition was not because of a business decision. Renner and Gertsch started skiing the trees in the Monashees because it was possible in bad weather and accidentally found a whole new world of skiing. Not only was it more frequently stable enough to ski steeper terrain in the trees, but if they kept skiing the same slope during big storms and breaking up the slab development, they could continue skiing the popular slopes in safety even while the rest of the area was prone to avalanche.

Skier Level: Monashees offers the most difficult and challenging skiing of any of the CMH areas and is only for strong, experienced CMH Heli-Skiers.

Mountain Statistics

SeasonDecember to April
Snowfall Average2000cm
Lodge Elevation580m
Skiing Elevation580m - 3,140
Vertical Altitude2,650m
Lodge Capacity48 Guests
Terrain Area1,712sq. km
Number of Runs356
Mountain RangesSelkirks & Monashees
Notable RunsSteep and Deep, Elevator,
Bonanza, Bavaria

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Transportation to Monashees is by coach from Calgary to to the lodge.

Lodge Location

Monashees Lodge is located approximately 140km North of Revelstoke

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CMH Monashee Lodge

Monashee Lodge
Located on the banks of the mighty Columbia River, this true mountain retreat is the ideal place to relax after a hard days skiing.

Heli Ski Canada CMH Monashees

Written by Justin a Skier from Sydney, Australia
11/04/2014
This is the dream resort for the serious powder hound!  Every other resort skiing is insignificant compared to Monashees.  If you want steep and deep powder then this is the resort for you.  That is even the name of one of their runs.  The lodge is very comfortable and the staff are fabulous.  Even though you are not there to spend time at the lodge, there may be a day where you don't fly. In this case there are other activities planed and facilities within the lodge. This is a hardcore skiing experience, no Aspen glamour. I can't wait to get back!

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The Best of The Best

Written by Geoff a Snowboarder from Sydney
31/01/2014

Arriving back at the Monashees for another week of the best skiing in the world is simply awesome! Its like coming back to visit with your best friends, the lodge is astounding, the staff are brilliant and the tree skiing is outstanding.

Top that off with some of best food you are ever likely to eat and great company and you can't beat a week at the Monashees.

If you love to ski and have a great time then this is the place for you, I can't wait to get back there!

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Night Life / Restaurants
5
Terrain
5
Value For Money
5
Rooms
4
Property Facilities
5
Location
5
Restaurant / Bar
5

A week away from life

Written by Robert a Skier from Jindabyne, NSW. Australia
11/4/2011

A week away with the boys no demanding kids no judgemental women, bliss!!!

Monashees is king of the tree skiing with the steepness to make it interesting. Throw in a depth of snow that new no limits faceshots on every turn unbelievable and if you fell well you really needed your buddy to get you out.

A hottub overlooking the lake while sucking on a cold beer, friendly staff that enjoy the party lifestyle just as much as us. Meeting new like minded friends, total relaxation for one weeks addiction.

Ready to do it all again next year!

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5
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Mountain Ranges

Monashees and Selkirks

Notable Runs

Steep and Deep, Elevator, Bavaria

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There are a number of ways you can get to the lodge. If you want to ride in one of the CMH coaches, you can view the Arrival/Departure Info, or if you’d prefer to drive yourself to the helipad, download the Self-Driving Map

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