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Availability

Availability:

See what tours are available here. Send us a request here.

Booking & Cancellation

Booking and Cancellation:

Read about our booking & cancellation policies here or download it as a PDF.

Credit Card Authorization PDF Download Form

In order for us to process your credit card, please complete the Credit Card Authorization Form.

Cancellation and Other Insurance

Chatter Creek strongly recommends that you consider purchasing trip insurance which covers you for cancellation, delay or injury. You will not receive a refund from Chatter Creek if you do not take your trip or your trip is curtailed by an incident happening either before your arrival or during your ski holiday.

You should also ensure that you have adequate medical and evacuation insurance to cover you in the event of injury.

If you would like to book your insurance please do so by contacting Wanetta at revelstoke@uniglobespecialty.com or at 1-866-667-0811.

For more information you can download CCML Insurance Brochure 2015-16 and/or CCML Enrol 2015-16. Those forms belong to Uniglobe and Chatter Creek is not responsible for any misinformation.

Chatter Creek Guest Information Form

All new guests who are booked for a cat skiing or snowmobiling trip to Chatter Creek must complete the Chatter Creek Guest Information Form. The information submitted on this form is confidential and is not shared with anyone.:

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Group Organizer Rooming Assignment Form

All group organizers can complete the following form to help us to allocate your group into the requested bedroom configuration. When selecting the number of people in your group, the drop down menu will give you the appropriate number of rooms to accommodate your group. Each room has 2 double beds.

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Name: *

Email: *

Tour Number/Date/Reference Number: *

Number Of People: *

Notes:

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Massage Booking Form

To book massages please complete our massage booking form:
Pre-trip massage bookings can not be accepted within 24 hours of arrival day.

Personal and Tour Information (mandatory fields)

Name *:
Email *:
Phone *:
Trip ID & Date *:
Group Organiser Name *:

Massage Bookings: 2 Day Tour

Arrival Day:
1st Ski Day:

Massage Bookings: 3 Day Tour

Tuesday (Arrival Day):
Wednesday (1st Ski Day):
Thursday (2nd Ski Day):

Massage Bookings: 4 Day Tour

Friday (Arrival Day):
Saturday (1st Ski Day):
Sunday (2nd Ski Day):
Monday (3rd Ski Day):

All massage reservations require you have read and agree to our WAIVER (click to view).
I agree to the waiver

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Rentals Form

Snowboard and Avalanche Balloon Pack rentals are available at the low price of $30 per day. Please complete the Rentals Form form to make a reservation:

Personal and Tour Information (mandatory fields)

Name *:
Email *:
Phone *:
Trip ID & Date *:
Group Organiser Name *:

Avalanche Balloon Pack (20 available on site)

I wish to rent an avalanche balloon pack for my tour at a cost of $30 (plus taxes) per day

Pack Rental:

Snowboard (10 available on site)

I wish to rent a snowboard at a cost of $30 (plus taxes) per day.

Snowboard Rental:

Waiver (mandatory)

All backpack and snowboard reservations require you have read and agree to our WAIVER (click to view).
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What To Bring

Suggested Packing List:

  • One pair of powder skis, boots and poles OR snowboard and boots.
  • Please do not bring narrow skis that are not suitable for powder skiing.
  • Rental skis, poles and snowboards are available at the lodge.
  • For snowboard rentals we recommend bringing your own bindings.
  • Goggles, gloves, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Outerwear suitable for all conditions and temperatures.
  • Clothing layers so you can adjust for a variety of conditions.
  • Bathing suit for hot tub (towels are provided).
  • Casual clothing, slippers or shoes to wear in the lodge.
  • Prescriptions, carry in two places, one with you and one with your luggage, in case your luggage gets misplaced.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard or cash for purchases made at the lodge.

Backcountry Safety Equipment:

Chatter Creek provides every guest with a small backpack that includes a compact shovel and collapsible avalanche probe.  We also supply a radio and avalanche transceiver for everyone.  Please consider saving space and weight on the helicopter flight by planning to use the gear we provide.  If you have your own Avalanche Balloon Pack (ABP) you’re welcome to bring it or you can rent one from us at the lodge.

Personal Electronic Devices:

Research has proven that any electronic device that sends or receives a wireless signal has the potential to interfere with the function of an avalanche transceiver.  This interference can compromise the capabilities of the transceiver and make it more difficult to rescue a buried person in the event of an avalanche.  With your safety as our top priority, we ask that you refrain from carrying any electronic device that may cause interference with an avalanche transceiver.  More information on the acceptable use of electronic devices can be found here.

Helmets:

Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges recommends wearing helmets for skiing and riding. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to educate themselves on the benefits and limitations of helmet usage. The primary safety consideration and obligation under the Alpine Responsibility Code, is to ski and ride in a controlled and responsible manner. For more information, please see the NSAA Helmet Usage Fact Sheet.

Please do not bring the following:

  • Electrical appliances and blow dryers; we have some to lend you.
  • Alcoholic beverages, we offer a wide selection of wine, spirits and beer.
  • Large hard sided suitcases.

Baggage Allowance

Chatter Creek flies guests to and from the lodge by helicopter. Alpine Helicopters, our service provider has strict weight guidelines that we adhere to.

Our baggage weight limit per passenger is 25 pounds (this does not include ski boots).

We ask that you keep the soft sided bag packed quite loosely for stowing into the helicopter baggage area.

We cannot accept hockey bags and hard-sided luggage. If you arrive with this type of luggage, we will ask you to repack.

We weigh bags and may have to ask that you repack to meet weight limits.

How To Get Here

Directions To Chatter Creek Heliport

From the West:

  • Follow Highway #1 east. As you get close to Golden you will see a Highway sign with ‘Golden 35km’. The turn off is 9 kilometers from this sign.
  • After you cross the bridge over the Columbia River you will turn left quickly on Donald Rd at the first pull out on your left… so you will need to slow down. If you reach the trucking weigh scales you have gone too far.
  • Shortly after the turn there is another intersection and Donald Road takes a sharp bend to the left. Follow the road to the left.
  • Approximately one km later, the road forks, take the right hand fork and continue to the first intersection.
  • At the intersection, or stop sign turn left onto the Big Bend Highway.
  • Chatter Creek is the first driveway on your right.

From Calgary and the East:

  • Go through Golden (the strip) and reach the last set of lights on the number #1 Highway (the Subway will be on your right).
  • From this point you will travel 24 kilometers to your first turnoff.
  • The turnoff will be your first right after the trucking Weigh Scales, onto Donald Road. If you cross the bridge, you’ve missed the turn off.
  • Shortly after the turn there is another intersection and Donald Road takes a sharp bend to the left. Follow the road to the left.
  • Approximately a km later, the road forks, take the right hand fork and continue to the first intersection.
  • At the intersection, or stop sign turn left onto the Big Bend Highway.
  • Chatter Creek is the first driveway on your right.

Traveling from Cranbrook and the South:

  • Follow Highway #95 through Golden.
  • Turn left onto the overpass which is posted: Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Banff.
  • Go through Golden (gasoline alley) and reach the last set of lights on the number #1 Highway (the Subway will be on your right).
  • From this point you will travel 24 kilometers to your first turnoff.
  • The turnoff will be your first right after the trucking weigh scales, onto Donald Road. If you cross the bridge you’ve missed the turn off.
  • Shortly after the turn there is another intersection, and Donald Road takes a sharp bend to the left. Follow the road to the left.
  • Approximately a km later, the road forks, take the right hand fork and continue to the first intersection.
  • At the intersection, or stop sign turn left onto the Big Bend Highway.
  • Chatter Creek is the first driveway on your right.

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What Time To Arrive

Please arrive at the heliport in Donald at the following times depending upon the date your trip departs:

December: 2:00

January: 2:30

February: 3:00

March and April: 3:30

Please note that Donald is located in the Mountain Time Zone. (Same time zone as Calgary)

The first guests to sign in are the first guests to fly in. The same flight order will be used when you depart the lodge.

Please arrive on time, as late arrivals cause flight scheduling problems for all guests. If you are late, your flight may have to leave without you. Ground transportation may be available to take you to the lodge but this is not guaranteed. Operational constraints may mean that it is not possible to take you to the lodge by ground on the day you arrive, in which case you will be responsible for your accommodation costs until we are able to transport you.

In the event that ground transportation can be provided, late arriving guests will be charged an additional $350.

Flight times are important and rigid. The helicopters must be back on the ground in Donald thirty minutes before dark to comply with Transport Canada daylight flying regulations.

 

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to, or transit through a Canadian airport, need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.

Visa-exempt travellers do not need an eTA when entering Canada by land (e.g. car or bus) or sea (e.g. cruise ship).

An eTA can be valid for up to five years or until your passport expires. If you get a new passport, you will need to get a new eTA. With a valid eTA you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to six months at a time).

Click here to be redirected to the Government of Canada’s official website to apply for an eTA. It only costs $7 CAD. Most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying.