fly high get more altitude
steep and deep up to 50 degrees
Serious skiers have more fun
The advanced terrain is the main draw but don't forget about the cozy lodge - after a thigh-shredding day in the Selkirks you'll be grateful for it. Rustic Galena is a favourite amongst fun-loving hardcores - if you want to go big by day and play in ping pong tournaments by night, this is the lodge for you.
Hit the big-time terrain
Hop on the heli, punch through the clouds and emerge on a perfect morning. The snow under your skis as you drop in feels bottomless. This is the Selkirks – known for steep skiing amongst silent pines and pillow lines. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in runs that will be marked on your mind for the rest of your skiing days.
Relax in understated style
- 34 guest rooms
- Well-stocked bar and lounge
- Communal dining area
- Whirlpool and sauna
- A 2 km cross-country loop
- Games room and a weekly ping pong tournament
- Exercise equipment
Not a Heli-Skier?
Skiing is Galena’s raison d'être, but it’s also become a treasured getaway for the world-weary. Situated in the Selkirks, the rustic lodge is the ideal escape for your non-skiing spouse, family member or friend who wants to leave the hustle and bustle behind.
GET TO THE GOODS FASTER WITH SPECIAL TRANSPORT
Short on time? Travelling as a group? Maybe you just prefer a more customized way to get to the lodge? We're here to help make your powder dreams come true and can create a custom transportation plan from our Calgary, Kelowna and Kamloops gateway airports.
Ready to Book at CMH Galena?
Experience the classic Heli-Skiing trip CMH was built on. Glide across glaciers and float through remote glades with the company of 10 soon-to-be best friends. When you're ready to hang up your skis, retreat to the spa for a massage, and refuel with a gourmet meal and backcountry cocktail. There's a reason these are our Signature Trips.
Ski Fusion: Heli-Skiing & Heli-Assisted Ski Touring
Why compromise when you can do it all? Spend half your trip Heli-Skiing and the other half Heli-Assisted Ski Touring with a Fusion trip. Soar to spectacular heights and tackle challenging ascents that’ll burn off your daily gourmet meals.
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frequently asked questions
- What kind of terrain can I expect? What's the pace of skiing?
At Galena, you can expect ultra-deep snow, with steep tree skiing and lots of cliffs for those who want air time and epic pillows.
This tenure is made for strong, experienced and aggressive backcountry skiers/riders.
- How do I get to Galena Lodge?
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 download our most up-to-date Arrival/Departure Travel Information PDF from our Transportation page. If you’d prefer to drive yourself to the helipad, download our self-driving map. Please note that self-drivers must arrive at the CMH Galena helipad by 12:45 PT (13:45 MT).
We also have a number of private transportation options if you’re looking for something more specialized. Visit our Transportation page to learn more.
- Is there Wi-Fi/cell service at the lodge? Do you have phones at the lodges?
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge, as well as a computer area that you can use for internet browsing. Phones can be found in the computer area, and long-distance calling cards are available for purchase in our retail shop.
- How do I cancel my trip?
Visit the Insurance/Cancellation page to view our full cancellation policy.
- Do I have to pay a single supplement if I am traveling alone?
You are not required to pay a single supplement if you are a solo traveller; however, if you want to confirm a single room, you will need to pay an upgrade fee, which varies by lodge.