Dan Martell catching some big air.  Photo courtesy @stephanmalette
Dan Martell catching big air. Photo courtesy @stephanmalette

WELCOME TO MAPLE SUMMIT

Maple Summit is a private event hosted at Baldface Resort in the powder filled mountains of British Columbia.  It is for growth minded Founders & Entrepreneurs who enjoy connecting with other good humans and have the skills to enjoy the best backcountry skiing & snowboarding Canada has to offer.

SOME Video PRIMERS

Here’s a private video Dan put together to help summarize the event:

https://vimeo.com/232538609/7ebd966656

Added a primer from our 2019 trip.  ;)  

https://vimeo.com/326692579/c5a5f2aa16

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The legendary Michael Litt.  Photo courtesy of @dustinlalikphoto

Maple summit 2021 - dates & agenda

Wednesday January 27 2021

Arrive in Nelson

4pm - 10pm

Prestige Resort in Nelson

Event Details

Wednesday January 27 2021

Arrive in Nelson

Everyone comes into Nelson for Wednesday evening meet & greet.

4pm - 10pm

Prestige Resort in Nelson

THURSDAY JANUARY 28 2021

Warm up at Whitewater Resort

8am - 11am

Whitewater Resort in Nelson

Event Details

THURSDAY JANUARY 28 2021

Warm up at Whitewater Resort

Most of the group head to Whitewater for a few warm up runs.

8am - 11am

Whitewater Resort in Nelson

THURSDAY JANUARY 28 2021

Lunch at Cantina Del Centro

12pm - 1pm

Cantina Del Centro in Nelson

Event Details

THURSDAY JANUARY 28 2021

Lunch at Cantina Del Centro

Enjoy some gourmet Mexican cuisine.

12pm - 1pm

Cantina Del Centro in Nelson

THURSDAY JANUARY 28 2021

Heli up to Baldface

7pm - 10pm

Norman Stibbs airport in Nelson

Event Details

THURSDAY JANUARY 28 2021

Heli up to Baldface

Arrive at the Norman Stibbs airport in Nelson and check in with the Baldface team.  Unload and tag your luggage, park your vehicle along the...

Event Details

7pm - 10pm

Norman Stibbs airport in Nelson

FRIDay to SUNDAY Jan 29-31 2021

Enjoying the Mountain

8:15am - 3pm

Baldface Lodge & Mountain

Event Details

FRIDay to SUNDAY Jan 29-31 2021

Enjoying the Mountain

Spend the day riding the most amazing backcountry terrain Canada has to offer with an amazing group of founders & entrepreneurs.  Return on ...

Event Details

8:15am - 3pm

Baldface Lodge & Mountain

Event Fee

US & International Residents

USD $3,950

Residents of United States and outside Canada

Canadian Residents - GST

CAD $4,750 + GST = $4,987.50

Residents of BC, QC, AB, MB, & SK

Canadian Residents - Atl HST

 CAD $4,750 + ATL HST = $5,462.50

Residents of NB, NS, PEI, & NFLD

Canadian Residents - ON HST

 CAD $4,750 + ON HST = $5,367.50

Residents of Ontario

Fee Details

 Fees due upon confirmation.  

 Invoices will be sent to the associated companies after payment is made.

Only after money has been received is your spot confirmed.

Costs are non-refundable but in the event of a cancellation within 60 days of the event, we will try our best to replace your spot so you can get a partial refund if we're successful.  25% administration fee will be applied.

Details

Price Includes

Baldface lodging and food while on the mountain, Heli to lodge from Nelson Airport, snowcat, snowboards rental, lunch on the Thursday before heading up to Baldface, & event t-shirt and possible swag bag.

Price Doesn’t Include

Flights and Transportation to and from Nelson (usually carpool and split costs from airport, Kelowna, Spokane or Cranbrook), accommodations at Prestige hotel on Wednesday night, lift tickets to Whitewater Thursday morning but there’s a ski and stay package at Prestige and usually you bunk with another guest to split costs, Ski rental at Baldface, Massage Therapy if you want at Baldface, Drinks at Baldface, Tips for Baldface staff and guides, Avalanche ABS backpack if you want one, food before and after Baldface, Hotel on Sunday night when returning home before Monday morning flights. 

Limited Seats

Seating is very limited so please let us know ASAP.   Just say “Hell yeah, I’m in!”.  You’ll be thanking us.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to book the Prestige Resort?

No, we will reserve a block of rooms.  The package usually includes ski passes to Whitewater Resort and breakfast.  You usually bunk with another person and split the costs of the room.

Where do I stay on the Sunday night?

Typically the Spokane crew stays at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport hotel, the Cranbrook crew stays at the St-Eugene Casino Resort, and the Kelowna crew stays at the Four Points Hotel beside the Airport.

Everyone should plan on flying out Monday morning.

What time should I land for carpooling?

For anyone who wants to carpool with others, you should plan on landing at your respective airport before 2:00 PM at the latest on the Wednesday.

For the US crew, please note that the Border Crossing closes at 8:00 PM if you arrive after, you may have to turn around, find a hotel, and drive to Nelson in the morning.

When do we get off the mountain on Sunday?

Depending on the weather, you will get back to the Nelson airport between 2:00 and 5:00 PM.

How strong of a Skier or Snowboarder do I need to be?

Baldface terrain is 100% backcountry riding in typically deep powder and very steep terrain.  70% of the terrain will be in the trees.  It is for advanced skills and can be very dangerous for inexperienced riders.  

Get Your Ass to the Gym

 I would recommend starting a fitness program to strengthen your legs, core, and endurance for the trip in early November.  That’ll give you enough time to build yourself up to being able to handle the adventure.  Taking this part seriously will make a significant difference to the experience you will have.  The group is only as fast as the slowest person so your fitness may make the difference of an extra run each day. 

Where do I fly into?

CANADIANS:  We’re flying into Cranebrook.  Unless you have other travel plans before, I will ask that most Canadians fly into Cranebrook (YXC) and drive to Nelson (about 2.5 hours ish).  Once things get settled, we can figure out carpooling or group transportation.  The US folks have this option if they like but usually fly into Spokane (GEG).   Kelowna (YLW) is another option but 4 hours away from Nelson.

For our American friends, usually people fly into Spokane, Washington (GEG) and drive to Nelson (about 3 hours).  New last year, Baldface has a shuttle bus service.  Once we get everyone’s travel info, we’ll arrange a pick up or you can rent a vehicle and carpool.  Having a rental on Thursday is always good to get to the ski hill and back.

PLEASE NOTE:  I do NOT recommend you fly into the West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG), also called Castlegar Airport.  Even though it looks like it’s only 30 minutes from Nelson on Google Maps, it’s also nicknamed CancelGar as we learned a few years back, then forgot, and learned again...  50% of the flights are cancelled due to fog and bad visibility.  Spare yourself the last minute changes.