Video

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

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

Added a primer from our last 2019 trip.  ;)  

https://vimeo.com/326692579/c5a5f2aa16

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The legendary Michael Litt.  Photo courtesy of @dustinlalikphoto

Maple Summit 2021 - Invite Only - High Level Agenda & Dates

 

• Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 - Arrive in Nelson

• Thursday, January 28 - Warm up at Whitewater Resort (8:30 to 11:15), Lunch at Cantina Del Centro in Nelson, and Nelson Airport at 1:30 PM for Heli

• January 29 - 31 - Days on the Mountain

•  Sunday, January 31 - Nelson Airport ~ 4:30 PM

Cost

 

For US and International Residents - USD $3,950  (TBD on Pricing from the Mountain - Feb 2020)

For Canadian Residents - CAD $4,750 + HST  - (TBD on Pricing from the Mountain - Feb 2020)

(ON HST: $5,367.50 / ATL HST:  $5,462.50) or GST ($4,987.50)

Note 1:  Due upon confirmation.  

Note 2:  Business event and expense

Note 3:  Only after money has been received is your spot confirmed.

Note 4:  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.  

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.

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. 

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.