As part of our backcountry lodge licence agreement with the provincial government, we are required to have a signed waiver from each guest.

We realize that this is an intimidating document. It is intended to ensure that you are aware of the hazards associated with backcountry ski touring, snowboarding and mountaineering, and that you have stated in writing that you accept these hazards as part of the sport.

It is impossible for anyone to guarantee safety when dealing with the wilderness environment. Please take a look at the waiver and read it carefully. You do not need to print, sign or send a copy to us as we will have them available for signing here in Golden when you arrive. We do have to ensure however, that you have had a chance to read through it first. If after reading this Waiver you decide you do not wish to participate, please contact us immediately and we will cancel your reservation.

Thank you, we hope you will have a wonderful holiday.

icon_pdf Download and view our Winter Waiver in PDF format

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We highly recommend that you have trip cancellation insurance.

If you do not have a preferred provider of travel insurance we suggest checking with Lifestyle Financial Services

Website: http://www.lifestylefinancial.ca/index.php/travelinsurance/blbca

Please contact Geoff Straight: travel [at] lifestylefinancial {dot} ca

Rescue Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase rescue insurance in case you require emergency medical rescue or evacuation due to illness or injury.

If you are Canadian, you should be aware that your medical insurance will not cover helicopter evacuations. Bad weather, difficult communications or a lack of time when the medical emergency is critical may prevent the possibility of a search and rescue call-out. If you end up in a situation where there is not time to organize SAR, your evacuation costs can be high! Participants are responsible for these costs.

Some private insurance policies cover emergency rescue costs. However it is very important to confirm prior to your trip that your private insurance covers rescues and includes those arising from mountain or climbing-related accidents.

BOTH CANADIANS and US CITIZENS: The American Alpine Club will insure out of country members. Get on their website and check it out as it’s a great deal. This is an inexpensive way to get limited coverage anywhere in the world for one year.

Website: www.americanalpineclub.org

For more in extensive coverage, please check with Global Rescue, an excellent company to work with and experts in the field of worldwide emergency evacuation and field rescue.

Website: www.globalrescue.com