Winter season at Lake O’Hara Lodge, which begins late in January and usually ends in early April, gives guests an opportunity to experience the very definition of a winter wonderland for themselves.

During the winter months blankets of powder snow transform the dramatic relief of the surrounding mountains into gentle curves and folds. The land feels hushed, as if Mother Nature herself has gone into hibernation. This creates the perfect setting for winter activities. Accessing Lake O’Hara Lodge during the winter requires travel on skis or snowshoes on the 11 kilometre access trail. Your efforts are well rewarded with the combination of wilderness and beauty enroute and a roaring fire, welcoming food and hot drink and cozy accommodation on arrival at the Lodge.

Winter Activities at Lake O’Hara Lodge

With plenty of terrain for skiing and snowshoeing we have many options available for beginners and intermediate backcountry enthusiasts. Whether you want to take it easy or give yourself a challenge, we are here to help facilitate the experience. With the surge in popularity of backcountry skiing our terrain and staff are well suited to make your first experience a positively memorable one. Our team of guides will lead you to magical destinations all the while offering tips, advice and plenty of stories to keep you going. In the winter all of our excursions are guided. This allows us to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Following a day adventuring in the snow, guests can enjoy a steaming glass of gluwein by our stone fireplace followed by a trip to our cozy repurposed wood fired sauna. As the sun dips behind the mountains casting its fleeting alpine glow, you will sense that something wonderful is being created in our kitchen as your nose starts to tingle. The combination of our fine cuisine and award winning list of British Columbia wines is a perfect complement to the day.

During the winter months we only open our main lodge. A maximum of 16 guests makes it feel as if you have rented your own private ski chalet.

Click here to see our winter rates or give us a call at 250-343-6418.

Waiver of Liability

Although all of our winter adventures are led by qualified guides, guests must acknowledge the inherent risks associated with winter mountain travel by signing a waiver before partaking of any winter excursion.

Please click here to Download our Waiver


Lake O’Hara Lodge is a proud supporter of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation