Important Access Updates


Due to continued cooler weather and calmer behaviour of the Glacier fire, this road was re-opened to recreational traffic.


Due to the cooler weather, effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday Sept 15th 2017 the Rocky Mountain District Backcountry closure public is significantly amended, opening all the drainage’s affecting our Huts. The ATV closure as well as the campfire ban remain in effect. New Release:

Jumbo Creek Road now reopened – July 17th 2017

A hiker has advised that the avalanche debri has been cleared enough such that the 4×4 access is possible to the Jumbo Pass trailhead. We don’t have specific details, but you should expect the road to still be quite rough in spots.

Jumbo Access – West Kootenay side via Glacier Creek – June 27th 2017

Watch out for  split culverts with holes in the road surface  at the 22.5 km and 25.6 km. Debris clean up completed at 27.8 Km, enough to get small vehicles by on outside shoulder.

McMurdo Access Update – March 3rd

The North Fork Spillimacheen Rd – the access to the McMurdo Cabin trailhead is now plowed all the way to the 46.5 km,  the McMurdo Creek parking lot. Logging traffic continues to the 5 km K Road on weekdays, monitor Road channel 3 = VHF frequency 150.140 Mhz,   and call your kilometres!  

Let’s avoid conflict with RKHeli in Jumbo Ck

Folks we enjoy a long history of cooperation between RK Heli and the local ski tourers. This has started to erode in the Jumbo drainage due to day touring on their regularly used, managed & gladed runs. Please seek out touring opportunities other than their regular runs,  it jeopardizes the relationship with CVHS which took decades to establish. Here’s a open letter from Graham their GM:    

NEWS FLASH- Winter 2016-17 transportation options – Coldstream Heli positions a 407HP in Invermere

For those seeking transportation to the Huts or the trailhead this coming winter, here is some information to aid your trip planning: Coldstream Helicopters – Invermere, BC  (250) 341-7164 Jumbo Hut delivery or pickup from Invermere airport: approx $1400. Additional loads from Toby/Jumbo confluence parking lot – add $600.   Olive Hut delivery or pickup $1200 – $1400 depending on weather. Their new Bell 407 HP Carries 6 adults with full gear, skis and groceries with power and gear space to spare. Check […]

Logging Traffic – share the road weekdays this winter

  As most Hut visitors know, once you leave the highway the backcountry roads accessing the trail heads are built, maintained and used regularly by logging complanies. In our area Canfor Forest Products is the principle Forest licencee.  Although these Forest Service Roads are not legally “Radio Controlled” but rather “Radio Assisted”, the use of VHF radios is strongly recommended for all users, particularly on weekdays on active logging roads. Drive cautiously and expect the unexpected. Be prepared to use the […]

Warning: busy winter in Jumbo Pass ahead

The ‘Jumbo Wild’ movie released last year has created an overwhelming demand for the Hut this winter, it’s booked solid to the limit into the new year. Expect stiff competition when attempting even custom bookings. Meanwhile the other Huts are getting only average attention, they offer access to extensive alpine ski terrain in contrast to Jumbo, which is mainly at & below treeline. Give them some consideration. Research them thoroughly on this site before asking questions please. Trip planning and […]

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Propane canisters 101 – or “how do ensure you get dinner tonight…”

Folks; we’re having continued problems with the Coleman stove connector part (‘elbows’) in the Huts. The threads in the soft aluminum female threads get easily stripped by the hard steel male threads on the canisters. This can render the stove useless, or worse cause a propane fire in the Hut! Its come to our attention that inconsistent manufacturing may be partially at fault and want to share what we know with you. !Avoid buying canisters/tanks that have slightly longer unthreaded […]