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New! Sept 10th – Online reservations resume

The Hut Society has been gradually reopening our Huts by stepwise expanded geographic locale. They are now open for online reservations. The online calendar window is 4 days from today  to a 2 month horizon. Additional 2 weeks in advance Custom Bookings are once again available, by email request to lets.toure@gmail.com Successful PayPal Paid online reservations will be forwarded a confirmation email with a link to a MANDATORY legal Waiver to be digitally signed online including all full names, phone […]

Winter 2019-20 Hut transportation options

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  Contact: greg@coldstreamhelicopters.com         (250) 341-7164 Jumbo Hut delivery or pickup from Invermere airport: approx $1650. Additional loads from Toby/Jumbo confluence parking lot – add $600.   Olive Hut delivery or pickup $1200 – $1400 depending on weather. Their Bell 407 HP Carries 5 adults with average gear, skis and groceries to these high landings well over 7,000′.   Alpine Helicopters  Golden  […]

Jumbo Pass Trail Still Snowbound as of June 8th 2019

It was reported June 8th that the trail is still snowbound basically from the trailhead up. Expect up to waist deep snow. Take snowshoes and travel early morning on the temporary crust from overnight refreezing. CVHS

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:    

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 […]

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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 […]

New Road Channels in use on all Forestry roads

Although FS roads are not legally radio controlled, the use of VHF radios is recommended for all users, particularly during the week on active logging roads. The channel and frequency is posted at the beginning of most roads. Review a District map Here: RR1   150.080 MHz RR2  150.110 MHz RR3  150.140 MHz RR4  150.185 MHz RR8  150.320 MHz

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