For those seeking transportation to the Huts or the trailhead this coming winter, here is some information to aid your trip planning:
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 out the paint job!
Is the closest & best heli option for Kingsbury Hut and McMurdo Cabin. Kingsbury or McMurdo delivery or pickup from Golden airport: approx $880. Lift from McMurdo Cabin to Kingsbury (works well to ski out to McMurdo in stable spring conditions and continue by sled. *Requires strong route finding skills) approx $1100.
Their Bell 407 carries 6 adults with average winter gear, skis and groceries. *Pack gear in many smaller weatherproof bags for loading in the ski box is much preferred to a few bulky full sized packs. *Saturdays, also Sundays in winter are very busy for them! Improve your odds of getting to/from the Hut ontime by avoiding weekends where possible.
A budget option is to be towed by snowmobile to the trailhead, then ski tour up. Ted Eugene has been doing this for many years. Ted needs as much notice as possible, preferably 2 weeks. He will tow up to six and gear to any of the Huts or trailheads except Kingsbury. Quotes available on request.
Contact Ted – Windermere, BC email@example.com (250) 341-1323