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Custom Bookings – Revised System & Proceedures

Folks; In an effort to improve the Custom Booking option, lessen the guesswork and some of the frustration we’re sensing out there, we are experimenting with a ‘Calendar Preview‘ of  the next dates open for requesting. You’re among the first to see it and hopefully benefit by it. !You can still ONLY request the open date when it becomes eligible by the same 2 month + 2 week rule! To view the Calendar Preview, go to:  https://cvhsinfo.org/columbia-valley-huts-book-online click the Green boxed link: Custom Calendar Booking […]

Jumbo Hut – Wet Firewood Nov. 25th

Heads up we’ve had several recent reports that the new firewood is quite damp from the precip a month ago when it was flown up. It’s well seasoned wood, just wet from that recent exposure. We suggest: *Take plenty of solid fire starter Pulling up a quantity of wood on arrival to dry near the woodstove. (Not too near!) and split out some inner fine kindling of a large chunk to get started. All extra time & attention to  this […]

Price Increase effective November 2021

It’s been many years since we’ve had a price increase, and like so many other businesses currently, our costs are going up too. We feel our Huts are still very good value compared to the rest of the Backcountry Hut Market. An increase of $10/per night ($2.50 per person approximately) – is effective November 2021.

Winter 2021-22 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 $1750. Additional loads from Toby/Jumbo confluence parking lot – add $500.   Olive Hut delivery or pickup $1200 – $1400 depending on weather. Their AStar B2 Carries 4 adults with average gear, skis and groceries to these high landings  over 7,000′.   Alpine Helicopters  […]

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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