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Since 1986 GAH has been North America's most established back country resort. GAH operates 4  lodges; Sunrise, Meadow, Vista and Sentry in the Esplanade Range in BC within an area of 50,000 acres. Summer guests come to explore over 125 kilometers of hiking trails. Winter skiers/snowboarders enjoy world class powder snow

Phone: Toll Free (US/Canada)  1-888-344-6424

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CONSISTENT DRY POWDER

It begins in September when cool moisture laden clouds stack up along the west edge of the Selkirk Mountain Range. Snow starts piling up as clouds are forced up and over the crests of the 3000 meter and higher elevations.  At GAH which operates in the Esplanade Range in British Columbia, major storm tracks help to funnel in the powder. Another key to the quality of the snow is proximity to the colder/dryer areas near the Rocky Mountain Trench which means more sun and lighter powder than the western portions of the province which tend to receive much more rain

Meteorological data gathered over 6 seasons show that day time temperatures in the Esplanade Range are very stable and rarely if ever rise above zero during the winter season

The Esplanade range has a typical settled, mid winter snow pack depth of 4 meters (over 50 meters cumulative snowfall) and a 200+ day season

Year in the life of Sentry Lodge


"I've skied all over the world and the Esplanade Range has the best quality snow I've ever experienced." - Russel "Mayor" Lybarger