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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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Golden Alpine Holidays

Sunrise Lodge

Sunrise Lodge is located at the headwaters of Wisted creek and offers stunning views of Rockies to the west and Purcells to the south. Sunrise is the southern gateway to the amazing Esplanade range

Wake Up at Sunrise 

A short hike to  Paradise Ridge rewards you with amazing views in all directions. Sunrise is the first lodge to receive morning light.  It is also the access point for the journey to Meadow Lodge

"Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our time last week at Sunrise. The improvements made to the cabin are much appreciated – it is definitely my kind of hotel. Our group has been coming to GAH virtually every year since 1992 and we hope to continue this tradition for many years to come" Jane Ebbern

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Lodge Stats:

Elevation: 7000 ft / 2134m Building: 2 story wood frame fully renovated Fall 2010
Amenities: sauna, fire escapes Bathrooms: 2 outhouses
Water: Sunrise Lake Heat: wood / propane
Occupancy: Self Guided groups have room for 14 people plus 1 GAH custodian. Guided & Catered Group size is 12 people Communication: radio and limited cellular phone coverage
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Meadow Lodge

Meadow lodge is one of the highest alpine lodges in Canada, located adjacent to a small lake near the headwaters of the Carrol Creek drainage. The lodge is tucked along the northern flanks of Cupola Peak (2632m), the highest peak in the Esplanades. 

North Facing Paradise

Meadow Lodge is the launching pad to some of the steepest and longest runs in the Esplanades.  Tremendous alpine skiing can be found right out the back door of the lodge. Numerous, long north facing runs characterize Meadow ski terrain.  A short hike to Paradise Ridge is access point for some of the Esplanades best west facing runs.  From here you're treated to incredible views of Mt. Sir Sandford which at an elevation of 11,545 ft or 3519 meters is the highest mountain in the entire Selkirk Range. 

"Wow!!!!! Meadow is insane! We love it!"  Matt Sterbenz, Founder 4FRNT Ski Company, March 2017

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Lodge Stats:

Elevation: 7200 ft / 2200 m Building: 2 story wood frame, completely renovated Fall 2010
Amenities: sauna Bathrooms: 2 outhouses
Water: Stream next to lodge Heat: wood / propane
Occupancy: Self Guided groups have room for 14 people plus 1 GAH custodian. Guided & Catered Group size is 12 people Communication: radio and limited cellular phone coverage
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Vista Lodge

Vista lodge is located in the middle of a beautiful alpine meadow at the edge of Vista Lake near the source of Schlicting Creek.  

5 Drainages to Ski

Vista has five drainages to ski offering a myriad of terrain choices.  Vista is also the portal to the big alpine zones off Cherub Glacier to the west.  Strategically located at the center of the Esplanade Range, Vista is equally famous for its' amazing spring skiing

"Vista has 5 separate drainages less than half an hour from the lodge offering every conceivable aspect...it's also gateway to big glaciated terrain to the west" Russel "Mayor" Lybarger ACMG Ski Guide

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Lodge Stats:

Elevation: 7050 ft / 2150 m Building: 2 story, wood frame completely renovated Fall 2010
Amenities: sauna Bathrooms: 2 outhouses
Water: Vista Lake Heat: wood / propane
Occupancy: Self Guided groups have room for 14 people plus 1 GAH custodian. Guided & Catered Group size is 12 people Communication: radio and limited cellular phone coverage
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Sentry Lodge 5 Star

Built in 2012, Sentry is an elegantly simple and sustainable new era backcountry alpine lodge designed to inspire

Renewable micro hydro power generates 120V AC electricity throughout the lodge.  Two heat efficient fireplaces keep this snow savvy structure nice and warm. Running hot and cold water, water free urinals and spacious interior are just some of the design elements waiting to be discovered

"Your team is fantastic and Sentry could not be more perfect for our needs. The filming was incredibly productive as a whole, with easily some of the most magnificent shots we've ever captured" April 7th, 2014 Nick Waggoner Sweetgrass Productions

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Lodge Stats:

Elevation: 6920 ft / 2109 m Building: Shed Roof Laminated Fir Timberframe
Amenities: sauna, recreation area, stretching yoga center Bathrooms: 2 Indoor urinals, 2 Outside Outhouses
Water: Running Hot and Cold Heat: 2 Heat efficient wood burning fireplaces
Occupancy: 12 people Communication: Radio, Free WiFi
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