Nestled high in the Selkirks at 5400ft, Snowwater lodge is a remarkable 21-acre mountain oasis offering towering views of the Valhalla Range. Accessed only by helicopter, snowcat or snowmobile, it’s an exclusive retreat for just twelve guests at a time.
Initially established as a ski touring cabin, owner Patric Maloney and friends erected the main timber frame lodge in 1994. Handcrafted from larch and fir timbers, it's a solid structure able to withstand any storm. Add fresh flowers, local artwork, leather furniture and fine dining, and the mystique of our haven begins to take shape.
A key chapter in our story, is a commitment to sustainability and reducing our footprint to help preserve the very nature that makes our wilderness experience one of the best in the world. A spring-fed micro-hydro system powers our pristine off-grid location. The hot water and outdoor hot tub are heated by a wood fired-boiler system. Bio diesel fuels our generators, as well as our snowcat, and recycling is practiced daily.
Other companies buy carbon credits. For the past 23 years, we have owned a forestry business where we collect millions of seedlings each year for reforestation. In this way we hope to offset our carbon emissions.
Described by guests as Mountain Chic, the six guest suites are spacious, tastefully furnished and offer impressive views in every direction. Creature comforts include slate floors, queen beds, fine linens, down duvets and pillows, Egyptian cotton robes and weatherproof slippers. Complimentary body care products, hair dryers and fluffy towels are found in the ensuite bathrooms, while wireless internet and cell phone access keep guests connected, if need be. There are dedicated drying rooms for boots, gloves and outerwear while sophisticated radiant in-floor heating comfortably creates and enhances a sustainable place to escape and dream. Guests tend to rave about the high standard of accommodations, and about the genuine ‘family feeling’ hospitality at our lodge.