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Cross-Country Skiing in Jasper National Park

February 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Cross-Country Skiing Jasper National ParkJasper National Park is a popular destination year-round because there is always something to do here, no matter the season – and just now it’s time for cross-country skiing. With over 300 kilometers of trails to choose from in the park, there is something for everyone.

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Dog Sledding Tours of The Canadian Rockies

November 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

dog Sledding Tours of the canadian rockies

It’s the outdoor adventure of a lifetime – dog sledding tours of the Canadian Rockies!

Nothing can prepare you for the experience: the excitement of riding in the sled as it traverses the snowy trail; the quiet, regal beauty of the Canadian Rockies all around you, the warmth and respect you will feel after meeting and watching the sled dog team work – there’s nothing else quite like it.

Offering 4 different dog sledding tours (including one by moonlight!) Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding gives you the opportunity to find out for yourself just how exhilarating and unique an experience dog sledding can be.

The four tours range between an hour and a half in length to four and a half hours, with the shorter tour being more suitable for those just looking for a taste of the experience and the longer ones for those who would prefer a more immersive experience. All four tours include rejuvenating food and drink of some kind to warm you back up and replenish those lost nutrients after your sledding experience.

Cold Fire Creek’s dog sledding tours use Alaskan Husky or mixed breed Northern Dogs to pull their sleds. At any given time they have around 75 of these good humoured, hard working dogs in their kennels. Trained from pups to pull sleds, these dogs like people and love their job, so there’s no need to be nervous around them or worried about their well-being.

Want to learn to drive the sled? The average adult is big and strong enough, so sure! Prefer to ride? No problem! Want to help with the dogs? Some of the tours accommodate the would-be helpful individual – so yes! Want to pet the dogs? Go for it – but be warned you can’t pet just one!

When your tour is over, come on back to your cabin or room at the main lodge here at Mount Robson Mountain River Lodge. We’ll be keeping the room warm for you.

Cold Fire Creek Dog Sledding Tours

For more details and to make reservations, please visit: dogsleddinginjasper.com

Take a Heli-Skiing Vacation on Mt. Robson

November 8th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Heli-skiing, at Mt. Robson.

Heli-skiing, heli-boarding, heli-hiking, heli-touring – all a heli-good time!

Heli-Skiing. You’ve seen it in movies: some gutsy athlete is dropped from a helicopter onto the snow-covered peak of a mountain and goes roaring down the untouched, vertical face of an alpine snowfield on his skis and what has to be gallons of pure adrenaline.

To most of us, this is a fascinating spectacle but *not* something we think of ourselves doing. It’s hard not to be a little jealous of all that untouched snow up there, though – all those pristine, long slopes and empty glades piled high in dry powder … well, stop being jealous. You CAN do this!

If you’re in reasonable shape and can handle the blue and black diamond runs at the resorts, then you’re ready! You don’t necessarily even need your own equipment to handle the fabulously deep, virgin powder. Most heli-ski operators will have skis or snowboards for rent but, by all means, if you’ve some nice, fat powder skis or a board, bring it! Before you know it, you’ll be flying down some of the most epic verticals you’ve ever dreamed of.

But wait, let’s say whipping down intense verticals is not your idea of a good time but the thought of being on top of the world on an alpine glacier still sounds like heaven. Well, fear not: heli-hiking is also available. Strap on those snowshoes and traipse around the beauty that is Mt. Robson with your family and an experienced guide. Oh, did I mention the included lunch? Yum!

Okay maybe playing in the snow isn’t for you – but you have to admit the pictures look fabulous. Well, how about a heli-tour? You’ve NEVER seen the mountains like this and, believe me, folks: pictures simply cannot do it justice. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view the top of the world from *above.*

And now for the good news: there’s a heli-skiing operator right near Mountain River Lodge that can set you up for heli-skiing, heli-snowboarding, heli-hiking, or going on a breathtaking heli-tour: Robson Helimagic.

Make your vacation to Mt. Robson one you’ll never forget with lodging at Mountain River Lodge and a day of heli-skiing: you’re bound to have a heli-great time!

Heli-Skiing Vacation

Robson Helimagic
Please visit www.robsonhelimagic.com for rates, schedules, and details.

Mt Robson Dogsledding Tours

December 13th, 2012 by Katie Pate

 If you are planning a winter getaway to Mt Robson, we already know you have an adventurous spirit. To continue our theme of extreme and unique winter tours and activities, this blog is about the Canada’s oldest form of winter transport.

What better way to venture deep into the heart of the Canadian Rockies than behind a team of enthusiastic & friendly Alaskan Huskies? That’s right, we are talking about exploring Mt Robson Provincial Park via dogsled!

Of course, the panoramic views and marvelous beauty of snow capped timbers, frozen waterfalls and icy creeks will Jasper Canada dogsledding toursthrill the viewer.

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Helicopter Skiing, Hiking & Boarding Tours

November 18th, 2012 by Katie Pate

In the winter months, Mt. Robson can seem an intimidating force to some folks. But certainly not the fellas from Robson HeliMagic, an outfitting company that specializes in helicopter-lifted ski and hiking adventures.

Robson HeliMagic offers skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe tours, sightseeing tours and hiking tours throughout Mount Robson Provincial Park. The catch, of course, is that all these tours begin at the helicopter pad in Valemount. If you’re willing to shell out the extra cash and aren’t afraid of heights, taking a helicopter to the top of the mountain is an extraordinary experience. Plus, it’s a whole lot easier than walking all the way to the top!

Mt Robson hiking tours

Catch fresh snow with a helicopter tour up Mt. Robson!

Established in 1991, Robson Helimagic offers amazing vistas for hikers, campers, mountain climbers, and non-able bodied individuals. They have an arrangement with Mount Robson Provincial Park that allows them to fly into Robson Pass on Mondays and Fridays.

Robson HeliMagic’s terrain is the south side of Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. With access to 1,500 square kilometers of the finest high country skiing, you don’t have to be an extreme skier to have the time of your life. If you are a strong intermediate skier you can heliski.

Looking for something a little less extreme? Try snowshoeing with an experienced guide. If the silence, beauty and peace of winter is calling you, this is the escape you need.

Don’t wanna get that wet and wild? Enjoy a flight over Emperor Falls and Robson Glacier before landing on the shore of Berg Lake. The frozen lake allows access to view Berg Glacier up close.

Whatever your snow day activity might be, we hope you will consider our Mount Robson Inn for your accommodations. We have a self-contained cabin as well as a lodge with a bed and breakfast style full meal served every morning. Hope to see you at the dining table soon!

 

 

The Four Seasons at Mount Robson Mountain River Lodge

February 29th, 2012 by claudia

Mt. RobsonHere in the Canadian Rockies, we are fortunate to experience the beauty of the changing seasons throughout the year. Each offers its own unique experience and opportunities to enjoy them.

SPRING March 20 – June 20
The snow is melting, filling the rushing rivers and creeks. The trees are budding with delicate new growth and the sound of birds fill the air as they pass through on their annual migration up north. Some birds make their home here for the summer, and the Rufus Hummingbird is one of our area’s most entertaining resident. Bears are waking up, hungry after a long sleep, finding delicious spring mushrooms and dandelions to eat. The Berg Lake Trail is usable, the first accessible extensive back-country trail in all the Rockies. Commercial winter activities are closing, and the summer activities begin to operate again.

SUMMER June 21 – Sept 21
The season is in full bloom, an explosion of wild flowers fill the meadows and ditches. Local wildlife feasts on Mother Nature’s bounty, storing energy for the coming winter. New-born babies of all kinds can be seen; fuzzy little bears with protective mama bear, spotted fawns staying close to mother deer as they cross the highway, and baby humming birds buzz around the sugar-water feeders in swarms. The mighty Chinook salmon come back to the waters in which they were born, to complete their life cycle in a dramatic migration 1200 km upstream the Fraser River. Mount Robson Park hosts the headwaters of the powerful Fraser River, which empties into the Pacific Ocean at Vancouver. The salmon swim the length of the river, some stopping sooner than others as they recognize their birthplace. Eagles are a common sight as they feed on this rich protein source. Local tour operators are in full gear, offering visitors to the area an abundance of fun choices, something for every one of all age groups and interests. Popular activities include hiking, white water rafting, horseback riding, guided fishing expeditions, gentle river floats, and 4X4 ATV tours into the backcountry.
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FALL Sept 21 – Dec 20
The crisp air is filled with the aroma of autumn. The colors of the trees are changing from a verdant green to rich yellow, red and oranges. Leaves sprinkle the ground and the squirrels scamper through them as they are busy storing pine nuts for winter. Fewer people around at this time offer visitors a quieter experience, a unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. This is perfect hiking weather, with a long sleeved top with vest and pants acting as comfortable attire, neither to hot or cold. With no flying insects to swat at, less people around, and the fall colors, this time of year is a favorite for many.

WINTER Dec 21 – March 19
Snow-laden tree branches bow under the weight of their burden. The ground is white, as far as the eyes can see. The landscape consists of sharp contrasts; the dark green of the pine trees and the stark whiteness of crystallized snow. Many winter days feature blue skies, the mountains dramatically outlined against the azure sky. Mountain Robson gleams bright, the light reflecting off its south face. It hurts to look at it, it is so bright, and one must shield their eyes from the blinding snow glare. The days are mild, and the snow-covered landscape beacons the outdoor enthusiast. Find here some of the best snowmobiling in all of western Canada, with groomed runs to alpine snow bowls and day huts. An opportunity to spend the day mushing a team of dogs as they pull you and your sled across the snow is a childhood dream come true. Ice fishing, heli-skiing, and cross-country skiing are also popular with visitors to the Robson valley.
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