Join us for the last week of our season – April 1-8, 2017! Spring skiing in the Spur means bluebird days, sunny skies, squalls that drop 10-20 cm of fresh powder, and après ski out on the deck! We have 3, 5 and 6 day packages available – call for pricing and details! 1-800-715-5532
We have a last minute opening in the prime week of March 4-11, 2017. Conditions have been incredible this week, and there is more snow and perfect temps in the long range forecast. Call for details and pricing! 1.800.715.5532
This week marked a first for Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing- 3 generations skiing together! It’s been over 20 years that the Wilcox family has been skiing with Crescent Spur, and between Warren and his 2 sons Andy and Russ, they have skied a total of 57 weeks us. This past week Andy’s son Rylan joined us for his first (of hopefully many) heli-skiing trips (aka Father-Son bonding).
The family has seen some changes over the years.. additions and upgrades to the lodge, the use of different helicopters, and now Warren is co-owner of Ascent Helicopters, with our pilot Trent Lemke. Over the last 20 years the Wilcox’s have become more than just guests, they are part of the CS family. It is rewarding for us at CS to see parents and kids experiencing the mountains together, passing on their love of heli-skiing, and we are always honoured when they choose to do it with us.
We have had a great start to the season – last week was mostly spent in the trees of Macloed Creek in light, dry powder and extremely cold temperatures! This week things are warming up a bit and more snow is in the forecast. Thanks to all who joined us last week to kick off our season.
The snow is building in the mountains and if the forecasters are accurate in their predictions, it is going to be a big winter! We look forward to lots of snow to celebrate our 25th season!
We welcomed the first guests to our lodge in 1992. While we knew it would be a wonderful ride, the past 25 years have exceeded our wildest dreams. So many wonderful people , adventure, and the magic of the mountains has kept the dream fresh for us and we look forward to sharing many more.
General booking for our 2018 Season opens on Monday, November 21st, 2016.
For those currently booked into our 2017 season: You have priority booking privileges for your same space in the 2018 season until November 21st. If you wish to keep your same space, please contact our office before then to reserve your spot. If you wish to change weeks, please let us know your preference before November 21st, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
For those not booked for this season, but looking to come ski with us in 2018: All available spaces will be posted on our website on the morning of November 21st, and open for booking at that time. You may contact our office before then to let us know your preferred week(s).
It is with very heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved guide and friend Florian after a very courageous battle with cancer. He was at home and without pain, surrounded by friends and his loving wife Larissa.
He met this last challenge much as he did with all other things he took on, fully, with determination, and a positive outlook. We will all miss him more than words can convey.
We can honour Flo by living life as he did, with joy and to the absolute fullest.
General booking for our 2017 Season opens on Monday, November 23rd.
For those currently booked into our 2016 season: You have priority booking privileges for your same space in the 2017 season until November 23rd. If you wish to keep your same space, please contact our office before then to reserve your spot. If you wish to change weeks, please let us know your preference before November 23rd, and we will do our best to accommodate you. *Please be sure to check the dates for your week in 2017, as we have had to shift the tours a bit as we do every 5 years or so*.
For those not booked for this season, but looking to come ski with us in 2017: All available spaces will be posted on our website on the morning of November 23rd, and open for booking at that time. You may contact our office before then to let us know your preferred week(s).
Fall is in the air in Crescent Spur. Snow has started to dust the tops of the mountains, and the countdown is on to the start of our 24th season! Just 74 days until our first guests arrive.
Mark has been busy this off-season with many lodge upgrades and an addition of two new bedrooms. As always, each year we try to make improvements to the guest experience.
There is much talk about the big El Niño predicted for this winter – and many of you have asked what this means for Crescent Spur. For us the El Niño can present 2 scenarios. One is a winter of Pineapple Expresses- which can bring warm, wet weather. Last winter was an example of this, although we still had some excellent skiing despite the challenges. The other scenario is a winter of huge snowfall. We had this type of El Niño year in 1997, and it was an excellent snow year for us. Of course we are hoping for a repeat of ’97, and we hope the forecasters’ that are calling for such a winter are right! Whichever scenario presents itself, we are fortunate that within our 2 mountain ranges, we have a multitude of different options from high alpine glaciers to great tree skiing and everything in between.
We look forward to seeing you this winter! Let it snow!
We think we have a pretty incredible team here at Crescent Spur – our lead guides alone have 54 seasons of experience in our terrain (and that’s 3 guides!). Two of our pilots have been flying with us for 18 seasons, and the other 2 have years of experience flying in the mountains. We have a dedicated team of hard-working, passionate lodge staff who are always looking to go the extra mile to make guests’ experience the very best it can be.
Some of the newer members to join the guiding team in the last few years are Jesse Milner and Christine Felelki. Both have been making news…
Jesse Milner is headed into his fourth season with us, and last year he achieved his ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide Certification. Jesse is an accomplished climber and mountaineer, and spends his summers working as a back-country Ranger at Mount Robson Park. This summer he did some incredible trips through the mountains. In August Jesse and friend & professional photographer Paul Zizka climbed the 3 tallest peaks in Mount Robson Park in 3 days. Hauling a large amount of state of the art camera gear to the summit was worth it in our opinion!
In July Jesse also put a new route up a remote 14000 ft vertical rock wall in Jasper National Park and was published in Gripped Climbing Magazine. You can check out the article on Jesse here.
This season will be tail guide Christine Feleki’s third season with Crescent Spur. Guests know her as the strong and fun “Classy”, who along with Jesse, puts together fantastic videos of our guests’ week. In the guiding industry, Christine is known as one of the first female split board guides. This winter Christine has been accepted to the ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide Program, and she will be doing it on a split board. Check out the article about Christine and her accomplishments, published by Crowfoot Media. In the summers Christine works as a Hiking Guide in Wells Grey Park.
We feel very fortunate to have these two accomplished individuals on our guiding team!
A special thanks to Paul Zizka for letting us share his incredible photos!