How big is Crescent Spur’s terrain?
Our territory spans more than 1,500 square miles in the Northern Rockies and Northern Cariboos.
How many runs will I be able to do in a day?
Most days our groups ski around 8 to 12 runs. Depending on the conditions and time of year, we may ski a few less or a few more.
What is the terrain like?
We are fortunate to have access to two mountain ranges, which provide delightfully varied terrain. Our tenure includes open treed skiing, naturally gladed forests, alpine bowls and glaciers. Learn more on our Terrain page.
How are groups chosen?
Groups are chosen by weight, ability, and we do our best to keep groups of friends together.
How do I get to Crescent Spur?
Crescent Spur is located in Western Canada, between Prince George and Jasper. Most guests fly to our nearest airport, in Prince George (YXS). Learn more about getting to Crescent Spur here.
Are domestic flights included in the package price?
Return domestic flights are not included with your package. When booking, we will specify which flights align with our transfer to the lodge, and we ask that you book those flights. Alternative flights may be booked, but additional transfer charges will apply.
What do I need to pack?
Take a look at our What to Pack page, where we cover what you’ll need to bring, what we provide, and what you can find at the Crescent Spur Shop.
Can I bring my GoPro?
Helmet mounted GoPros are okay, but chest-mounted cameras and wifi-enabled devices are prohibited due to possible transceiver interference.
What should my skill and fitness level be?
Skiers who get the most out of a holiday at Crescent Spur tend to be strong parallel skiers, comfortable with most runs at major ski areas, including treed runs. Some days, depending on weather and snow conditions, a fair amount of time may be spent skiing in the trees, some experience with tree skiing is recommended. Snow conditions can vary, even on the same run, making the ability to navigate conditions such as crust, heavy or deep snow, and flat light an asset. Snowboarders should be comfortable in treed and open areas and able to traverse considerable distances. Snowboarders who visit should be comfortable in treed and open areas and able to traverse considerable distances.
If you’re generally fit and can ski at an intermediate level, you’ll likely do fine here. That said, we strongly recommend you start a fitness program at least 8 to 10 weeks prior to your arrival. Be sure to include stretching and aerobic exercises, as well as strength training that will increase endurance of key muscles, particularly those in your legs and core.
Our terrain contains many steep runs and naturally gladed forests, which will give you a real workout. Your first day of heliskiing here is likely to be the toughest, and most feel the day’s impact in their thighs, calves, bum, groin, lower back, and stomach. The more fit you are, the more you’ll enjoy your holiday.
What is the internet and cell connectivity like at the lodge?
While we are constantly working to improve our internet connection at the lodge, our remote location limits our options.
Our wifi is provided by Starlink Satellite service. In order to keep access reliable for everyone we ask that you not upload large quantities of photos, or use streaming services, such as Netflix. If you are in need of consistent internet at faster speeds or larger usage, we recommend looking into bringing a Mobile Internet Device on either the AT&T or T-Mobile network.
Cell service is available at the lodge, but not all US carriers partner with Telus, our local cell provider. From our research, it appears that AT&T and T-Mobile are most reliable. Verizon Wireless’ international connectivity map does show that devices with GSM should work on our network, but we have seen varying success with this.
For best results, contact your local provider and confirm that their service is compatible with the Telus network.