Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) Heli-Skiing is the world’s largest Heli-Skiing operator and the company that invented the sport in Western Canada nearly 50 years ago. Heli-Skiing’s three most important elements are location, location and location, so their sweet spot – ski terrainin the Selkirks sub-range of the Columbia Mountains, will be expanded with nearly 18,000 acres, while the guests of the Gothics Lodge will notice significant renovations.
Scheduled to open on December 21, 2013 for the CMH Heli-Skiing season, the refashioned Gothics Lodge, including an overhauled central living and communal dining areas features new interior design by the cutting-edge Portland-based design firm, Skylab Architecture. This new design concept for the public spaces of the Gothics Lodge seeks to connect the rugged terrain for which CMH is known with a warm, yet contemporarily designed alpine lodge.
“With the redesign of the Gothics Lodge with its sleek new look, we are thrilled to usher in a brand-new era of CMH Heli-Skiing,” says Joe Flannery, President of CMH. “Skylab has done a fantastic job at creating an aesthetic that retains the warm social space of an iconic CMH alpine lodge while updating it for the next generation, as we head towards our 50th-anniversary celebrations next year.”
Gothics Lodge is one of CMH’s largest areas with a wide variety of terrain from premium glades, to open glaciers, to marathon runs with a quad-burning 2,400 meters of vertical. Its expanded skiable terrain will be almost as large as the three largest ski resorts in North America combined. This newly-renovated, cozy mountain lodge has a laid back vibe that’s great for socializing after a day on the slopes. After a family-style dinner shoot a game of pool, stretch out on a yoga mat or relax with a therapeutic massage. Gothics offers a hot tub, steam room and sauna, as well as exercise equipment and complimentary wi-fi throughout the lodge.