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FAQ

Weather

How much snow does CKMP receive annually?

Approximately 500 inches (1,270 centimeters) of snow.

What is the average temperature?

The average daily temperature ranging from -2ºC(28ºF) to -12ºC(10ºF).

When does CKMP’s winter season start and when do we open?

Our winter season is from November to late April.  We typically open November 25th and close April 25th.

Snowmobiles

What models of Ski-Doo does CKMP have?

2018 Ski-Doo Summit 175 3” G4 2018 Ski-Doo Freeride 165 3” G4

Can I bring my own sled?

Yes booking with your own sled are available at any time during Off- Peak Season Nov25-Dec23 and March 31 to April 35. If available Peak Season slots are released 25 days prior to the arrival date. See our Booking page.

What if I break my sled?

We have qualified mechanics who can fix most snowmobile damages.

Can I use CKMP tools/shop to fix my own sled?

No.  Our mechanics are available to fix your sled.

Can I buy sled insurance?

Yes.  We offer sled insurance for $35 per day on our snowmobiles.  This covers damage over $2500.  Any damage under $2500 you will be responsible for.  Insurance only covers your sled, not other sleds you may have an encounter with.

Safety

What certifications do CKMP guides have?

All of our guides are certified with minimum Canadian Avalanche Operations Level 1, 80 hours Wilderness First Aid or OFA Level 3.

Do I need to bring my own safety equipment?

Feel free to bring your own transceiver, avalanche pack, and backcountry survival equipment you commonly ride with. CKMP can provide transceivers, avalanche packs, with probes and shovels.

What does CKMP do to make sure guests are aware of avalanche conditions?

Each morning the avalanche conditions are discussed with guests. On the first day of riding CKMP guides will review all your safety equipment and how to use it. We also cover how to interact with our guides to help ensure your safety.

Riding Here

What type of riding gear should I bring?

Our guides wear Ski-doo Helium 30 jackets, Ski-doo Helium 50 pants, and use Ski-doo Mountain Gloves or Backcountry Gloves. For more information on this gear, check out the Ski-doo website.

Can I rent riding gear?

Most sizes of Jackets and Pants (Helium 30) are available. Avalanche Packs, transceivers, probes, shovels are all available for rental. Helmets, boots and gloves are not available from CKMP.

Does it matter if I’ve never ridden in the mountains?

No. However even the most experienced trail riders can find mountain riding a new and difficult challenge.

Terrain

What mountain range will we be riding?

CKMP rides zones in between Sicamous and Revelstoke, British Columbia in the Monashee Mountain Range.  For more information on riding areas, check out SledSicamous.com

What is the total acres of terrain we have access to?

We have access to 100,000 acres of terrain.

Do we ride right from the lodge?

It is possible depending on snow conditions.

Lodge

Is there Wi-Fi and Cell service at the lodge?

Yes.  There is Wi-Fi and cell service.

What elevation does CKMP’s lodge sit at?

Our lodge sits at valley bottom.  We frequent many different riding areas and leave by truck and trailer.

What is our total capacity?

We have 5 rooms, 2 people per room with your own bathrooms.

Booking

How do I book a stay at CKMP?

Start by using our booking page to open a dialogue with our booking manager on your group size, trip duration, and preferable dates.

When is the best time to book?

Depending on your group size, we usually book 6 months in advance.  Larger groups of course will need to book well in advance.  Sometimes we can fit in small groups with other larger ones.  The best thing to do is inquire.

What age do I have to be?

If you are under 18, please call to inquire.

How do I pay?

We accept all major credit cards with the exception of AMEX.