Independent Guide Reservations
Independent Guide Bookings are available to full ACMG Ski or IFMGA Mountain Guides who wish to bring their own guests to Selkirk Lodge. These trips are staffed and catered by Selkirk Lodge. This includes a professional backcountry chef and all meals, a maintenance person and housekeeper.
Please read carefully and ensure that you have a full understanding of how this type of booking works before committing. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Independent Guides will be required to review and sign our “Independent Guide Contract”. You will be provided with this agreement in advance of payment, and payment will only be accepted once the agreement has been signed by both the Independent Guide and Selkirk Lodge.
Reservations are non-transferable; you may not give, or sell your trip to another guide, or hire another guide to guide the trip in your absence.
The maximum number of guests for a trip is 14
Contact us for pricing and availability.
Reservation Fee: $14,000 + 5% GST for 7 day trips / $10,500 + 5% GST for 4 day trips
The reservation fee is due upon booking and is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due on October 31st prior to your trip start date and is non-refundable.
Accepted payment methods: Please note that Selkirk Lodge does not accept credit cards. Cheque, money order, or E-transfer are preferred. Bank Wire Transfer is also available on request for international guides.
You, as the Independent Guide, will be responsible for all payments to Selkirk Lodge: the reservation fee and the final payment, to be paid in two lump sums. Selkirk Lodge does not process payments from individual guests.
It is your responsibility as the Independent Guide to ensure that you understand Selkirk Lodge’s reservation, cancellation, evacuation, and trip insurance policies as this is what your company will be bound to. It should be noted that as an Independent Guide, your guests are bound to your company’s policies with regard to reservations, cancellations, refunds, rebooking, evacuation, and trip insurance, and Selkirk Lodge’s policies do not extend forward to your guests.
It is the Independent Guide’s responsibility to manage all communications between your guests and Selkirk Lodge. This includes ensuring that all of the guests understand your company’s reservation, cancellation, evacuation, and trip insurance policies, and that each guest reviews and understands the Selkirk Lodge waiver prior to payment. Selkirk Lodge will provide you with all the necessary information and documentation to share with your group to ensure a seamless process and a positive experience.
Selkirk Lodge is not responsible for finding guests for your week, and the final payment is due on the due date regardless of the number of guests that have committed by that time. Failure to make the final payment on time will result in the loss of your reservation, and the forfeiture of your non-refundable deposit.