Winter Services

Enhance your visit to Mistaya Lodge with our range of alpine services, including safety equipment and ski rentals, powder ski instruction, and mountaineering guiding and instruction.

Safety Equipment and Ski Rentals

We have a selection of G3 and K2 telemark and alpine touring ski rentals, and skins for rent at the lodge.  Please view the Mistaya Rental List.

Boots must be rented before arriving in Golden. See options here for recommended rental shops.

We also have safety equipment for rent at the lodge. Shovels, probes, and avalanche transceivers will come with a demonstration and practice before you get out on the slopes! Please contact our office in advance for more details.

Powder Ski Instructor Available

Sandra Birnie is a level 3 ski instructor with years of experience in the powder!

Whether you want to learn how to ski powder, boost your confidence, or hone your skills, help is available. Sandra will be around for a few weeks to help individuals or small groups in the powder.

When Sandra is not scheduled to be at Mistaya Lodge, have her come and join your vacation as your personal ski instructor. Please contact our office for rates and details.

Mountaineering Routes

With an ACMG certified mountain guide there are many options for technical snow, ice, and rock climbing. All of our technical mountaineering routes are led by professional certified guides who must be arranged for well in advance. Please phone or write to discuss your plans and allow us to make arrangements.

Due to the remote location of the lodge and travel time required, a guide hired for these technical routes normally requires the client to guarantee payment for 2 or 3 days of work regardless of whether or not conditions allow the desired routes to be attempted.

Mountaineering Instruction

We can arrange mountaineering climbs, trips, and courses that suit individual abilities from novice to advanced. Every technical mountaineering trip is led by a professional ACMG certified mountain guide, who must be requested for this purpose. Please contact us well in advance of your trip to arrange for employment of a guide.

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Awesome! Some of the best skiing of my life – whooping down the big boulders under the WildCat falls!

Wendy and Michel, California, USA

Wow I feel lucky that my first backcountry ski week happened to be at Mistaya.

Ulrich, Illinois, USA

More than expected especially the staff.

Shirley & Tom, Calgary, AB

What a special space with really special people. A feast for the senses – thank you so much!

Robin, England

Thanks to the hardworking, fun-loving staff at Mistaya. We had a blast!

Ray & Linda, Colorado, USA

Truly an incredible time! Thanks!

Overhoff Boys

My second visit to Mistaya after a break of 9 years – why did I wait so long?

Martin, London, UK

I can’t think of a better way to bring in the New Year

Kevin and Amanda, Alberta, Canada

Thanks for the great facility – beautiful clear weather- fabulous views – skied to my hearts content.


Thank you for an awesome week of skiing. Lots of sun and untracked powder. It was great!

Cornelia, BC, Canada
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Weather Forecast & Webcam

The above forecast is provided by Snow Forecast and is one of the most reliable and easy to understand weather forecasts for Mistaya Lodge 12 months of the year. For other forecasts, please check this page.

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