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Selkirk Mountain Experience Stories & Articles


Find out what others experienced at SME. First hand accounts of hiking, ski-touring, ski-mountaineering and snowboard mountaineering from publications such as Explore, Coulior, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Skiing, Snowboard Life and Back Country.


"Each day Ruedi built upon my desire to hike longer, scramble higher (I’m not a rock climber, but I love to scramble over boulders), see farther, be challenged, experience something new. Each day we crested a new mountaintop, experienced amazing views, touched pools of icy blue water in the belly of a glacier, started mini-avalanches as we precariously walked across a snow bridge. And one of the most fun-filled things for me was learning how to bum slide."

In the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, fatigue of body meets peace of mind » By Anne Farrar, The Washington Post, 2014

"Dans les selkirk, la neige est phénoménale et la glisse, jouissive à souhait. Compte rendu d'une semaine extraordinaire à batifoler dans ce véritable shangri-la du ski de montagne."

Selkirk - au coeur de la planète blanche » (PDF) Géo Plein Air, 2014

"There are no roads to the Durrand Glacier Chalet. It sits at almost 2,000 metres, high in the Selkirks east of Revelstoke. Once the helicopter has dropped you off and retreats out of earshot, you are on your own with 19 other guests, a handful of guides and housekeepers, a chef and some 20 resident mountain goats."

Lodges of Luxury » (PDF) Expressions magazine, 2014

"I’ve become obsessed with the thousand-plus photos I took while I was at Durrand Glacier, a guest of Ruedi and Nicoline Beglinger and family of Selkirk Mountain Experience. Their place was simply stunning."

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Blog part 3: Selkirk Mountain experience – Hospitality all day, every day » Anne Georg, Writer and Journalist, 2013

Plenty of heli-skiing companies operate in the Canadian West, but only one outfit has a guide who sets the standard for backcountry ski mountaineering. Ruedi Beglinger...

One of the 25 Greatest Adventures in the World. National Geographic Adventure - Fall 1999 One of the 25 Greatest Adventures in the World. National Geographic Adventure, 1/2003 (Deutschland)

Selkirk Mountain Experience (SME) is a snowboard/ski-mountaineering mecca for those who relish hardcore touring. Opened in 1985, SME offers access to some of the most spectacular terrain you could envision...

Lactic Bath in the Great White North » Snowboard Life Magazine, 2000