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“Here is to Shelly and Martin for constructing and managing one of the most comfortable and thoughtfully run backcountry lodges in our 12 years of BC touring…The non-stop powder runs were just awesome!”
Ingrid, San Fransisco

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Guides Blog
Ken Bibby Feb 20, 2012

“I’ve now guided long time return groups at both the Naumulten and Hilda Lodges and have had great experiences at both. However, the Hilda Lodge is something special…

  • Great hut, great food, hot showers, indoor plumbing and a hot tub on the deck
  • Incredible ski terrain – loads of 400-800m descents in beautifully spaced trees, patches of old growth forests and climax avalanche paths, spectacular and complex Kootenay alpine terrain with lots of options for large loop tours
  • Possibility for cheap single-lift helicopter drop mid to late week while the machine is in the area doing other lodge exchanges

Anyhow, thought that I would help to add another great lodge to an already long list of great backcountry lodges in this neck of the woods. Check it out if you ever get the chance.”


“The trip was amazing, the company superb, the guides the best, and our hosts a treasure! Thanks to all for helping make this a grand week in heaven.” ~Mike and Joyce

“I have been to the Valkyrs 4 times now to Naumulten and Hilda. I have also been to about 20 other huts in Canada and the US. This last week may have been the best backcountry week we have had! Martin & Shelly have the whole package. They have the most comfortable huts anywhere, they choose great guides, have exceptional skiing, and the food……I have to diet after every trip with them! Don’t ever retire Martin & Shelly. As long as we can still walk, we will come up to ski with you.” ~ Russ

“We all had a lifetime of memories packed into a snowy week and you were flawless in your facilitation of that experience.” ~Rose and Andy

“Hilda Inaugural – what a trip!  Thanks for a terrific week of skiing!” ~ Linda & Garth / Colorado

“Return of the Montana Boys to the Valkyrs!  Great job Martin and Shelly – long lines and lots of vertical – great food and all the comforts of home.  The bar has been set – 47,000 vertical skied!  We will be back! “ Mike, Russ, John & Jay / Montana

“What a week! The touring addiction continues with an unbelievably incredible week.  We’ll always remember the jokes, the jokers, the singing and the hospitality and the steep powder.” ~ Diana & Dave / Alaska

“This Hut rocks!  Love the terrain and the fab Selkirk pow!  Mike / Montana

“Thanks you so much for supporting STARS, I had an amazing first time backcountry hut experience that I will never forget.  Keep doing what you’re doing – you have a winning combination! “  Jason / Calgary

“Great hut great terrain great snow, wonderful  amenities – hot tub and hot water Wow!” Neil / Colorado

“Perfect lodge, perfect snow, perfect everything!” Jacob / Denver

“Great hosts, fabulous terrain, fluffy powder, excellent guides, wonderful jokes, super group – we will be back!” John & Jill / Oliver

Naumulten Lodge
“Thank you for helping me and my friends and family have what we all think was the best ski holiday yet.  ~ Norm / Ontario

“Here is to Shelly and Martin for constructing and managing one of the most comfortable and thoughtfully run backcountry lodges in our 12 years of BC touring…The non-stop powder runs were just awesome!”
Ingrid, San Fransisco

“A wonderful week! Excellent guides, good food, beautiful lodge and the whole thing run by a dedicated and lovely family. Thank you for a memorable week.”
David, Seattle

“What a week! Fresh powder, blue sky upon arrival and the same on departure date. This group has some very experienced backcountry skiers who have had some of the very best skiing ever here. The chalet was very, very comfortable. No want for anything!”
Donna, Banff

“Thanks Martin and Shelly for another ridiculous week of freshies, gourmet cooking, and memories to last a lifetime.”
Theo, Vancouver

“Great snow, Great food, Great People… from morning coffee to evening sauna and powder, powder, powder – perfect!”
John, Anchorage

“Thanks for a wonderful week of meandering among amazing meadows and ambling along gorgeous ridgelines and mossy creeksides. Such an amazing location – made even more rich by your knowledge of the terrain and friendly way of sharing it with us. From sunshine to hail and rainbows, it was all glorious! Thanks also for the excellent meals and fine conversation. We’ll tromp out renewed and looking forward to coming back soon!”
Maggie, Vancouver

“We were looking for a cozy backcountry cabin with great hiking for our small wedding and knew immediately from Shelly’s warmth and excitement that Valkyr was the ideal place. We not only had a fantastic wedding ceremony up by Naumulten Lake but one of the more memorable 4 days ever. Thank you!”
Milvi, Ontario

WOW! What a wonderful place. Thanks so much to Shelley and Martin for> the fabulous weekend we just spent at their lodge for the wedding of my son. Weather was awesome and the hospitality next to none. Anyone who enjoys hiking or skiing or just a weekend of sunshine and fresh air should definitely consider this location. I definitely plan on> returning. Thanks again.
Marg, Calgary