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Ski off the grid with the Selkirk Mountain Experience

  • 19 December 2012

Most men have dreamed, at one time or another, about dropping off the grid and living in mountaintop solitude, with only wits and whiskey to rely on.

Well this guy did it. And then he built a ski chalet. And now you’re invited — the helicopter is standing by.

Welcome to the Selkirk Mountain Experience, now taking reservations.

Selkirk is run by Swiss super sherpa Ruedi Beglinger, the focus of the award-winning new documentary "A Life Ascending."

The Experience is his ski tour company, which is perched on the outermost peaks of Durrand Glacier in British Columbia (it's not easy to get there).

Once you are there — heli-portation is required and included — you’ll have access to 62 miles of deep powder snow skiing across 26 scenic alpine peaks and 14 glaciers.

That’s three times the size of Whistler.

It’s not double-black diamond, but Beglinger suggests “strong intermediate” skills.

At the end of each day, you’ll return to the Chalet, a cozy Swiss-style ski lodge with private bedrooms, saunas, kitchens, freshly prepared food, wood-burning fireplaces, and “every possible amenity … including wireless Internet.”

How else you think he orders the whiskey?

The Specifics

Selkirk Mountain Experience

$1200 - $2800 for 3, 7 and 10-night experiences
From Dec. 27 through May 4

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