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CMH Heli-Skiing to unveil refashioned Gothics Lodge



2014 CMHGothics DiningRoom

CMH Heli-Skiing, the world’s largest Heli-Skiing operator and the company that invented the sport in Western Canada nearly 50 years ago, announced today that it will unveil significant renovations to its Gothics Lodge, along with a sizeable expansion in its ski terrain in the Selkirks sub-range of the Columbia Mountains for the 2013/2014 season. 

The refashioned Gothics Lodge, which will open on December 7, 2013 for the CMH Heli-Skiing season, will feature new interior design by the cutting-edge Portland-based design firm, Skylab Architecture.  This new design concept for the public spaces of the Gothics Lodge seeks to connect the rugged terrain for which CMH is known with a warm, yet contemporarily designed alpine lodge.  The renovations include an overhaul of the central living and dining areas of the lodge, adding designer wrought iron chandeliers with hand-blown glass, wool accessories, digitally printed alpine views and Swiss-stacked fir tables from a regional Canadian designer to the lodge’s iconic native Douglas fir walls and columns and large stone fireplace.

Guests of the Gothics Lodge will also benefit from a significant expansion this Heli-Skiing season in the lodge’s skiable terrain, which will add nearly 18,000 acres to its tenure—an additional area almost as large as the three largest ski resorts in North America combined.

2014 CMHGothics LivingRoom

“With the redesign of the Gothics Lodge with its sleek new look, we are thrilled to usher in a brand-new era of CMH Heli-Skiing,” says Joe Flannery, President of CMH.  “Skylab has done a fantastic job at creating an aesthetic that retains the warm social space of an iconic CMH alpine lodge while updating it for the next generation, as we head towards our 50th-anniversary celebrations next year.”

“For a skier, there is no place like British Columbia for fresh powder,” says Jeff Kovel, AIA, Principal of Skylab Architecture.  “The CMH vision, aligning the hospitality experience with an inspired natural surrounding, is something we’re proud to be a part of.”

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Already love the layout of the Gothics lodge. This is just going to make it better!
Posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 6:17 PM by Brad Nichols
I've not been to the gothics for 10 years but I am going in January before the yearly galena trip. this makes it even more exciting!
Posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 6:46 PM by derek louden
I have been several times at the Gothics, I love the lodge and all the staff there. May be, it is fine, to have some renovation. But I do not understand: I want to stay in this great place for a week in march 2014.  
There is no possibility. You do not have this arrangement. One week is perfect for me and my family, we come from Germany. So, I am not really glad to be next year in Bobby Burns, which is less wide in the area because of the pas. Will I get an answer of CMH? I have to ski at about 400 feet for my first million. Ok, I hope it will happen on the first day. Sometimes I do not understand the strategy of CMH.
Posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 9:14 PM by Wieland Arndt
This is a great place will have to check it out!
Posted @ Thursday, November 28, 2013 8:05 PM by bubblegum casting
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