Welcome Bernie back as our chef for the coming season. Bernie creates meals that highlight the wide variety of food and wine grown locally here in British Columbia. Mornings begin with energy-intense breakfasts and guests head out with lunches packed. Ski days conclude with appetizers served in the great room of the Sol Mountain main lodge and are followed by hearty three-course dinners. Meals include fresh, inspired courses like barbecued organic rack of lamb rolled in roasted pumpkin seeds with lemon parsley-infused couscous. Or savory plates like tomato cumin soup with butter line croutons, filo-wrapped B.C. salmon with brie, grilled bison rib eye steaks with celery root mashed potatoes and Mission Hill red wine sauce. Our chef sticks with quality produce and a menu that includes all organic or naturally raised meats.
Ten separate bedrooms sleep two guests each with cozy duvets tucked into top quality high-density foam mattresses. Each bedroom has a double or queen bed and a twin. Six bedrooms are outfitted with an additional twin bunk to accommodate families. Bathrooms are shared by guests with five toilets and one hot shower in the lodge. All linen is provided.
For experienced backcountry skiers who prefer to explore new terrain on their own and enjoy cooking for themselves, the lodge is available to privately self-guided and self-catered groups. (Proof of prior backcountry skiing experience is required.) The lodge can sleep up to eighteen in a self-catered group and a representative from Sol Mountain remains present as a caretaker. Add either catering or guiding to your trip, each is $65 / day. Our catering includes full service - all housekeeping and dishwashing for a real holiday.
Though remote and far from any town, Sol Mountain's backcountry lodge is an ideal place for a family to enjoy a mountain holiday together. In contrast to the bulk of B.C. backcountry lodges, Sol Mountain has both the facilities and hiking terrain for families. As a bonus, there is no cost for children under 12. Kids of all ages are welcome and easily accommodated in our fully serviced and catered lodge. For those who do not hike far there are short strolls in the flower filled meadows surrounding the lodge, or simply relaxing in our comfortable lodge and enjoying the sauna. We have a wide selection of kids’ toys, and arts and crafts, as well as baby gear (like cribs and backpack carriers). Six of the bedrooms in the lodge can sleep a family of four as they are outfitted with one double and two single beds.
Rejuvenate in the hot air of our Finnish-style wood-fired cedar planked sauna, which sits just a short walk from the main lodge.
To perfect our amenities, we designed our backcountry ski touring lodge after visiting a half-dozen remote lodges. The self-sufficient lodge at Sol Mountain is a roomy three-story timbered alpine villa set at the edge of picturesque alpine meadow. With 10 rooms and 25 comfortable beds, the lodge sleeps 20 in our main lodge, with a separate sauna house and extra suite just outside.