Sol Mountain backcountry lodge offers alpine hiking and singletrack mountain biking just south of Revelstoke, in British Columbia’s Monashee Mountains. Open, flowy singletrack threading through alpine meadows and tons of technical slabrock features for all you XC and All Mountain riders. Sol Mountain is accessed in the summer by a two and half hour drive from Revelstoke, BC. Our singletrack trail network opens August 1. Hiking season starts July 20.
Check out the trail details on Trailforks.
It is 55 km of bumpy logging road – be sure your bike is secure! Some hitch and roof mount racks are not be adequate – inside the vehicle may be better. From our guest parking lot it is a two km ride to the lodge winding through the subalpine forest and open meadows.
Revelstoke is known for epic alpine singletrack. Be sure to add some of Revelstoke’s classics like Frisby Ridge and Keystone Basin to your trip to Sol Mountain. Wandering Wheels offers local guided trips and shuttles. For more information on Revelstoke riding go to Revelstoke Cycling Association. Check out Revelstoke's Bike Fest.
Sol Mountain is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable mountain experience. Mountain biking in the backcountry mountain environment exposes bikers to inherent risks. All guests must read and sign a Release of Liability and Waiver of Claims Agreement before the start of your trip. This is common practice for all backcountry operations in British Columbia. Be sure to review the waiver prior to your holiday. Contact us if you have any questions.
Day use is welcome. Park at our guest parking lot and ride in (please do not drive into the lodge). Check in at the lodge when you arrive. All trail donations include a complimentary cold beer at Sol Lake!
It is 55 km of bumpy brushy logging road, good 4WD vehicle with clearance and good tires required. Wandering Wheels is a good option if you require a shuttle. Contact our office for more info.
Stretch the Legs and run wild in the Monashees. Follow our open single track trails to sky running on ridges and peak ascents.
Finish with a refreshing alpine dip in Sol Lake.
Keen to develop your skills? Glutes in the Koots is hosting a trail running clinic with trainer Jen Segger Aug 7-11 2017
The deep Monashee snowpack melts away by mid July, revealing a vibrant world of flowers, alpine colours, tumbling streams, and pristine lakes. Take in the summer splendour with short strolls through the lodge meadows or longer hikes to the surrounding lakes, ridges, and peaks. Summer days at Sol are at your pace – capped off by long mountain sunsets from the deck. Summer access is a two and half hour drive from Revelstoke, BC on bumpy brushy logging road - 4WD vehicle with good clearance and good tires requried! Shuttle service is available from Revelstoke.
Sol Mountain's hiking guides are trained and certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Guides have extensive hiking experience, exposure to a variety of operations, experience in a variety of mountain ranges, and meet current professional standards. Certifications are also held in first aid. Guides meet every morning and evening to review weather information and select appropriate terrain for your day of hiking with options for all abilities. Sol Mountain is also a member of the Backcountry Lodges of British Columbia Association (BLBCA), ensuring that we meet a comprehensive set of operating guidelines. There are healthy Grizzly Bear populations in our hiking area. For Bear Safety info go to Safety Guide to Bears in the Wild (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/bearwld.htm) or Parks Canada Bear Safety (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/mtn/ours-bears/securite-safety/ours-humains-bears-people.aspx)
Fishing the shores of our local hike-in lakes offer rewarding days for avid anglers. Rainbow trout can be fished in Margie, Peters, and Bear Lakes. Margie Lake is a true alpine lake at an elevation of 1800 meters, surrounded by open meadows and rugged peaks – a 2 to 3 hour hike from the lodge. Peters Lake is located just below treeline at 1700 meters with dramatic views of Mt Fosthall and Slate Mtn - a 3 to 4 hour hike from the lodge. Bear Lake offers very good fishing below treeline at 1500 meter elevation – a 2 to 3 hour hike from the lodge.
Fishing requires a license in BC. The license can be obtained online.
Sol Mountain is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable mountain experience. Hiking in the backcountry mountain environment exposes hikers to inherent risks. All guests must read and sign a Release of Liability and Waiver of Claims Agreement before the start of your trip. This is common practice for all backcountry operations in British Columbia. Be sure to review the waiver prior to your holiday. Contact us if you have any questions.
Local shuttle service is available for guests that do not have 4WD vehicle suitable for driving the forestry access road to the lodge.
For full groups requiring transportation to the lodge we recommend van shuttle with Revelstoke Taxi or Everything Revelstoke. Wandering Wheels and Kruger Expediting can transport part groups and bikes. Helicopter transport is also available from Arrow Helicopters – enquire for rates.
Tranquility. Relaxing. Rejuvenating. Inspiring.
Hiking combined with yoga sessions in spectacular settings.
Yoga retreats in the mountains are a 'reset' button - getting you back in touch with your mindful and physical health.
This years Yoga Retreat is August 4 - 7, 2017 with Beth Purser.