Sol Mountain Lodge, BC Trip Report: Private Powder On The Shortest Days Of The Year

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Miles up high on day 1. image: Andrew Chad Photography

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Photos by Andrew Chad Photography

I went on my first BC hut trip ever the first week of December 2018.

Sol Mountain Lodge, BC, Canada.

The days were short, the air cold, the pillows soft.

Miles upsidedown. image: Andrew Chad Photography

We spent 5 of the 7 days skiing pillows.

It didn’t snow during our stay, but the snow that was on the ground stayed perfect.

2 of the 7 days we went into the high alpine and skied stunning locations.

Fostal peak from the lodge. image: snowbrains

Our biggest day was 5,800-vertical-feet and 10 miles of travel.

The hut itself is no hut.

It’s no lodge.

Miles in the deep. image: Andrew Chad Photography

It’s a huge, fancy house with hot water showers, tons of electricity, an industrial kitchen, a sauna, and crazy fast wifi.

This was the most comfortable I’ve been all season…

The skiing was phenomenal every day of the trip – which appears to be the norm.

Miles slash. image: Andrew Chad Photography

Sol Mountain Lodge is located in the Monashee mountains of BC near Cherryville.

You meet up and fly out of and back into Cherryville.

The closest airport to Cherryville is Kelowna and they appear to be subsidizing flights this year as the flights were even cheaper than Calgary from the USA.

Miles in last light near the lodge. image: Andrew Chad Photography

Sol is impressive and especially impressive for so early in the season.

Sol had a 150cm base when we showed up and the place was plenty deep and feature-full.

I’ve already put down my deposit for next December…

Special Thanks To:

PHOTOS:

Todd on day 1. image: snowbrains
Sol Mountain was a great ski. image: snowbrains
Facehot pillow huck. Miles. image: Andrew Chad Photography
Miles in a techy line. image: Andrew Chad Photography

Miles’ tracks from day 4. image: snowbrains
The snow was like this everywhere. Miles. image: Andrew Chad Photography
This is as high as the sun gets in BC this time of year… image: snowbrains
The crew and Fostal peak.
image: snowbrains
Snow waves. image: snowbrains

Locals. image: snowbrains
Last light. image: snowbrains
Vista. image: snowbrains
Evening light. image: snowbrains
Sun pillar. image: snowbrains

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