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Top of the World and Trees

Last day today up at Sol Mountain Lodge. J and A want us to ski with them today. After much grilling about where we would ski, terrain and trees, Murray and I agree to go with them. Our group today … Continue reading

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Ahhh!

Today there is some relief from the sun. It has been relentless and when you’re surrounded by snow the sun hits you from all angles. It’s like standing in a mirror box. High altitude and intense sun makes for sun … Continue reading

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Baulder

Debbie’s day off. I head out with A, J and G. It’s the other side of the valley today. We’re in no big hurry to get out the door as it is day 3, and are tired and yesterday it … Continue reading

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Snow, Ice, Slush and Schmoo

It is said that the Inuit have dozens of words for snow and ice. We are experiencing many of those here at Sol Mountain Lodge. Itwas cold enough to freeze the top of the snow last night. Mur and I … Continue reading

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Sol Mountain Lodge

Five of us (of our group of 13) board a mosquito of a helicopter in Revelstoke and fly down the Columbia River Valley, turn right and buzz over the peaks. The ride is made thrilling (for me at least) by … Continue reading

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Backcountry Skiing in April

We are in Revelstoke to catch a heli to Sol Mountain Lodge tomorrow to embark on another backcountry ski adventure. This one is with a group of 13 people, mostly from Sundance Ski Shop. There will be various levels of skiing … Continue reading

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Backcountry Packing List Review

When I packed my pack for our backcountry day trips, I threw into the bottom of the pack the items that I thought I would not use – toilet paper, first aid kit, warm shirts, extra socks and Gortex jacket. … Continue reading

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Backcountry Skiing at Sol Mountain, BC – Day 2

It’s the day we head out on a long trip. The tour starts with skiing, no uphill trek. The turns are on wind sifted snow and not the sun soaked stuff that was on the same slope yesterday. The run … Continue reading

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Backcountry Skiing at Sol Mountain, BC

We hear the thup thup thup before we see the small red helicopter. It circles the clearing near Sugar Lake outside Cherryville, BC and then drops down to the grass. After a short time, I find myself sitting in the … Continue reading

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