Rossland Film Festival WinnerApril 23, 2013
Dustin Stolen won a week at Mount Carlyle at the Rossland Film Festival. We love supporting local Art, Artists and ski culture.
The trip was such an incredible experience. Had an amazing time. The people were so great and the lodge and terrain fantastic! It was an unreal experience and I feel so fortunate to have won your very generous trip!
The visibility and the temp were so good for our stay and the snow was unreal. Got to slay some epic powder. I put a bunch of pics on my facebook and people keep asking me where I was!!!
I’ve got friends in Italy who are interested in visiting!
I won’t hesitate to come back to Carlyle with friends one day. I honestly can’t thank you enough Brian!!!! Hope all is well!
Eliel Hindert’s Season Ending InjuryApril 17, 2013
Something for folks to think about when in the back country. Read the article.
April 2013April 9, 2013
This past week Carlyle Back country Lodge had the pleasure of hosting Julie and Caroline Vanthoff. A Dutch female team of Journalist and photographer; and ripping skiers. Both ladies have been hanging out in Nelson and area for this past ski season. They feel in love with the Kootenays, our mountains, and our rockin’ ski culture. So much so they are trying to find ways and a means on moving to our area. More creative souls to add to eclectic kootenays vibe.
Anyways we had a great time , Fine April wx and snow conditions, 4m snowpack, low Avi hazard, Sun ( just enough cloud to keep the conditions A-1), Plenty of fresh snowfall, and “perrrfect” spring temps (-5C to -10C).
The girls had never experienced a back country ski touring lodge before , and the only touring they had ever done has been Euro-style and in N.American “slack country”.
Being in a remote lodge with only a small select group of touring keeners, unlimited terrain and not a soul around for miles. Mtns as far as you can see ( 5 different scenic Mtn ranges) was hard for them to fathom (nothing like the crowded Euro-scene).They were in heaven. They’ll be back!
Check out the photos of our trip.
Thank you Mount Carlyle and Backcountry Skiing Canada!April 3, 2013
“I better dig out my powder sluice box because I recieved a letter in the mail that certifies I have hit the motherlode! So happy I could yodel. Thank you Bomber and the folks at Mount Carlyle Lodge for providing such a killer prize and thanks to Backcountry Skiing Canada for a great contest.”
It is a Way of LifeMarch 29, 2013
Thanks to Milada P. from Slovakia for sending us this quote.
“Whatever degree of skill a skier may possess, they should never forget that their skis are after all only an instrument, a means through which they can enjoy the winter in all it’s glory and ruggedness, can breath clean fresh air , can meet human beings in their true character, and can forget all the petty troubles which beset our so-called civilization. These are a few of the reasons why skiing is not merely a sport- IT IS A WAY OF LIFE.
Otto Schniebs, 1936
I want to leave ski tracks, not a skid markMarch 20, 2013
Some wisdom from the hills by Peter Lev, who was up at Mount Carlyle this winter.
March 17th-23rd 2013March 17, 2013
A little video the group from the 17th of March put together…enjoy!
The Kids from NorwayMarch 10, 2013
Martin and Theresa “the kids from Norway”. After spending most of this past winter on ski holiday in British Columbia, living out of a van they bought, most of their skiing was backcountry skiing, spending time touring around in the Rodgers Pass, Revelstoke, Nelson, and Rossland areas.
I met them on a chance meeting in a local ski shop (Gerricks- Nelson), helping the “Bergans clothing” rep pronounce some of those Norwegian words…
After they told me what they were up to, I figured As folks have always treated me exceptionally well when I’ve been traveling abroad I though this was a great opportunity for me to “Pay it back”.
How could they go back to Norway without experiencing a B.C., Kootenay backcountry lodge? What a way to show them how we Kootenians spend our time. I also had to show them what our mtns were all about. If I ever make it over to Norway I now have some folks to help me out while in Norway.
They were a great addition to my group of American guests at the lodge during the week of March3-10/2013. Everyone had a great time. One of the best ski weeks of the season.
See more photos here www.yellowhero.wordpress.com (translated from Norwegian)