With a peaceful mind and an open heart, come rejuvenate in the Kootenays for a yoga and hiking retreat.
- Guided Hiking on beautiful trails
- Fully equipped 12 person lodge nestled in the Selkirk Mountains
- Stunning views of Kokanee Glacier and wildflower meadows
- Sunrise and sunset yoga
- July 17 & 18, 2020
- Aug 14 &15, 2020
- September 5 & 6, 2020
Footsteps Eco Adventures
A recent trip up to the lodge found us ankle-deep in pow, filmmaker and photographer Derek Frankowski tagging along for some high-lonesome-country time; that’s him wayyyy down below in the approach to Carpenter Pass.
Safely deposited in the cozy lodge zone, Derek took advantage of the changing weather to film and photograph the surroundings as part of an upcoming project! (pics coming from DF soon- in the meantime, if you haven’t seen Lifecycles the film, here is a link to his site- Enjoy!)
The vision of Mount Carlyle Lodge owner Brian Cross, small guided groups can retrace the footsteps of historic miners through the substantial summer tenure; whether you’re a geologist by trade or interest, a history aficionado or a dyed in the wool hiker, the Sourdough route is stacked with views, vistas and stunning surroundings.
– from an article about Mount Carlyle Lodge’s Sourdough Trail by Tyler Austin Bradley. Read the whole thing on Mountain Weekly.
Hope you are well. I thought that you would like this photo from a backpacking trip we were just doing along the Moose River in the Adirondacks. That is my six year old Owen.
Mount Carlyle’s New Year’s week went off with a bang! Great snow, good friends, delicious food, and fun parties!!
JOIN US FOR A NEW MULTI DAY TRAVERSE THIS COMING SUMMER:
The SourDough trail….A Spectacular Kootenay Classic . 3 days /2 nights of casual hiking along a high elevation , grassy ridgeline, overflowing with wildflowers, camp beside alpine lakes, while being surrounded by 5 different mtn ranges. A photographers dream.
What’s SPECIAL about this hike is you only need a day pack !! That’s right NO Heavy pack. At both nights camping sites we have located “stash” boxes , supplied with all camping supplies, along with all non-persihable food supplies. Read more about it here…
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.
Mid April 2013
Bomber in his Happy spot
Ice cubes-Carlyle Style
“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.”
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
Some wisdom from the hills by Peter Lev, who was up at Mount Carlyle this winter.
A little video the group from the 17th of March put together…enjoy!
Happy New Year to all the Carlyle powder hounds out there!!