We just got word (and photos!) from Aaron up at Sol Mountain Lodge that they enjoying a great start to the ski touring season. Here’s what he had to say … The lodge staff flew in on November 22 to prep the for the first trip of year. They arrived to a below average snowpack of only 125 cm at 1900 meters where the lodge sits and only 80 cm at 1700 meters.
Timing was good, however, and heavy snowfalls stacked up over the next week, dropping a total of 140 cm and providing repeated days of deep skiing in local haunts, Baldurzone and Banana Belt.
The first guests arrived November 30 to cold arctic air and good early season coverage, which now reads 175 cm of settled snow on the snow stake.
The Monashees are known for their robust early season snowpack and Sol Mountain opens December 1 every year for early season skiing. The lodge is located 60 km south of Revelstoke, British Columbia in the Monashee Mountains and you can check out their webcam for current conditions and current depth on the snow meter reader.
imagery by Steve Shannon Photography