Mount Carlyle Lodge is a comfortable remote backcountry lodge located 60km (37mi) north of Nelson, BC. At an elevation of 2,160 m (7,200 ft) in the Kootenay Mountain range of the Columbia Mountains, it is one of the highest lodges in British Columbia.
Mount Carlyle offers lodge-based backcountry skiing & snowboarding, and hiking trips. They have been operating since 1987. Summer access is a 3.5-hour hike in and winter access is by helicopter. Flights to the lodge leave from Kaslo Airport (1-hour drive from Nelson).
The lodge accommodates twelve backcountry enthusiasts comfortably. Lodge amenities include a large kitchen and dining area, separate relaxation and common room, sleep annex with four spacious bunk rooms, in-house washroom with night toilet, hot water on demand, sundeck and outdoor BBQ, mudroom, sauna and cozy wood stove.
Meal catering packages include three hearty meals a day, coffee, plus snacks and delicious apres ski appetizers. Simple, healthy, comfort food! Everything is made from scratch.
With 28 unique mountain basins, during the winter, it provides an unlimited array of terrain options, mellow to steep freeride descents to endless backcountry exploration. There is tons of opportunity to travel over five high mountain passes while enjoying spectacular vistas and descents along the way.
During the summer season (mid-July and August) Mount Carlyle Lodge offers hiking packages. – The Sourdough Traverse – For the more adventuresome: a summer, multi-day alpine traverse. Campsites, all camping gear, food and guides provided.