This is a great experience if you love mountains and silence more than shops and bars. The ski in is a slog, particularly the first 3 km which are the steepest and the last 2 km which feel like 5. I'm 65, I x-c ski for 2-3 hours nearly every week and it took me 4 hours of ski time and another 45 minutes for lunch, hydration and photo stops.The lodge is cozy and comfortable and the resident staff are great. If you prefer smaller groups to larger ones, Mondays are usually quiet - there were only 4 of us staying overnight and another 3 came in by snowmobile for dinner. Dinner is better than any restaurant in town and the lunch to pack out is also excellent.
The ski out takes less than half the time of the ski in so you have plenty of time to snow shoe or ski either at the top or the bottom on your departure day. We finished off the day with a trip to Scandinave Spa, another oasis of calm in the Whistler corridor - great pools, steam, sauna, meditation areas and beautiful views. Great nourishment for body and spirit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore the serene beauty of the Solitude Valley for either lunch or overnights. Share in the adventure of skiing through majestic old-growth forests, across powder-filled meadows, past waterfalls and along the shore of frozen Conflict Lake to the sub-alpine seclusion of Callaghan Country Lodge, a well-appointed, full-service backcountry inn offering friendly West-coast hospitality, unforgettable fine dining and comfortable accommodation for up to 24 guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Callaghan Country's Journeyman Lodge Whistler