Sol Mountain Ladies Backcountry Retreat

Explore the hidden gem of alpine trails at Sol Mountain nestled in the beautiful Monashee Mountains. 

August 6-8, 2019 Intermediate / Advanced 
August 9-11, 2019 Beginner / Intermediate

Sol Mountain Lodge is based high in the alpine meadows of the Monashee mountains, 2 hours from Revelstoke. The trails are all specially hand built for mountain biking and are some of the most spectacular alpine singletrack in BC. The trails wander through beautiful alpine meadows, lakes and rocky bluffs. Stunning views of the Monashee mountains await you in every direction.

We are excited to offer this unique retreat which offers women the opportunity to experience riding in the alpine along with skills coaching, yoga sessions, gourmet meals, laughs, and a truly amazing time! Small group instruction with a maximum of 6 participants to 1 coach.

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Join Sweet Skills for a fun filled weekend of mountain bike skills, alpine riding, yoga, delicious food and relaxation in the alpine. Spend 2 nights at the cozy lodge, plus 2 and a half days on your bike learning new skills and riding epic alpine trails. Daily yoga classes in the cozy lodge setting will keep us limber and ready to ride. 

After a fantastic day full of activity, we’ll kick back on the patio with a cool beverage and enjoy the company of new friends and amazing views. All the while, dinner is being prepared for you!

The riding terrain is intermediate with some advanced rocky bluffs to climb and a rolling technical singletrack descent. Beginner friendly options are available as well! 2 camps are offered to cover all riding abilities with specific skill focus sessions. Rides will be up to 25kms in length with lots of stopping to enjoy the views, learn some sweet new skills and have lunch at one of the beautiful alpine lakes.

THE RIDING for Beginners:Sol beginner demo

Beginners joining us for the 1st camp dates will enjoy learning a whole bunch of fundamental skills in a very beautiful setting. The camp is suitable for a strong beginner with some technical experience. Past beginner riders have been able to get to Sol Lake and partway to Caribou Pass. We’ll spend a lot of time on skills on the beginner friendly trails near the Lodge. Riding to the Lake on day 2 will involve some pushing the bike over technical sections but it’s totally worth it! Day 3 will be another skills day or simply a hike and canoe at a nearby lake! Groups will be split up according to riding levels and desires.

THE RIDING for Intermediates / Advanced:

Intermediate and advanced riders joining us for the 1st camp dates will be stoked with all the fun learning DSC04517 copy 2opportunities in the area. Day 1 we'll work on skills like cornering and getting your wheels in the air on small jumps and drops along the trails. Day 2 we'll work on technical climbing as we ride towards Caribou pass and a dip in the lake followed by a rewarding descent working on all the fun new moves you learnt on the first day. Day 3 there's options of repeating some of the favourite trails or working on more skills.

Check out our 2017 photo album here.

Phenominal! Awesome coaching, beautiful scenery, fun crew, and favorite lodge – couldn’t ask for a better backcountry experience, many thanks! Kirsten, Sol Mountain

PRICINGSSP SOLMOUNTAINLODGE 20170805 0058

$925 CND + gst  Early bird rate until Jan 31st
$975 CND + gst Regular rate starts Feb 1st
(50% deposit to book, balance due May 1st)

Registration opens Nov 23rd at 8am!

Camp #1 Int/Adv: AUG 6-8, 2019 BOOK NOW
Camp #2 Beg/Int: AUG 9-11, 2019 BOOK NOW

15 participants max per camp. 5:1 ratio

INCLUDED

  • 2.5 days of coached and guided rides with Sweet Skills coaches
  • 2 nights cozy accommodation at the Sol Mountain Lodge (all beddings/linens included)
  • Gourmet meals from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day
  • Daily yoga classes with Lyndi Shaw
    Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation pre- camp in Revelstoke. Packing lists will be provided. See bottom of page for driving details, participants are responsible for getting themselves up to Sol Mountain Lodge.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: 

8am                      *Leave Revelstoke DSC04148
10:30am               Arrive at Sol Mountain Lodge, check into rooms
11am-12pm                 Meet the group and enjoy lunch at the lodge
12:30-4:30pm         Ride sweet single track and practice some skills
5-5:45pm              Yoga
6-6:30pm              Appies & Bevies on the deck
7pm                       Dinner, hangout, stargazing, sauna...

DAY 2: 

6:30am                  Coffee & cold breakfast to start
7-8am                    Yoga
8:15am                  More coffee and hot breakfast
9:30am-4:30pm   Ride more mind-blowing single track to the mountain pass, packed lunch for the lake
5-5:45pm              Yoga
6-6:30pm              Appies & Bevies on the deck
7pm                       Dinner, hangout, stargazing..SSP SOLMOUNTAINLODGE 20170825 0027

DAY 3: 

6:30am                Coffee & cold breakfast to start
7-8am                  Yoga
8:15am                More coffee and hot breakfast, check out of rooms
9:30-12:30pm     Last chance ride and skills - you choose!
2pm                   Leave Sol

*The drive from Revelstoke to Sol Mtn is aprox 2-2.5 hours on a bumby forest service road so a higher clearance SUV or truck is ideal. Everybody meets at an arranged location in Revelstoke and drives up in a convoy. Carpools can be arranged amungst participants if people have extra space.

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