CMH Monashee Lodge
For strong, experienced skiers or snowboarders only.
Wander further into the vast Monashees tenure. These small group trips will allow for maximum flexibility & fun!
- Feb 23 - Mar 23, 2013
Monashees offers 3 groups of 11 skiers/riders in a Bell 212 as well as 2 Small Groups of 5 in a Bell 407.
Visit the CMH Trip Planner & click on Monashee Lodge to check availability.
The mature and naturally well-spaced forests lining the Monashee range are responsible for its reputation among CMH guests as a tree skiers’ paradise. Along with some of the best tree skiing on earth, the Monashees is also admired for its long, consistently steep-pitched runs.
The Monashees offers perhaps the most challenging skiing of any of our areas, and is suitable only for experienced skiers who normally ski in the fastest group in other CMH areas.
Note: Skiers and boarders who are new to CMH should only consider the Monashees if they are technically strong and experienced, physically fit and capable of handling steep tree runs.
Lodge Details - CMH Monashees
- 26 rooms with 2 queen beds & private bath
- 15 rooms with 1 queen bed & private bath
- bar-lounge area,
- dining room
- exercise room, climbing wall, games room
- rooftop whirlpool, sauna
- Wi-Fi throughout the lodge
- Dual satellite (C-band and Ku-Band) internet connection
- Ethernet and 4 guest PCs
Google Map - CMH Monashees
Additional Information - About the Lodge
The Monashees' reputation has been established because of the ski vision of two of the area's first guides, Sepp Renner and Rudi Gertsch. Tree skiing has now become the bread and butter of heli-skiing, far from where it began on the high summits and broad glaciers, but this transition was not because of a business decision. Renner and Gertsch started skiing the trees in the Monashees because it was possible in bad weather and accidentally found a whole new world of skiing. Not only was it more frequently stable enough to ski steeper terrain in the trees, but if they kept skiing the same slope during big storms and breaking up the slab development, they could continue skiing the popular slopes in safety even while the rest of the area was avalanching.
The drainage of Soards Creek has become the tree skiers' holy land, a serpentine mountain valley studded with steep hillsides and covered with trees so ideally spaced for skiing that Monashees addicts get to the point where Soards is the only place on the planet where they are truly happy skiing. Twenty-year Monashees veteran Cliff Milleman said, "I tried heli-skiing other places, but I just found myself missing Soards."
From Bugaboo Dreams by Topher Donahue
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