Sol Mountain Ladies Backcountry Retreat

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

August 4 - 7 & August 7 - 10, 2020

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 our 4th annual 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 5 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 3 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 will keep us limber and ready to ride. New for 2020 is an additional lodge night the day before all the riding begins so you can start fresh without the hassle of travelling the first day.

Every day offers new skills and new trails. 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! Each camp will cater to all levels of riders. 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. Our first day at Sol offers an after-ride option to hike to a nearby lake for a relaxing canoe.

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Beginners joining the camp 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 to solidify everything you've learnt. Groups will be split up according to riding levels and desires.

THE RIDING for Intermediates / Advanced:

Intermediate and advanced riders joining us 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. Don't worry, if you're not into jumping we have a group for you!

Check out the 2019 Slideshow here and the 2018 photo album here.

The Sweet Skills camp at Sol Mountain was an amazing experience. The coachs were so supportive and truly engaged with all of the riders. They created an environment where riders of all levels could be challenged and find success. My riding has improved significantly and the experiences and friends I have made will last forever. Thanks for a great trip! Steph

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$1275 + gst Early Bird Rate (till Jan 31, 2020)

$1350 + gst Regular Rate (as of Feb 1, 2020)

50% Deposit due at time of booking, remainder due May 1, 2020

BOOKING - will start Dec 1st

15 participants max per camp. 5:1 ratio

INCLUDED

  • 2.5 days of coached and guided rides with Sweet Skills coaches
  • 3 nights cozy accommodation at the Sol Mountain Lodge (all beddings/linens included)
  • Gourmet meals from dinner on the first night 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.

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DAY 1:

3pm                      *Leave Revelstoke as a convoy 
5:30pm                 Arrive at Sol Mountain Lodge, check into rooms
6pm                      Appies & Intro, meet the group
7pm                       Dinner, hangout, stargazing, sauna...

 

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6:30am                  Coffee & cold breakfast to start
7-8am                    Yoga
8:15am                  More coffee and hot breakfast
9:30am                  Bike safety check & set up
10am-1pm             Skill sessions & ride
1-2pm                    Lunch at Lodge
2-5pm                    Hike to nearby lake, swim & canoe (optional)
5pm                       Appies
5:15-6pm              Yoga
7:30pm                 Dinner, hangout, stargazing.. 

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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
5pm                      Appies
5:15-6pm              Yoga
7pm                       Dinner, hangout, stargazing..

DAY 4: SOL lake group 1200

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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