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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed at the Journeyman Lodge for two nights in early January. It was in the middle of a cold spell, temps were -20 so we didn't stay outside for very long.

We were there for backcountry skiing. We arrived in the morning and got a sled ride up. This allowed us to have more time and energy for a proper tour on our first day. We were able to ski up towards Journeyman peak. Unfortunately the cold wind and wind slab conditions in the alpine kept us in the trees where the skiing was better.

We arrived back at the lodge in the afternoon where we socialized with the other guests in the main common area. I did also spend some quiet time in the upper common area before appetizers were served at 6:00. The appies were very filling!

Dinner was served at 7:00 in the dining area where we all sat at a long table. This also provided a nice opportunity to socialize.

After dinner we chilled again upstairs before going to bed.

We were up at 7;30 for breakfast. Since I heard the breakfasts weren't that hardy we brought our own breakfast wraps which our cook heated up for us quite nicely. We did have some fruit and coffee and filled up our thermoses for another COLD tour that day.

The second day we toured up to Hidden Peak but didn't get above the trees due to the -20 north wind and poor snow conditions. We did have a great run back to the valley and headed back to the lodge.

This is a great backcountry lodge close to Whistler and Vancouver where you can stay for one, two or more nights depending on your time constraints.

Touring potential is vast.

The lodge can be cold since its heated by a fireplace, but there are ample blankets around to keep you warm. If you tend to be cold bring warm lodge clothes.

The breakfasts aren't that hearty if you're going out for a big day so maybe bring more food for them to heat up if you need a bigger breakfast. The lunches, appies and dinner I found to be quite good and ample.

Opt for the sled ride up and down to maximize your skiing !

Room Tip: Main floor rooms have their own bathrooms, upstairs rooms have a shared bathroom/shower
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sharonbader
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

This lodge is deceptively close to Whistler as the crow flies but is off the grid. Power, water, food - everything must be brought in. Given those constraints its warm, comfortable, well-constructed and well-appointed. Particularly nice to come back too when it was -25 deg C outside!

Rogers Phones get cell service there fyi. Telus phones get cell service just 600m from the Lodge towards the Alexander Falls parking lot.

Terrain is magnificent for the backcountry skier. Lots of N facing tree shots for example off Journeyman Ridge to the lodge. Tons of different aspects from treeline to alpine available

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Lee L
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Friendly staff are very welcoming. Our room (Solitude Suite) was beautiful and cosy! The food was amazing! We had such a great time talking with the other guests in the evening about where they were from (Sweden, Australia, Switzerland) and where they have been. The evening trip to the sauna was a fantastic adventure! This lodge is located perfectly for back country skiing as well. Unforgettable!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Holly S
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great staff and gorgeous lodge tucked into a winter wonderland. We skidoo-ed in than cross country skied on the first day. Lots of terrain to explore. On the second and third day we ski toured. tough hiking through 2 metres of fresh powder!

Room Tip: If you stay in the family room turn off the heat! it gets waay to hot, especially up top so on the first night it was hard to sleep.
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Cali M
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We just had our first experience with Journeyman's lodge for new year's eve and already can't wait to plan to get back there. From the beautiful ski up that has spectacular views, frozen waterfalls, crosses rivers and finally reaching the lodge to being greeted outside and brought in to a crackling fire, warm slippers, tea and a very thoughtful orientation. Surrounded by untouched mountains, the quiet beauty reinforced by being completely off the grid. The wood burning sauna down by the river was an incredible way to refresh for dinner. The food was amazing and plentiful. Overflowing charcuterie platters, fresh baked bread and a large selection of cheeses started our evening. Our gracious hosts were always available to answer a question or give a suggestion. We definitely recommend Journeyman Lodge to anyone who loves the outdoors, the mountains and the snow.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stevie C
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