Perfect combination for a hiking vacation - unbelievable mountain hikes and pampered chalet accommodations. Nicoline, Ruedi and family are exquisite hosts, the food is phenomenal (and abundant) and accommodations are well kept and spotless. Nestled deep in the mountains outside of Revelstoke, the city life is left far behind. Arrival by helicopter was a thrill for the entire family - you really feel you have arrived in a different world. Surrounded by mountain vistas and mountain goats I found that my camera rarely left my hand. The hikes were challenging, but climbing to the top of a mountain peak was worth it. The 360 degree panorama views and that whole "top of the world" feeling are undescribable. We were fortunate enough to still have a good snow base at the top, so the "bum-slide" descent was possible for some portions. Tons of fun - just like tobogganing, without the toboggan. Thanks to our great mountain guide, Esty. We were in good hands.
We definitely hope to return someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Selkirk Mountain Experience is one of the world's finest hiking, ski touring & mountaineering companies. Selkirk Mountain Experience offers a wide variety of programs to cater to alpine adventurers around the world. The superb skiing on the pristine glaciers & countless alpine peaks surrounding the Durrand Glacier, in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, are highly popular with skiers & snowboarders. In the summer, over 100 varieties of wildflowers, crystal clear mountain lakes, huge waterfalls & snow-capped peaks attract hikers & climbers. The chalet offers all the amenities for a comfortable stay for up to 18 people. Each day the chalet chef prepares delicious meals. ... more less