Golden Time in Purcell Mountain Lodge

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Written by Rick Wilson posted on Friday, December 18th, 2009

Purcell Mountain Lodge of Golden

Golden, B.C.

Golden is one of the Canadian Rockies’ hidden gems. It is underestimated, beautiful and full of incredible things to do in both winter and summer. It boasts one of the best ski hills in North America (Kicking Horse). Golden’s location is one of the most unique in the world surrounded by six National Parks (Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho). So what are you going to do when you get there and more importantly where are you going to stay in this beautiful haven?

Golden sky illumines Golden.

Golden sky illumines Golden.

The Purcell Mountain Lodge is more than just a lodge. It is the kind of place that can organize your whole trip for you meaning you have to spend your time only on yourself and getting the most out of your time. To say it is a unique property is a severe understatement. The only way to reach it is by helicopter. As you fly in you hover over untracked peaks and bowels, mountain summits dramatically surround the lodge. Then you see it – one of the most beautiful and remote mountain chalets in the world with hot showers, sauna and some truly fantastic gourmet food.

The winter season starts on February 8th and runs until March 5th. Once you are up in the wild surrounds of the lodge, there is a huge list of activities to choose from. Alpine ski touring, telemark skiing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are just a few on offer. A typical day leaves the visitor equally riveted and exhausted, especially for those celebrating a honeymoon! If you are looking for a really unique experience in the Canadian Rockies, away from the craziness of tourist filled Banff, then the Purcell Mountain Lodge is an option that simply demands to be examined!

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