|Back to Mistaya Lodge for what is apparently now an annual January ski trip. Mistaya is a beautiful, comfortable lodge about 20 minutes by helicoptor from Golden BC. The lodge sits in a valley surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers. This year we were joined by friends Ian, Catherine, John and Ena. With only 3 other guests booked into the lodge, we had plenty of room! Dave, the owner, was our main guide and he was helped out by Ian and Russ. Russ also kept us entertained with some songs in the evening and a never ending supply of jokes! Jen cooked up some amazing meals for us! Ginny, Dave's dog, welcomed us as we got off the helicoptor and came along on all of our outings.
It was a bit blustery and socked in while we were there so unfortunately we couldn't spend much time up high on the glaciers. But the great thing about Mistaya is that there is plenty of good tree skiing to be found. As usual, the guides did a great job of finding the best snow and everyone was tired and happy at the end of each day.
The sky cleared on the day we left which made for a very scenic return flight to Golden.