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Why you'll want to explore the area on snowshoes


Why you'll want to explore the area on snowshoes

Snowshoe the Logden Lodge Way: Go Rural!

OCTOBER 20, 2016 • WINTER JOURNAL • BY ANNELIES ELLERMAN


When we moved in on December 1st, 2012 the house was empty, except for 2 pairs of snowshoes the previous owners left us. We never snowshoed before, so we were eager to try them out. We didn’t have to wait long as winter in the Kootenays is filled with snow.

Soon, we strapped on the snowshoes on our doorstep and off we went into that wide expanse of beautiful winterscape. Exploring these 42 acres of unspoiled forest land, hanging ribbons where the cabins should be (and are) and then up Elise mountain. Down the driveway to the Salmo River and the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail, up to our viewpoint and frozen pond. To the left and right & up and down the surrounding mountains …




And beyond our property, the options are endless really. Venture out into the Bonnington mountain range right opposite us and head for Barrett or Lost Lake. Take a short drive to Kootenay Pass and enjoy the views at Ripple Ridge Hut or, if these wilderness areas are testing the limits of your comfort zone a little too far, there're plenty of maintained snowshoe trails nearby too. 

But if you have been dreaming of snowshoeing out of your own private cabin in the mountains? You are in the right place. We have snowshoes at our Lodge for you to rent and trails you can follow, but basically you can go where ever you like. We are surrounded by many acres of crown land you can just freely continue to explore. Just start and see where you end up, isn't that the best way? When you’ve had enough, just head down. You’ll eventually end up either at our Lodge again, on our road or at one of our friendly neighbors down, down the road who will show you the way back to your cabin.

It’s a great exercise and a relaxing way to explore the area, especially in Winter. The underbrush is covered with snow so you can snowshoe areas difficult to walk otherwise. 

Go absolutely anywhere you like, whenever you like - it's just you, the snow, the animal tracks and the silence.