Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What do you do in the off season?

You all know what we do up here at the TLH lodge in the winter season... heli-ski all day everyday! But what about the summer or "off" season? Many of you may know that our beautiful home base of Tyax lodge is actually a fully operating Wilderness Resort in the summer months. From mid May until mid October the lodge functions as a hotel and attracts guests from all over the world to enjoy the peaceful serenity of Tyaughton lake.
The area surrounding the lodge is also a mecca for mountain bikers who come from all over BC, and many other parts of the world, to experience endless backcountry single track trails.

Many of our winter heli-ski guides, office staff and even our General Manager are seasoned mountain bikers and on any given sunny summer day you'll find us out pedalling through Spruce Lake park or around some of the more local trails. For the ultimate South Chilcotin mountain bike experience we recommend taking a guided trip up in a float plane and being dropped off high in the alpine at Spruce Lake. From there you'll descend down through beautiful alpine meadows, through a sub-alpine pine forest, finishing off by following Gun Creek down to the pick up location.

For others winter is for all the fun and the summer season is time to work. Some of our staff work hard in the summer, doing carpentry or other construction work. We are currently undergoing a major renovation on our main lodge, keeping lots of people busy. All of our lodge rooms are being updated along with other parts of the main lodge including, the bar, restaurant and a new spa area. When it's all done the lodge will boast a beautiful new decor and some great new amenities.

Others might prefer a more relaxed summer including sunny days spent down by the lake; fishing, canoeing, or wandering around the lake side trails. Whatever it is you do during your summer make sure to keep your ski legs in shape to make your pre-heliski workout sessions easier in the fall.

Enjoy the summer and let the countdown to another great heli-ski season begin!