Q. What time will my luggage be transferred to the lodge?
A. The luggage transfer departs from our Alexander Falls base area (parking area/staging facility) promptly at 1:00pm. Please be sure to arrive at the base no later than 12:00pm if you wish to take advantage of the service.
Q. What time will my luggage be transferred back from the lodge on my departure day?
A. The luggage transfer departs from the lodge at approx. 10:00am, depending on the weather. It is typical for the luggage to be back down at the base and available for pick up by 11:30am. Please plan your departure from the lodge accordingly. For those who would prefer an earlier luggage transfer, we can arrange a custom time upon request. Please add $120.00 plus tax for this service. Alternatively, please pack light and use a back pack so that you can ski out with your gear.
Q. How is the ski in to the lodge?
A. We have a full webpage dedicated to this question! Please click here >> to learn more about self propelled Lodge access.
Q. How should I pack for my trip?
A. Please PACK LIGHT. Everything must be transported in a snowmobile trailer to the Lodge. Everything you bring should fit into one small duffel bag (or backpack) plus your one extra set of gear (either skis, snowshoes or touring gear). Please see our WINTER PACKING LIST>> webpage for a list of recommended gear. In addition to your ski clothes and equipment, don’t forget to bring warm and cozy lodge clothes – there’s nothing like a shower, a pair of fleece pajamas and warm down booties or slippers at the end of an exhilarating winter day of playing outside in the mountains!
Q. Do we need to bring sleeping bags or towels?
A. No. All of the rooms in the Lodge feature cozy goose down comforters, and come with pillows and sheets. We also provide towels and face cloths, but you should bring your own toiletries. Some guests do enjoy having their personal beach towel for sauna expeditions.
Q. Is there indoor plumbing and electricity?
A. Yes! Unlike a lot of other remote lodges, Journeyman Lodge has running water, indoor plumbing, and electricity. That being said, because the electricity is via a generator, it is only available when the generator is turned on.
Generator Times: Morning…Approximately 7:30am – 10:00am / Evening…Approximately 4:00pm – 10:00pm
1. Our water pump is powered by the generator. Accordingly, showers, flushing the toilet and using the taps is only possible when the generator is on. Showers should be planned accordingly. When the generator is not on, each toilet will only have one flush. Use it wisely.
2. Please conserve water as much as possible. Our holding tank is quite small.
3. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight in case you need to get up in the night.
4. Please leave your hairdryers and other devices requiring electricity at home.
Q. What kinds of activities are available at Journeyman Lodge?
A. We offer a variety of winter recreation activities, suitable for every age and activity level. For cross country skiers, we maintain a network of track-set classic cross country ski>> trails – depending on weather and snow conditions, we have the ability to track-set up to 11.5km of trails perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers. There is virtually unlimited rolling terrain through old-growth forests and across subalpine meadows available for light Wilderness ski touring. There are also several sets of snowshoes for snowshoeing>> , and a great tobogganing hill just steps away from the lodge. The expansive terrain and high vertical drops also make Journeyman Lodge a prime backcountry ski touring>> destination.
Q. Can I skate ski at Journeyman Lodge?
A. While we do maintain a network of track-set (‘classic’) cross country trails throughout the winter, due to the copious amounts of snow that the area receives we cannot guarantee that skate skiing will be available at all times. We try our best to maintain a skate ski lane on most of our trails; please be sure to check our current conditions>> for up to date trail and weather information.
Q. Is there a hot-tub or a sauna at the Lodge?
A. While we don’t have a hot-tub, just a 5 minute walk from the lodge doorstep, bask in our traditional (wood fired) Scandinavian Sauna that sits next to a rushing alpine creek! After the big ski into the lodge, it’s proven to be “icing on the cake” for guest experience.
Q. Is there a television at Journeyman Lodge?
A. No, we do not. After all, our guests come here to get away from it all! The Lodge is run on propane, and we only have a limited supply of electricity. We do have a pool / ping pong table however, and lots of books, magazines, and board games. We even have a house guitar. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you can have without a T.V.