The Skoki area has long been a favorite when it comes to backcountry areas in Banff National Park. The region boasts an amazing array of blue and green lakes in the summer, endless wildflowers and fantastic scrambling. In the wintertime, the area becomes a true wonderland for skiers.
In the heart of it all is the one and only Skoki Lodge, one of Canada’s oldest backcountry ski lodges. Built in the 1930s, the Lodge is the ultimate “cozy log cabin in the Canadian wilderness” experience. I was lucky to visit Skoki for the second time in just a few months last week. Words cannot describe the charm this place has. Hopefully photos can do a better job at it. If you ever get a chance to spent a few nights at the Lodge, go for it. Truly a place one never forgets.
Welcome to Skoki
The amazing dining room
Welcome to 1940
All of the journals have been kept and make for terrific reads
Skiing out through a postcard. Ptarmigan Peak in the background.
Of course, the legendary cuisine
Still tucked in for the winter
Amidst the forests and peaks stands Skoki Lodge
Short side-trip to Fossil Mountain
Bill, Lodge dog
Bill, Lodge dog II
Chicken dishes for dinner
Welcome to 1940 II
Cones for lightbulbs…
The local library
Sudden snowstorm II