Journeyman Lodge

Journeyman Lodge joins the evo community

Outdoor retailer and lifestyle brand evo, has acquired B.C.-based Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures, (CCWA) owner of the Journeyman Lodge.

Hand-built by members of Whistler's backcountry ski community in the 90s, the 5,000-square-foot Journeyman Lodge currently accommodates 24 guests and offers an escape for Nordic skiers and backcountry enthusiasts in search of deep powder. The Lodge is located 90 minutes north of Vancouver and 20 minutes south of Whistler Village.

In addition to operating Journeyman, CCWA operates 18,000 acres of public land surrounding the lodge in partnership with the Province of British Columbia This wilderness area includes 47km (29.2mi) of groomed ski trails, 17km of snowshoe trails, 14km of summer hiking trails, and averages 6.8m of snowpack a year.

"I'm personally very grateful to have this opportunity to carry the torch forward as we look to establish Journeyman as a centerpiece for the community in the Sea to Sky and beyond," said Bryce Phillips, founder and CEO of evo. "When I moved to Whistler in 1997, had someone told me that one day we'd be in a position to work with Brad and his team to continue their vision, I would not have believed it."

evo will take over operations of Journeyman Lodge on October 5, 2021. Christian Begin, ski-industry veteran and co-founder of Bella Coola Heli Sports in B.C., will serve in the position of general manager.