Located in the BC interior, the Monashee Mountains stretches between the Columbia and Okanagan-North Thompson Rivers. It extends from Valemount BC across the US border. The mountains vary from glaciated peaks to low tree-covered hills.
History: The name “Monashee” means “Peaceful Mountain.” West of Revelstoke in the heart of the Monashees is another Scottish placename – “Craigellachie.” They drove the “last spike” of the Canadian Pacific Railway here, and this is the site of what is probably the most famous picture in Canadian history.
Two transportation corridors cross the chain: the Trans-Canada highway and CPR running west out of Revelstoke.
You access the K3 Cat Skiing area by driving up a logging road that starts very close to “The Last Spike.” The ski area includes the Caballero Peak.