BEST OF REVELSTOKE AND ROGERS PASS

Three Day Handcrafted backcountry skiing trip

Our three day ski programs showcase the best terrain on earth with the support of a local team of experts to help maximize your time in the mountains.

Our difference is providing you the ability to remain flexible with the same guide team across a variety of venues allowing us to work with the current weather and avalanche conditions to deliver an exceptional experience in all conditions.

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A Perfect Three Day Backcountry Skiing Trip

Each session will present it’s own weather and style. We embrace the challenge to deliver an exceptional experience in all conditions.

Day 1 Revelstoke Mountain Resort Backcountry:  As the exclusive backcountry partner with Revelstoke Mountain Resort, we will get an early lift ahead of the general public to gain over 5000 ft of elevation and begin our day with an informative backcountry safety training. After training, we’ll venture out of the resort boundary and spend the day earning our turns with great options for alpine runs or tree-skiing for storm days.

Day 2 Rogers Pass Backcountry Touring:  On day two our guides will select a tour built to showcase the best experience for the given conditions. We’ll pick you up at your lodging and drive East from Revelstoke (up to 45 minutes) and choose one of our favourite tours in Glacier National Park based on weather and snowpack conditions. We’ll spend the day exploring hidden unpublished stashes or classics including Avalanche Crest, Ursus Trees, 8812 Bowl, Video Peak, Dome Glacier, Young’s Peak, Grizzly Shoulder or the Sifton Traverse.

Day 3: Helicopter Assisted Ski Tours: Utilizing a short flight into the mountains in the morning, followed by a full day of ski touring in untracked and otherwise inaccessible terrain. After a final descent, we’ll request a helicopter pickup and flight back to Revelstoke.

 

Weather and conditions are ever changing. Our model is to take our guests where the best snow and terrain can be explored on any given day. By including lift tickets and transportation, we’re able to be maximize our options.

Our itineraries adapt to conditions and group ability levels. Having a variety of terrain to access (via Glacier National Park, RMR and Heli-touring) allows us to provide an optimal skiing experience.

2017-2018 Schedule

We offer our three day best of Revelstoke trip Monday-Wednesday each week. Follow the link below to see the most up to date availability or contact us for information about each group. We work hard to see that our skiers and riders are matched well. After years of experience with private and open groups of skiers and climbers from all around the world, we feel confident that if they are willing to walk uphill for powder skiing, they’ll be great people.

Trip Details and Reservations

Notes

Our focus is human powered skiing, but we’re intimately familiar with the heli, snowcat and lodge options in the region and how they integrate with our services. We regularly package heli, cat and BC lodge trips with our experiences.

Revelstoke and the surrounding Selkirks are a complex range with challenging terrain and logistics. Think of our team as your local connection. We are looking forward to helping you maximize your experience in Revelstoke on and off the snow.

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trip consulting

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Ability Level

Our guides happily accommodate novice backcountry travelers, however all of our trips involve significant uphill travel using skis and skins or a splitboard. We recommend that skiers have advanced downhill abilities and are capable of skiing most piste runs.  Snowboarders should be expert level riders capable of anticipating changes in terrain.

 

What’s Included

IFMGA and/or ACMG Certified Ski Guide at a maximum of 5 guests to one guide

All group gear and emergency communication for guide and guests

Avalanche Safety Equipment (Transceiver, Shovel, Probe)

Rogers Pass Glacier National Park winter restricted area permits

Transportation to/from ski venues from Revelstoke

Lift tickets for guide and skiers

Lunch on guided touring days

Not Included

All airfare and travel to Revelstoke BC

Lodging and Private Catering (available as additional service)

Personal ski and splitboard equipment (available to rent locally)

Additional mechanized assistance including additional lift accessed days, snowcat or heli-skiing

 

 

 

Timing

We are available for guided skiing in the region from December to May. Below are some seasonal generalizations.

December- Mid January Days are short and typically filled with deep cold snow. Historically, Revelstoke is one of the best places for early season powder skiing with excellent coverage and regular storm skiing. Sunny days tend to be scarce. The mountains are typically less crowded and lodge space and local accommodations are more readily available.

Mid January-Early March Heart of the season with typically deep snowpack (2-4meters) and reliable powder skiing conditions with chances for better visibility. February is the high season with very limited last minute availability.

Mid March-Mid April Early spring conditions with equal chances at sunny alpine conditions with excellent snow or spring powder skiing. Generally rock climbing and mountain biking areas in Revelstoke become dry enough for multisport days.

Late April- May Spring ski mountaineering season with corn skiing and big overnight objectives. Mountains can be in excellent condition at the higher elevations. Tent based or traverse type programs are ideal at this time of year with many of our guides traveling to higher elevation zones or more Northern latitudes.

 

Add On’s

We know the local options and can help you plan other aspects of your trip. Think of us as your powder concierge.

  • Lodging and Catering Options for Private Groups
  • Airport Transfers to Revelstoke (road or air)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Helicopter and Snowcat Skiing Booking and Referrals
  • Professional On- Snow Photography Services

Waiver and Terms

Each guest will be required to sign a paper copy of our Release Agreement prior to participation.

Terms and Conditions

A deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required to secure your reservation.

Full payment is due the earlier of December 1st or 60 days prior to trip start for Winter programs or 30 days prior for Summer programs.

Cancellation Policy

Payments are non-refundable and we recommend that each guest purchases trip cancellation insurance from tugo or travelex. If there is a need to cancel or alter your current booking, please contact us as soon as possible.

Reservations

Contact us via email or SMS to discuss a reservation. We love the opportunity to talk skiing and will look forward to putting together an itinerary for you.

Step 1

Book Online or contact us at 250 814 4835 to check on the latest availability based on your group size and desired dates.

 

Step 2

Once dates and availability are confirmed, we’ll work directly with you to create a custom itinerary and recommend the best blend of services for your group’s needs. Trip deposits and payments can be made securely through a direct online invoice.

Each skier will be required to sign our Release Agreement prior to participation in any RBG program.