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Dates and Prices

Price

$545 CDN includes ski guiding in Roger's Pass. Goods & Services Tax (GST) is extra. Not included: meals, accommodation, ski equipment, avalanche safety equipment.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.

Is it for you?

This complex backcountry ski program is limited to participants 19 years and older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and in which case approval must be given by Yamnuska Mountain Adventures' chief guide.

Roger's Pass skiers should have some backcountry skiing and ski touring experience and be advanced intermediate skiers. In the Yamnuska context a minimum would be prior participation on 'Intro to Backcountry Skiing', or 'AST 2' or equivalent training or experience with other organizations.

'Advanced intermediate' means that you are comfortable making parallel turns on most terrain at a ski hill and that you have enough ski skills to deal safely with all but the most extreme terrain found at a ski hill (that is to say you can stop, turn around, then traverse out of areas you can't handle). 

You also need to be in good aerobic shape, as you will have to 'skin' up everything you ski down. You will get a good workout each day from ski touring uphill so you need to be ready for big days. You will be skiing with a daypack containing your lunch, water, avalanche gear, and spare clothing.

Rogers Pass Ski Touring

Are you a Powder Hound? Roger's Pass in the Selkirk Mountains west of Golden, BC is widely known as Canada's backcountry skiing and ski touring Mecca, where it never seems to stop snowing. With steep slopes and complex terrain, the area can be intimidating and most people prefer to ski it with a ski guide. Advanced skiers will be introduced to touring and skiing 'The Pass' by one of our certified ski guides who will show you the classic ski tours and lines in the area. Glaciated ascents, wide open bowls and fantastic treed and glade skiing await the fortunate skier in Roger's Pass. 

 

Can't make our weekend ski trip dates? Our certified ski guides are available for private ski guiding in Roger's Pass and surrounding areas. Visit our Private Ski Guiding Page link here.

Agenda

First Day: Meet at the Ramada Inn in Golden, BC at 7:30 am MST. Drop off your luggage, check gear, check weather and avalanche forecasts, then head out to Rogers Pass for an appropriate ski touring objective. Today we'll likely do something around Connaught Creek where there are several short but terriffic ski tours. 

Day two and three: There's a multitude of backcountry ski options available in Roger's Pass and we'll select objectives that fit the groups ability and energy. Perhaps the Sapphire Col - Lily Glacier loop and one of the routes from Bostock Creek.

More skiing: If these dates do not work for you or you prefer to ski privately with a guide we can customize a ski touring and backcountry skiing trip for you in Roger's Pass. There are two backcountry huts which we can base ourselves out of in Rogers Pass or several hotel accommodations in Golden or Revelstoke, BC.

Although Rogers Pass ski touring is world renowned and it is a popular backcountry skiing destination, the terrain is very serious. Hiring a ski guide will increase your overall experience since they are familiar with the terrain and current avalanche conditions. The average annual snowfall in Rogers Pass is close to 10 meters and there are several runs with over 1000 meters of descent. There is a reason why this area is considered the backcountry skiing capital of Canada.

We ask that you read the 'Is it For You' section on the sidebar to the right. We ask that participants of this program be advanced intermediate skiers in good physical shape. If your skiing or fitness level is below the requirement but you still want to experience skiing in Rogers Pass you should consider hiring a private ski guide who will tailor a program to your abilities. We would be pleased to do this for you with one of our ski guides.

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