Rogers Pass has long been considered a mecca for backcountry skiing enthusiasts. Last weekend we sent out a group with long-time guide and famous Canadian mountaineer Barry Blanchard to dip their toes into the powder potential of this amazing area! Even with the record low snow fall this year Rogers Pass has a snowpack of close to 1.5 meters with more falling almost daily. The terrain at the Pass is suitable for experienced backcountry skiers who are familiar with how to evaluate Avalanche conditions and make knowledgeable terrain decisions based on snowpack stability. Our three-day Rogers Pass Backcountry Skiing Camp was a great opportunity for these guests to get out and gain some valuable knowledge about the area and learn from the pros about the best routes to skin and lines to ski. Here is what Barry had to say about the trip: “Had a great ski descent from Saphire Col on Saturday. Fast dry snow and NO tracks as most people had opted for The Dome Glacier. Beautiful cold clear day, sunscreen in January!” Our next guided ski weekend is over the Family Day Long Weekend Feb. 14th – 16th/09. Come on out and let us show you around our backcountry!
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