4-day Pemberton Base Camp Powder Skiing Program

Join ACMG ski guide Sam McKoy on an end of the year 5-day ski tour adventure in Pemberton and ski down 2017 in the amazing Coast Mountain snow!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Coast Mountains

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Our 4- day Pemberton Base camp powder skiing program is ideal for those that want to end the year with a bang! Over the last days of 2017, we will ski down some of the best slopes in the Coast Mountains and make sure that every last minute of the year is well spent!

    Our base camp powder skiing tour starts on the 27th of December in Pemberton. There, we will meet at a hangar where after some paperwork, a helicopter will take us to our base camp. From then on we will have a fun-packed four days where we will get a chance to improve our skills and also enjoy the short escape to the snowy mountains. Our  top of the line base camp will include 2 large dome Hilleberg Atlas tents for added comfort, and we will also have our own base camp chef!

    Because we offer a 3:1 guide ratio, the attention will be very personalized. Ski touring experience is much preferred and a good fitness level is required, however, we will be showing you the ropes along the way. Don’t miss out on this chance to slash through stunning Alpine runs and practice some tree skiing!

    Want to end the year with a super pow bang? Then join us on this amazing powder skiing adventure in Pemberton and ski down the last days of 2017 with us! We will be happy to guide you and show you some of the best runs in the region!

    Looking for a 2018 spring adventure? Then check out our 1-week Ski Mountaineering Base Camp in Athelney Pass!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1650 CAD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     A minimum participation of four people is required for the trip! Base camp equipment, tents and sleeping equipment, including 2 large dome Hilleberg Atlas tents, -20C sleeping bag, winter sleeping pad, sleeping bag liner and camp pillow are included.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Greeting + refresher

      We will meet day one at the hangar where we will take a helicopter to our campsite after signing waivers.  After setting up camp we will have a refresher to brush up our skills. Then, if possible, we will  have an afternoon ski.

    • Day 2First official ski day

      Every morning, after a warm and hearty breakfast, we will head to the mountains to start our ski adventure.  Our guides will help you improve skills and we will enjoy some delicious meals prepared by our ski tour chef!

    • Day 3Another day of ski tour fun

      After a hot and nourishing breakfast, we will head out for another day of ski tour fun!

    • Day 4A third day for perfection

      Our third day of skiing out in the Pemberton wild!

    • Day 5Farewell

      After packing up camp, we will fly out. We will be at the cars by the afternoon.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Point of departure: Pemberton, BC

    Accommodation

    Base camp in the Pemberton mountains

    More info

    You will need to bring:

    SKI GEAR

    lightweight ski touring skis with fitting skins,

    ski touring specific boots,

    poles,

    avalanche transceiver (modern 3 antennae, digital),

    Shovel (metal),

    Probe (2 or 3m),

    ski touring daypack (30-45L),

    Ski crampons (required for everyone in group for any April or May trips),

    TECHNICAL GEAR

    lightweight harness,

    triple action locking carabiner,

    locking carabiner x1,

    Non-locking carabiner x3,

    6mm supple cordelette x 1@2m long and x1@5m long,

    helmet (can be a climbing helmet),

    ice axe,

    boot crampons**

    SKI CLOTHING

    shell jacket,

    shell pants,

    goggles (optional for spring trips),

    sunglasses* (extra dark),

    spare sunglasses (optional),

    light softshell,

    light base layer top,

    light base layer bottom,

    mid-weight insulation top layer,

    heavy-weight insulation top layer,

    ski socks x3,

    heavyweight gloves,

    spare heavyweight gloves (optional),

    light gloves,

    sun hat*,

    warm toque (hat),

    light toque (hat)

    CAMP CLOTHING

    camp/sleeping base layer top and bottom,

    sleeping socks (optional),

    extra camp insulation top layer (optional),

    extra camp insulation bottom layer (optional),

    camp socks x2,

    camp winter boots,

    Hut booties (optional),

    SLEEPING GEAR

    winter sleeping bag - rated to -15C or warmer (optional: you will be provided with a bag),

    sleeping pad- R value of 3.5 or higher (optional, you will be provided with a pad),

    lightweight pillow or stuff-sack (optional),

    sleeping bag liner (optional),

    extra blanket for warmth (optional),

    personal 4-season tent (optional and space dependent),

    small & light foam pad (optional: you will be provided with a sitting pad),

    MISCELLANEOUS

    headlamp & spare batteries,

    alcohol (beer risks freezing, please bring spirits for weight & space),

    camera & spare battery (optional),

    toiletries,

    Sunscreen* (SPF 45+, zinc or titanium dioxide highly recommended),

    SPF 30 chapstick*,

    personal blister/medical kit,

    Thermos (optional),

    water bottle (1.5-3L capacity- no camel-back systems),

    small synthetic pack-towel,

    large heavy duty compacter garbage bag (optional),

    earplugs

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I'm an ACMG ski and hiking guide. I was born and raised in Whistler/Pemberton- the heart of British Columbia's Coast Mountains.
    I continue to work and play in my 'backyard' with an intimate local knowledge.

    Over the years, I have pioneered and accomplished over 1600 kilometers of long-distance ski traverses in BC's wild mountain ranges.
    I combine my extensive expedition experience with years of work in the heli-ski industry to bring my guests to the remote reaches of
    Canada's wildest destinations.

    I worked on expeditions in the remote reaches of Alaska, the Yukon, Canada's Highest Mountain (Mount Logan), and combine extensive
    outdoor education and mountaineering experience to provide my guests the mentorship they require in pushing themselves to reach ski-mountaineering
    summits.

     
     
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