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Are you looking for a real Canadian winter mountain adventure that even includes a helicopter ride? If so, then this 7 day ski touring adventure in the Purcell mountains is for you.
The descents in the Purcell mountains are absolutely stunning. And while they do range in size, the one thing they all have in common is how exciting they are to experience!
When it comes to the unforgettable sights you will get to see in the Purcell mountains, a few examples include the Horseshoe glacier, the Jumbo Pass, the Starbird glacier and the incredible Macbeth ice field.
We will also be camping in various sites throughout this amazing journey. As a result, you will get to enjoy the gorgeous Canadian mountain wilderness every minute of this adventure. And at night, you will get to admire your surroundings under the gaze of crystal clear moonlight.
Since this trip takes place in the wild Purcell mountains, it is considered an advanced level trip. As a result, it is important that participants have prior overnight back country ski touring experience. You should also have advanced level downhill skiing experience, as well as winter camping experience.
The mountains of Canada are a haven for adventurers. And on this week long expedition in the Purcell mountains, you will get to enjoy all of the adventure you can handle. All you have to do to enjoy this trip is send us a request. We’ll gladly take care of everything else.
I can also lead you on this 4 day ski tour through the world famous Banff National Park that includes the Wapta ice field.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Heliski drop(s)
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Camping in various sites throughout the trip.
Participants should bring the following items with them: skiing equipment, avalanche safety equipment, wind and waterproof jacket and pants, warm pants, fleece pullover, fleece shirt or vest, fleece underwear, 2 pairs of gloves, scarf or bandanna, socks, wool or fleece hat, sun hat, spare underwear, toiletries, sun glasses, sunscreen, goggles, 1 litre water bottle, small blister kit, personal items, pocket knife, camera.
About the Guide
I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.
The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.
The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!