Rogers Pass ski touring day trips, British Columbia

David, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, takes you on these fantastic backcountry ski day tours in Rogers Pass, in the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia.This is a programme suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Columbia Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for a ski tour of one or more days and explore Rogers Pass, one of the best backcountry and ski touring destinations in British Columbia. Located in the heart of the beautiful Selkirk Mountains, between Revelsotke and Golden, Rogers Pass offers a wide diversity of ski tours, from amazing alpine descents and tree skiing to high-glaciated ascents.

    Rogers Pass is a high mountain pass, located in Canada’s Glacier National Park. It is a world-class backcountry skiing destination, known for its heavy snowfall, of about 10 metres per year. Along with its reliable and deep snow pack it offers a quite easy road access to the backcountry, with incredible locations in the surrounding valleys.

    I recommend a minimum of 3 to 4 days in Rogers Pass to explore this area. It is possible to go on different length tours, depending on your wishes and time available.

    Please note these tours are suitable for intermediate to advanced skiers, with good fitness level and previous backcountry skiing experience. You also need to be able to climb during some ascents, for about 800m. We can discuss your background and experience and find the tour that suits you best.

    Our backcountry touring days here are quite strenuous and long, but also absolutely rewarding!  Every day we ski between 1200 and 1800 meters on average.

    These are some classic day tours in Rogers Pass:

    • Illecilleweat Glacier area: Sir Donald Col, Avalanche crest, Youngs peak, Perly rocks, Lookout notch, and North Terninal peak
    • Connaught Creek area: Hermit Meadows, Balu Pass, Grizzly Shoulder, Balu Pass, Little Sifton and 8812 peak.
    • Asulkan Valley area: Asulkan glacier, Asulkan pass, Youngs peak and Sapphire col.
    • Bostock Creek area: Ursus creek, McGill shoulder, Farm pass, Bostock pass, and McGill pass.
    • Loop Brook area:  Bonney glacier, Lily glacier and Bonney trees.

    We will meet at a predetermined location for a final gear check the evening before or the same morning of our tour, at 7:30 am. We will also go over avalanche and weather conditions and sign waivers. Then, we drive to our touring destination.

    We will enjoy a full day tour in the mountains, and have lunch there. One hour before sunset, we return to relax and celebrate, and get ready for another great tour the next day!

    Tempted to join me and explore the amazing backcountry of Rogers Pass? Then just request to book this trip and we will make it happen! You can also have a look at the ski tours I offer in the Nelson and Rossland areas, also in British Columbia.

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    Price per person, per day

     
    Group of 1
    525 CAD

    Group of 2
    295 CAD

    Group of 3
    218 CAD

    Group of 4
    180 CAD

    Group of 5
    157 CAD

    Group of 6
    142 CAD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     Included in the price: Pre-trip planning support- Fully certified IFMGA guide and /or ACMG Ski guide service- Group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, maps).// Not included in price: Lunch, snacks or main meals if on overnight trip- GST 5% tax- Personal ski touring boots, skis, skins or splitboard- personal avalanche safety equipment *SMG rentals available $25/day for beacon ($15), shovel ($5) & probe ($5)- Transportation to touring location- any overnight Wilderness Passes if at Wheeler Hut or Asulkan- National Park visitor pass for vehicle- additional charges due to changes in itinerary or ski location, guest must cover also- additional guide costs (extra travel/accom/food expense)- Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, medical insurance- Hut based programs, additional charges for guide wage, guide(s) pre-night hotel stay , hut fee, wilderness fee, guide food, guest backcountry meals, 2nd guide costs, admin costs depending on level of organization involved./// Please note HUT BASED PROGRAMS depend on ratio/add on, for 3 or 4 day program, range from $699 to $1025/person.
     

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    Accommodation

    Suitable accommodation can be found at Rogers Pass, in Revelstoke and in Golden. For overnight backcountry trips, it is possible to stay in a backcountry cabin. The Alpine Club of Canada intains a few well located mountain huts in Glacier National Park.

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    Guide ratio depends on guest skill/experience.

    GEAR RENTAL: We have a limited amount of winter safety equipment available for rental. Contact us for availability. There are also a few outdoor stores in Nelson, Revelstoke and Golden that supply good service and quality outdoor equipment and gear rental.

    WEATHER: The Selkirk Mountain weather can vary drastically. In winter you expect temperatures to be from -20C to –7C in the day while in spring daily temperatures could rise above zero. Visibility may be poor or whiteout conditions when snowing heavily or clear on bluebird days. Ensure you are dressed for all variations as temperatures, wind and precipitation can change within the day.

     

    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!

     
     

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