Journeyman Lodge Ski Touring

Types: Ski and Snowboarding, Ski Lodge, Touring

Region: Sea to Sky

Journeyman Lodge Ski Touring

Using the remote Journeyman Lodge as a home-base, this fully guided and catered ski touring package has it all: amazing skiing, great food and luxurious accommodation!

Next Course:
Leaving Dec 15 2023 from $2,299.00

Journeyman Lodge Ski Touring

Using the remote Journeyman Lodge as a home-base, this fully guided and catered ski touring package has it all: amazing skiing, great food and luxurious accommodation! The Journeyman Lodge is found in the heart of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, deep in the Upper Callaghan Basin at 4,500′ (1,370m) above sea level. Accessed by Snowcat, it offers many of the comforts of home in a pristine skiers paradise including great family style meals, a warm lodge and a wood fired sauna.

The Skiing:

Ski TouringWith 3,500 Hectares of amazing skiing just outside the door the Callaghan has limitless potential. From majestic old growth forests to high alpine glaciers there’s great skiing for every ability and fitness level. Each day after breakfast skis are put on at the front door and you will follow your ACMG certified guides into mountains. With 2 guides and, on some trips, a professional photographer there will be options for longer or shorter days depending on fitness and how people are feeling.

The Accommodation:

Journeyman Lodge has a number of different rooms available:

  • Nook Queen: Very cozy (small) room with a queen bed
  • Nook Twin: Very cozy (small) room with two twin beds
  • Standard Queen: Nice room with a view and a queen bed
  • Standard Twin: Nice room with a view and two twin beds
  • Superior Room: Nice room with a small balcony and ensuite and a queen bed

Lodge Based AST 2 (Dec 8-12):

For December 2023 we're bringing back our Lodge Based AST 2! This 5-day all-inclusive program includes a snowcat ride up to the beautiful Journeyman Lodge in the upper Callaghan valley, accommodation and meals in addition to the AST 2 materials. Two evenings will be spent covering the classroom based AST material while the days will be spent ski touring from the door while learning about the snowpack and developing a solid decision making framework for that all important go-no-go call. If you want an all immersive AST 2 with a whipping 5 field days and a huge amount of skiing then this is it!

December 15th to 19th, 2023

Deposit Required: $1,000.00

6 spots remaining
Group Size6 persons
Adult: $2,299.00

February 20th to 23rd, 2024

Deposit Required: $1,000.00

9 spots remaining
Group Size14 persons
Adult: $2,299.00

February 23rd to 27th, 2024

Deposit Required: $1,000.00

12 spots remaining
Group Size12 persons
Adult: $2,499.00

February 27th to March 1st, 2024

Deposit Required: $1,000.00

Sold Out
Group Size14 persons
Adult: $2,299.00

Fine Print:

  • A $1000 deposit is due upon booking
  • The final payment due 100 days prior to the trip
  • Trips subject to 5% GST
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver

Journeyman Lodge Terms & Conditions:

  • Our operating standards have been modified to comply with current COVID-19 guidelines and regulations as set out by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) and our industry partners. These initiatives are consistently evolving and will likely be adapted based on health recommendations at the time of your booking. Please review our active COVID-19 Operating Guide >>, and make sure this trip is still the right option for you.
  • Guests will respect the experience of other guests in house, maintaining an inclusive social lodge atmosphere and ensuring all guests are welcomed in shared spaces such as the 2nd floor lounge and dining room. Exclusive group experiences can be enjoyed outdoors. ADAPTED COVID-19 GUIDELINES & PROTOCOLS MAY BE IN EFFECT
  • Journeyman Lodge is pleased to welcome guests with dietary restrictions and food allergies; however, due to our remote location, advance notice is required at time of booking. More details on meals and kitchen requirements here >>
  • Journeyman Lodge does not accept guests under age 13 yrs outside of scheduled ‘Family Friendly’ periods. More details on ‘Family Friendly’ periods here >>
  • Journeyman Lodge does not permit pets inside the facility.
  • An adventure to a backcountry lodge is not for the faint of heart! While an eager, ready-for-the-challenge attitude is your first step to success, please ensure you get acquainted with the details of this adventure and prepare your body, gear, and attire well ahead of the trip. If you have any physical/medical concerns, consult a medical professional to address them. Good preparation will maximize your enjoyment of this adventure!
  • Accommodation floors will be quiet after 10pm. The 10pm lights-out schedule is a guideline for responsible behaviour and respect normally accorded to a healthy work environment. Callaghan Country has a has a zero-tolerance policy in which it will refuse to admit or refuse service or accommodation in the lodge, or may remove a person who, while on the premises acts in an obviously intoxicated or disorderly manner, destroys or threatens to destroy property, uses aggressive language or otherwise threatening tone to staff or causes or threatens to cause a public disturbance.
  • Our lodge is a smoke-free establishment (this includes ‘vaping’); no smoking in the building or within 50′ of windows or exterior doors.
  • Callaghan Country is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen personal items. We will make a reasonable effort to contact the guest if an item is left in the guest’s room after the guest has checked-out. Item(s) will be placed in a secured location at the Alexander Falls Touring Centre for up to 2 weeks after departure. Once the initial 2-week period has elapsed, the items(s) will be moved to a general ‘Lost & Found’ bin accessible to the public. We will not ‘deliver’ or ‘ship’ any lost & found items, and it is the responsibility of the guest to either personally pick up their items or arrange pickup. Any items in the Lost Found, which are not claimed within the winter operating season, will be donated to a local charity or discarded.

Arrival Day:

  • 8:15am: Meet at the Journeyman Lodge Staging Area.
  • 10:30am: Snowcat ride into the Lodge.
  • 11:30am: Drop our luggage off at the Lodge & head out touring for the afternoon.
  • 4:30pm: Back at the Lodge for Apres, Sauna and some R&R.
  • 7:00pm: Dinner.
  • 10:00pm: Lights out.

Ski Days:

  • 7:30am: Breakfast (coffee is available earlier).
  • 9:00am: Head out the door for a day of ski touring.
  • 4:30pm: Back at the Lodge for some Apres and maybe a sauna.
  • 7:00pm: Dinner.
  • 10:00pm: Lights out.

Departure Day:

  • 7:30am: Breakfast (coffee is available earlier).
  • 8:30am: Grab a few quick ski laps.
  • 1:00pm: Back at the Lodge to pack up.
  • 2:00pm: Catch the shuttle back to the parking lot.
Journeyman Lodge Ski Touring


  • Ski touring right outside the door
  • Great food
  • Luxurious Lodge with a Sauna
Types Ski and Snowboarding, Ski Lodge, Touring
Region Sea to Sky
Season December to April
Next Departure Dec 15 2023
Prices From $2,299.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

What's Included

  • ACMG Certified Guides
  • Snowcat/Sled Shuttle to the Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • All your Meals

What's Not Included

  • Personal ski & safety equipment (transceiver, probe & shovel, etc.).
  • Beverages: there’s no pop, booze, wine or beer for sale at the lodge so be sure to bring some with you.
  • Transportation to/from the staging area


  • Wool or Synthetic Socks
  • Base Layer Top & Bottom
  • Mid-Insulation Layer Top
  • Weather Layer Jacket & Pants
  • Warm Outer Jacket or two
  • Face Warmer
  • Light Gloves & Insulated Gloves or Mitts
  • Brimmed Cap & Toque (beanie)
  • Lodge Clothing (comfortable clothing for lounging around the lodge incl. a nice shirt for dinners)

Personal Equipment:

  • Day Pack
  • Poles
  • Skis (or a splitboard) & Skins
  • Boots
  • Ski Crampons (optional)
  • Sunglasses & Goggles
  • Sun Screen & Lip Balm
  • Head Lamp with Spare Batteries
  • Toilet Paper or, preferably, a WAG Bag.
  • Camera (optional)
  • Ipod (optional)

Snow Safety Equipment:

  • Helmet (Optional)
  • 3-Antenna Digital Transceiver
  • Shovel & Probe


  • Reusable lunch bag
  • Water Bottle and/or Thermos (1L min)
  • Personal Snacks (Optional)
  • Lunch for day #1
  • Any beer, wine, pop or other such beverages you may want during the trip

Missing Something?

If you don’t want to travel with all your ski equipment or don’t have some of the gear there are some options. Depending on the item we may have something that will work otherwise there are a number of local companies that rent touring equipment.

  • Upgrade to Single Occupancy Nook Room $99.00
  • Upgrade to a Standard Queen $199.00
  • Upgrade to a Superior Queen Room $299.00
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment - 4 Day Rental $79.00

Activities and Add-Ons for this Course

Upgrade to Single Occupancy Nook Room

Upgrade to a single occupancy nook room with a queen bed.

Upgrade to a Standard Queen

Upgrade from a Twin Nook room to a Standard Queen room. A much larger room with a great view and a single queen bed.

Upgrade to a Superior Queen Room

Upgrade from the Nook Twin room to a larger room with a small balcony, ensuite bathroom and single queen bed.

Avalanche Safety Equipment - 4 Day Rental

This rental kit includes: Transceiver, Probe & Shovel as well as an optional Ski Touring Backpack.

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