Rogers Pass Backcountry
Types: Ski and Snowboarding, Ski Lodge, Touring
THE Canadian ski touring mecca, harbouring some of the best runs in North America
Next Course:Leaving Mar 4 2024 from $1,599.00
Rogers Pass Backcountry
Rogers Pass is a name synonymous with deep pow and long descents. There’s an unparalleled amount of soft snow, a longer than usual season and majestic mountains and glaciers, all of which makes this area one of the best backcountry ski spots in the world. The Pass has a huge amount of ski potential, but it’s not without its risks. The area is prone to avalanches, as is evidenced by the frequent highway closures, so you will want one of our knowledgeable ACMG certified guides to show you the way to safely enjoy in this backcountry skiing wonderland.
Location & Access:
Rogers Pass is found in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia between the small mountain towns of Golden and Revelstoke. The skiing is accessed off the Trans-Canada highway making access quite easy, in a way. There is a Winter Permit System in affect in the area because of the extensive avalanche control system used to protect the highway and railway. It's actually the world’s largest mobile avalanche control program. These permits are used to ensure that ski tourers and splitboarders don't enter areas where avalanche control is planned. But not to worry, you guide will navigate this system for you.
For this 4-day trip we plan to base ourselves out of the Asulkan Hut in the heart of Rogers Pass, arguably one of the best situated ski touring huts in North America. The 10 person hut is hidden up high in the alpine, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Selkirk Mountains and acres of amazing powder. There are numerous ski touring objects right out the door including the ultra-classic Forever Young Couloir. Let us show you the secret backcountry power stashes and amazing big mountain lines that only the locals know about!
Who’s this trip for:
This 4-Day Rogers Pass ski touring trip is ideal for anyone from intermediate to advanced skiers and split boarders. We will have two guides on the trip so we can have different groups tackling different objectives or go out as a group with the option of different length days. You will want to be reasonably fit with the ability to travel for 6-8 hours per day and have some backcountry touring experience. No formal avalanche training is necessary but it is an asset.
Waiver & Risk Management:
As you know, outdoor activities involve numerous hazards including, but not limited to, avalanches, crevasses, rockfall, slips and falls, equipment failure, poor weather, etc. And while we do our best to anticipate and mitigate these hazards we cannot completely eliminate them. So, as with anything fun, you will be required to sign our Participant Release to take part in one of our courses or trips.
Custom Dates Available
March 4th to 7th, 2024
Deposit Required: $500.00
|Group Size||8 persons|
- 7:30am: meet in Revelstoke to sign waivers and get organized
- 7:45am: Drive up the highway to the Rogers Pass Area
- 4:30pm: Back in Revelstoke for a burger and beer
This general itinerary may change slightly depending on the group and the specific area we’re going to. You will get a confirmation email with all the logistics from your guide.