Rogers Pass in the Selkirk Mountains of BC is known as North America’s best backcountry ski touring destination. The snow quality is great and reliable, the scenery is spectacular, and there are endless opportunities for long descents, tree skiing and cruising big glacier runs.
Join Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures for a Rogers Pass ski holiday and experience 3 days in powder paradise!
Rogers Pass is known as North America’s best backcountry skiing destination. The snow quality is reliable, the scenery is spectacular, and there are endless opportunities for long descents, tree skiing and cruising big glacier runs.
Our guides are very active at Rogers Pass and know the area well. Expect fresh tracks as your guide takes you to untouched powder gems! We will seek out the best snow and ski amazing trees, faces, and alpine runs.
The uptrack will be smooth and easy and the pace just right. Depending on the groups’ preferences, we can ski mountaineer, glacier ski, ski couloirs, yo-yo ski or do very scenic tours.
Golden’s TravelLodge provides comfortable accommodation and access doesn’t get any better. This can be arranged with additional cost for the night prior to the trip start.
Meeting time and location: Visitor Centre in Rogers Pass, BC at 9:00 am PST (10:00 am MST)
Please discuss with the office carpooling options with your guide or other guests.
This is a three-day ski trip. Expect reasonably early mornings and long days of amazing skiing.
Over the three days your guide will seek out the best skiing and terrain for your group, depending on conditions.
Rogers Pass has something for everyone – ski mountaineering, glacier skiing, couloirs, scenic tours and tree-skiing.
Food is not included however we can arrange backcountry catering upon request. $40 per person per day.
Accommodation included at the Alpine Club of Canada A.O Wheeler Hut. A short 2 km ski in from the parking lot.
Transportation is not included but car-pooling is recommended and can be arranged from Canmore.
We strongly recommend you purchase insurance for Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation and Adventure Sports Coverage (some backcountry adventures are excluded from coverage).
Emergency Evacuation and Medical Insurance
This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by your provincial health plan (except ambulance/air ambulance transport). We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance.
Emergency evacuation insurance is compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.
Trip Cancellation Insurance
To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.
Our recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com who can be reached via the following:
All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and are exclusive of a 5% tax (GST). Prices are subject to change. Guide gratuities are not included in fees.
Full payment is required at time of registration. Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA through our online payment portal. We also accept credit card payment over the phone, bank transfer and cash.
Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.
Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.
Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability. *Does not apply to First Aid and Wilderness First Aid courses.
Late Arrival Policy
Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Tours leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.
Adventures Cancellation Policy
Half Day and Full Day Programs
**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).
1-2 Day Courses
3+ Day Courses
**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.
Minors (under the age of 18 for our courses based in Alberta and 19 for those based in BC) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where the parents/legal guardian are not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well as must sign a waiver and have their parents or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.
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