Rogers Pass Powder Camp 2017

Dates & Price

  • Adventure Dates: January 28 - February 1, 2017
  • Adventure Rates: $1,450 + tax
  • Information Package: Download Info Pack
The Rogers Pass Powder Camp is part of the ACC's annual Powder Program which is sponsored by our partner Smartwool. Smartwool's support allows us to keep costs of our Powder Program camps and courses low as well as provide Smartwool product to all of the program's participants. We thank them for their support.

Camp is now FULL

Check out our Wapta Traverse for an alternate winter adventure idea!

Awesome five-day, hut-based ski camp deep in Rogers Pass

Photo by David Petrik

Photo by David Petrik – Going to find some turns

If you’ve always wanted to try skiing the legendary Rogers Pass Powder or if you’ve been thinking of getting a bit further into the backcountry to ski the terrain in the Asulkan Valley, this camp may be just what you’re looking for.

This is an ACC backcountry powder skiing camp based out of the Wheeler Hut + Asulkan Cabin in Roger’s Pass. The Wheeler Hut is a quick half-hour ski in from the road, then a 3 to 5 hours of skiing from here up to Asulkan Cabin. Both areas provide great access to many great ski lines a short distance away. This translates to less approach time each day and more time spent shredding Rogers Pass powder. The camp is guided by ACMG ski guides so you’ll be getting the most out of every ski day with the peace of mind that comes from skiing with professional guides. Young’s Peak, the Steps of Paradise, Dome Glacier, Asulkan Glacier, Sapphire Col and the Pterodactyl are a few spots accessible from the Asulkan Hut.

Stand over the valley with a million dollar view

Due to the hut-based nature of the camp, participants will be able to take each day at their own speed and get in as much skiing as conditions permit. Participants will be able to choose between short days, long days or days of complete relaxation in the hut. The huts are very comfortable with either a wood stove or propane heating and lighting. Spend the evenings drinking in the views of the Rogers Pass area.

Slider pictures by David Petrik, Jen Olson and Monte Johnson

Camp Itinerary

Asulkan Valley 2

Looking up Asulkan Valley – Click to Enlarge

  • Day 1 – Meet at the Rogers Pass Visitors Centre at 8amMST/7am PST, ski into the Wheeler Hut
  • Day 2 – Explore a new area
  • Day 3 – Ski up to the Asulkan hut
  • Day 4 – Tour, wander, explore, ski
  • Day 5 – Ski and then make your way down the Asulkan Valley back to the highway

Gear, Food, Lodging

Included:

  • Professional Guiding throughout the camp
  • Accommodation at A.O. Wheeler Hut and Asulkan Cabin
  • All meals beginning with lunch on Day 1 and ending with lunch on Day 5
  • National Park Wilderness Pass
  • Porter for food drop
  • All group gear

Participants must provide:

  • Transportation to and from Rogers Pass. Participants will be expected to use their own vehicles and carpool.
  • Meals not covered in the camp (breakfast on Day 1, dinner on Day 5)
  • Personal gear (see equipment list in Info Pack)
  • A National Parks vehicle pass

Level of Difficulty

This camp is designed for skiers with prior knowledge of backcountry skiing. An advanced level of fitness, confident downhill ski abilities in variable snow conditions including deep powder, and familiarity with avalanche transceivers are essential for your enjoyment.

 

From past Camp participants

Photo by David Petrik

Photo by David Petrik – Always on the move

I give the camp 4 out of 4 for overall camp experience!

– past Asulkan camp participant

Highlight of the camp was the powder skiing and excellent guiding.

– past Asulkan camp participant

The staff were very patient with all my questions, and I feel that I learnt a lot.

– past Asulkan camp participant

I really liked the group, everyone was nice and friendly and the location was beautiful.

– past Asulkan camp participant

More Powder Program camps and courses - Presented by Smartwool

Winter in Canada’s mountains means powder skiing and the ACC knows the terrain. Whether you’re looking to get skills and get up to speed, or looking for the trip of a lifetime, you’ll find it here. Join us!

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Rogers Pass Powder Camp 2017 Staff

  • Dave Healey2

    Dave Healey

    Dave was born Burns Lake, B.C., raised in Keremeos, B.C., now resides in the mountains of Revelstoke, B.C.  Dave is obviously in love with B.C., but also likes to explore & appreciate other mountain ranges of the world.
    Dave has worked in the mountains since 1991, starting with the Rockies around Lake Louise, then slowly moving west following the setting sun.  He has been guiding for 10 years now throughout the ranges of B.C. and the North Island of New Zealand.  He also spends the summers guiding Canada’s finest young folk on the glaciers of the Wapta Icefield, and is well acquainted with the Alpine Club hut system there.  In the quiet season, he swings a hammer as a carpenter.
    ‘Mountains are where I discover people.  I like the mountains (they are my first mistress), but the real joy is exploring, discovering & creating memorable adventures with others.  I didn’t come here to escape, but rather to immerse myself in the core values of admirable humanity.’

  • nancy Miller

    Nancy Miller

    Nancy grew up on an organic grain farm in Saskatchewan, after high school she moved to Calgary and attended Mount Royal University where she took a Bachelor of Eco-tourism and Outdoor Leadership. This is where her love of the mountains grew and she followed her heart out to Canmore. She spent a few summers white water raft guiding, and is now a full time ski bum and ski patrols at Sunshine Village. Nancy spends her weekends in the winter ski touring and in the summer rock climbing and mountain biking. Nancy likes the colour pink.