Rogers Pass Powder Camp 2018

Dates & Price

  • Adventure Dates: January 28 - February 1, 2018
  • Adventure Rates: $TBD
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.

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, this camp may be just what you’re looking for.

This is an ACC backcountry powder skiing camp based out of the Wheeler Hut in Rogers Pass. The Wheeler Hut is a quick half-hour ski in from the road, which makes it the perfect base camp for exploring this world-class backcountry ski destination. The Wheeler Hut provides great access to many great ski lines in the area. This translates to less driving 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.

New this year – splitboarding!

One of our groups will be led by an ACMG certified splitboarder. This will allow the group to explore more splitboard-friendly terrain and find awesome split runs. The experienced guide will be on hand to answer questions about riding technique, transitions, and gear.

Space for the splitboard section is very limited – register soon!

Hut-based comfort in the heart of Rogers Pass

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 hut is very comfortable with two wood stoves and propane lighting. Spend the evenings socializing in a cozy, friendly atmosphere.

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
  • Days 2-4 – Explore new areas. Tour, wander, explore, ski. Repeat.
  • Day 5 – Ski day and then make your way back to the highway

Gear, Food, Lodging

Included:

  • Professional Guiding throughout the camp
  • Accommodation at A.O. Wheeler Hut
  • All meals for the duration of the course
  • 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 to the day’s skiing objectives.
  • Meals not covered in the camp
  • 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 equipment and avalanche transceivers are essential for your enjoyment. Participants should be able to ski the equivalent of blue runs in backcountry conditions with a daypack.

 

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 Rogers Pass Powder Camp participant

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

– past Rogers Pass Powder Camp participant

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

– past Rogers Pass Powder Camp participant

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

– past Rogers Pass Powder Camp participant

Rogers Pass Powder Camp Staff

Guides TBD.