The Alpine Club of Canada

Rogers Pass Powder- Wheeler

A Skiing Experience Normally Reserved for Heli-Accessed Lodges

Rogers Pass is one of the undoubted capitals of North American ski touring thanks to its reliable powder, massive vertical and varied terrain types. This guided and catered camp give you the chance to fully experience the world class touring out of Wheeler Hut. With plenty of touring straight from the door to enjoy and with close access back to the highway, you will always be able to travel to the best snow available. 

This year we are offering our Wheeler Powder Camp on a prime weekend (Friday to Monday) to  accommodate for your busy schedule. The spectacular, high altitude location of the hut will allow you to tackle some of Rogers Pass’s more involved ski mountaineering objectives and our knowledgeable guides will allow you get the most out of your visit. 

Our Rogers Pass Powder Camps are always some of our most popular so let us take the stress out of your Rogers Pass experience this winter and register early to avoid disappointment!

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FEBRUARY 21ST-24TH, 2025

Price: $1600+ TAX

Before registering, please review our Waivers and Liability page.


Please try to register online before calling. If you are having issues please try to have your emergency contact information and course questionnaire filled out before calling.

OR Call: (403)-678-3200 ext 213

Backcountry Skiing Hazards

  • Avalanche
      • Avalanches can occur in the terrain you will be entering. Caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain  
    What are the risks
      • Anyone caught in a avalanche is at risk of personal injury, death, and or property damage or loss
    Hazard Mitigation
    • Our ACMG certified guides have experience and training to manage this risk
    • Daily risk assessment processes
    • Guest training
  • Terrain
      • Cornices
      • Crevasses
      • Trees, tree wells, and tree stumps
      • Cliffs
      • Creeks
      • Rocks and Boulders
      • Variable and difficult snow conditions
      • Impact or collision with other persons or objects
      • Encounters with domestic or wild animals
      • Loss of balance or control
      • Becoming lost or separated from the group
      • Slips, trips, and falls
    Hazard Mitigation
    • Our ACMG certified guides have experience and training to manage this risk
    • Radios and/or other communication devices
  • Boots and Binding systems
    • Even when set up correctly, a ski binding might not release during every fall or may release unexpectedly. The ski boot/binding system is no guarantee that the skier will not be injured. Non-DIN-certified bindings, such as pin/tech bindings, present a higher risk of pre-release and/or injury as they are not designed to the same safety standards as a DIN-certified alpine binding.
    • Unlike alpine ski boot/binding systems, snowboard and some telemark boot/binding systems are not designed or intended to release and will not release under normal circumstances. Using such a system increases the risk of injury and/or death when caught in an avalanche.
  • Communication, rescue, and medical treatment
      • Communication can be difficult and in the event of an accident rescue and treatment may not be available
      • Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment or transportation out of the field,
      • Alpine weather conditions can be extreme and change rapidly without warning making travel by helicopter, snowmobile, snowcat, dangerous
      • If an injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow
    Hazard Mitigation
    • Your guide is trained in both backcountry first-aid and rescue techniques
    • Emergency response plans
    • Satellite communication tools
  • Other
      • Slips trips and falls indoor or outdoor
      • Infectious disease contracted via direct or indirect contact, including but not limited to influenza or Covid-19
      • Equipment failure
      • Negligence of other persons, including other guests
      • Negligence of the guide Including failure to to take reasonable steps to safeguard or protect you from or warn you of risk, dangers, hazards, oh participating in ACC activities
    Hazard Mitigation
    • Your guide is trained in both backcountry first-aid and rescue techniques
    • Satellite communication tools

The aproach to Wheeler hut is typically done in under an hour, leaving more time for the skiing in the first day! Once settled at the hut, some of the classic nearby objectives include:

  • Avalanche Crest
  • Perley Rock
  • Lookout Col
  • and many more!
  • Day 1: Meeting time will be at 7:50 AM PST (Vancouver, Revelstoke), which is 8:50 AM MST (Calgary, Golden) at the Rogers Pass Visitor Centre. Those who need to can pick up their permits and if the group is interested, you will get an orientation from the guide and/or Parks Canada staff on the area and how the winter permit system works. You will then travel up to the Wheeler Hut and, conditions permitting, have some extra time for turns/moderate objectives upon arrival at the hut.
  • Day 2  & 3: Each morning will see the group setting off early for one of the classic objectives of Rodgers Pass. Our guides will select which objectives to target based on conditions, weather and group input the night before. If conditions are favourable you can expect to reach a ski mountaineering objective with beautiful views, before enjoying powder right back to the doorstep of the hut.
  • Final Day: Conditions permitting you will enjoy a final morning of Rogers Pass powder before skiing back down to your cars. Upon returning to your vehicles you will have an opportunity to debrief the camp with your guide. We aim to try finish the day around 5pm at the latest to give people time to return home that night. 

This camp is designed for experienced backcountry skiers with intermediate ability.

The following are essential for your enjoyment of this camp:
– Advanced level of fitness
– Confident downhill ski abilities in variable snow conditions with a backpack (powder, icy, crust etc.) on the equivalent of blue (intermediate)/black (advanced) runs at the ski hill
– Experience and training in avalanche companion rescue (AST 1 or equivalent minimum, AST 2 or equivalent preferred)
– At least 1 year of experience ski touring or splitboarding

If you have any concerns about your suitability for this camp, please contact the office before registering. 


To keep the cost of this trip as low as possible we are not providing food. If you are looking to get some high quality backcountry food we highly recommend checking out Peak Eats in Canmore!


In the Wheeler hut, you can look forward to a classic log cabin to rest between your days in the Rodgers pass area.  Spacious with a well stocked kitchen make Wheeler hut your basecamp for an unforgettable trip. 


Our ACMG certified ski or full mountain guides will ensure your adventure is both safe and enjoyable. Our guides will be welcome to answering questions about the region as well as everything from ski technique to gear.

The ACC hires guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Visit the ACMG website to learn more about what they do!

Gear and Rentals

Don’t have everything on the gear list (found on the right hand side of this webpage)? We recommend heading to Gear Up in Canmore to grab any items your might be missing. To ensure availability of items call ahead to book. ACC members get a 10% discount.



Jonas grew up ski touring and hiking in the Rocky Mountains around Jasper, AB, and has always found joy in exploring the mountains.   He has a broad background of experience, having worked with the Whistler Ski patrol, Squamish Search and Rescue, the Coast/Chilcotin highway avalanche forecasting program, as a ski guide for multiple operations, and most recently as part of the Parks Canada Visitor Safety Program.  He is a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association, and an IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide.  When not working, he can be found exploring the hills around his home in Golden, BC, or trying to keep up with his two kids at the local ski hill.

We sell Tugo® Travel Insurance suitable for both ACC Adventures and personal trips:


  • 4 days of professional guiding at max 6:1 ratios by certified ACMG ski guides
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Wheeler hut
  • All Group Gear (ropes, emergency equipment, etc.)
  • Parks Canada Wilderness Pass (for overnight stays in National Parks)


  • Transportation to and from Rogers Pass
  • All Meals and Drinks
  • Personal gear (see gear list)


  • Local Knowledge – based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
  • Dedicated resources – full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
  • Not-for-profit – any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community