Camp Highlights

  • Our Asulkan-based powder camp is back for 2019!
  • Choose between a week or weekend format
  • Stay at 2100m elevation in the heart of the alpine
  • Food is portered to the hut to reduce backpack loads

Dates & price

5 day iteration (Mon - Fri)

  •  18th - 22nd February
  • $1,450 + Tax / Person

3 day iteration (Fri - Sun)

  • 15th - 17th February
  • 1st - 3rd March
  • $795 + Tax / Person

Smartwool supports our Powder Program and we thank them for their assistance.

Experience Terrain Usually Reserved for Heli-Accessed Lodges

Rogers Pass is one of the undoubted capitals of North American ski touring. The sheer amount of powder, vertical and terrain types makes it a must-do destination for those with prior backcountry experience looking to push it to the next level. 

Due to popular demand, this year we will be running TWO powder camps to Rogers Pass! For more advanced backcountry skiers and/or those who have visited the Pass before, the Asulkan edition offers you the chance to stay at high altitude each night and tackle some more challenging objectives. It is available in two formats: Mon-Fri (for those looking to spend a week in the area) and Fri-Sun (for those looking for a quick extended-weekend powder fix). Those with less backcountry skiing experience should consider our Wheeler Edition.

Let us take care of the food, accommodation and guiding arrangements and join us on this true ACC Adventure this winter!

Camp Objectives

The Asulkan Cabin is located at the head of the Asulkan Valley at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, and has a roughly 3-5 hour approach (potentially longer with fresh snow).

Classic objectives from the hut include: The Seven Steps of Paradise, Paradise, Asulkan Pass, Pterodactyl, Sapphire Col and the Dome Glacier.

Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 
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  • Day 1: Meet at 7am PST at the Rogers Pass Visitor Centre where those who need to can pick up their permits. After an orientation from the guide, you will travel up to the Asulkan Cabin and hopefully have some extra time for turns/moderate objectives en route or upon arrival at the hut.
  • Days 2-4: Each morning will see the group setting off early for one of the classic objectives of the upper Asulkan Valley. Our guides will select which objectives to target based on conditions, weather and group input.
  • Day 5: You will enjoy a fifth and final day of Rogers Pass powder before returning to your vehicles and debriefing with your guide. We aim to try finish the day around 5pm at the latest to give people time to return home that night. 
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Is this Camp For Me?
Intermediate - Advanced
This camp is designed for skiers with more advanced ability and/or more experience of the region than our Rogers Pass Wheeler Edition.

The following are essential for your enjoyment of this camp:
- Advanced level of fitness
- Confident downhill ski abilities in variable snow conditions (powder, icy, crust etc.) on the equivalent of blue (intermediate)/black (advanced) runs at the ski hill
- Familiarity with avalanche transceivers (AST 1 or equivalent minimum, AST 2 or equivalent preferred)
- Several years of experience ski touring or splitboarding

If you have any concerns about your suitability for this camp, please contact the office before registering. If you don't think you meet these requirements, our Rogers Pass Powder - Wheeler Edition is an excellent alternative.
Food, Accommodation and Guiding

Food

Evenings will be spent enjoying great food, socializing in cozy hut surroundings and resetting for the next day’s skiing. Food supplies will be carried in by porter to reduce pack weights and increase the quality and enjoyment of skiing and there will be a mix of lightweight but nutritious backpacking meals and snacks to keep you properly fuelled and hydrated for your adventure. All of our food is provided by specialized backcountry caterers based out of the Bow Valley. Check out our sample menu for full details of catering on ACC Adventures camps and courses.

Accommodation

In the Asulkan hut (elevation 2100m), you can look forward to spectacular views over the valley and less time spent travelling to and from the alpine. This makes successful ascents of many of the higher altitude objectives in the valley much more likely and convenient.The hut is a beautiful panabode-style building which sleeps 10- your group will be on their own! The stove, lighting and heat are all fuelled by propane. Both huts are stocked with cooking and eating utensils as well as sleeping pads.

Guiding

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.

  • I give the camp 4 out of 4 for overall camp experience!
  • Highlight of the camp was the powder skiing and excellent guiding.
  • The staff were very patient with all my questions, and I feel that I learnt a lot.
  • I really liked the group, everyone was nice and friendly and the location was beautiful.
- Past Rogers Pass Powder Camp Participants-

Adventure Map

More information

  Email us
   403 678 3200 ext. 213

   Gear list

Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

  • 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

Cancellation policy and travel Insurance

Please be sure to review our cancellation policy before registering for ACC Adventures:
 
Cancellation Policy
We sell Tugo® Travel Insurance suitable for both ACC Adventures and personal trips

Travel Insurance


Included WITH YOUR CAMP FEE

  • Low-ratio professional guiding by certified ACMG ski guides
  • Accommodation at the sought-after Asulkan Hut
  • All group gear 
  • All meals starting with dinner on day 1
  • Portered food drop to reduce backpack loads
  • Parks Canada Wilderness Pass

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.
  • Personal gear (see gear list)
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 1, dinner on final day

Your Guides

Doug Latimer

Doug has 20 years of guiding experience behind him as an ACMG ski guide and an ACMG apprentice rock guide. As well as his private guiding he has spent a number of years working for the UoC where he taught a range of instructional programs in avalanche training, crevasse rescue and backcountry ski and ski mountaineering. He also somehow finds time to run a multimedia production company! In 2019, we are excited to announce Doug will be joining us as our on-staff winter guide; the perfect guy to take care of our Intro To, avalanche safety and other ski courses. 


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