Camp Highlights

  • Visit one of our most in-demand backcountry ski huts
  • Choose between a 5 day or 3 day camp
  • Prime dates all but guarantee champagne powder 
  • Food is portered to the hut to reduce backpack loads

Dates & price

5 day iteration (Mon - Fri)

  •  17th - 21st Feb, 2020
  • $1,575 per person

3 day iteration (Fri - Sun)

  •  14th-16th Feb 2020
  •  28th Feb-1st Mar, 2020
  • $895 per person

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

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. And this guided, fully-catered camp takes you to the hut which allows you to fully maximize this potential - the Asulkan Cabin. 

This year we are offering our Asulkan Powder Camp in five day (Monday to Friday) and three day (Friday to Sunday) formats to suit your appetite and 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 knowledgable guides will allow you get the most out of your visit. What's more, we'll arrange for high quality, backcountry-specific food to be portered up to the hut so you can put your energy into skiing rather than carrying a heavy pack.

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!

Camp Objectives

An objective in its own right, the Asulkan Cabin is located at the head of the Asulkan Valley in Glacier National Park. The 3-5 hour approach (potentially longer with fresh snow) take you up almost 1000m in elevation and sees you travelling through complex avalanche terrain.

Once settled at the hut, some of the classic nearby objectives include:

  • The Seven Steps of Paradise
  • Asulkan Pass
  • Pterodactyl
  • Sapphire Col
  • Dome Glacier
  • Tree Triangle (for bad weather days)
Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 
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  • Day 1: Meeting time will be at 7:50am PST (Vancouver, Revelstoke), which is 8:50 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 Asulkan Cabin and, conditions permitting, have some extra time for turns/moderate objectives en route or upon arrival at the hut.
  • Day 2 (and 3 and 4 for our longer program): 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 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 the Asulkan valley. 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. 
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Is this Camp For Me?
Intermediate - Advanced
This camp is designed for experienced backcountry skiers with intermediate to advanced ability.

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
- Experience and training in avalanche companion rescue (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 Wheeler Powder Camp 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 an incredible sense of isolation and spectacular views over the valley. The location removes the need to travel to and from the alpine each day making successful ascents of many of the higher altitude objectives in the valley more likely. The hut is a beautiful panabode style building which sleeps 10 so your group will have whole facility to yourself. 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.

  • The other participants were a terrific group of people who were very welcoming, safe, and fun.
  • There was lots of very tasty food for all the meals and the snacks were delicious. It was so nice to have the food brought to the hut by porter - thank you for making that a part of the trip costs.
  • Doug Latimer is an incredible ambassador for the ACC, the environment and an active lifestyle. His professionalism is outstanding and he quickly developed a rapport with each group member and grew us into a 'team'.
- 2019 Asulkan edition Participants -

Adventure Map

More information

  Email us
   403 678 3200 ext. 213

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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

  • Guiding by ACMG ski guides at a maximum ratio of 5:1
  • Accommodation at the sought-after Asulkan Hut
  • All group gear (ropes, emergency equipment etc.)
  • Meals starting with dinner on day 1
  • Portered food drop at the hut to reduce backpack loads
  • Parks Canada Wilderness Pass (for overnight stays in National Parks)

Participants Must Provide

  • Transportation to and from Rogers Pass
  • 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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