Our women’s ski program has been a long standing tradition at the ACC; offering an opportunity to explore the Rockies by skis in a way that few get the opportunity to.
In an effort to create more opportunities for gender-oppressed populations, we welcome all non-binary folks to join us on this adventure. Please contact the office if you have any concerns about this course being right for you. The Women & Non-Binary Ski week will be run in the Rockies and at the beautiful Hi Castle Mountain Wilderness.
This is the perfect base for a week of fantastic skiing with the Icefield Parkway, Little Yoho and Highway 93 South all on the doorstep.
Build your confidence, meet lifelong ski buddies, and have adventures that you’ll be talking about for years to come on our 2023 Women & Non-Binary Ski Camp!
JULY: 7TH – 9TH, 2023
AUGUST: 4TH – 6TH, 2023
Price: $800 + TAX
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
This camp is traditionally heavy on instruction with learning topics including:
With this year’s camp being in March, there will be a huge number of potential ski objectives ranging from moderate ski mountaineering ascents (Mt. Whymper, Mt. Field, Crowfoot Mountain), through to steep couloir skiing (Bell Couloir, Crowfoot Couloir) and beautiful classic tours (Surprise Pass, Dolomite Circuit). Finger crossed there’ll be plenty of powder turns too!
This camp is designed for women and non-binary individuals with some backcountry skiing experience. You must have a good level of fitness and be comfortable skiing the equivalent of blue/intermediate and black/advanced ski runs at downhill ski areas in variable conditions (powder, crust, icy etc.) We require participants to have a good level of fitness and familiarity with touring equipment and avalanche transceivers. Additionally, you must be able to ski in deep powder with a 13-17kg (30-40lb) pack for several hours. Participants will be expected to share in carrying group gear and their own lunch while on the camp.
If you have any concerns about your suitability for this camp please contact the office before registering.
With a communal kitchen on site, food will not be provided.
Accommodation for this camp is in the form of comfortable women’s dorms at the Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel. Communal bathrooms are available on site as well as a sauna and a homely lounge to relax, read or try your hand at pool.
In keeping with the nature of the camp, our highly experienced ACMG certified guides are all women! They will ensure your adventure is both safe and enjoyable as well as being open 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!
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.
“Thanks for helping me to reach such a stunning location. What I really enjoyed was picking up little bits of knowledge to do this kind of thing on my own. And the hut itself was everything I expected and more!”
“It was an introductory adventure, reasonably priced and went to a spectacular hut. I can understand why it was a hit!”
Erica has been working as a guide since 2005 and became Canada’s 11th Female IFMGA Mountain Guide in 2018. Born in the UK, she spent much of her childhood in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. She moved to Canada with her family in 1998 and fell in love with the mountains of Western Canada. Erica began her ski career as a Ski Patroller at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Wanting to share her passion for the mountains with other people led her to a career in guiding. These days Erica splits her time between guiding, playing in the mountains with friends, and hanging out with her daughter Grace. Erica has worked for a number of different guiding operations throughout the ranges of Western Canada. She loves guiding because she gets to spend time in beautiful places but also because of the people she meets and the experiences she gets to share with them.
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