Rogers Pass Powder - Asulkan

A Skiing Experience Normally Reserved for Heli-Accessed Lodges

Rogers Pass Powder - Asulkan

A Skiing Experience Normally Reserved for Heli-Accessed Lodges

Big Lines in Big Terrain

Easy Access To Peaks From Your Basecamp At 2100m

Is This Camp For You?

Intermediate

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 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)
  • 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 is an excellent alternative!

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Trip Description

Rogers Pass is one of the undoubted capitals of North American ski touring thanks to its reliable powder, massive vertical and varied terrain types. These guided, catered camps takes you to hut which allows you to fully maximize this potential – the Asulkan Cabin

This year we are offering our Asulkan 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. 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!

Guides

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Teresa Yau
Teresa Yau is an Ski Guide and Apprentice Alpine Guide and is currently pursuing the ACMG Mountain Guide...
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Teresa Yau
Teresa Yau is an Ski Guide and Apprentice Alpine Guide and is...
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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!

*Guiding Staff for a trip sometimes have to be swapped out due to unavoidable circumstances. In this event ACC staff with contact you as soon as possible to update you on any changes to trip staffing

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

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 Asulkan Cabin and, conditions permitting, have some extra time for turns/moderate objectives en route or upon arrival at the hut.
Day 2-3
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.

Food, Accommodation and Rentals

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 fueled and hydrated for your adventure. All of our food is provided by specialized backcountry caterers based out of the Bow Valley.

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.

Rentals

If you don't have everything on the gear list and aren't ready to invest in your own, there are many awesome local businesses that rent out all of the equipment you will need. Be sure to reserve your rentals ahead of time to make sure everything you need is available for you when you need it.

Coming from the Bow Valley? Check out Gear Up in Canmore. ACC members get 10% off all gear rentals!
  • Coming from Calgary? We recommend renting your gear from MEC, the University of Calgary Outdoors Center, or the Norseman.
  • Coming from the Revelstoke? Give Revelstoke Powder Rentals a try.

Included

  • 4 days of professional guiding at max 6:1 ratios by certified ACMG ski guides
  • 3 nights 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)

Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Rogers Pass
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Day 1
  • Personal gear (see gear list)

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Adventure Hazards

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

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