Rogers Pass Powder - Wheeler

A Skiing Experience Normally Reserved for Heli-Accessed Lodges

Rogers Pass Powder - Wheeler

A Skiing Experience Normally Reserved for Heli-Accessed Lodges

Ski World Class Lines In Rogers Pass

Relax In A Cozy Log Cabin Each Night

Is This Camp For You?

Intermediate

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.
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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. This guided and catered camp gives 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. 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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Jonas Hoke
Jonas grew up ski touring and hiking in the Rocky Mountains around Jasper, AB, and has always found joy...
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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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Jonas Hoke
Jonas grew up ski touring and hiking in the Rocky Mountains around...
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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 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

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-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 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.

Food, Accommodation and Rentals

Food

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!

Accommodation

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.

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 Wheeler hut
  • All Group Gear (ropes, emergency equipment, etc.)
  • Parks Canada Wilderness Pass (for overnight stays in National Parks)

Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Rogers Pass
  • All Meals and Drinks
  • 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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