Mystery Creek Freeride Camp

Heli, Winter Camping, Freeride Camp

We personally consider Spring Skiing in the Coast Range the highlight of the year! And for our first spring trip we are heading to the rarely traveled Mystery Creek zone just north of Whistler, BC.  Since this area is accessed only by helicopter, we will have our pick of the area: big peaks, expansive glaciers and ski lines for weeks.

The focus of this trip is freeride skills in alpine terrain.  Over the course of 3 days participants will have opportunities to lead objectives and receive direct feedback and guidance from the Guides.

We will be camping just above tree line in a comfy tent town set up, logging big days and exploring this hard to reach ski gem.

The Goods

Length: 3 Days

Elevations: 1300m - 2400m

Terrain: Open bowls, alpine faces and couloirs.

Season: Scheduled Dates in Spring 2018

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 4:1

Favorite Runs: Currie South Face and Habachi Ridge.

The Skiing

As you travel north of Whistler the mountains seem to creep up in size, both in length of runs but also the expanse of the terrain. This area is best described as the Whistler Backcountry on steroids.  Big glacier runs, fun peaks to climb and ski and massive smooth alpine runs to make your legs burn.

Skiing Difficulty
Fitness Level
Mountain Experience

The Terrain

  • North Facing Alpine and Long South Facing Corn
  • 5 Major Valleys
  • 80% Alpine Terrain, 20% Trees
  • Bad Weather Skiing  option near Camp Site
  • Runs of up to 5000ft/1500m
  • Cruiser Alpine Runs to Steep Faces

Scheduled Trip Dates

April 6 - 8, 2018$1275 /person

All prices are CAD and subject to 5% sales tax

April 20 - 22, 2018$1275 /person

Custom Dates & Duration

Gear List

Hardware

• Ski touring skis, Skins, poles

• 40-50 litre backpack (something large enough to fit extra clothing, skins (6in x 2 x 3), a portion of the group food, and a portion of group gear)

• Avalanche beacon, probe, shovel

• Harness

• Crevasse kit (2 prussics, 2 locking biners, 2 non-locking biners) We can provide if necessary

• Ski crampons

Clothing

•Waterproof/breathable jacket and pants

• Lightweight breathable jacket and pants (for uphill skinning/climbing)

• Insulated jacket (synthetic insulated jacket is strongly recommended)

• Lightweight gloves for climbing/skinning

•Warm gloves

•Warm hats

• Balaclava or another type of neck warmer

• Base Layers

We personally recommend bringing a larger than a normal insulated jacket or an additional light jacket or vest to supplement your normal layering system. Down pants are also a fantastic treat on overnight trips.

Miscellaneous

• Sunglasses

• Goggles

• Sunscreen

• Sun hat

• Small personal ski repair kit (Phillips driver for snowboard bindings)

• Personal first aid, medication

• Camera + Headlamp

Camping gear

• Down booties for around camp

• Change of warm socks

• 4 season tent

• Winter sleeping bag (-15 to -30c)

• Sleeping pad, inflatable is recommended

• Personal toiletries

• Anything else to keep you comfortable and happy 🙂

What's Included

What's Included
8 day guided skiing with ACMG guide

Pre-trip logistics and Altus concierge support

Transportation to and from airport

Transportation during ski week

9-nights of accommodation

All breakfast

Lift tickets

One heck of a good time

Not Included
Not included: Lunch and dinner, Alcohol or additional beverages, flights to Japan, and travel insurance. For help booking flights or travel insurance, chat with our Concierge department
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
  • Intermediate ski ability (blue/black diamond runs)
  • Previous ski touring experience
  • Moderate fitness (ability to walk up while for 2- 4 hours)
  • Eagerness for adventure
  • Powder skiing experience (minimum 20 days)

Still Have Questions or Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he’s at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.

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