Ski Trip

Backcountry Base Camp

Imagine a remote backcountry ski destination just for you and your friends... As we seem to yearn for more and more remoteness from the ski resort's maddening crowds, we get to explore more new areas to serve as our backcountry playgrounds.  We will be setting up camp in a new area in the Sea to Sky for one week a month for backcountry ski and board base camp trips.

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Remote, Wild, Epic

Each week will have its own goals and styles of terrain but expect over the course of 4 days to have opportunities to lead objectives and receive direct feedback and guidance from the guides. Not only do we want you to have the most fun ski trip ever but to leave feeling educated and empowered to get after it more!

We will be camping just above treeline in a comfy tent town set up, logging big days, and exploring our backyard.

Terrain

Open bowls, Glades, Pillows, Alpine Faces, and Couloirs.

Favorite Runs

Pykett Peak, Jimmy Jimmy

Elevations

900m - 2600m

 

Length

4 days

Price

$1950 per person

Location

Journeyman Lodge

Season

Difficulty

Intermediate Expert

Guest / Guide Ratio

6:1

Includes

  • 4-day guided skiing with ACMG guide
  • Heli drop/Pick up
  • Pre-trip logistics and Altus concierge support
  • All meals on the trip
  • Base camp set up

Does Not Include

  • Avalanche Rescue Equipment
  • Ski Touring Gear
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel/trip cancelation insurance
  • Transportation to/from heli
  • Personal camping equipment

Backcountry base camp is a great trip for any backcountry skier or snowboarder who has logged a minimum of 20 days touring, is comfortable riding black diamond runs, and has a willingness to experience backcountry camping.

  • 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)

Feb. 18 - 21, 2023
$2299 / person per person + GST
Feb. 21 - 24, 2023
$2299 / person per person + GST
Mar. 11 - 14, 2023
$2299 / person per person + GST
Custom dates are available
per person + GST

The Skiing

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

The Terrain

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

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