KOOTENAY SECRET STASH
All winter long we will be organizing trips to some of the best ski and split-board touring venues the Kootenays and Western Canada has to offer!
The Trips: These are generally custom trips with small groups, often 1:1 to 6:1, guest/ guide ratio. These trips are usually 2-7 days long, venue pendant.
Huts: We will often stay at local mountaineering cabins to base our trips from. Many of the smaller mountaineering cabins are well off the “beaten trail” and are not well known to the general public. These mountaineering cabins located throughout our area provide great access for day touring in some of the more remote areas of the BC Province. These backcountry huts vary in comforts. Some are very comfortable and well serviced while others are certainly more rustic and simple. It is impressive how many great mountaineering cabins are located in BC and Western Canada and how many are not well known. These backcountry cabins are generally managed by clubs and organizations such as the Alpine Club of Canada, Backcountry Lodges of BC, local mountaineering clubs, BC Parks and privately run parties. Let us share with you some of these great venues we have been finding over the years.
Access: Many of these smaller backcountry huts are accessed by “touring in”, while others require a short lift with a helicopter or snowmobile.
Skill Level: This is a custom trip! We can accommodate people who are looking to try ski touring for the first time and are unsure of how to use the gear or how big of a day they can “put-in”. We are also very happy to accommodate seasoned skiers who want to crush some vert and target big lines. Or maybe you have been ski touring and mountaineering for a long time and have lot’s of experience but you prefer to have a guide show you the best line and be there for your support. Newbies, hardcore and the worn are all welcome!
Terrain: BC and Western Canada have terrain for everyone and all skill levels. Let us know what you may be looking for and we will suggest several venues that would fit your appetite. Mid-winter we tend to ski more in the treed glades and sub-alpine bowls. Come spring we typically look to higher elevations and ski more in the alpine and on the glaciers. So whether you are looking for steep chutes, pillow lines and technical featured terrain or big open bowls, mellow glades with waist-deep hippy POW we have a zone for you!
Contact us and we will work with you to build a custom backcountry experience and explore the Kootenay Secret Stash!