Rogers Pass and Wheeler Hut 2018
One doesn't often hear about spring skiing in Rogers Pass but I go every year and it is exceptional! April has stable avalanche conditions, powder skiing on north aspects and corn skiing on the sunny slopes. Long days enable us to do the big tours to glaciers, cols and summits. Add in a rustic log cabin experience at the Wheeler Hut and you have the makings for a great 4-day ski trip!
We start the trip by meeting at the information centre at the summit of Rogers Pass. From there we have the option to ski in 10 different valleys. We pick one and go! At the end of the ski day we take our gear into Wheeler Hut, which is an easy 20 minute flat ski. We set up there for the next three days.
We may encounter a variety of skiing types. On past trips we have had stormy days skiing powder in the trees, bluebird days on glaciers, steep corn snow runs, and ridge walks to summits. I can't guarantee what we will get but I guarantee a fun time on your skis!
From the Wheeler Hut we can ski into three different zones: the Illecillewaet or Asulkan valleys or the Avalanche Crest area. There are several fantastic tours we can do. Some of the classics include Avalanche Crest, the Sir Donald basin, Perly Rock, Lookout Col, Youngs Peak, Sapphire Col and the Dome Glacier. In addition there are tree skiing and low elevation runs if we get stormy powder days, like the Tree Triangle or Mushroom People.
The Nitty Gritty
You need to be an experienced and strong skier both uphill and down. Be prepared to ski powder in the trees, on steep open slopes, and be able to climb up to 1500 m a day. If you have some backcountry skiing experience, can ski a black diamond run on the ski hill, and have a regular fitness routine you should be able to have fun on this trip!
April 13-16, 2018 (4 days of skiing)
C$950, plus 5% GST tax. This includes guiding, food, and hut accommodation.