Upcoming Section Camps
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2020 Rocky Mountain Ski Camps
Every year, bookings are getting harder to get, so we feel very fortunate to have 3 ski camps booked for next year! Contact the individual camp managers below to get your application form.
NOTE: THREE ANTENNA TRANSCEIVERS and a minimum of AST2 are MANDATORY on all Rocky Mountain Section self guided, self catered ski weeks.
Week 1 – Hokkaido!! January 7 to 14, 2020
Yup, the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido is where all the cool kids go to ski because the powder is DEEP! We chose the second week of January because it has the best chances for mind blowing snow, and booked one of the top Japanese mountain guides, UIAA certified guide and life long Hokkaido resident Hirofumi Ishizaka. In addition to guiding us through the famous snorkel powder, Hiro will ensure that we get to sample authentic Japanese cuisine, accommodation and the ever popular onsens (that’s hot springs for you newbies). The itinerary features skiing on both ends of the island for a complete Hokkaido experience:
7 Jan 2020 Arriving at Chitose / Sapporo airport and drive to the central Hokkaido (Furano / Asahidake area) stay at Kamihoroso onsen, a Japanese style hotel up in the mountains.
8 Jan Ski touring at Furanodake and back to Kamihoroso.
9 Jan Ski touring at Tokachidake or skiing at Asahidake (depending on conditions) , stay at Kamihoroso
10 Jan Skiing Sandanyama and drive to Takashima ryokan. Takashima ryokan is on the coast of Japan sea and is famous for its amazing seafood. We will also get to enjoy hot springs and traditional Japanese feeling of this coastal town.
11 Jan Ski touring at Shirakabayama and move to Niseko ski area, where we will stay at Goshiki onsen ryokan. Goshiki onsen ryokan is a local and traditional mountain hot springs ryokan where local skiers have been staying for decades.
12 Jan Niseko United side country powder skiing with lifts, back to Goshiki onsen ryokan.
13 Jan Yoteizan, volcanic shape mountain (looks like Mt. Fuji) ski touring, dinner at restaurant at Niseko.
14 Jan Move to our hotel in Niseko for a couple of optional extra skiing days
The option exists to stay longer in the Niseko area after the guided portion of the trip to enjoy lift accessible powder or slack country. The price of the trip is 230,000 Japanese Yen (C$2,800 at today’s exchange rates) and includes: transportation, local guide service, accommodation, lift tickets at Niseko and at Asahidake, breakfasts, dinner and onsen entrance fees. The price does not include lunch or drinks. Six participants only. Contact camp manager Steve Fedyna at email@example.com to apply for this trip.
Week 2 - Snowfall Lodge January 25 to February 1 2020
Larry Dolecki’s Snowfall Lodge is a new hut built in the fall of 2015. It is located in a new ski touring tenure in the Selkirk Mountains south of Rogers Pass. The helicopter staging area is in Beaton, south of Revelstoke. It has readily accessible big glacier runs, widely spaced tree skiing, ski mountaineering peaks and long runs. Think Roger’s Pass terrain with a comfy lodge at the end of the day! The lodge can accommodate 17 guests in double rooms. Electricity is limited – enough to be able to recharge our radios - but it does have a sauna. The folks who have had the pleasure of skiing this lodge have raved about the skiing! Cost is $1,540 for this Saturday to Saturday self catered, self guided adventure. NOTE that self guided does NOT mean UNGUIDED. All attendees are expected to actively participate in morning risk assessment meetings, dig snow pits and make avalanche and terrain assessments. Contact camp manager Steve Fedyna at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for this trip.
Week 3 - Golden Alpine Holidays Meadow Lodge February 8-15 2020
After very successful ski weeks in the Esplanade range the past two years, the Rocky Mountain Section has booked another Golden Alpine Holidays lodge for the week of February 8 to 15 2020. Meadow Lodge is one of the highest alpine lodges in Canada at 2208m located on the northern flanks of Cupola Peak, the highest peak in the Esplanades. The lodge provides access to big alpine terrain (much of it north-facing) right out the back door (views of Sir Sandford a few kilometers away) as well as great tree skiing below the lodge from ridges on both sides of the Carrol creek drainage. The lodge comfortably accommodates 14 guests, and we will go with 12 skiers, plus our custodian. The GAH lodges have easy access with staging along Hwy 1 about 40 minutes west of Golden BC. This is a self-guided, self-catered week with a cost per person in the range of $1100. Contact Clifton Potter at email@example.com to apply for your week of enjoyment. More info may be found at http://gah.ca/index
Meadow Lodge Waterfall Run - down to Carrol Lake