Camps

 

 

Upcoming Section Camps   

Click HERE to access morning meeting Ski Camp Documents

Click HERE for a PDF application for our camps or HERE for a MS Word version.

 

Tonquin Family Hike - delayed to 2022

Tonquin Adult Hike - September 12th to 17th 2021 $460 Camp Manager Ivan Dixon  dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com

This is a horse assisted, self-catered and self-guided hiking trip. We hike in with full sized day packs and the horses haul in food plus other gear. The big day is the in-hike of 19 km with 650 meters of vertical up and 400 meters vertical down.

We will be staying at Tonquin Valley Adventures lodge located on the east side of Amethyst Lake. The Lodge is about 25 km southwest of Jasper at an elevation of 2,000 meters. The area is viewed by many as one of the nicest alpine valleys in the Canadian Rockies. Planned day hikes include Majestic ridge with the toe located 4.4 km from lodge (from toe a scenic gentle ridge with a 400 meter gain over 5 km) and the Clitheroe Basin alpine meadow (we leave the trees at kp 1.8; total loop length 10 km with vertical gain of 400 meters).

The sleeping cabins are separate buildings of different sizes, varying from 2 to 6 people. They are propane heated. The main cabin has a kitchen with a separate dining sitting area. The cooking stove is propane and heating by wood.  No internet facilities. There are separate sauna and shower buildings.

The camp will run September 12th to 17th 2021. The cost will be about $460 per person. The section’s payment to the lodge is non-refundable so any funds you have paid may be non-refundable. Participants need to be fully vaccinated.

Contact Ivan: dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com

Rocky Mountain Ski Camps

Rocky Mountain Section Ski Camps 2022

We are now accepting applications for the section ski camps that will run next winter. With all of the uncertainty on how Covid restrictions will be lifted, we are generally going to wait as long as possible to ask participants to pay up. In general, if the trips get cancelled before you pay, obviously the participants are not on the hook for any expense. If a trip gets cancelled or delayed after participants have paid, the financial impact varies depending on the lodge, but basically you should expect that any funds you have paid are likely non-refundable. Please consider seeking cancellation insurance.

All RMS ski camps are self catered and self guided, NOT unguided. Every participant is expected to have AST2 or equivalent. Every participant should also be performing snowpack assessments and be actively participating in daily risk assessment discussions. Copies of our daily assessment worksheets are available at the top of this page and from the individual camp managers. They are a modified version of the ACMG morning guides worksheet, adapted for the RMS by the CAA. All participants must show proof of complete COVID vaccination (double shots for AZ, Pfizer, Moderna, single for J&J) prior to the trip.

Applications for the ski camps will be accepted starting June 1, 2021 and should be made directly to the camp managers. Do not expect to hear any response from the camp managers before June 15 at the earliest, as they will be collecting all applications, reviewing them, and, if necessary, running through a selection process if the trips are over subscribed.

We expect that the camps will be popular, since we have a great selection of lodges this year and we’re all pretty sick of being tied up in our basements watching Netflix. Although I can’t wait for the next season of Ozark. Just sayin’.

 

Icefall Lodge – January 8-15, 2022 $1,640 Camp Manager Steve Fedyna fedynas@shaw.ca

The section has had trips to Icefall in the past, and we’re going back again because it’s awesome. Tucked up against the western border of Banff National Park, Icefall has some of the most impressive terrain around. 3 huts that access an area 10 times the size of Whistler Blackcomb. A chance to bag an 11,000er on your skis. Over 30 glaciers, 20 peaks, and 100 ski runs. If you ski from the top of La Clytte mountain to the valley bottom, it is over 2300m of vertical. Expect to spend all afternoon slogging back to the lodge! Plenty of treed terrain adjacent to the lodge, which features a large kitchen, sauna and shower. Payment will be due on August 15. Any cancellations for any reason after payment is made to Icefall Lodge on September 8 will only be refunded if a suitable replacement can be found to take your place. https://www.icefall.ca/logistics/

Valhalla Mountain Lodge (VML) – January 29-February 5, 2022 $1740 Camp Manager Christina Brodribb christina.brodribb@gmail.com

Join us for a week-long ski get-a-way in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. The lodge is located within the Selkirk Mountain range surrounded by 10 skiable alpine basins. The area is remote, rugged and known for its chapagne powder, especially this time of the year! The helicopter access is from Burton, BC so accommodation near-by the night before will be necessary and is not included in the cost. The cozy wood heated lodge has room for 10 guests in 5 rooms with access to a lovely sauna for the evenings. Payment will be due on August 30, 2021. Valhalla Mountain Lodge

Amiskwi Lodge March 27 to April 3, 2022 $1480 Camp Managers Clifton Potter  clpotter@telus.net and Ivan Dixon Dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com 

This popular Lodge is conveniently located at 2100m above the Blaeberry Valley to the northeast of Golden within 1 km of the northwest boundary of Yoho National Park. The landscape is open alpine above the lodge and there is a good mix of tree line and glades at lower elevations – great terrain for intermediate or better skiers. 

The lodge is perched on the edge of a high plateau and affords breath-taking views of the Mummery group to the northwest, and Des Poilus and Arete peaks to the southeast. The comfortable and roomy two story building has five sleeping areas, a large kitchen/dining area, a separate sitting room and spacious gear/clothing/food storage rooms. Electricity is provided by solar, and the building has combined propane and wood heating, plus two indoor composting toilets, and a separate sauna and shower building – more info at https://www.amiskwi.com/  .

We have a tentative booking for the lodge for the week of March 27 to April 3 2022 and are taking expressions of interest at this time. The cost of the camp is estimated to be $1480 per person covering helicopter access, the lodge and coffee, tea, etc.

Contact camp manager Clifton Potter at clpotter@telus.net or co-manager Ivan Dixon Dixon.r.ivan@gmail.com  if you are interested. 

2022 Summer Camps

Greenland Trekking Expedition - July 5 to 15 2022 (Plans currently on hold)

Lusting for a chance to experience true remoteness? We have organized a trekking expedition for Greenland for July 5-15 2022. Highlights include visiting a small Inuit hunting community, views of the Denmark Strait, vistas of glacier snouts, and calving glaciers in the Sermiligaq Fjord. The trip is based out of Kulusuk, Greenland, a  settlement of 267 people in the Sermersooq municipality in southeastern Greenland, located on an island of the same name. Kusuluk has daily direct flights to Reykjavik, Iceland. The trekking will be supported by boat, but will be very rugged due to the complete absence of any formal trails. There will be no technical climbing, but there will be river fords, straight forward scrambling and some glacier travel. This is a unique opportunity to visit a very remote location that is virtually untouched by tourism. Contact Steve Fedyna at fedynas@shaw.ca for more details. 

Upcoming Ski Camps

2023

Valkyr Outpost Janary 29 - February 5

GAH Sentry March 4-11

2024

Valkyr Hilda February 18-15

Golden Alpine Holidays Vista March 2-9

And we are already looking at dates for 2025!