Once thought of as a stop on Canada’s east-west TransCanada Highway, its name has become synonymous with deep snowpacks and skiing. Awesome intro to the area Lee. Dinner at the Woolsey – good food and ambiance. Very importantly for ski tourers they have an amazingly huge buffet breakfast and comfortable, warm and quiet rooms. Valhalla Pure Outfitters: (250) 354-1006 www.vpo.ca/stores/Nelson Someone please buy it (its cheap), comply with National Park regs, and it’ll be the best ski touring place to stay on the highway in N America. If conditions permit this has to be one of the best bang-for-the-buck tours in the area. Looks like everyone ditches their packs at the Stoke Lift, rips inbound laps then collects their when they go for the slackcountry powder shots – so we did the same. There is a Dennys on the premises too. I am heading up to Revelstoke/ rogers pass late February and we are looking into getting a guide. A short skin takes you into the area where you can then ski some 500m sub-alpine into treed shots. It boasts an incredible variety of tours ranging from high-glaciated ascents to fantastic alpine descents along with outstanding tree skiing. It’s a modern comfortable hotel also served by the town to hill shuttle. Thanks for the info; I am ashamed to say that I have yet to make it to Rodgers Pass even though it has been on my list for a while. Of course everyone has heard the stories of the place being taken over for swinger conventions … I hope they found some better food! Parks Canada Revelstoke office (250) 837-7500. All types of gear can be rented prior to your day trip. Anyone else w/more info? Golden. Located in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, along highway # 1 between Golden and Revelstoke, Rogers pass is the classic road side ski touring destination in western Canada. Summit Mountain Guides has a limited amount of winter safety equipment available for rental. In fact the Connaught drainage is vulnerable to multiple slidepaths from many directions. GETTING THERE. If you are a downhill skier then you should use Alpine Touring gear. The back door of the old Glacier Park Lodge was open when I was up there two months ago. An exceptionally convenient service offered is a (Revelstoke) town to resort shuttle (check shuttle schedule here). Hotel-based: Stay in Revelstoke or Golden, where hotels and restaurants are plentiful and commute to the pass each day (< 1hr). The result of Sproul’s work is the book – Rogers Pass – Uptracks, Bootpacks and Bushwhacks. Michel giving lot of info to the tourers who ventured here this weekend. You will be meeting with your guide the evening before the trip starts for a final gear check. Below you will find a sample itinerary for day backcountry ski touring in Rogers Pass. This article showcases some very quick and easy touring opportunities in the Rogers Pass area. Ski Guide Certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. In a short time you can climb from 1300m at valley bottom and be above glaciers at 2350m. Revelstoke is bordered by the Selkirks on one side and the Monashees on the other. I think a better option for some kind of lodging would be the old gas station. Hut based programs depends on ratio/add on, for 3 or 4 day program, range from $900 to $1200/person, Maximum 5 to 6 guests/guide (depending on guest skill/experience), Intermediate to Advanced, good fitness and ability to climb (800 m ascents), Ski Traverses As you’ll be able to see from the links discussing the Doug Sproul guidebook there’s so much terrain that its also an early winter destination. You can also stay at the Wheeler and Asulkan huts south of the highway. It’s got a sweet water slide and even a climbing wall above the pool! We recommend this system to anyone with a background of downhill skiing who is not already an advanced telemark skier. Wheeler Hut, and the Asulkan Cabin. We will go over last minute changes (weather & avalanche conditions) and logistic for the following day(s). P.S., sometimes it gets pretty cold up there, so be sure you have kit that will work if the temps drop. Hotel exterior and their huge breakfasts. I went to the area a couple of years ago and wound up with a ticket because I screwed up the permitting process. We’ve been going here for 14 years and we keep coming back over and over again. Outdoor Center (University of Calgary): www.outdoor-centre.ucalgary.ca/rentals, Mountain Equipment Coop: www.meckelowna.pointofrentalcloud.com/portal/, Mountain Equipment Coop: www.mecvancouver.pointofrentalcloud.com/portal/. Lake Louise Ski Tours. Unfortunately there are logistical challenges in skiing the Pass. Another way to do things is to camp in Visitors Centre or the Asulkan lots. RBG delivers elevated backcountry ski touring and splitboarding trips through custom small group guided skiing in the legendary terrain in Revelstoke BC.. The season there is long. The Sutton Place is palatial and customer service is a premium. Contact us for availability. Snowboarding with a Split Board is the most effective way to snowboard in the back country. Road Conditions (Banff) (403) 762-1450 (Jasper) (780) 852-3311. Roger’s Pass Ski Tours. You can’t have enough places to eat. Rogers Pass ski touring camp features three days of guided skiing, two nights hut or hotel accommodation, plus amenities. There’s tons of room to spread out and dry your touring gear. It’s entirely possible to share the suite with one or two other couples (there’s a pull-out bed) or with a family and cook your own breakfast in their full kitchen. I didn’t have the issus but I guess they wanted to be safe. With 1713 vertical metres of elevation its not just any local ski hill but a worthy sidebar for any ski tourer in the area. Once you do the numbers the 2 bedroom suite in the Sutton Place is reasonably priced albeit at the higher end (prices vary through the season but you’d be looking at approx $ 300 – $ 500/night).