Northwest BC is our backyard…
Sean has guided throughout northwest BC for over 12 years – working at all the major heliski operations and ski touring lodges,and he knows the area well ! There are infinite possibilities for spectacular ski trips. From high mountain glaciers and peaks, to couloirs, tree skiing or mellow alpine cruisers – there is something for everyone here.
Why should I hire an ACMG certified guide?
Our job is your safety, comfort and enjoyment. That means we set a comfortable pace for you, along a well set track, and choose terrain and conditions suitable for your group and abilities. We offer you the security of professional safety systems, comprehensive terrain and snowpack evaluation, and an eye for fresh powder and great skiing.
Please join in on a scheduled trip or call to discuss your ideas. .
Types of Ski Trips we offer…
Interested in guided DAY TRIP?
Let our professional ACMG guides look after all the logistics and details, and get out for a day of backcountry ski touring. We offer daily tours in the Smithers area, or throughout the northwest.
Check out the local classics…
- The “7000”
- The Galleon
- Hankin Evelyn Backcountry
- Hudson Bay South Summit
- Elliot Peak
- Ashman Ridge
- Plus many more areas within a short drive from Smithers
Dates: November – May daily. Please contact us for availability.
Group Size: Up to 6 guests
Pricing: Guiding fees are based upon a ratio
Waiver: All guest are required to sign a waiver before a trip
Smithers Backcountry Weekender
It’s easy to get here – hop on an evening flight in Vancouver and you are here in the same time as driving to Whistler. This is a quiet mountain town with no crowds – at least not yet – and lots of good skiing. You can be back in Vancouver the same night as your last ski day.
We have put together an inclusive package for 3 days of backcountry skiing from Smithers.
- 3 days ACMG Guide
- All transportation with airport pickup
- 3 nights hotel ( based on double occupancy)
- Breakfast daily
- 1 day of helicopter assist skiing
Dates: As Available
Group Size: Up to 4
Price: CONTACT US for more info »
Christmas Holidays Day Trips
Join us for 1,2 or 3 day trips over the holidays. This is an ideal time to try out the new presents, introduce new backcountry skiers to the mountains, or get out with visiting family and friends.
Dates: Dec 26 – Jan 2, 2018
Price: Regular Guiding Fees Apply
Interested in a backcountry CABIN SKI TRIP?
Spending a few days at a remote, backcountry cabin is a unique experience. Life is simple – Ski, eat, sleep. Repeat ! Our guides can join you for a trip you have booked, or join in on one of ours. Let us take the guesswork out of logistics, routefinding, tracksetting, and snowpack evaluation so you focus on the skiing.
Here’s an example of a local trip we offer most winters….
Babine Mountains Provincial Park – Joe L’Orsa Cabin
Located on the east side of the Bulkley Valley, the Babine Mountain Park is our version of the Rockies. An easy day approach will bring us to the Joe L’Orsa Cabin. Mid April will be spring skiing with long days and sunshine.
Some local objectives and ski routes include
- Cronin, Hyland & Galleon Summits
- Reiseter & Cronin Glaciers
- Silver King Basin
This is a multi-day overnight trip, and guests will have to provide food and overnight equipment.
Dates: As Available, Spring 2019
Group Size: Up to 6 guests
Prerequisites: Guests must be fit, intermediate skiers capable of skiing in/out to hut with overnight pack
Price: $699.00/ person ( Based on 4 guests) *Guiding Fees Include park permits and group gear.
Interested in a HELI-ASSIST ski trip?
Want to escape the crowds? On occasion we can charter a helicopter for access and avoid the long valley bottom approaches.Let us plan a custom trip with you to explore the Bulkley Valley area or beyond. Flying by helicopter from YYD Smithers, we have several options that get us into spectacular remote areas within 10 – 20 minutes flight time.
Heli assist day includes:
- Helicopter drop off
- Day of ski touring in the area
- 10-20 min flight time from Smithers
Dates: Dec – May. Contact us for availability
Group Size: Private groups to a maximum of 4 guests
Price: $1250.00 – $2000.00 + GST ( Depending on flight times)
Interested in a SPRING BASE CAMP?
Here’s an example of one option we offer most years:
Smithers Area Spring Base Camp
Join us for a 4 day, helicopter access spring basecamp. We will set up at one of our favorite glacier areas that offer reliable, high alpine spring skiing. This will be a tent based multi day trip.
- Peaks and Summits
- Glacier Skiing
- Instruction in Glacier Travel
Guiding Fees Include:
- Helicopter Access
- Camp Kitchen
- Group Gear
Guests will provide winter camping equipment and share in food preparation.
Dates: TBD April 2019
Group: up to 6
Price: Please contact us for pricing
- Private trips and basecamps in other areas are also possible
AST 1 Plus - Ski
November 30 - December 2, 2018
AST 1 - Sled
December 8-9, 2018
Chase some early season powder or sharpen up your skills - we can customize training for you or a group of friends
AST Companion Rescue (Ski)
December 15, 2018
AST 1 - Ski
Decmber 29 - 30, 2018
Intro to Ski Mountaineering Week
Jan 11-18, 2019
We are joining our colleagues at the Burnie Glacier Chalet for a full week of learning
AST 2 - Ski
Late January 24-27, 2019