Guided Ski Trips

Northern BC is our home…

Sean has guided through northern BC for close to 20 years – From the Cariboo & Rocky Mountains near Valemount and McBride, to the Mcgregor Ranges and Pine Pass outside Prince George, to the rugged Howson Ranges near Smithers, the North Coast Mountains of Terrace, and the Boundary Ranges of Stewart and Bell 2. I’ve worked at all the major heliski operations and ski touring lodges,and know 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. CONTACT US to book a custom trip »   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

 

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.

CONTACT US to book a custom trip »

 

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 need overnight equipment.

Dates: TBD

Group Size: Up to 6 guests

Prerequisites: Guests must be fit, intermediate skiers capable of skiing in/out to hut  with overnight pack

Price: TBD

CONTACT US to book a custom trip »

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.

Objectives include:

  • Peaks and Summits
  • Glacier Skiing
  • Couloirs
  • 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: Spring, 2021

Group: up to 6

Price: Please contact us for pricing

  • Private trips and basecamps in other areas are also possible
CONTACT US to book a custom trip »

Courses 2020

November

Mountain Weather - Nov 20

Intro to Navigation - Nov 28

December

AST 1 - Dec 2,4,5  ( Full)

AST Companion Rescue - Dec 6

AST 1 - Dec 9,11,12

AST Managing Terrain - Dec 13

Intro to Backcountry Skills - Dec 19-20

Guided Trips

Early Season Powder

Private bookings are available, please contact me for more information.

The Galleon 

This spring classic goes deep into the Babine Mountains Park. Conditions dependent, we will ski one of the classic couloirs visible from town.Trip participants must be very fit, and able to travel a long day of @ 30km & 1800m ascent.

 Dates: Various dates available through March & April

Smithers, BC

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The 7000

The complex alpine tour starts from the ski area, through Big Simpsons Gulch, and down the Kathlyn Face. Participants must be strong and fit skiers. Early starts are required for this tour. This trip is very condition and weather dependent.

 Dates: Various dates available through March & April. Please contact me.

Smithers, BC

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Rocher Deboule Range Spring Traverse

We will fly into the rugged Rocher Deboule Range and ski for 3-4 days. Participants will need to provide their own winter camping equipment, and should have previous experience with spring ski camping. We will ski out to the highway at the end of the trip.

Dates: Various dates through April are available.

Smithers, BC

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Spring Basecamp

There are a variety of options available to us near Smithers or travel to the big mountains near Stewart, BC. If you have a group that is interested in this type of trip, please give me a call to discuss some options.

Dates: Various dates through April are available.

Smithers, BC

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Spring Helicopter Assisted Trips

On occasion, with good weather, we can utilize an aircraft to fly us into a remote, seldom visited area for a day of skiing. The longer, brighter days of spring make this an awesome day in the mountains, and can allow us to access some incredibly rugged, and excellent ski venues - and no slog out at the end of the day.

Dates: Various dates through April are available.

Smithers, BC

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