AMP 1 Wheeler Hut Weekend - Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Rogers Pass/Wheeler Hut 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 09:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption School)  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Karen Fox
Ryan Fox
Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Cost for this event is $410 per person and includes three full days of skiing and two nights at the Wheeler hut.

This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship) program organized by the ACC Calgary Alpine Chair jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters. Brent will be the guide for this event.

For level 1 participants the expectation is that you have done a handful of backcountry ski trips and know how to ski down basic terrain, including being comfortable skiing down in the trees. You have also completed AST1.

The focus for this trip will be to explore a variety of terrain in the Glacier National Park area with an emphasis on trip planning at the hostel, setting a good uptrack, making safe terrain decisions, anticipating challenging terrain, and choosing ski lines.  If you have never skied in Rogers Pass and always wanted to but were too scared of it, this is your chance. You will also learn the permit requirements as part of the event planning.

On Saturday we will leave Calgary at 5:00 am and travel to the Rogers Pass discovery center to get our permits, check area closures, and identify our objective for the day.  It will likely be something in the Connaught Creek area. At the end of the day we will head up to Wheeler hut.

On Sunday we will take advantage of our location to plan an objective, likely in the Illecillewaet or Sir Donald area.

On Monday we will see how the group is doing to determine if we want to ski in the hut area again, head west to Bonny or McGill, or back towards Calgary in the Hermit area.  

Since we have 3 days, we should have the opportunity to explore 2 or 3 different areas in this wonderful park.

Participants should be fit enough for three solid days of skiing, expecting objectives in the 1000 - 1300 m range each day.  Participants will need to take the online test required to obtain an annual winter permit for the Rogers Pass area prior to Friday, so we can avoid travelling out to the visitor's center on Sunday or Monday mornings.

Carpooling from Calgary or Canmore will be arranged by the co-ordinator.

To sign up for this event:

- Put your name on the waitlist.
  - Email your experience to Karen Fox (
She will tell you if you have been accepted or not.
- Once accepted send an e-Transfer payment to the Treasurer at . This payment must be made within 7 days of being accepted. If you don’t pay, we will move onto screening the next participant and you are moved to the bottom of the line.
- When you send your payment also send to the following information: Name, Full address including postal code, phone number, email, course/event title and date, Trip Leader/Coordinator, and the password to accept payment.
- Email the e-Transfer evidence to the trip coordinator – Karen Fox (
- Once I have confirmation from you that you have paid, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.

Required Items to Bring:
Backcountry skis/splitboard setup including helmet and skins
Beacon, Probe, Shovel

Everything you need for weekend of hut-based skiing. The hut has mattresses, but you need to bring sleeping bags.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Field Notebook

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Drive Highway 1 West all the way to the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.  
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of Assumption School
Carpool Directions:   >Our Lady of the Assumption School
7311 34 Ave NW,
Calgary, AB T3B 1N5

Our Lady of the Assumption School
7311 34 Ave NW,
Calgary, AB T3B 1N5

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM.