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
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
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
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
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
- Once accepted send an e-Transfer payment to
Treasurer at treasurerAMP@acccalgary.ca . 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
treasurerAMP@acccalgary.ca 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Once I have confirmation from you that you
paid, I will move you from the waiting to the