AMP Level 2 - Asulkan Cabin Ski Trip - Friday, Jan 18, 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 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jan 18, 2019 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ Car pool lot by COP)  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: Three Days (2 nights) 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Darren Mazzei
Lida Frydrychova
Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Asulkan Hut Trip - AMP Level 2

Date: Friday January 18, 2018 – Sunday January 20, 2018

Cost: $479 (The cost of the trip includes hut booking fees and 3 days of mentoring by a guide)

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. This course is designed for intermediate backcountry skiers that want to be challenged and improve their skills navigating the more complex terrain of Rogers pass with the help of a guide.


Friday, January 18 – 7am - Drive from Calgary to the Asulkan valley trailhead. Skin to the hut, drop the heavy stuff, ski some powder and navigate in more complex terrain with a supervision of a guide. Dinner, day’s assessment and planning for the next day.

Saturday January 19 – Spend the day skiing. Possible objectives: 7 Steps of Paradise, Lily Glacier, Dome Bowl, Forever Young Couloir or something else in the area. Glacier travel might be encountered.

Sunday, January 20 – Ski in the AM (Triangle Moraine?), then grab our stuff and ski to the trailhead. Back in Calgary by 7pm


The Asulkan region is one of the best zones in Rogers pass. High alpine objectives, excellent glacier skiing and lots of powder. Maybe you have never been to Asulkan and want some local knowledge or you have been in the region and are intimidated by the terrain or maybe you want to ski some big lines with other intermediate skiers.

Participants are expected to be fit so we can move efficiently and ski lots. The Alpine Mentorship Program gives participants the opportunity to learn by taking turns leading the group with ACMG guide Brent Peters challenging your decision process. Come prepared by reviewing the avalanche bulletin, create a white out navigation plan and have a list of possible objectives you want to ski. The course will cover terrain management, snow assessment, hazard evaluation, route selection and group management.

Evenings will be spent having some drinks, reviewing what was learnt during the day and reviewing possible objectives for the next day. Accelerate your learning and ski some big objectives in this custom course.

Please note this is a self-catered event but catering is available by PeakEats at an additional cost.

Prerequisites: AST 1, Crevasse Rescue Training, intermediate level of fitness allowing you to move swiftly through mountain terrain, ability to carry a 30 pound pack for 3 days with 1200m+ elevation gain per day, ability to confidently ski in the backcountry in all weather conditions under the supervision of a guide. To sign up for this event:

Put your name on the waitlist.

Email your experience to Darren Mazzei

He 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 – Darren Mazzei . 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:
Overnight gear/food for hut, ski touring kit, glacier travel kit.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Car pool lot by COP

Lida and Tyler are Coordinators for admin purposes. There are 4 available spots open to members on this trip

Please send ski resume to Darren ( asap

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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 Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM.