Asulkan Hut Trip - AMP Level 2
Date: Friday January 18, 2018 – Sunday January
Cost: $479 (The cost of the trip includes hut
booking fees and 3 days of mentoring by a
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
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
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
Once accepted send an e-Transfer payment to the
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 – Darren Mazzei
. Once I have confirmation
from you that you have paid, I will move you
from the waiting to the attendee list.