Vista Lodge Ski Week - Friday, Feb 24, 2023

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.

COVID 19 Info: Please protect yourself and others. On single day trips please practice social distancing. Masks are recommended when within 2m of non-cohort participants. On multiday trips you are considered to be in a cohort with the other participants and specific safety measures are the discretion of the trip coordinator. If you have any questions please contact your trip coordinator.

Note: If this is an 18+ event, you may have trouble registering if your Date of Birth isn't entered. To update your DOB, please log on and go to Account -> Edit Account and update the "Date of Birth" field.

The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Staging and Helicopter flights from Golden, BC. 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Feb 24, 2023 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 7 Days, February 24 to March 3 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Rick Bennett

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 14
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 14
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   14 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


A week of epic skiing and smiles based at Vista Lodge, Golden Alpine Holidays.

This trip was rescheduled from 2022 due to Pandemic restrictions.

This trip is self guided and self catered. AST2 or equivalent is required.  We will continue the practices which include an avi scenrio upon arrival at the lodge.  As well. each participant is expected to perform personal  snow assessment each day and actively participate in daily group risk assessment discussions.  

Further details surrounding meal planning "buddies:, travel logistics, what to bring and suggested not to bring will be provided to those attending.

Vista Lodge is "FIFO" fly-in, fly out, and flights are Friday based from Golden BC.  It is recommended to be in Golden the night prior. Weather conditions could impact the heli flight so please keep this in mind.

Our goal is to have multiple trip leaders providing different objectives each day based on skill, your preferences and speed of travel. One day could be dawn to dusk where others could be brunch and a few laps.

The cost is $1,250.00

A portion of the participant fees are to cover the costs of the trip coordinator in accordance with the ACC Calgary Section policy.

So how do I join the trip?

First, place your name on the waitlist.

If you have not skied with the Trip Coordinator, Rick Bennett please email Rick at " including a completed "get to know you form" with an outline on your ski touring abilities and experience. Our goal is to accommodate a variety of skier abilities through individual daily groups. That said, to keep a smile on your face, you should be comfortable skiing variable snow and weather conditions.

The form can be found here: Application

Once approved, you will be able to make the payment via this page. Once the payment goes through, you will be automatically moved to the list of trip participants. At this stage your are committed to the trip.

Heli flight portion of the fee is subject to change.

Any questions, do reach out, happy to help: Rick Bennett 587.583.1001

Required Items to Bring:
A full detailed list will be sent prior to the trip.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Whatever makes you comfortable for a week in the mountains and smile!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

The meeting place for our trip is at the Golden Alpine Holidays office at 104, 806 - 9th Street North.  Meeting time is at 7:00 am Mountain Standard Time (MST). Here we will sign both Golden Alpine Holidays and ACC waiver at this time, if not already done in advance. The heli staging area for Vista Lodge is on Hwy 1, about 40 minutes west of Golden BC.


Payment Options:
  • Member $1250.00 CAD
  • Coordinator $600.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Cancellation is per the ACC Calgary Section policy.

*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. 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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

Trip Feedback
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

This event is full. If you register, you will be placed on the waiting list in case of a cancellation.

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