Skican Quality Ski Holidays

Introduction to Back Country Skiing -

This trip is February 9 to 15, 2019. It's going to be a great adventure. Please join us!

Trip Hosts: Karen Nasmith and Jen Kyles
About this Trip:

This trip runs February 9 to 15, 2019

Ever wanted to give backcountry skiing a try but didn’t know where or how to start?

We are very excited to present our first Intro to Backcountry Ski Escape. Think summer camp for adults but in the winter, with 3-course meals, afternoon tea, backcountry guides and stunning views of the Rockies. Join us on this trip to Mount Assiniboine: birthplace of ski touring in North America, the “Matterhorn of the Rockies”, and home to the 90-year-old Assiniboine Lodge. All levels of skiers are welcome however we would encourage a minimum intermediate skier ability/level of fitness.

Pricing Information: Starting from $3495 CAD
Price Includes:

Price is determined by the type of accommodation you choose:

Yurt / shared accommodation (quad / quad occupancy): $3495 CAD (2650 USD) per person based, air included
Shared accommodation: (quad or double occupancy): $3555 CAD (2695 USD) per person, air included
Private accommodation (double occupancy): $3955 CAD (2998 USD)per person, air included

All packages include:
• Includes return air Toronto to Calgary, 6 nights backcountry accommodation, 5 days skiing with backcountry guides, 3 meals per day + afternoon tea, airport transfers, helicopter transfer, taxes.
• Feb 9th: Flight to Calgary. Group transfer to Mount Engadine Lodge (Named one of Canada’s “Top Ten Hidden Gems” by TripAdvisor, located 3 hours south of Calgary in Spray Valley Provincial Park). Afternoon tea served upon arrival, 3-course dinner served later that day.
• Feb 10th: Breakfast and packed lunch to be provided. A short transfer 5 km to Mount Shark Helipad. Helicopter to Assiniboine Lodge. Afternoon guided backcountry ski.
• Feb 11th – 14th: Full or half day guided backcountry ski. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and 3-course dinner served daily.
• Feb 15th: Breakfast and packed lunch provided. Helicopter to Mount Shark Helipad. Group bus transfer to Calgary airport. Return flight to Toronto

* Additional air gateways available. Price may vary.

Flight Info:
Air Canada Fight # 137 G Class, Saturday, Feb 9th Depart Toronto 8:30 am, Arrive Calgary 10:55 am

Air Canada Fight # 152 G Class, Friday, Feb 15th Depart Calgary 6:00 pm, Arrive Toronto 11:41 pm

Lodging choices described:

Mount Engadine Lodge and Assiniboine Lodge offer a mixture of private or shared cabins and lodge rooms. At Mount Engadine guests can access a wood-fired sauna. Private or shared washrooms are located in rooms or cabins.

At Assiniboine Lodge guests can access a communal sauna and shower house. Guests staying in cabins access an outhouse within 100m of each cabin. Cabins do not have running water. Warm washing water is delivered each morning. Guests staying in Lodge rooms have access to a communal sink with hot and cold water, a communal indoor washroom for nighttime use, and an outhouse during the day.

**For a little extra inspiration, read this article in the Calgary Herald from last winter or have a look at these pictures.


Booking Instructions:

Fine Print: Price does not include: Gratuities, backcountry gear, luggage fees (Air Canada and helicopter luggage restrictions), costs related to travel delays resulting from poor weather, breakfast/lunch on Feb 9th and dinner on Feb 15th not included. Helicopter Luggage restrictions: 40 pounds per person, per flight plus one pair of skis/poles. Excess baggage fee: $3.00 per pound/flight. Bag size: 12x15x32 inches or 29x37x80 cm.