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Assiniboine Intro to Back Country Ski Touring - Ski Escape: Join this group trip

From February 22 to 28, 2020. It is year two for this fantastic back country experience. Challenge yourself in the Canadian Rockies at the beautiful Assiniboine Lodge.

Trip Hosts: Karen Nasmith, President and experienced host
About this Trip:

This trip runs February 22 to 28, 2020

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

In February 2019 Skican’s first backcountry trip to this stunningly beautiful, remote wilderness area was a resounding success. We are delighted to be working with the stewards of Assiniboine Lodge again in 2020 to provide this unique trip. 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. An intermediate skier ability level of fitness recommended.

Pricing Information: Starting from $3695 CAD (2910 USD), AIR INCLUDED
Price Includes:

Price is determined by the type of accommodation you choose:

$ 3695 CAD ($2910 USD) per person, AIR INCLUDED
1-night Glamping (double or shared occupancy) / 5 nights in a Lodge room (double occupancy) or Shared Cabin

$ 4105 CAD ($3235 USD) per person, AIR INCLUDED
1 night Lodge Room (double occupancy) / 5 nights in a Private Cabin (double occupancy)
*additional air gateways available, pricing may vary. Single supplement rate available

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 22nd: Flight to Calgary. Group transfer to Mount Engadine Lodge. Afternoon tea served upon arrival
• Feb 23rd: Breakfast and packed lunch provided. A short transfer (5km) to Mount Shark Helipad. Helicopter to Assiniboine Lodge. Afternoon guided backcountry ski
• Feb 24–27: Full or half-day guided backcountry ski. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and 3 course dinner served daily
• Feb 28: Breakfast and packed lunch provided. Helicopter to Mount Shark Helipad. Group bus transfer to Calgary airport. Return flight to Toronto*

Intermediate to expert skier ability recommended. Non-skiers welcome – light touring and snowshoeing also offered.

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


Booking Instructions: Get A Quote

Or Call 1.888.475.4226

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 22nd and dinner on Feb 28th. * Additional air gateways available, pricing may vary. Single supplement available.