Registration is extended -- we have spots still available -- please contact the coordinator/camp manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The trip listing will close if/when we reach 14 participants - a wait list will be maintained if there are persons interested.
Payment will be due as soon as the application is approved.
Please note that because this trip is in BC, the minimum age is 19 (not 18).
--Application form must be filled out prior to being approved for payment --
This is a one week trip (6 ski days) to Campbell Icefields Chalet, just over the BC border from Banff National Park. The lodge offers running water, kitchen, indoor (pee) toliet, outhouses, sauna with watering-can showers and a variety of ski terrain, mostly moderate to advanced. Depending on weather/avy conditions, there are options for glacier travel and ski mountaineering.
Participants will be broken into groups of 2 or 3, with each group cooking dinner one night; lunches, snacks and breakfast are the responsibility of each participant. Vegetarians & some allergies can be accommodated in the group cooking, but for more complex or severe allergies or vegan diets, participants will need to provide their own easy to cook alternative. Contact the camp manager if you have any questions or concerns (email@example.com).
Accommodation is on two floors in rooms of 1 to 2 person; rooms with two single beds pushed together are available for couples. Earplugs recommended.
Each participant is allowed to bring one set of skis & poles, day pack & a duffel for personal items (60L or under if possible). Pack and duffel should be no more than 40lbs together. Food is to be securely packed in small (i.e. wine boxes or similar) boxes clearly labelled - no weight limit. Please be aware that delays in arrival and departure are possible - though not common - so be prepared for an extra night in the chalet (in terms of medications/food).
Bedding can be rented for ~$25 per night, or you can bring sheet(s), sleeping bag & pillowcases.
Participants should have AST2 (or equivalent ( please discuss with camp manager if you do not have AST2), and be comfortable in a variety of backcountry terrain. Daily trips (minimum 3 persons) will be posted -- all participants should be comfortable and willing to contribute to decision making, trail breaking etc. Participants should have their own backcountry ski gear (skis/split, skins, beacon, probe, shovel, poles etc.) - no rentals except in emergencies.
Priority will be given first to trip leaders who have been active BIT trip leaders/volunteers in the last few years, then to active Rocky Mountain Section ski trip leaders as well as recent BIT grads who meet the trip requirements.
If you are interested, please place yourself on the wait list here & fill out the trip application
(https://forms.gle/N4WC6TR8eV1hmGuz9) -- the trip leader will contact you if your application is successful.
A deposit of $550 will be required to secure a spot on the trip and is due by September 4. A final payment of ~$550 will be due by Dec 1, 2023. Invoices will be sent by the club treasurer once the registrant list is submitted on Sept 5. If there are later registrants, invoices will be sent at appropriate intervals.
The cost includes chalet fees, helicopter fee, plus group items like coffee, toilet paper, paper towel and hand sanitizer.