We cater to every ability, and can guarantee that your time with us will be sweet (how the kids use it). If you’re fit and DTS (down-to-shred), we can sort a big day out: hit some bigger lines, crush a couple of laps. If you’re a little huffy-puffy, tight hip-flexor-y (be honest), ALL GOOD, we’ll take it at a human pace in mellow trees or chill slack-country. We aren’t here to judge. We’re here to get to know each other.
We recommend booking our guiding service with a crew of your favourite ski buds. This will cut costs, allow you to fire it up together, and bottom line, have more hands to high five.
Group dynamics and vibe are so key in the backcountry. We excel in connecting the right environment for your ability, personality and interests. Think of us like the backcountry matchmakers; hook it up with the right guide, crew and direction for your experience. We’ve developed a way for you to communicate using your hands. Be honest and use this format to communicate your vibe.
Experience: You have a day or two out touring with friends but feel new and intimidated with 1) the term “complex terrain” 2) Transitions 3) multi peak day 4) Your outfit Fitness: Love the outdoors, but wish you could get out more. A full day is fine, but prefer lots of snack breaks Shredability: Strong intermediate. Can shred at least 85% of inbounds terrain at your local resort.
Experience: Completed either an Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course or been guided backcountry skiing before. Generally proficient and confident with mountain travel. Limited experience in complex terrain, but excited to #exploremore Fitness: Bring on a big day, but let’s talk the whole way. There’s more to life then panting for air. Shredability: Advanced. Will shred all terrain and comfortable in changing snow conditions
Experience: You’ve been out there doing this for years maybe even completed an AST 2. You own an ice axe and aren’t afraid to use it. Fitness: So you’re fit, and you identify yourself as such. You’re looking for big days and big vert. Shredability: Humility is good but you can ski any terrain and make it look good.
Experience: Years of backcountry touring in complex terrain and a credible level of avalanche training. More-than-proficient with technical equipment: ice axe, crampons, roping up on a glacier. Fitness: You think you can actually hang with Greg Hill?… the guy that ski toured 2 million vertical in a season. Shredability: Rappel into a couloir or 10,000+ ft days – BRING IT
Meet at Dose Coffee shop. Sign a waiver and make a plan for the day
Set an objective for the day given conditions and group vibe
Avalanche rescue practise
Hit the trail. 1-4 runs (700-3000m vertical)
What the FAQ?
The best local knowledge you can get! That means you can be assured that regardless the conditions your guide will see the best possible terrain given the conditions. Expect a guide to develop a day that suits what you seek. You will cover avalanche rescue practise and review emergency response systems. We are able to keep prices as approachable as possible - you are NOT paying for an office front or fancy transportation to the trail head. You are simply getting one of the best guides in the industry... good play.
You are hiring one of the best guides in the biz... no other filler. You are not paying extra for a fancy storefront or transportation. You are required to have your own transportation, but there could possibly be a chance that your guide drives (shoot them some gas money). You are required to have all your own backcountry touring gear including avalanche safety equipment. If you go to Rogers Pass or any National Park a pass is required. You also must supply your own food and hydration for the day.
You might just find a new best friend. Yes, we’re guides, but we’re not going to hold ourselves higher than everyone else. More than anything, we’re mentors. We think safety should be fun, cool and the first priority of the ever-growing community of backcountry enthusiasts. It is our prerogative to communicate from the start to the end of the day. We’re going shredding and we’ll let ya know whats up, there’s a lot to learn from that. If you’re not into this, we’re not into you…the backcountry is our home, passion and arena to bring the best out of you. Lets get deep
Y-E-S. There is inherent risk in the activities we are partaking in. We are exposed to a remote and uncontrolled environment. It is vital to us that you understand what you are getting yourselves into. We use a waiver for you to understand these risks, use this document as a way to communicate to us that you understand. Expect to see a copy upon booking. We will have a fresh waiver for you to sign the first day. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
First off, no one is getting left behind. secondly you’re probably faster than you think. We’re here to empower you, and cater to all abilities. CAPOW excels at dynamics, we do everything we can to get like minded people together and make sure you’re in the right trip before we even start. We will give options for those that want to go home early. We tailor to any ability: strong skiers are going to tackle objectives through mentorship, newer skiers are going to differentiate walk-mode from ow-mode.
The Caposse comes with years of experience both traveling in the big mountains and some with filming with the best skiers in the world. Some of our trips will get into big complex terrain given group ability and conditions. We trust that you keep all shredding within your ability and will get into some rad stuff. When you tell us that you want to send big vertical... WE WILL TAKE YOU THERE. If you book with a crew of homies with a diverse ability then we have to cater to the whole group. You cant expect every trip to be super rad, but if conditions and group are solid then prepare to S E N D..
This all depends on group stoke and ability. We can connect 10,000 ft days if you're up for it OR maybe just one solid run. What will do is find the best condition given the day,
We believe in coaching you on the gear you own. It is a requirement to have all your safety gear to the highest standards and touring equipment in good working order. If you do not have the requirement we recommend renting from www.revelstokepowderrentals.com based in downtown revy.
Come on, of course you are…encouraged even. Each trip we have a number of splitboarders. Make sure you have any extra bolts or parts specific for your set up.
We generally meet at Dose Coffee Shop in Revelstoke. Your guide will contact you before the trip if that changes. We generally meet at 7am
Through Lifestyle financial. It is custom to each person and trip. Follow this link to start the process. http://www.lifestylefinancial.ca/index.php/travelinsurance/CAPOW-Guiding
We understand you’ve had something big come up (changed your millennial mind, you got bad frostbite, your loved one is making you go to your cousin's wedding) but we’ve saved you a spot. We can't just give you your money back. Here are your options // 1) Buy cancelation insurance, this makes it easy for everyone // 2) Excluding your non-refundable deposit, any amounts paid can be refunded or applied as credit at your discretion if you are making the cancelation 60 days or more in advance of the 1stday of the trip. // 3) If you are unable to attend a trip and notify us 14 days or less prior to the start of the trip, CAPOW guiding has the right to keep full payment. 4)If you are unable to attend a trip and are able to fill with a substitute to fill your space, DO THAT!!
Heck yes! We require a non-refundable 25% deposit before Sept 1st anyway to hold your spot. Full payment is due after Sept 1st of the year of trip.
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