The CaPunch Card. The ultimate ski touring season pass that connects you with professional guides, continuing mountain mentorship, and other ski touring enthusiasts. This pass is your golden ticket to CAPOW culture and community.
We are building the best ski touring community there is…j0in us!
No matter the level of experience, everyone seems to be on the constant quest for touring partners and continuing education in the backcountry. You want to keep your skills sharp, ski with the best and most of all, PRACTICE. You want to meet new people, the pals you can trust to break trail when your dogs are barking, the crew who will lend you a snack, and who will defog your goggs. You want the crew who has your back because you have theirs.
This is your CAPOW season pass, and it’s not just guiding, that follow-the-leader, command, and control mantra that we have all grown to despise with crusty old guides. It’s mentoring, discussion, exploring new terrain and even meeting some new people in your group. This is FUN. This is the ultimate touring experience, partnering you with a guide and the skiing community who are on the same page. Speaking of group, we will match you with the folks that fit your vibe, desires and education to make sure it’s a quality experience for all.
we offer three different package levels of the capunch card that can be purchased at any time in the season and are valid for that season. join us for 2, 3 or 4 days
Rules are simple. No transfers to another person, rollovers, or refunds. Just good clean skiing fun.
You can’t buy better friends. But you can buy better ski touring partners.
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
The night prior your guide will reach out and connect to make a plan for the next day.
Meet at the trailhead determined by your guide. Remember with COVID - Mask your face, not your enthusiasm.
Avalanche rescue practice and emergency system orientation.
Hit the trail. 1-3 runs (700-3000m vertical)
Back at the Trailhead
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 – email@example.com
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 to confirm the meeting spot. 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. Please just let us know if you need to cancel and if we can reschedule you for later in the season. No refunds for the CaPunch Card.
Heck yes! All CaPunch cards are paid in full up front, no refunds or transfers to the following season.
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