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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 weekend! 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 two options.  More experienced (RAD) and more relaxed (Chill)

Help us group similar backcountry enthusiasts. 

  1. Chill Ease off the gas pedal.
  2. RAD Go further, do more, get after it.

Rogers Pass requires groups that are physically fit and can ski any snow conditions.  It is not required that you have vast touring experience but you must know basic avalanche knowledge.   

You can’t buy better friends. But you can buy better ski touring partners. 

GROUP DYNAMICS

  • Back to back days are required
  • We will combine similar vibes into different groups
  • Group sizes will be 4-6ppl per guide
  • Bring all your own backcountry and avalanche gear
  • Trips are educational, you're going to learn while out touring
  • Trust CAPOW to find the best place to go based on conditions
  • Start at the trailhead

HUH?Required
CAP-Abilities

Capabilities

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.

Peace Sign

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.

Shakka Brah

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

Devil Horns

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.

Air Guitar

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

Peace Sign
Shaka Bra
Devil Horns
Air Guitar

Trip Dates

Dec 11-12, 2021

Chill

Dec 18-19, 2021

RAD

Jan 8-9, 2022

Canuck Splitfest

Jan 15-16, 2022

Female EmPowderment

Jan 22-23, 2022

CHILL

Jan 29-30, 2022

RAD

Feb 5-6, 2022

CHILL

Feb 12-13, 2022

RAD

Feb 19-20, 2022

CHILL

Feb 26-27, 2022

CHILL

March 5-6, 2022

RAD

March 12-13, 2022

CHILL

March 19-20, 2022

RAD

March 26-27, 2022

CHILL

Itinerary

Night Before

Connect with your guide and your group to make a plan for the weekend over a video call ~5:00pm PST.

8am - Meet at Trailhead

Sign a waiver and make a plan for the day. Meet your new ski touring buddies.

9am - Avalanche Practise

Learn emergency systems and practise with gear. We'll skip this step on the second day.

10am - Hit the Trail

Expect 1-3 laps . 800-2000m vertical or more!

4pm - Back at Trailhead

Head on home.

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What the FAQ?

Backcountry weekenders are 2 full days of guiding and education. You will ride Saturday and Sunday.

You will need to provide your own transportation to and from Revelstoke. Accommodation is not included. You will carpool each day to the trailhead. You will need all your own ski touring/ splitboard gear and avalanche safety equipment. Gratuity is not included in the trip cost.

That's okay. Our goal is for you to make new friends and have an educational ski weekend. Reach out to info@capow.ca if you are nervous about your trip.

Honestly, no. Unless you come with your own group of 4 newbies.

You are responsible for bringing your own backcountry gear (and knowing how to use it). This includes transceiver, shovel, 300cm probe, touring pack, skins and SNACKS.

Absolutely don't be upset. CAPOW guides will take you to the best places based on conditions. Trust the guides.

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 – info@capow.ca

Sorry you have a bad headache. We cannot provide you a refund for the missed day since it was due to your own negligence.

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