Guided Backcountry Skiing
Earn your turns for an unforgettable backcountry experience
Since the 1930s, long before the current ski hill opened, Revelstoke and the surrounding area has been well known and revered by the backcountry community. Nestled between the Selkirks to the east and the Monashee mountain range to the west, Revelstoke is able to cater to a wide range of conditions and it’s never hard to find fresh tracks in the backcountry here. Everything Revelstoke has partnered with one of the most experienced guides in the area to offer 1, 3 & 5-day private guided backcountry skiing packages. Whether you’re looking for an introduction to ski touring or you’re an experienced backcountry skier wanting to push your boundaries in a new area, our private packages are catered specifically to your experience level and what you would like to achieve. Get some granola down your trap, throw your skins on and prepare for one of the most rewarding experiences this side of the Rockies!
Rogers Pass – The summit of Rogers Pass lies just under an hour drive east of Revelstoke and sits between Mt Rogers and Mt Sir Donald, one of the most iconic peaks in the region. Perhaps our most famous area for backcountry skiing, Rogers Pass contains many of the classic ski touring routes you’ll see in the guides and movies.
RMR – If you’ve ever skied RMR, gazed over at the endless bowls of powder or the steep movie-like peaks and wondered if it’s possible to ski there… it is! With its lift system and trail network, this area can be as easy or challenging an accent as you like and there are many options for a thrilling descent to the valley floor.
Mt Begbie – Mt Begbie is the highest peak in the immediate vicinity of Revelstoke and is home to the large glacier that can be seen from almost anywhere in town. There are various routes up this iconic mountain and this experience comes complete with the added benefit of being able to point towards the mountain from any pub patio and boast “Yeah, I’ve skied that!”.
Mt MacPherson – This mountain is also easy to spot from town, it sits north of Mt Begbie and features long gaps in the gladed terrain known as The Fingers. Easily and quick to access from town, Mt MacPherson offers a variety of classic routes including the aforementioned Fingers and Burnt Knob.
Guests should be strong intermediate skiers in good physical conditions ready to ascent a minimum of 3-4 hours throughout the day
Everything Revelstoke has partnered with Upside Guiding to offer private guided backcountry skiing packages. Lead Guide, Konrad Scheiber’s 25-year guiding career began in Austria, becoming one of the youngest people to achieve Full Mountain Guide status with IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations). After moving to Canada, he became an area manager for a large heli-ski company and developed an extensive knowledge of Revelstoke’s backcountry. Konrad’s knowledge and experience allow for a completely tailored guiding experience, from complex ascents and descents through varied terrain to low-effort, high-reward casual runs through some of BC’s finest powder, anything is possible. Looking to increase your efficiency or learn a little more about snow science, the surrounding area and what guides do? Konrad has a passion for sharing this information and there are always opportunities throughout the journey to learn. Whatever the goal for your backcountry adventure may be, we are here to make it happen.
07:30 – Meet at accommodation, introduction & waiver (First day only), conditions update & gear check.
Drive to the trailhead, the starting point of our trip – a 45 min drive to Rogers Pass or a 10-15 min drive to RMR and areas around Revelstoke (Mt. MacPherson, Begbie shoulder etc).
Safety orientation & safety gear check – including the use of your avalanche beacon, shovel, probe (first day only).
Lunch in the field – A delicious bagged lunch from La Baguette including a wrap/croissant, banana bread, fruit, a granola bar and drink.
3:00 – 4:00 – Back at the vehicle to drive home.