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4 day / 3 nights All-inclusive Guided Backcountry Touring program at Journeyman Lodge

LEGENDARY SKIING in the Callaghan Valley at Journeyman Lodge

There is truth to the name "Solitude Glacier" and being located at the bottom of its North facing terminus, Journeyman Lodge stands alone surrounded by wide expanses of snow-covered mountain peaks! The place of legendary deep snow dumps and amazing tree skiing is only a few kms away from the hustle and bustle of the sea to sky corridor.

The reasons for the abundance of dry cold snow in the upper Callaghan valley is simple, winter storm systems move unobstructed through the Howe Sound only to collide with 7 kms of permanent ice field known as Powder Mountain before arriving at the Lodge, in the process cooling the air mass, promoting the formation of dry snow, and leaving a deep snow blanket in this wind protected microclimate environment. The result is an average annual snow base of 480 cm and epic powder skiing.

Duration: 4 days
Distance: 8-11 km / day
Terrain: Simple to Challenging
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
Elevation Gain: 900m+ / day
Ratio: 6:1
Prerequisites: Strong intermediate skier/boarder comfortable on single black runs and variable snow conditions. Good fitness level. No previous Backcountry experience required.

Agenda:

Meet at 8am at Callaghan Country Wilderness Base (at end of Callaghan Valley Road)

Day 1) Arrival at lodge around 10:00am, let’s go ski (bring your own lunch, après ski and dinner provided)

Day 2) 7am Breakfast, full ski day (to-go lunch, après ski and dinner provided)

Day 3) 7am Breakfast, full ski day (to-go lunch, après ski and dinner provided)

Day 4) 7am Breakfast, ski day till 2:00pm (to-go lunch provided), return to Callaghan base. Exit by 4pm

*use duffel bag or travel luggage for your lodge gear, bring snow boots, lodge shoes, soap and tooth paste and swim shorts. Bring your own Beer and Wine

Price: $1995 + tax (Private room, share bathroom and lodge amenities)

Gear List

  • Personal First Aid Kit/chemical hand warmers
  • Extra winter gloves/Hats
  • Large garbage bag
  • Eye protection sunglass
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Pocket knife
  • Lighter/matches/Flint
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Cell phone
  • Snacks/thermos/H2O
  • Down Jacket
  • Mid layer insulation (synthetic, fleece or merino)
  • Ski pants
  • Ski jacket
  • Goggles
  • 35L backpack
  • Backcountry Skis/Splitboard
  • Collapsible Poles
  • Ski/Snowboard boots
  • Helmet
  • Avalanche Transceiver
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Shovel
  • 2 x ski straps
  • Climbing Skins

SECURE YOUR SPACE

 $1995 + tax