Backcountry skiing in Rogers Pass

Any level
1 day
All ages
1–3 people
Overview

Tempted by the big lines and adventure of backcountry skiing?


Guided backcountry skiing in Rogers Pass

Steep skiing weekend. Come test your skills on a backcountry weekend in Rogers Pass. Guided by Greg, this weekend is designed take your skiing to the next level.

Where we are
What's included
  • We provide skis, skins, bindings, avalanche beacons, probes and shovels. It is of course preferable if you have your own
  • Bedding is provided
  • Harness (available)
  • 1 locking carabiner (available)
  • 1 normal carabiner
  • Transceiver, probe, shovel (available)
  • Light ice axe (available)

Not included in the price:

  • Airfare to Smithers, BC
  • All you have to bring is ski mountaineering boots. We have a few pairs should all else fail
Equipment
  • Please leave your ski bags at the hangar or the hotel in Smithers. They take up a lot of space and are unnecessary
  • Large day backpack (at least 30 litres) and duffel
  • 2 sets ski underwear - merino or poly, no cotton
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 2 light fleece sweaters
  • 1 pile or fleece jacket
  • 1 shell jacket with hood (water resistant and breathable, hard or soft shell)
  • ski pants and gaiters if necessary
  • light down jacket or puffy
  • personal first aid kit and medications
  • glacier sunglasses
  • ski goggles
  • warm hat or toque, balaclava
  • sun hat, sun protection for skin and lips
  • good warm ski gloves, thinner gloves for climbing, warm mitts
  • thermos bottle
  • map and compass (optional, 1: 50,000 93 L/5 Burnie Lake, a 1:25,000 map is available at the lodge and at Interior Stationery in Smithers)
  • camera, toothbrush, sponge, soap etc.
    slippers or camp booties, snow boots
    headlamp
  • casual clothes for wearing at the chalet
  • skis, skins, ski crampons, ski strap (available)
Why book through 57hours?

We’re an adventure loving, rock climbing, tech company that loves all things outdoors-y. Why spend days looking for the right guide and adrenaline rush, when we can (and already did) do it for you? Want a serious guide for a challenging backcountry tour? We know a bunch. How about a guide to show you around the Alps? Check. Maybe your kids want to ski and won’t stop going on about it until you book them a trip. Yes, we know guides who are great for beginners, too. Oh, yeah, every guide we know prioritizes SAFETY and FUN. Book with 57hours, we’ve done your work for you. You’re welcome.

Guides running this program

Christoph Dietzfelbinger

Christoph loves skiing, climbing and being in the mountains. This has been his passion since he was 15. His excitement is as keen as it always was, only now with 35 years of experience to share.

In the 1980s, Christoph was lucky enough to climb and guide many of the great rock and ice routes of the Alps: the north face of Lalidererspitze and the southwest face of Marmolata, the Brenva Spur on Montblanc and the northeast face of Piz Roseg.

Lured to northern Canada by the promise of wilderness and ever-new vistas, he guided Denali (Mt. McKinley) three times in the 1990s and spent much time in remote places like the Stikine Icecap and the Saint Elias Mountains.

In the northwest region of Canada where he lives, he expanded into fields where there was little local expertise available.

Chris developed and ran avalanche safety programs for mines and roads. He is now a Qualified Avalanche Planner consulting with any industry on their avalanche safety plans.

Christoph has also spent several winters heliskiing.

In 2001, he built the spectacular Burnie Glacier Chalet in the Howson Range with wood from local forests and the help of many dedicated and skillful friends.