Into the Wild

Shred legendary off-piste

The Dream

 

Enter the wild and experience Canada’s backcountry and champagne powder skiing. Go tourski and splitboard from a charming and remote Canadian mountain cabin, with over 15,000 acres of open unspoiled off-piste basically for yourself. Our trusted and experienced mountain guides will look after you and lead the way. So are you in?  

 

 

 

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT? 

 

All our guests stay in a famous mountain cabin called “Boulder Hut”. Lucky for you, the only way to get to there is by helicopter. That’s right. You start with a heli-tour deep into the backcountry of Kimberley Alpine Resort. From your new remote base camp, you will officially begin the ultimate off-piste adventure in Canada.

 

You’re stay in the wild will lasts for at least 3 days. At Boulder Hut you will experience off piste together with expert guides, who will lead you you safely through the terrain. Of course, we always put safety first so all tours will be tailored to your skill level. After several days in the backcountry, you will be transported by helicopter back to Kimberley Alpine Resort. Spend your remaining days shredding, exploring the village and relaxing.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 

Located in the Purcell Range of the Canadian Rockies, Kimberley offers a laid-back mountain atmosphere for skiing. With over 729 hectares of terrain, 80 pistes and 4 meters of annual snowfall, the resort is a local favourite. The four faces of Kimberley’s mountains are adorned with some of the driest snow, known as “Purcell Powder”. With 38% of the slopes considered black diamond or higher, you can expect a challenge regardless of your skill level and experience.

 

When you travel with Snowminds we take care of all the practicalities. That way you can pack your bags and good vibes and focus on preparing for your next adventure. You can book this trip in two versions, depending on how many days you want in Boulder Hut.

 

9 days (half week in Boulder Hut)

 

  • Airport transfer t/r between Calgary and Kimberley Alpine Resort
  • 4 nights in Kimberley Alpine Resort with breakfast
  • 4 nights in Boulder Hut with full board
  • 2 days in Kimberley Alpine Resort, included lift pass
  • 3,5 days of skiing or snowboarding in Boulder Hut with guided ski touring
  • Helicopter tour t/r between Kimberley and Boulder Hut
  • Free access to Boulder Hut facilities (sauna, drying room and ski workshop)
  • Avalanche equipment in Boulder Hut
  • Refreshment of off piste security and avalanche equipment
  • Travel company who’s member of the travel Guarantee fund

 

12 days (one week in Boulder Hut)

  • Airport transfer t/r between Calgary and Kimberley Alpine Resort
  • 4 nights in Kimberley Alpine Resort with breakfast
  • 7 nights in Boulder Hut with full board
  • 2 days in Kimberley Alpine Resort, included lift pass
  • 6,5 days of skiing or snowboarding in Boulder Hut with guided ski touring
  • Helicopter tour t/r between Kimberley and Boulder Hut
  • Free access to Boulder Hut facilities (sauna, drying room and ski workshop)
  • Avalanche equipment in Boulder Hut
  • Refreshment of off piste security and avalanche equipment
  • Travel company who’s member of the travel Guarantee fund
  • The time of your life!

 

What’s is not included but can be arranged?

  • Flights
  • Ski or snowboard rental
  • Catski or snowmobile tours
  • Anything else you heart desires.

 

Note: We believe everything is possible. Each trip can be tailored to specific wishes, such as aircraft, equipment rental, number of ski days, number of mountain guide day, etc.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How does the trip runs?

A Typical day in Boulder Hut begins with breakfast. You will pack your backs for the adventure of the day. Presented by the hosts / mountain guides, the day is spent exploring the amazing scenery, finding the most beautiful tours, as well as driving the best slopes in the area. The day ends with relaxing in the sauna, delicious dinner and just have fun.

The week – 9 days tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Calgary by flight from home country. Transfer to Kimberley Alpine Resort and check in.

Day 2: Skiing in Kimberley Alpine Resort

Day 3: Skiing Kimberley Alpine Resort

Day 4: Helicopter to mountain cabin. Lunch and afternoon adventure. Dinner in cabin

Day 5: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 6: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 7: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 8: Return to Kimberley with helicopter. Check in and possibility of half day skiing in Kimberley Alpine Resort

Day 9: Airport transfer for Calgary to fly home

 

The week – 12 days tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Calgary by flight from home country. Transfer to Kimberley Alpine Resort and check in.

Day 2: Skiing in Kimberley Alpine Resort

Day 3: Skiing Kimberley Alpine Resort

Day 4: Helicopter to mautain cabin. Lunch and afternoon adventure. Dinner in cabin

Day 5: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 6: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 7: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 8: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 9: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 10: Boulder Hut Experience – guided backcountry with full board

Day 11: Return to Kimberley with helicopter. Check in and possibility of half day skiing in Kimberley Alpine Resort

Day 12: Airport transfer for Calgary to fly home

What about accommodation?

Kimberley Alpine Resort You will be accommodated in a classic Canadian lodge, with charming North American decor and typically divided into two-person rooms.

Boulder Hut Accommodation is authentic and more primitive, as we find ourselves in a remote mountain cabin – however, of high quality and with all necessities. The place consists of several small cabins for dining, guests, guides and sauna respectively. Guests sleep in a cozy cabin with room for max. 12 people.

When can I go?

December – April

The ski season in Boulder Hut runs from the end of December to mid-April. We arrange off-season tours for all weeks during this period, subject to reservations.

Off piste trips will typical be in groups and in all trips, we can arrange some changes there will fit your wishes best! Contact us and let’s have a chat about what you want.

What level should I have in skiing/snowboarding?

Off piste skiing trips are primarily for the experienced skier / snowboarder, who manages varied terrain outside the piste (steep slopes, deep snow, narrow passages and between trees).
We have the opportunity to tailor every day to match the level of specific groups. This allows us to arrange trips for the skilled skier / snowboarder who wants to explore the terrain outside the piste or learn for the first time.

If you are interested in teaching on the piste in Kimberley this can be arranged.

What equipment should I have?

It’s important to have the right gear when you want to go on a off piste trip! If you want to go on a trip like this, you need special equipment for off piste. It’s important to have the right clothing and avalanche equipment.

The ski runs require off-piste skiing and backcountry touring equipment, and snowboarding requires either split-boards or snow shoes (but we recommend split-boards as snow shoes make it difficult to follow skiers). We recommend having your own ski / snowboard equipment, but it is possible to rent at the destination.

Clothing

We will recommend you Shell jacket and pants (with snow skirt) and a good middle layer in between (merino wool is clearly recommended) It is breathable, as you both sweat when you go upwards, but still have to keep the heat down to minus 25 degrees.

  • Goggles with more than one glass – primarily you should get one to cloudy/snowy weather with low visibility
  • Two pairs of gloves – so you can change
  • Buff (this is a must have, highly recommended that you can cover the entire face with it, because you will get a lot of snow in your face)

Avalanche equipment

It’s a must have with the most general avalanche equipment (tracker. Shovel and probe:

  • We recommend a good backpack with room for all equipment (avalanche equipment, extra goggles lenses, gloves, water, snacks, etc.) and good options on the chest and waist so that the bag is well placed on the back.
  • Tracker. Shovel and probe (we recommend that you have your own avalanche equipment that you use every time so you have trained and know it very well. However, it is always possible to rent avalanche equipment at the destination).

What insurrance should I have?

We are a Danish company who’s member of the travel guarantee fund.

You need to make sure that your own insurance covers you when you go skiing and travel internationally. This includes:

  • Cancellation
  • Travel insurance

If you doubt that you covered or not, then we will advise you to call your insurance company.

 

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