Rogers Pass has the best roadside skiing in North America. The worlds largest avalanche control program works to keep the Trans Canada Highway open as it twists under massive avalanche paths. The highway gives access to vast backcountry ski terrain, from long tree runs to alpine glacier traverses. See the links below for more information.
Rogers Pass is an hour drive from the ski town of Revelstoke, a small ski town with great bars and restaurants, but still a working class feel with railroad and logging. On the edge of town is Revelstoke Mountain Resort, which has the most vertical of any ski resort in North America. The Revelstoke sidecountry is a good option if Rogers Pass is closed.
Intermediate to advanced alpine skiing skills.
Fitness for a full day in the mountains.
Recent avalanche companion rescue practice. We will have assessment and review before our tour.
Jan 25 — Feb 22, 2019 (See calendar on homepage for availability)
1 client: $500USD per day
2 clients: $300USD per person per day
3 clients: $225USD per person per day
4+ clients: $200USD per person per day, a second guide may be added.
In partnership with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.
AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide Joe Stock. Up to eight clients. A second guide may be added.
Navigation, first aid and repair kits.
Emergency communication and shelter.
Does Not Include
Transport. To reduce costs, using a rental car or your personal car is the best option.
Lodging, food and drink.
Revelstoke lift pass for yourself and the guide for sidecountry skiing.
Personal gear. See Backcountry Ski Gear List (sections 1-5).
Rescue and trip insurance. See Booking for details.
Rogers Pass Planning Links
Road conditions — Rogers Pass can close for avalanche control.
Gaia GPS with the Canada Topo West layer loaded. The Google Earth layer is also nice to see tree openings.
Parks permit quiz — if you plan to ski multiple days at the Pass, it’s best to take this test at home. It takes about an hour.
Rogers Pass Weather and Avalanche
Revelstoke Mountain Resort Weather
Revelstoke Lodging and Food
Revelstoke Lodge — the cheapest and most central place to stay
The Taco Club — great vibe and food
La Baguette Cafe — the place to meet before skiing for coffee, breakfast and sandwiches for lunch.