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Weekend Warrior Ski Touring

 

These weekends are designed to introduce people to the back country in the Lake Louise, Kananaskis Country, Hi-way 93 South and Hi-Way 93 North areas. If you are new to ski touring or have some experience and are looking to get introduced to some new areas, for a safe intro the weekend warrior program will suit you. You will be skiing with the Alpine Air guides who will give instruction on powder skiing, touring efficiency skills and achieving the day’s goals all while keeping the day safe and fun. A great progression for the winter is The Weekend Warrior, Powder Warrior then a spring expedition offered by Alpine Air Adventures.

AAA is a full service guiding company, employing ACMG/IFMGA guides who are certified to work in any terrain or discipline.

If you have any questions please contact the AAA office at [email protected]

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Includes Certified Mountain Guide
  • Permits
  • Does not include accommodation, food or transportation

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation

GEAR LIST

  • Skis, I recommend a shorter (160 - 185cm) mid-fat to fat ski designed for powder and spring snow conditions
  • Climbing skins
  • Ski Poles / split boarders too
  • Ski boots/ snowboard boots
  • Avalanche beacon with fresh batteries
  • Snow shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • Daypack, 35-45 L
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Thermos flask and or water bottle
  • Sun block & Lip Cream
  • Pocket knife
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Small Blister & 1st-Aid Kit
  • -7 C sleeping bag, if staying in hut or hostel
  • Camera
  • Personal Toilet Items
  • If tour is glaciated:
  • Lightweight climbing harness for glacier travel,
  • 3 locking carabiners, 2 non locking carabiners
  • 2 x 4-6 m long 6mm cord, 1 sewn sling
  Clothing List: It is recommended to bring light clothing of varying thicknesses that can be 'layered' to achieve comfort and versatility. The most important consideration for clothing is the ability to regulate temperature as you change from periods of activity to periods of rest and from the ascent to the descent.  
  • Polypro underwear (top & bottom)
  • Warm pants (nylon blend, insulated or fleece)
  • Warm shirts (not cotton)
  • Medium weight fleece sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Light insulated jacket or vest
  • Waterproof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex or nylon)
  • Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or nylon, with side zippers)
  • Socks x 2
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Waterproof ski gloves or mitts
  • Neck tube / balaclava
  • Sunhat
  • Casual clothing to wear in the hut, t-shirt

  • Includes Certified Mountain Guide
  • Permits
  • Does not include accommodation, food or transportation