Jessica Baker
Photo © David Stubbs

Ski Divas

Women’s Ski Camps with Jessica Baker

Icefall Lodge, British Columbia / January 8-15, 2011

Cost: $2100 / Deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, a special retreat!

This is the ulitimate getaway deep into the Canadian Rockies.  All skiing is self-propelled once you have landed at the lodge.  Touring possibilities are endless once you are stationed at the Lodge.  With Mt. Kemmel 10,300 ft, Mt. La Clyte 9,500 ft, and Mt. Lyell 11,122 ft, immediately surrounding the lodge, there is no end to terrain within an hour walk.  And for those looking for an even more extravagant touring agenda, we can travel to the satelite hut on the Lyell ice cap for even more terrain access.  This trip is the perfect getaway for those of you looking to improve your backcountry/touring ski skills, getaway to the most peaceful, pristine, and remote lodge in North America, and to connect with an amazing group of women along the way (For those of you interested in traveling with family or spouse, please inquire with Jessica at jessica@skidivas.com or 1-307-690-3683)

Icefall heli landing

Icefall 12

Icefall 9

 

 

What is Included?

Helicopter flight into and out of lodge

7 nights lodging

7 days food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, alcoholic beverages are not included.

7 days guided touring

Daily Yoga sessions

Camp party and farewell dinner, including raffle and prizes for participants

Icefall 10

Icefall 7

Icefall 2

Icefall 8

Travel logistics:

Icefall Lodge sits in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at 6300 ft elevation, just to the West of Banff Provincial Park. We meet in Golden, B.C. and then travel north for 30 minutes by car/shuttle to a remote staging area where a helicopter flies you into the lodge (25 minute flight).  The closest international airports are Calgary, B.C., Vancouver, B.C., and Spokane, WA.  Please inquire at jessica@skidivas for help with travel logistics.  Shuttles from airports can be arranged for an extra fee.

Icefall map

See the Trip Packing List

Packing List

  • Skis with alpine touring bindings. Or snowboard set up with splitboard or approach skis.
  • Alpine touring boots with walk and ski mode. Make sure you have worn your boots on several tours before this trip and that they are comfortable. If you have a problem with blisters make sure that you bring moleskin or second skin and apply it before problems develop.
  • Ski poles, adjustable preferred.
  • Climbing skins, make sure they are cut to your ski.
  • Avalanche transceiver.
  • Shovel.
  • Probe.
  • Gortex Jacket and Pants.

If you do not have all the gear on the list we can help you rent or buy some of this equipment before the trip.  Please in inquire.

Bern Unlimited Powderhorn Dynastar Lange Smith Optics Pistil SheJumps Mountain Athlete