Coast Mountain Explorer

Go Wild. GO Big. Go Deep.


Spring 2020 Location- Pantheons/Nirvana Pass

ABout the trip

This Spring trip is about Diving deep into the unknown. Rarely visited corners of the Coast Mountains offer a unique experience deep into wilderness while skiing and SUMMITING amazing peaks. Locations and price vary year to year. Expect glaciation, high elevations, spring corn and big terrain. Join acmg guides in this heli accessed trip and enjoy hot gourmet backcountry meals at the end of day in our makeshift 'lodge'.


$2400 per person

Max 6 participants

April 26-May 2nd
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Who is this trip for

This is for those who have ski toured for many seasons and are looking for a unique backcountry experience to get out and explorer the fantasy ranges. Requires a unique sense of adventure and expedition mentality. Your guides will be there to offer you the goods and keeping you safe in this complex environment.

What this trip includes

Trip includes: basecamp tent set-up, sleeping tents, guiding, heli flight and catering

The trip does not include: personal gear, and transportation to the trailhead



Each of the three evenings will offer opportunities for story telling in the glow of our makeshift 'lodge'. Such telling of stories is a great way of passing on experience, developing bonds and learning. Our basecamps are also a comfortable way to to develop winter camping experience. 



Please come with great fitness. Ability to walk a slow or steady pace all day and comfortably exist in the mountains for 7 days. Expect minimum 1200m of elevation per day and to ski double black diamond runs in variable conditions.



Day 1

We'll meet at our designated location and get ready with heli packing, waivers and briefing.

After flying into our camp location we'll set-up the tents, run through some avalanche basics before heading out for an afternoon ski. Flying weather may play into our ability to ski on day one.

In the evening we'll have stoves firing, tea brewing and hot cups of food. Informal discussion, story telling will surround the steam and glow of our makeshift backcountry 'lodge'.

Day 2-6

Early wake-ups will ensue with breakfast and coffee for a full day in the mountains with your guides. This is where we'll range to bag a peaks and ski exceptional terrain.

Day 7

In the morning we'll sadly pack up the tents before preparing for the heli-flight. There is usually no skiing on this day.


Food is provided and simple dietary accommodations can be made. More complicated dietary restrictions may incur an extra cost. Our meals are 'gourmet backcountry'. Delicious and hearty meals dealt out of a makeshift snow kitchen.


Gear List:

  • Personal ski touring equipment (skins, touring skis & bindings)

  • Avalanche equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe)

  • Overnight camping equipment- if not renting: winter sleeping bag & pad

    • Should be packed in a dry bag seperately

  • Lunch container and Coffee Mug

  • Warm clothing - anticipate winter conditions

    • Base layer top x1-2

    • Base layer bottom x1

    • mid layer top

    • Shell jacket

    • Warm down jacket

    • Down/insulated pants

    • Warm gloves x2

    • Light small glove x2

    • socks x2

    • warm hat and less warm hat

    • buff (optional)

    • goggles (optional)

    • down/hut booties (recommended)

    • helmet

  • day pack 30-45L

  • small foam pad (recommended for sitting & sleeping)

  • Ski crampons

  • Ice axe

  • Ski mountaineering harness

  • 2 triple action locking carabiners

  • 3 non locking carabiners

  • 1x 120cm sling

  • 1x 5m, 6mm prussik cord & 1x 1m, 5mm prussik cord

  • Boot crampons (compatible with your ski/snowboard boot)

  • Miscellaneous

    • tootbrush

    • spoon & eating container

    • headlamp

    • personal blister/first aid kit

    • sunglasses & strong sunscreen

    • Camera

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Price does not include tax and is in Canadian Dollars. Full payment or deposit (20%) must be made to book your spot.