MYRA SKI TOUR

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$210.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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About


Mount Myra is a classic summit in the Southern Strathcona Park region and makes for an excellent ski destination. Explore rugged and beautiful terrain and wide-range of ski line options, all under the wing of an ACMG Ski Guide. 

This trip can be done as a long day trip, or over two days. 

Included in the price:

  • 1 day with an ACMG guide

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Personal equipment
  • Avi kit (available as an add-on)

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

Location


Mount Myra is located at the southern region of Strathcona Park.

Considerations for Mount Myra

  • Trailhead is accessed by driving through Westmin Mine. You will be asked to check in before driving through the mine. Parking for Mount Myra is in the same lot as the Phillips Ridge/Arnica Lake Trailhead.
  • There is no cell service past Campbell River

Itinerary


A typical day begins at 08:30 and finishes around 17:00. Exact pace and route will depend on the group and the conditions of the day. Sandbag Lake is a typical camp spot for those who choose to do this trip over two days. 

Whether this trip is done as a one or two day trip will be noted in the booking tab with the corresponding date.

Exact meeting details will be provided one-week prior in a pre-trip email. 

Questions? Check out our FAQ page, or send us an email. 

Requirements


The following requirements are in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants. 

For participants who choose to complete Mount Myra in a day, we require the following: 

  • Advanced skier or boarder (able to ride black diamond-equivalent runs comfortably and safely in natural conditions)
  • Good physical  fitness (ability to hike for 8 hours, covering 1500m of vertical gain while carrying a load of 7kg)
  • Ability to move at a moderate pace over technical terrain
  • Basic understanding of your gear, and any limitations 
  • Prepared to spend the day outside in variable conditions (please see gear list)
  • 19+ (or accompanied by a parent or guardian) 

For those who choose to do Mt Myra as an overnight trip, we require the following: 

  • Advanced skier or boarder (able to ride black diamond-equivalent runs comfortably and safely in natural conditions)
  • Good physical  fitness (ability to hike for 6  hours, covering 700m of vertical gain while carrying a load of 18kg)
  • Ability to move at a moderate pace over technical terrain
  • Basic understanding of your gear, and any limitations 
  • Prepared to spend the day outside in variable conditions (please see gear list)
  • 19+ (or accompanied by a parent or guardian) 

The choice between alpine touring skis, telemark skis or a splitboard is up to you. Choose a mode of transport you are most comfortable and competent with.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page, or send us an email. If you do not feel you meet these requirements, feel free to reach out – we are happy to set up private trips whenever possible. 

Gear List


The equipment list provided aims to prepare you to be comfortable in the field regardless of the weather. Please ensure that all your gear is functioning and in proper repair. If you have any questions, please send us an email: [email protected] 

Avalanche Safety Gear

These items are available as an add on “avalanche kit” when you book, or by request for $15

  • Avalanche Transceiver (must be a modern, digital three-antenna)*
  • Shovel: Collapsible aluminum shovel*
  • Probe: Normal length probe somewhere from 220cm to 320cm*

Hardware

  • Ski touring skis/board
  • Skins
  • Poles
  • Ski touring/snowboard boots
  • Day pack (30 - 40L, or whatever will fit your gear)

Clothing

  • Waterproof/breathable jacket and pants
  • Lightweight, breathable jacket and pants (for uphill skinning/climbing)
  • Insulated jacket (synthetic insulated jacket is strongly recommended)
  • Lightweight gloves for climbing/skinning 
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Balaclava or another type of neck warmer
  • Baselayers (top and bottom)

Other

  • Water (minimum 2L capacity)
  • Lunch and snacks (prepared ahead of time and consumable on the go) 
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Ski strap
  • Personal first aid (e.g. blister kit, medication)
  • Camera (optional)

If you are completing this as an overnight, please bring the following camping gear: 

Some of these items can be shared between contiguous groups

  • 4-season tent
  • Winter sleeping bag (warm to -15 depending on time of year and forecast)
  • Sleeping pad (something that gets you off the ground and is rated for winter)
  • Lighters/matches
  • Pot, stove and fuel (available as a “cook kit” add-on)
  • Food and snacks (please note that all lunches should be ready-to-eat, and will likely be consumed on the go). For tasty, nutritous and locally pre-made meals check out https://wildedgeketo.com/
  • Bowl, cutlery, thermos
  • Camp booties or shoes
  • Small general repair kit (e.g. for bindings, thermarest, stove, tent. Bring any parts specific to your bindings/equipment)
  • Personal toiletries (keep to minimum)
  • Headlamp
  • Water purification 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 1 dinner, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast

Your guide will bring communication and emergency devices and gear, a group first aid and repair kit, but you are welcome to bring these items as well.

Rentals


  • Touring Gear: Ski Tak Hut offers 25% off backcountry rentals (skins, boots, and skis or a splitboard) for clients on IAG trips and courses. These can be ordered online using a discount code. Contact us after you have booked to receive your unique code. Note you will be asked to show the booking confirmation you received from us when you pick up your gear.
  • Avalanche Kit: We offer transceivers, shovels and probes for $15 as an add on kit when you book.  If you do not have your own gear, please request prior to your trip.  

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for information about gear fitting, rentals, add ons, and other commonly asked questions, or send us an email.

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