There are obvious advantages of ski touring from roofed accommodation (think warm, dry space to hang out in, not having to carry heavy packs full of camping gear—you get the picture). We were pleased to pioneer guided hut-based touring some years back with our trips in the Prince of Wales Range, and are really happy to be able to offer a second option this winter from the new VIACC hut at 5040 Peak. In both cases, great ski terrain accessible from a comfortable hut make for a super fun-filled weekend of touring.
If you don't own your own touring gear, Ski Tak Hut offers 25% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.
You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.
Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.
All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.
Included in the price:
- 2 days with an ACMG guide
- Hut accommodation for one night
Not included in the price:
- Transportation to and from trip starting point
- Personal equipment
- Avi kit
*We can cater your weekend from lunch on Saturday to lunch on Sunday for $75/person. We can also offer charming B&B accommodation near the trailhead at a very reasonable cost, allowing our down-island guests to arrive Friday night for an early Saturday morning start.
Avi Kit rental $20.00
Includes Transceiver (modern, digital 3-antenna), Shovel and Probe. This equipment will be signed out to you for the duration of the course and you will be responsible for any loss or damage. If you are bringing your own avalanche transceiver, be sure that it is a modern, digital, three antenna transceiver and that it has fresh batteries in it. Malfunctioning or inadequate equipment uses up precious learning time for all participants. Please come properly prepared.
- VI Hut Touring (pdf)