Castle Mountain Guided Snowshoe (1hr)

Uplift Adventures and Castle Mountain Resort have partnered to offer 1hr guided snowshoe trips on Decemeber 11 & 12th in honour of Crowsnest Mountain Spirit Festival.  You can register for free and, if possible, bring a cash donation to go to our charity of choice: Crowsnest Conservation Society. The Crowsnest Conservation Society is a charitable organization based in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, devoted to working together with community partners to ensure a healthy future for the natural environment and the people and wildlife that live in it.

Read below to find out more about our story behind the Crowsnest Mountain Spirit Festival.

These 1hr Guided Snowshoe Trips will be led by a professional guide and will go off-resort for a short 1 – 1.5km snowshoe. All ages and snowshoe levels are welcome. When you register, please ensure you select the time that you want to attend: 6 – 7pm, 7 – 8pm, or 8 – 9pm. Limited space available.

International Mountain Day

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Join Uplift Adventures at Castle Mountain Resort to celebrate International Mountain Day for a 1hr guided nature snowshoe. We will do a quick snowshoeing intro and then be on our way. We will stop to ‘take it all in’ and enjoy what this UN Designated Day is about: protecting our mountains and the outdoors. Our interpretive guide will make sure to help you discover trees and animal tracks as we stroll through the snow.

Registration for these tours is free. If possible, please consider giving a donation to the Crowsnest Conservation Society. We will have a donation box available upon arrival. The Crowsnest Conservation Society is a charitable organization based in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, devoted to working together with community partners to ensure a healthy future for the natural environment and the people and wildlife that live in it.

Rating: Easy, good for kids and beginners
Distance: Approx 1 to 1.5km
Meeting Location: Outside at Guest Services Lodge
Meeting Time: 15 minutes before your tour starts, look for Nick or Michelle
Available Times (Dec 11 & 12):
6 – 7pm
7 – 8pm
8 – 9pm
Meet at in front of the Guest Services Lodge 15 minutes prior to your trip start time.

Start time either 6pm, 7pm or 8pm

10 – 15 minute introduction
45 minute snowshoe just outside of Castle Mountain Resort

We do not need to drive, we will walk from this point.
Use of snowshoeing poles (upon request)

Safety equipment: first aid kit, communication devices

A local, professional ACMG Guide, including:

80hr Advanced Adventure Medic
Incredible knowledge of the area

Small group sizes (9 people max + guide)
* Headlamp | Let us know if you need one
* Snowshoes | Can be rented and the rental fee will go to Crowsnest Conservation Society | Bring cash
* Snowshoe Poles
* Personal gear – please dress for the weather
* Waterproof and warm layers
* Toque or other head wear
* Gloves
* Hand/toe warmers
* Waterproof boots
* Water (minimum 400 mL is recommended)
* Additional snacks, if you wish
* Camera
Must book at least 24 hours in advance.

If there is no snow, don’t worry, we will hike!

When do we cancel? We will cancel and give a full refund if the temperatures are below -20c (before windchill). Otherwise, we dress warm, like a true Canadian.

We have new covid protocols and cancellation policy that will be emailed to you.

Uplift Adventures’ waivers are required to be signed before starting the event.

Guests must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, while out on the snowshoe portion of this event. Uplift Adventures has the right to refuse participation if a guest is suspected under the influence prior to the snowshoe. A return or compensation will not be given to the customer.

Please advise Uplift Adventures of any medical conditions or allergies prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy: Must cancel within 48hrs of tour for refund. For group bookings (4+ people), must cancel 7 days prior to event for refund.

Crowsnest Mountain Spirit Festival (The Story)

Uplift Adventures is a co-founder and an event organizer for the Crowsnest Mountain Spirit Festival, which is derived from the annual United Nations International Mountain Day on December 11th. International Mountain Day is a day to recognize the rich biodiversity of the mountains and that our mountains are at risk due to climate change. Mountains provide us with fresh drinking water and are fragile ecosystems. Crowsnest Mountain Spirit Festival was developed to celebrate the unique mountain culture that exists in the South Canadian Rockies. In 2020, this would be our 4th year celebrating this event and several of our events are not running this year for obvious reasons.

Our role at Uplift Adventures is to either donate our time and skills, or to offer low cost events. We donate most of the proceeds either back into the festival or to worthy charities. We believe that we should give back to our community so that our community can grow. One of our main pillars with our business is conservation, and our slogan is ‘Explore with Purpose’. Explore with Purpose comes from our second stage of business as we start to offer conservation based tourism. The owner of Uplift Adventures studied Environmental and Conservation Sciences at the University of Alberta and worked in this industry for several years before starting her own business. Her heart is in the mountains as she continuously advocates for environmental protection and access for sustainable outdoor recreation.

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Based in Crowsnest Pass, AB

Operates throughout the Canadian Rockies

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