Preparing yourself for outdoor survival while help you be responsive and knowledgeable in the backcountry, especially when an emergency happens.
On this one day course, we will head outside to make a winter shelter. While we will focus on building a quinzee shelter, we will also review other types of shelters. We will go over winter survival skills and how to manage risks during the winter. This is not an avalanche safety training course, but we can hook you up with one of those too.
Day 1 | Learn about snowshoes
Day 2 | Dressing for the outdoors
Day 3 | Managing winter risks
Day 4 | Trip planning
Distance: Between 2 – 4km each day
Price: $110 + GST/person (4 weeks)
Drop-in: $30 + GST/person
Email or phone for availability
Session 1: January 9 - 30 | Thursday evenings
Session 2: February 6 - 27 | Thursday evenings
Session 3: March 5 - 26 | Thursday evenings
Meeting Time: 6 pm
Instruction: 6 - 6:30pm
Snowshoe: 6:30 - 8pm
Meeting Location: Pass Powderkeg Ski Lodge
Snowshoeing Location: Pass Powderkeg trails unless otherwise discussed
On-trail snacks and tea
Use of hiking 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 (12 people per guide)
* Personal gear – please dress for the weather
* Waterproof and warm layers
* Toque or other head wear
* Hand/toe warmers
* Waterproof boots
* Water (1L is recommended)
* Additional snacks, if you wish
For drop-ins, call or email 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.
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.
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