This will be my fourth year in a row taking a trip out west. I went every other year the 8 before.
is the trip from my first year to Kirkwood and Carson's Pass in the Sierras.
is my planning from last years trip which I ended up traveling North to Jackson.
Began casually looking a week ago and did not plan to have booked everything so soon. Started looking around at the current state of airline costs. Shocked at how much more SLC was for the Presidents Day week I must travel, then some other airports. Casually looked at snowcat and heli operations just to get a sense of what they offer. Their prices were beyond what I wish to spend, but I was surprised how many were already booked. Motivated me, that if i wanted to do a hut trip and my vacation time was not flexible, I should get on it.
So after i put my trip together, I found out that it is nearly a copy of one FIS
did a few years ago. Probably I read their report and it stuck in my head.
Fly out of Portland Friday at 17:15 and arrive in Calgary at 01:15.
Catch 07:30 Greyhound to Roger's Pass.
Stay one night at Glacier Park Lodge
(former Best Western)
Tour up to and spend 3 nights at Asulkan Cabin
Then tour to the Wheeler Hut
(Asulkan was booked) and spend 2 nights.
Travel back down to Golden,BC and spend a night at Canyon Ridge Lodge
followed by a day skiing Kicking Horse
and a greyhound bus back to Calgary.
08:00 flight from Calgary arrives in Portland at 16:45.
To book the huts early you must join the Alpine Club of Canada
. This cost $69 with the huts option for a US citizen. The huts were $25 and $30 a night (forget if Asulkan or Wheeler was more). An extra $10 a night is required for a BC permit when staying at Asulkan Cabin.