Backcountry Ski, Avalanche Education, and Hike in the Rocky Mountains and Selkirks

Backcountry skiing, backpacking, hiking and rock climbing with Wildtrips

Wild Trips Adventure Tours offers guided backcountry skiing, avalanche education, and hiking in the Canadian Rockies, Purcell Mountains and Selkirk Mountains. We are based in Canmore, Alberta, the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Parks. Wild Trips is run by Olivia Sofer, who is certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Wild Trips specializes in catered and guided week long backcountry ski trips at some of British Columbia's best backcountry lodges.  We run tours at Battle Abbey, Sorcerer Lodge, Selkirk Lodge, Fairy Meadows, Campbell Icefields and more.  We bring together years of backcountry guiding experience, the best backcoutry chefs, British Columbia's finest ski terrain and you.  Join us this winter for a fantastic backcountry ski week.  Click here for availability.
When its not snowing, Wild Trips offers hiking trips from Canmore and in the Purcells.
Wild Trips provides it's clients with personalized, fun, safe and off the beaten path adventure. Whether you want to join one of our organized programs or choose your own adventure on your own schedule, Wild Trips Adventure Tours is here for you.

Wild Trips is based in Canmore, Alberta, one of Canada's premier mountain resort towns. Located on the east side of the Rocky Mountains at the gateway to Banff National Park, it is an excellent place to stage your mountain adventures. The Columbia Mountains are two hours west by car and Canmore is right in the Rockies. The town is also located in Canada's best limestone climbing region.

Wild Trips Available Spaces

Title Location Date Spaces Available Price Guides Cooks
Olivia's Mixed Group Battle Abbey Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Saturday, January 28, 2017 1 $2425
Olivia Sofer
Jeremy Mackenzie
Gmoser Week Battle Abbey Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Saturday, April 15, 2017 2 $2425
Olivia Sofer
Marco Delesalle

Latest News

Snow at the Abbey

Our son Max got to have an early winter for his birthday.  We flew in to the Abbey and enjoyed about 5 cm of fresh snow at the hut and this increased in quantity with elevation to about 20cm at Schooner pass.  This snow is probably the first layer of the season.  

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Improvements at Battle Abbey

This Fall and early Winter we made some more improvements at Battle Abbey.  In the Fall we put in a new 1 1/2" waterline from the spring to the Pumphouse which replaces the old, insulated 1" line.  The old line was in a graded, wooden aquaduct that ran along the top of a small cliff and it was a chore to keep it covered with snow.  The snow was the only way to keep it from freezing.  The new line is down in the rocks, on the ground, and below the cliff, so it is alway covered with meters of snow, even during low snow winters.

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Another Big one

Snowing hard up here this morning, probably got 35cm overninght.  We're waiting for the weather to clear off a bit so the next group can get in!  Supposed to happen later on this morning.

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It is snowing up here! Come and get it.

45cms storm snow since Sunday and still coming down.  Great face shots in the Waterfall today.  I have two spaces available if you are looking for your powder fix.  

March 22 Sorcerer Lodge $1750

March 29 Battle Abbey $2100 plus tax

Contact Robson if you would like to book.

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The Drought is Over

Snowing up here since Tuesday, 70cm and counting.  Bring it on!

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