FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please contact us if you have any other questions. We will be happy to assist you.
DO WE NEED A NATIONAL PARKS PASS TO SKI TOUR IN ROGERS PASS / GLACIER NATIONAL PARK?
Yes! Every individual needs a National Parks Pass for each day that they are recreating in a National Park. This is true for every National Park that you visit in Canada. Currently annual passes can be purchased online through Parks Canada's Website. Day passes can be purchased at the Information Centre in Rogers Pass or in Revelstoke during regular business hours and also by calling 250-837-7500
SHOULD I GET AN ANNUAL WINTER PERMIT TO SKI IN ROGERS PASS / GLACIER NATIONAL PARK PRIOR TO OUR SKI TRIP?
Yes! To be able to ski tour in the Winter Restricted Areas of Rogers Pass everyone needs a Permit. This Permit is different than your Parks Canada day Pass and can be arranged ahead of time online by taking a 25 question test or by applying for one each day at the Information Centre. To save waiting in line at the Information Centre each day to get a Permit while we could be out skiing, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING THIS DONE BEFORE YOUR TRIP BEGINS. This also saves the hassle of driving all of the way up the Information Centre when you aren't even going skiing around there anyways. It is better to have your Annual Winter Permit approved ahead of time.
SHOULD WE STAY IN GOLDEN OR REVELSTOKE?
Revelstoke, it snows more in Revelstoke, it has better Ski Touring options and we are based out of Revelstoke. The Highway does close during the winter from either side of Rogers Pass due to Avalanche Control or motor vehicle accidents. This way we are together and can ski out of Revelstoke most likely having an amazing Powder Day!
DO I NEED CANCELLATION INSURANCE?
Yes! This takes the stress away and offers peace of mind for everyone should you cancel your trip after booking. We have saved you a spot on our schedule, turned down other guests, and it is simply unfeasible for us to refund your deposit or full payment without adequate notice.
WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING CANCELLATION POLICY?
For private Ski Touring, Basecamps and Backcountry Lodge trips we require a 25% deposit immediately when booking a trip and then payment in full by November 1st of each Ski Season. Cancelling a trip prior to November 1st we will grant a full refund less your 25% deposit. After November 1st we can not offer any refund.
For our Safety Courses we require full payment at the time of booking. We can not offer any refund unless we can fill your spot with another guest. If we can fill your spot, we are able to provide a full refund less an administrative fee of $50.
We strongly recommend buying Cancellation Insurance should any unforeseen scenario were to occur and you could not make your trip.
DO I NEED MY OWN GEAR?
Yes. We will always send out an Equipment List describing what to bring when you book a trip. We do expect you to have the basic equipment meaning Skis, Skins, Boots, Poles and a Pack. For Avalanche Safety Gear you are required to have a Digital Triple Antenna Transceiver, a metal Shovel and Probe. There are many places to rent Ski Touring Equipment in Revelstoke as well as Avalanche Safety Gear.
We do provider FM Radio's to our guests to always maintain communication between each other and have the ability to make a call for help should an accident happen.
DO I NEED MY OWN VEHICLE?
Yes. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 Health and Safety precautions, transportation to Ski Touring destinations is no longer provided.
Far Out Wilderness rents 4x4 trucks with winter tires (legally required in BC in the winter!) from the Kelowna International Airport. Use promo code SELKIRK5 to rent your vehicle and get a discount as a guest of Selkirk Powder Descents.
WHERE DO WE MEET IN THE MORNING?
We will meet at you at the accommodation that you have decided to stay at in Revelstoke. We expect you to have your gear, food, and transportation ready to go.
DO I NEED TO BE AN INTERMEDIATE OR EXPERT SKIER?
No not at all. With privately run trips we can cater to your exact needs. Before all trips are run we will try to get a handle of your Skiing ability and Ski Touring experience in order to get you the best day possible. We welcome all abilities to join our trips.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Yes. If we Ski Tour in Rogers Pass/Glacier National Park you are required to pay for a Day Pass for each day visiting the National Park. Also if we are Ski Touring from Revelstoke Mountain Resort, lift tickets are not included in our price. They will have to be purchased each day that we use the Gondola to access the backcountry.