Marmot has sponsored the ACC’s Women’s Program since its inception. We thank them for their generous assistance.
Last spring we unfortunately had to cancel this sold out winter camp but we are excited to offer it again for 2021 with Covid regulations in place and the camp returning to the Rockies and the beautiful Lake Louise Alpine Centre.
This is the perfect base for a week of fantastic skiing with the Icefield Parkway, Little Yoho and Highway 93 South all on the doorstep. Enjoy the convenience of the an on-site sauna and the affordable yet scrumptious food (and beer!) of the famous Bill Peyto cafe.
Build your confidence, meet lifelong ski buddies, and have adventures that you'll be talking about for years to come on our 2021 Women's Ski Camp!
With an affordable restaurant and communal kitchen on site, breakfast and dinner won't be included in the camp fee as we'd rather give you the flexibility to pick the meals you'd like. However, we know that preparing packed lunches each day can be a pain so we will be sending along packed lunches for the group for each day.
One of the main attractions of the Lake Louise Alpine Centre is the adjoining Bill Peyto Cafe which serves affordable but hearty food in a sociable setting. You can also enjoy great beers on tap! Each evening, we'll set aside a table for you in the dining area and leave you to decide what you'd like to sample from the a la carte menu. You can also choose to eat breakfast in the cafe or alternatively there is a communal kitchen downstairs to prepare your own self-catered breakfasts.
Accommodation for this camp is in the form of comfortable four bed dorms at the Lake Louise Alpine Centre. Communal bathrooms are available on site as well as a sauna and a homely lounge to relax, read or try your hand at pool.
In keeping with the nature of the camp, our highly experienced ACMG certified guides are all women! They will ensure your adventure is both safe and enjoyable as well as being open to answering questions about the region as well as everything from ski technique to gear. The ratio of guides to participants will be 4:1 if the camp fills (and no greater than 5:1 otherwise). These low ratios ensure participants can travel at a pace which is right for them and have the chance to ask questions.
“The knowledge from the 2 guides and the camp manager was beyond my expectations. They were fun, knowledgeable women who motivate and inspire me”
“This was truly a wonderful experience, led with wisdom and support from our amazing guides, and enjoyed by an amazing group of strong supportive women.”
“The value to the mountaineering community of women sharing their support, strength and wisdom with each other in a safe space should not be underestimated. The ACC should be congratulated for this program.”
- Past Women’s Program Participants -
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Erica has been working as a guide since 2005 and became Canada's 11th Female IFMGA Mountain Guide in 2018. Born in the UK, she spent much of her childhood in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. She moved to Canada with her family in 1998 and fell in love with the mountains of Western Canada. Erica began her ski career as a Pro Ski Patroller at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Wanting to share her passion for the mountains with other people led her to a career in guiding. These days Erica splits her time between guiding, playing in the mountains with friends, and hanging out with her daughter Grace. Erica has worked for a number of different guiding operations throughout the ranges of Western Canada. She loves guiding because she gets to spend time in beautiful places but also because of the people she meets and the experiences she gets to share with them.