Evenings will be spent enjoying great food, socializing in cozy hut surroundings and resetting for the next day’s skiing. Food supplies will be carried in by porter to reduce pack weights and increase the quality and enjoyment of skiing. There will be a mix of lightweight but nutritious backpacking meals and snacks to keep you properly fuelled and hydrated for your adventure. All of our food is provided by specialized backcountry caterers based out of the Bow Valley. Check out our sample menu for full details of catering on ACC Adventures camps and courses.
Completing the Bow-Yoho wouldn't be the same without also getting the full ACC hut experience. You'll visit three very different styles of hut - the Bow, Guy and Stanley Mitchell - with two nights at each. The Bow Hut is by far the largest and most accessible of the huts, you can expect day and overnight trippers here and a social vibe. The Guy offers modern comfort in a spectacular location; until 2016, the traverse required camping at this location so this addition has made the traverse more accessible and comfortable for ski tourers. The Stanley Mitchell is a classic log-style, cosy cabin built in 1940. Staying here is an experience in itself with fantastic views across the mountains and communal and social dining. Guests will be expected to assist the guides with hut duties such as collecting snow for water helping with dishes.
Our ACMG certified ski guides will ensure your journey across the Wapta is both safe and enjoyable. Our guides will be welcome to answering questions about the region as well as everything from ski technique to gear. The maximum ratio of guides to participants will be 5:1 to ensure participants can travel at a pace which is right for them and have the chance to ask questions.
The ACC hires guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Visit the ACMG website to learn more about what they do!