Camp Highlights

  • Based out of the beautiful Lake Louise Alpine Centre
  • Four days of all female & non-binary learning, support ,and mentorship
  • Low-ratio guiding of maximum 5:1 to facilitate personalized coaching
  • Great location allows for incredible skiing in all directions

Dates & price

  •  March 11th - 14th, 2022
  • $1, 195 + Tax / Person


*Please email Emma at [email protected] to be added to the waitlist

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This program is supported by MEC and we are thankful for their assistance

Our Ever-Popular Women's Program Returns to the Rockies for Winter 2022 (with an Update)

Our women's ski program has been a long standing tradition at the ACC; offering an opportunity to explore the Rockies by skis in a way that few get he opportunity to.

After having to cancel last year's sold out event due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are excited to be offering this trip for 2022! In an effort to create more opportunities for gender-oppressed populations, we welcome all non-binary folks to join us on this adventure. With COVID safety regulations in place, the Women & Non-Binary Ski week will be run in the Rockies and at 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 2022 Women & Non-Binary Ski Camp!

Camp Objectives

This camp is traditionally heavy on instruction with learning topics including:
  • Glacier travel
  • Whiteout navigation
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Routefinding
  • Track setting
  • Snow stability evaluation
  • Terrain management

  • With this year's camp being in March, there will be a huge number of potential ski objectives ranging from moderate ski mountaineering ascents (Mt. Whymper, Mt. Field, Crowfoot Mountain), through to steep couloir skiing (Bell Couloir, Crowfoot Couloir) and beautiful classic tours (Surprise Pass, Dolomite Circuit). Finger crossed there'll be plenty of powder turns too!
    Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 
    • Day 1: You'll meet your group and guides at 8am at the Lake Louise Alpine Centre. After making introductions and completing any remaining paper work, you'll get out for a first day of touring and instruction from your guides.
    • Day 2 & 3: Time to up the ante. Weather permitting your guides will get you up into the nearby alpine, skiing open bowls and spectacular day tours of the region. Your guides will seek to strike the right balance between big mountain days and more skills-based learning sessions. 
    • Day 4: Enjoy a final day in this pristine winter playground before packing up, saying goodbyes and taking some final photos before enjoying the views your drive home.
    Is this Camp For Me?
    This camp is designed for women and non-binary individuals with some backcountry skiing experience. You must have a good level of fitness and be comfortable skiing the equivalent of blue/intermediate and black/advanced ski runs at downhill ski areas in variable conditions (powder, crust, icy etc.) We require participants to have a good level of fitness and familiarity with touring equipment and avalanche transceivers. Additionally, you must be able to ski in deep powder with a 13-17kg (30-40lb) pack for several hours. Participants will be expected to share in carrying group gear and their own lunch while on the camp. 

    If you have any concerns about your suitability for this camp please contact the office before registering. 

    Food, Accommodation and Guiding


    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 ACC hires guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Visit the ACMG website to learn more about what they do!

    Gear and Rentals

    Don't have everything on the gear list (found on the right hand side of this webpage)? We recommend heading to Gear Up in Canmore to grab any items your might be missing. To ensure availability of items call ahead to book. ACC members get a 10% discount.


    Your Guides


    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 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.

    • “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.”
    • "Erica Roles was a fantastic leader for this course. She is the right person to be empowering women getting into the backcountry."

    - Past Women’s Program Participants -

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    more information

      Email us
       403 678 3200 ext. 213

    Course Documents

    Gear List  

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    • 4 days low-ratio guiding by all-female ACMG certified guides
    • 3 nights accommodation the Lake Louise Alpine Centre
    • All group gear (emergency equipment, first aid, ropes etc.)
    • Packed lunches

    Participants Must Provide

    • Transportation to/from Lake Louise and trailheads (participants are expected to carpool)
    • Personal gear (see gear list)
    • Breakfasts and dinners (an on-site communal kitchen and affordable restaurant are available)

    Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

    • Local Knowledge - based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
    • Dedicated resources - full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
    • Not-for-profit - any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community