Journeyman Lodge Ski Touring 2021

Using the remote Journeyman Lodge as a home-base, this fully guided and catered ski touring package has it all: amazing skiing, great food and luxurious accommodation! The parking lot is located 90min from downtown Vancouver or just 10 minutes from Whistler. If you’re interested in joining us in the Callaghan area for a trip next winter be sure to shoot me an email and we can get your spot nailed down. Don’t wait as we book up fast and rooms go on a first come basis.

The Lodge:

Lodge photo: @haudenbuck

The Journeyman Lodge is found in the heart of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, deep in the Upper Callaghan Basin at 4,500′ (1,370m) above sea level. Accessed by Snowcat, it offers many of the comforts of home in a pristine skiers paradise. Great family style meals, a warm lodge and a wood fired sauna.

The Skiing:

Our chariot up to Journeyman. Photo: @haudenbuck

With 3,500 Hectares of amazing skiing just outside the door the Callaghan has limitless potential. From majestic old growth forests to high alpine glaciers there’s great skiing for every ability and fitness level. Each day after breakfast skis are put on at the front door and you will follow your ACMG certified guides into mountains. With 2 guides scheduled for this trip there will be options for longer or shorter days depending on fitness and how people are feeling.

Trip Details:

Trip #1: February 10-14
Length:
5 days
Cost:​​ $1849 to $2099 per person depending on room selection
Dates & Availability: 10 of 12 Spots Available
Guide/Client Ratio: 1:6

Trip #2: February 28 to March 6
Length:
7 days
Cost:​​ $2599 to $2999 per person depending on room selection
Dates & Availability: 9 of 12 Spots Available
Guide/Client Ratio: 1:6

Meeting Location:​​ Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures located at #4 Callaghan Valley Road, Whistler BC. For a Google Map link click here.


Itinerary:

Arrival Day:

  • 8:15am: Meet at the Journeyman Lodge Staging Area.
  • 10:30am: Snowcat ride into the Lodge.
  • 11:30am: Drop our luggage off at the Lodge & head out touring for the afternoon.
  • 4:30pm: Back at the Lodge for Apres, Sauna and some R&R.
  • 7:00pm: Dinner.
  • 10:00pm: Lights out.

Ski Days:

  • 7:30am: Breakfast (coffee is available earlier).
  • 9:00am: Head out the door for a day of ski touring.
  • 4:30pm: Back at the Lodge for some Apres and maybe a sauna.
  • 7:00pm: Dinner.
  • 10:00pm: Lights out.

Departure Day:

  • 7:30am: Breakfast (coffee is available earlier).
  • 8:30am: Grab a few quick ski laps.
  • 1:00pm: Back at the Lodge to pack up.
  • 2:00pm: Catch the shuttle back to the parking lot.

Your Crew:

Head Guide: Monte Johnston, IFMGA / ACMG Mountain Guide

Head Guide: Monte Johnston. A full-time Skiing, Mountaineering & Climbing Guide, Monte calls Squamish, BC home. After graduating university with an engineering degree he found he wasn’t satisfied only chasing his passion for the mountains on weekends and evenings. This led him away from working behind a desk into a life of guiding, avalanche forecasting and movie/film safety work. Monte has since climbed and skied all over the world. In the summer he can be found guiding anything from remote mountain peaks to warm sun kissed rock across BC and Alberta. In the winter Monte splits his time between heli-skiing in Bella Coola and ski touring in Japan, the Coast Range and any other cool places he can find some powder.

Hayden Buck: Photographer & Tailguide

Photographer & Tail Guide: Hayden Buck. A split-boarder, professional photographer and guide, Hayden has an infectious laugh and insatiable desire to travel. After getting his degree in Criminal Justice he decided he no longer wanted to be a policeman so he moved to Japan to teach English. Fortunately for us, while he was there he discovered the world of ski/snowboard guiding. Since this start in Hokkaido 9 years ago Hayden converted his travel addiction into a career and now lives out of his duffel bag for about six months of the year while guiding in Hokkaido, Pakistan and the Alps. For the rest of the year he calls Squamish home.

Ski Guide: TBD. The last guide on the trip hasn’t been selected yet but of course will be ACMG certified. As the trip gets closer we will provide an update.


Included:

  • ACMG Certified Guides
  • Snowcat/Sled Shuttle to the Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • All your Meals
  • Photographer! That’s right, a pro to take some amazing photos is included

Not-Included:

  • Transportation to the staging area.
    • Shuttles are available from the airport to Squamish and we can help with transport to the staging area.
  • Personal ski & safety equipment (transceiver, probe & shovel, etc.).
  • Beverages: there’s no pop, booze, wine or beer for sale at the lodge so be sure to bring some with you.

Add-Ons:

  • Airbag: Include an avalanche airbag with your trip for just: $35/day
  • Photographer: Already included on this trip

Fine Print:

  • A deposit is required to secure a booking ($600 for Trip #1, $800 for Trip #2).
  • The final payment due 60 days prior to the trip.
  • Trips subject to 5% GST.
  • Room upgrades are subject to an additional fee.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy.
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance.
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies.
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver.

Note: There’s a ton of cross country skiing around the lodge so feel free to bring a partner that’s not into touring.

Summit of Ring Mountain. Photo: @haudenbuck
ACMG
Canadian Avalanche Association