SKI TRAVERSES

HUT TO HUT SKI TOURING IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

EARN YOUR TURNS

AND DRIFT THROUGH OTHERWORLDY LANDSCAPES

POWDER SKIING

GUIDED AND CATERED HELI-ACCESSED SKI TOURING LODGES

SVALBARD SKI & SAIL

SKI THE ARCTIC COASTAL MOUNTAINS OF SPITSBERGEN

SKI MOUNTAINEERING

FROM DAY MISSIONS TO SKI CAMPS IN THE WILDEST PLACES

BURNIE GLACIER CHALET

THERE'S NOWHERE LIKE IT ON EARTH

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Featured Trips, Winter 2019

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Selkirk Lodge – Jan 5-12, 2018 – 14 spots, 3 left! Selkirk Lodge is, indeed, the best ski touring destination in the Selkirks. This early January week will ensure the best possible cold smoke powder skiing this side of Saskatchewan. Guides : Tom Wolfe, Conrad Janzen. $2,500 CAD/person (Currently $2,029 USD / €1,755 / £1,565)

Golden Alpine Sunrise Lodge – Jan 19-26, 2019 – FULLY BOOKED. This year I’m offering two Sunrise Lodge weeks. This one is spoken for, but there’s still room in my February week, below. Guides: Tom Wolfe, Rob Coppolillo.

Golden Alpine Sunrise Lodge – Feb 8-16, 2019 -12 spots, 6 left! Since the 1990s Sunrise Lodge has been providing great skiing close to Calgary. Of the four Golden Alpine lodges, Sunrise has the reputation of offering the best terrain! This will be a “Relaxed Pace” week, meaning 1100 to 1300 m will be a typical day. Guides: Tom Wolfe, Ian Kirschner. $2,350 CAD (Currently $1,914 USD / €1,654 / £1,475)

Mount Carlyle Lodge – Feb 24-March 3, 2019 – FULLY BOOKED. Carlyle, buried deep in the Kootenays, offers some of the best lodge based powder tree skiing in the west! Guides: Tom Wolfe, Conrad Janzen. $2775 CAD/person (Currently $2,221 USD / €1,890 / £1,686)

Burnie Glacier Chalet – March 8-15, 2019 – 11 spots, 1 left! Burnie has a well-earned reputation for being one of the very best ski touring lodges in the world. Come find out why! Guides: Tom Wolfe, Ian Kirschner. $2,500 CAD/person (Currently $2,029 USD / €1,755 / £1,565)

Burnie Glacier Chalet – March 22-29, 2019 – 11 spots, 7 left! I’m offering two March weeks at Burnie this year. The end of March is the season for hitting the big tours at Burnie! Guides: Tom Wolfe, Christoph Dietzfelbinger. $2,500 CAD/person (Currently $2,029 USD / €1,755 / £1,565)

Bow Yoho Traverse – April 1-7, 2019 – 8 spots, 5 left! Back by popular demand (I ran three of them in 2018!) this is the ultra-classic traverse with the recent addition of the Guy Hut, the ACC’s most comfortable and luxurious Rockies ski hut! Includes one night pre-trip hotel accommodation and dinner in Field. Guide: Tom Wolfe. $1,795 CAD (Currently $1,417 USD / €1,249 / £1,114)

Sorcerer Lodge – April 20-27, 2019 – 14 spots, 6 left: please email me for details. Back by popular demand. This year’s last week of April Sorcerer trip was a blast – so we’re going to do it again! Guides: Joel McBurney, Tom Wolfe.

Svalbard Ski & Sail – May 19-29, 2019 – 9 spaces left! Ski the amazing Svalbard archipelago using a lovely double masted gaff rigged schooner for access to the countless glaciated peaks that roll into the sea along the west coast of Spitsbergen. May 22-29, 2019 with optional 3-day pre-sail ski touring out of Longyearbyen May 19-22. $7,690 CAD/person (Currently $6,279 USD / €5,333 / £4,787)

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sawback

Mountaineering and Adventuring since 1995
Mountain and Ski Trips in Western Canada and beyond

Decades of Experience

Sawback was founded by Tom Wolfe, who is an ACMG Mountain Guide and member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides (IFMGA).

We started Sawback in 1995, running mountain hiking trips for groups. Since then we have expanded programming to offer just about any mountaineering adventure you could imagine.

How can I book a trip?

Email or phone me to enquire about a trip you'd like to do. I will offer suggestions and personally help you organize the best possible trip for your group.

Are you a Guide's Service?

Sawback is primarily a small one-man operation. While there are guides who work with large operations in Western Canada there is also a small, co-operative community of independent guides who pass work they can't do on to others who can. If I can't join you in your mountain adventure I will refer you to another independent mountain guide who will.

GUIDES AND PARTNERS

ACMG AND IFGMA CERTIFIED GUIDES

Conrad Janzen

Rob Coppolillo

Thomas Grandi

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