Ski trips to the most
amazing places on earth
In the winter season we specialize in high end ski touring trips to BC’s finest Backcountry lodges as well as exotic international destinations like Svalbard, Greenland, Antarctica and Europe. In 2021 we added a new array of trips in our own magnificent backyard to appeal to the growing demand for local trips close to home. Trips we haven’t done for years, such as our Wapta, Bow Yoho, Northern Selkirks and Bugaboos Traverses, are world class and have a strong appeal to Canadians especially early in the pandemic when we couldn’t travel internationally. After a long wait our international border is open again, and we are excited to share with our visitors, once again, what we believe to be the Best Skiing on Earth.
More About Us
Sawback was founded by Tom Wolfe in 1995, running mountain hiking trips for groups. Since then we have expanded programming to offer just about any mountaineering adventure you could imagine. Tom is a trained and internationally certified Mountain Guide and a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and the International Federation of Mountain Guides (IFMGA) as well as a Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association.
We work with a variety of other certified guides. See our Guides and Partners Page for some photos and brief bios.
For existing trips, simply use our Book Now link to fire off a quick booking request. We will follow up quickly with you to confirm the booking with you.
If you are looking for a custom trip – e.g. a day of ski touring or ice climbing or a multi-day trip that we don’t offer – email or phone us or use our contact form. We will offer suggestions and personally help you organize the best possible trip for you .
Sawback began in 1995 as a one-man operation. It is still a small grassroots family-run operation, but we have expanded to offer high end ski touring trips from Western Canada to the high arctic of Norway. In the winter we have a staff of over 25 guides who operate our trips. Tom is still involved and is the lead guide on most of the trips we run (sometimes with his teenaged son or daughter tagging along!) Joining Tom is a team of outstanding, certified IFMGA and ACMG guides — mostly from Canada but also from South Tirol and Italy.
Sawback’s guides are members of the following associations: