Reach your peak in the Rockies

Carl Kuster Mountain Park

Location

Malakwa, BC, CANADA

Vehicle

Ski-Doo Summit and Ski-Doo Freeride

Duration

3 days, 3 nights

Ripping in a winter wonderland

In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Carl Kuster Mountain Park is our starting point. With over 60 feet of annual snowfall, this is a backcountry experience like no other. On our journey, we have access to over 100,000 acres of majestic terrain, traveling between Sicamous and Revelstoke, British Columbia in the Monashee Mountain Range. 

First tracks like you’ve never made them before

This adventure is about getting the most out of big mountain riding. Our certified guides provide specialized training tailored to each rider’s ski level. From first time riders to professional rippers, our experienced crew will increase your confidence in the snow on our Ski-Doo snowmobiles.

GET TO KNOW YOUR RIDE. SEE THE SKI-DOO DEEP SNOW LINE-UP IN ACTION.

Itinerary

Nov 22: Welcome Dinner 7pm @ CKMP

Nov 23: Classroom Session @ CKMP

Nov 24: On Mountain Training

Nov 25: Guided Mountain Day *option to add on extra riding day to all packages*

 

As CKMP’s headquartered in Sicamous, BC, a drive from a regional airport is required. Depending on where you’re coming from, here are some driving distances to consider.

 

Trip includes

  • 2 course days
  • 1 guided riding
  • 3 nights at CKMP loft
  • Accommodations at CKMP Loft *based on double occupancy*
  • Gourmet, personal chef prepared meals (3 per day)
  • BC wines, craft beers, spirits

 

Also available is a basic package for riders who wish to experience British Columbia’s mountains a little less longer. It’s a 2 course days, 2 nights and 2 days meals adventure, available at a lower price point. See our partner’s website for pricing details.

 

What to pack

  • Layered outerwear. A 3 layer system is used in all conditions, base layer, mid layer and outer layer.
  • Insulated jackets and pants are far too warm for our riding conditions. Base layer under garments made from Merino Wool provide the best balance of warmth and comfort while wicking sweat off your body.
  • A packable down Jacket works excellent as a mid layer.
  • For the outer layer, CKMP Guides wear Ski-Doo Helium 30 and 50 jackets and pants.
  • Ski-Doo Mountain Gloves or Backcountry Gloves are worn by all our guides and are recommended.
  • Persimmon dual-lens goggles. The Persimmons lens provides optimal visibility in all light and snow conditions.

 

Most sizes of Jackets and Pants (Helium 30) are available for rent. Please contact us to make sure we have sizes available for you. Jackets $15.00/day & Pants $15.00/day.

 

TECHNICAL INFO

AST 1.5

Before we head out, we’ll have an intensive day of training. Included in this adventure is the CKMP AST 1.5 course, which is suitable for people with a basic knowledge of mountain sledding and those with little experience.

Designed to give you the base knowledge needed for mountain adventures, it also teaches you the entry-level decision-making framework based on the most advanced sledding knowledge available.

Our team of professional instructors have over 15 years of experience and are certified with  Canadian Avalanche Operations Level 1, 80 hours Wilderness First Aid or OFA Level 3 as well as 200 days minimum Tail Guide experience. As a part of the initial training, you’ll also learn that staying safe in avalanche terrain is priority number one and a life-long process.

FAQS

From Kelowna       88mi | 140km

From Kamloops     88mi | 140km

From Vancouver    305mi | 488km

From Edmonton    482mi  | 775km

From Calgary        299mi  | 481km

From Seattle         370mi  | 590km

Yes, or you can contact Stoke Shuttle who has multiple departure times from Kelowna’s airport.  They can also be booked for return trips.

The average daily temperature ranging from -2ºC(28ºF) to -12ºC(10ºF).

Our winter season is from November to late April. We typically open November 25th and close April 25th.

2018 Ski-Doo Summit 175 3” G4, 2018 Ski-Doo Freeride 165 3” G4

All of our guides are certified with minimum Canadian Avalanche Operations Level 1, 80 hours Wilderness First Aid or OFA Level 3.

Feel free to bring your own transceiver, avalanche pack, and backcountry survival equipment you commonly ride with. CKMP can provide transceivers, avalanche packs, with probes and shovels.

Each morning the avalanche conditions are discussed with guests. On the first day of riding CKMP guides will review all your safety equipment and how to use it. We also cover how to interact with our guides to help ensure your safety.

Our guides wear Ski-Doo Helium 30 jackets, Ski-Doo Helium 50 pants, and use Ski-Doo Mountain Gloves or Backcountry Gloves. For more information on this gear, check out the Ski-Doo website.

Most sizes of Jackets and Pants (Helium 30) are available. Avalanche Packs, transceivers, probes, shovels are all available for rental. Helmets, boots and gloves are not available from CKMP.

No. However even the most experienced trail riders can find mountain riding a new and difficult challenge.

CKMP rides zones in between Sicamous and Revelstoke, British Columbia in the Monashee Mountain Range. For more information on riding areas, check out SledSicamous.com

Prior to 90 days from your trip a full refund minus 10 percent administration fee. 90-45 days from you trip 50 percent deposit is refunded or trip transferable to another individual. Less than 45 days no refund 50 percent of your trip value allocated to a future trip or 100 percent transferable to another individual for the current booking.

Sorry we cannot accommodate a refund for those reasons.

Depending on your group size, we usually book 6 months in advance. Larger groups of course will need to book well in advance. Sometimes we can fit in small groups with other larger ones. The best thing to do is inquire.

If you are under 18, please call to inquire.

We accept all major credit cards with the exception of AMEX.

Our partner

CKMP specializes in backcountry guided tours for small groups. Their professional guides lead you through big mountain riding and education using the latest Ski-Doo technology in the winter.

From dirtbike to snowmobile, they offer a wide range of workshops for all level types. Every detail is tailored to best suit the needs of the rider and optimize the experience. 

Located in the Monashee mountain range, an area known as the “gateway to backcountry adventure”, Revelstoke and Sicamous benefits from over 60 ft of annual snowfall and mild weather temperatures, making it the #1 sledding destination in the world.

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