Intro to Winter Camping | 02/24-25/18
For the weekend warriors, looking to further their skills and expand their comfort levels in the snow!
The group will get together one evening before the trip (likely the Friday before) and go over gear to bring, packing methods, and other preparation items.
The trip will leave in the morning, drive to the trailhead, Snowshoe into camp, packing everything you need on your back. MWO guides will pass along their tips and tricks to snow travel, especially when dealing with an overnight pack. When arriving at camp, learn the ins and outs of setting up camp in the snow! Tent, snow cave, or bivi; learn how to get comfortable in the chilly weather. Enjoy cooking, getting to see different options and tools to prep a hot meal – then of course enjoy your meal!
Trip includes 2 lunches, 1 supper, 1 breakfast, snacks and hot drinks.
Additional charge to rent snowshoes, poles, or any overnight gear needed.
*This is considered an intermediate winter trip; for those who have experience snowshoeing, and camping (no winter camping experience required). Also for those comfortable with some elevation gain, and are prepared to carry a pack heavier than the average day pack.
Meeting at Mt. Waddington’s.
Exact backcountry location will be determined based on weather.
Cost: $209.99 + GST
Includes food/drink, gaining winter travel and winter camping skills, as well as a drive in the mountain van to and from the trailhead.
Intro to Winter Camping | 02/24-25/18 Itinerary
8:00am Meet at Mt. Waddington’s 5643 Vedder Road
8-8:30am Waivers and Gear Check
8:30 Head Out
9:00-9:30am Stop for bathroom break and/or coffee
10:30am Arrive at the trailhead
Gear up and begin on the trail. We will be snowshoeing around 3.5-4 hours depending on speed of group
3:00-4:00pm Arrive in camp, cook supper, go over new skills, set up shelters, and get settled!
8:30 Pack Up and Continue learning skills
9:30-10:00am Head Out, snowshoeing back
2:30-3:30am Arrive back at van
3:00-5:00pm Arrive home at MWO
- Backpack: Overnight Pack
- Water: Over 2 Litres
- Footwear: Water proof hiking boots, Snow Boots, etc.
- Socks: Don’t underestimate the power of a good pair of socks. We recommend a solid pair of wool hiking socks. Prone to blisters? Double up on socks: first a light liner followed by a pair of thicker socks.
- Clothing: Please no cotton! Bring appropriate layers for starting and stopping in a winter environment.
-Warm Base Layer; a synthetic or wool t-shirt or long sleeve
-Insulation Layers; Fleece, down jacket, or soft shell
-Weather Layer; Water proof jacket and pants
-Extra pair of socks, gloves, neck warmer, etc.
- Snacks: Anything extra for along the trail (meals are provided)
- Camera & Binoculars: While these are optional, we highly suggest them. There will be plenty of Kodak moments along the trail.
- Odds & ends: Sunglasses & Sunscreen! This is crucial in snow environments.
- Snowshoes and Trekking Poles with baskets- we have rental pairs available, please reserve early!
Not sure what to bring? Give us a call or stop by the store and we can hook you up with some great gear before your trip!