neil warren ski guiding

Courses and Trips

Sentry Lodge

Bask in the best lodge amenities of any ski touring lodge in Canada while we enjoy the endless tree skiing and alpine circuits that Sentry is famous for.  Fully Guided and catered.   

Dates:

  • January 25 - Feb1, 2020 (0 spaces)

Price: $3080
Location: Esplanade Range of the Selkirks - Golden, B.C

Sentry Lodge

Huge comfortable lodge, sauna, shower, only 2 people per room, 8 person leather couch, ping-pong table, list goes on.  The terrain.....endless alpine circuits, tree skiing for days,  life is good at Sentry.  Fully Guided and Catered.  

Dates:

  • Feb. 22-29, 2020 (0 spaces)

Price: $3080
Location: Esplanade Range of the Selkirks. Heli departs from Golden, B.C

Snowfall Lodge

The sister lodge to Icefall, sits deep in the Selkirk Range on the upslope (snowy) side of Rogers Pass.  Glaciers, old growth tree skiing, alpine bowls....I can't wait!

Dates:

  • Jan16-23, 2021 (0 spaces)

Price: $3000 +/-5%
Location: Selkirk Range between Rogers P. and Reve. Heli departs from Revelstoke, B.C

Vista Lodge - Golden Alpine Holidays

Best Alpine terrain out of the 4 GAH lodges (in my opinoin).  Super chill lodge and forces you, in a good way, to step back in time a bit while you haul water and actually visit with people instead of staring at your phone (no wifi).   

Dates:

  • February 27-Marh6th, 2021 (0 spaces)

Price: +/- $2800
Location: Golden, BC

Selkirk Lodge

The one and only Selkirk Lodge.  Massive glacier runs, alpine circuits for days.  Alpine lodge location lets you sip your apres beverage while you whistfully stare the the glaciers below you dremaing of tomorrows lines.

Dates:

  • March 13-20, 2021 (0 spaces)

Price: +/-$3000
Location: Revelstoke, BC

Modern Navigation

Maximise your day in the mountains.   How many times have we all gone up the wrong drainage, been slightly off line on the way down, not time estimated properly and were unable to acheive the objective....well no more!  

After this course you will be able to: 

-Plan a backcountry ski/split route on your laptop
-Execute that route in the field on your phone app or traditional gps
-Track your day in the field and transfer that track to your laptop (Caltopo/Google Earth)
-Perform efficient and accurate pre-trip time estimating
-Print a hardcopy map from Caltopo
-Identify skiable vs. non skiable terrain on your laptop
-Confidently make time based decisions in the field
-Have a strategy and tool box for mountain navigation and landmarking ski runs in the field *without* phone/gps
-Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different navigational tools(phone/GPS, Altimeter, photos, map, compass, watch, Etc) & when to use what tool.  A hammer is a great tool, but not when a screw needs to be turned...
 
Join us and make the most out of your day in the mountains!
each course has 2 evening classroom sessions from 6-9pm and a full day in the field.

Dates:

  • Nov.27/28/30th-sold out OR Jan 8/9/11-6spots (6 spaces)

Price: $250
Location: Calgary classroom & Rockies field day

The Shred List!

The concept is simple; add your name to the Shred List and whenever conditions are prime, we go skiing.  

Guided trips are great, but one negative is that they are usually scheduled far in advance.  Sometimes the conditions for that scheduled trip are less than ideal.  Yea, yea, we make the most of it and choose appropriate objectives for the conditions, blah, blah, blah.  Wouldn't it be rad if we just shredded when it was good?!  I keep a close eye on conditions all winter.  Oooh, just snowed 15 cms in Little Yoho and Emerald slide path looks mint, lets skip work and get first tracks on a wednesday, or danger is low and it's going to be bluebird and cold - great for an attempt on the Cirque Peak Couloir loop.  When conditions are mint I'll send out an email to those on the Shred List. If we get 3 people to sign up, then we go shred (if less than 3, then those people can decide if they want to pay more to ensure we still go - I need a min of $450/day.)  Most Guides have to schedule their entire season as that is their only work and they need to make sure it happens.  I guide 3/4 time (to allow time for Alpine Threadworks, my other business) so I"m in a unique position in the guiding world where I have flexability in my schedule...might as well take advantage of that!!

Dates:

  • Whenever conditions are prime! (8 spaces)

Price: $150
Location: Rockies