Ski Mountaineering
volcanos
in Chile

 

September 2019 

 

This is a ski adventure with an incredible coaching component.  Do you get in your own way? Does fear hold you back? Do you want to become a better mountaineer and push what is physically and mentally possible? Then it all starts with your mindset and this unique trip is for you. We will be working with the four human domains - mind, body, spirit, and  heart,  to help you become the best version of yourself in the mountains. If you desire to learn more about leadership in the mountains, you have the opportunity to be a part of the whole process. I have space for four ladies who are ready for transformation. I will be working directly with each of you as we also work together as a team. This coaching aspect is limited to four but is a part of a larger coed group with two IFMGA mountain guides who will also have clients. We will have our own transportation and hotel rooms. We will work together on the mountains, occasionally join up for team dinners, and travel caravan style. 

 

The entire team will show up confident in preparation, gear, and the fact that we will ski a ton of amazing terrain. We’re keeping the exact agenda “fast and loose” to allow for conditions adaptation. For instance, in the event of a drier snow year we will want to spend more of our time further south. The agenda is flexible, but the main “bones” of the trip (start and end dates, arrival/departure airport, the fact that we will ski a bunch of amazing peaks!) won’t change.

Itinerary 
(times will also be set aside for coaching)

  • September 

  • Itinerary:   

  • 1: Travel to Santiago (airport code: SCL)
    2: Meet up and head out of town 
    3: Ski tour near Santiago Cerro Pintor or Cajon Del Maipo
    4: Drive to Chillan. 6 hours. Waterfalls and wine along the way
    5: Ski - Light to mid-sized ski day near Chillan 
    6: Ski - Main event number one. Volcano Chillan 
    7: Drive from Chillan to Pucon. 
    8: Hike to hut on Lanin (first half only skiers: fly home from Santiago this day) 
    9: Bonus ski day 
    10: Lanin summit day and ski!  
    11: Exit Lanin
    12: Drive from Pucon to Osorno. Fly Osorno to Santiago. 
    13: Travel home from Santiago.

  • Included:

    • Travel, lodging, guiding, coaching and group gear in Chile

    • Pre-trip training plans, gear lists, and personalized advice

    • Post-trip, professionally captured and printed photo with follow up coaching session.

  • Excluded:

    • Travel to and from Santiago

    • Food and drink

 Price: $4900 (per person, based on double occupancy)

Includes:

Ground transportation, lodging, guiding, coaching and group gear in Chile 
Pre-trip: training plans, gear lists, and personalized preparation advise 
Post-trip: professionally captured and printed 20"x30" image of your favorite photo from the trip and follow up coaching sessions

Not Included:

International flight to and from Santiago
Food and drink

Itinerary 

  • Day 1, transit to Golden  

  • Day 2-5,  Fly into Purcell Mountain Lodge. Then we will choose, based on conditions, from a huge array of options from mellow glades, to steep pillow lines, or summits. 

  • Day 6, fly back to Golden drive to Calgary.

  • Day 7, fly home.

Included:

  • Shuttle from Calgary to Golden, lodging, meals, guiding, and coaching sessions. 

  • Pre-trip training plans, gear lists, and personalized advice

  • Post-trip, professionally captured and printed photo

Excluded:

  • Flights to and from Calgary

  • Libations at the lodge

  • Personal equipment

 

Cost: $5200
 

Backcountry Ski Lodge
Couples workshop
 in Canada

 

Backcountry skiing in Canada is a true "rite of passage". So many incredible places like Rogers Pass, Aemmer Couloir, Bow Summit and Seven Steps of Paradise elicit images of the steep, deep, untracked, and iconic. From a posh hut just a short helicopter flight from Golden, BC some of the world's best day-trip mountain ski touring can be found. We have the option to tour east for the powder of the mellow glades or northeast to some of the iconic summits of the area. This is one of those legendary hut -based ski touring trips. Not only will we have options to ski amazing terrain but Mark and I are offering a unique time to enhance your relationship. We will teach you how to create a thrilling relationship while having an amazing adventure. We will ski all day and then have a five star meal followed by a teaching by Mark or myself on different topics of successful relationships. It is a non intimidating group format where you can choose to share or choose to listen. We create a place for growth and transformation for your relationship.