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Rogers Pass - Uptracks Bootpacks and Bushwhacks

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It’s hard to overstate the backcountry skiing terrain of Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Think massive faces, steep couloirs, great tree skiing, terrifying yet enticing avalanche slide paths, and playful pillows. Oh, and it’s all covered in legendary interior BC powder. Thanks to Douglas Sproul, it’s now also hard to overstate the area’s guidebook. Rogers Pass is a complex area but Sproul's incredibly helpful aerial photos and succinct descriptions enable you to easily dream up your ideal ski day. After one trip, US citizens might just find themselves looking for a Canadian spouse in order to get a green card and live out their days on the pass.

The guidebooks are a two-part volume with the Trans-Canada Highway dividing the region into north and south areas. The waterproof, tear-resistant map gives a high-level view of the entire region.

  • An objectively beautiful book featuring spiral binding, full-color photographs, and custom maps.
  • Covers winter permit system, area closures, National Park regulations, huts, GPS coordinates, and other crucial info specific to touring Rogers Pass.
  • Best routes, dangerous areas, and notable features are highlighted on photos.
  • High-quality spiral bound book.
  • 216 pages north guidebook and 264 pages in south.
  • Release date May, 2021.
  • 273 routes (both books combined)
  • Map dimensions: 38” x 27” (folds to 4.25” x 9”) and scale: 1:42,500 with contour interval: 20-metre
  • Expensive, but worth it. We promise.

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Questions & Reviews

Question from jason
Does the Roger's Pass Ski guide North or South come with the fold out map in addition to the book?
Answer from Patrick C

The Ski Guides do not come with the map, it is sold separately.
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Andrew R (used product a few times)
The best resource for skiing Rogers Pass. A great book with great maps, good route descriptions, and a lifetime of skiing. Volume 2 is a great addition with new routes if you already have Volume 1.
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