An incredible spring ski trip is in the works, and this is your chance to join. Spring Harvest is a week-long guided backcountry ski week based out of Amiskwi Lodge, located just north of Golden, BC. Keep reading to find out how you can join an Amiskwi Lodge ski touring trip this spring.
Guided by ACMG certified guides Isaac Kamink and Russ Lybarger, the camp offers opportunities for skiers and splitboarders to explore some of BC’s most pristine backcountry terrain, practice yoga, eat delicious meals, learn tips and tricks from freeride skier Izzy Lynch, and head home with a custom edited photo package put together by Zoya Lynch.
The goal of the trip, according to guide Isaac Kamink, “is to bring like-minded folks together in a spectacular mountain setting.”
The week is focused on laughing, relaxing, getting away from it all and, of course, epic backcountry riding that can only be found in the Canadian Rockies.
“We have made a point to have a 50/50 male female staff in hopes of a similar ratio of guest. We want the ladies to join the typical “men’s week” in the mountains. All ages, abilities, and genders are invited to join this week in the mountains.”
ACMG Ski Guide Russ Lybarger has been ski guiding for over 30 years. His knowledge and passion for the mountains is contagious. Russ and ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide Isaac Kamink have been running lodge trips together for almost a decade. Their guiding practices focus on providing a laid-back and fun learning opportunity and sharing their knowledge and passion for the mountains with everyone who attends.
Amiskwi Lodge is a cozy backcountry haven surrounded by spectacular views of Yoho National Park and the Freshfield Icefields. It offers spacious private and dorm style rooms, indoor composting toilets, solar power, dual fireplaces, sun room, drying room, massive sun decks and a sauna for soothing tired legs that can not be beat.
The Lynch Sisters, Zoya and Izzy, grew up at Amiskwi and have always dreamed of hosting a camp in the place that inspired them to follow their respective career paths in the ski industry.
According to Izzy, “the mountains around Amiskwi are incredibly inspiring, there is no better place to adventure, relax and connect with new and old friends.” She has been instructing and coaching freeskiers, ski racers, and backcountry camps for 10 years. As one of Canada’s top female freeskiers, she has been featured in Sherpas Cinema’s films and virtually every ski magazine on the planet. Izzy can’t wait to show us her favorite Amiskwi stashes and will be there to offer unique coaching possibilities in the field.
Zoya Lynch is a Professional Photographer who has been winning awards in the ski world. She recently took first place in Whistler’s Deep Winter Photo Challenge. She will be out capturing the week and providing a complimentary custom-edited photo package to everyone who attends. She is super excited as Amiskwi is her favourite place to shoot.
Zoya is also a ski coach and a certified Yoga instructor. She will be leading a daily optional yoga practice to those who are interested.
The cost of the week is $2100 and includes:
-Return helicopter access to Amiskwi Lodge from Golden, BC
-7 days of guided ski/ splitboard touring by Russ Lybarger and Isaac Kamink
-7 nights accommodation at Amiskwi Lodge
-Coaching / backcountry ski tips by Izzy Lynch
-Photography by Zoya Lynch
-Nutritious snacks and meals to fuel you all week long
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