MCCULLY/BigSheep trips meet in Joseph, OR. at Lake House (we have gear storage and offer end of trip shower on way out of town). After a ten minute drive out to trailhead, a 4-mile skin in gaining 1800 ft. elevation brings us to our McCully base camp. Our guest accomodations consist of two separate sleeping yurts that sleep five and are outfitted with wood stoves, cots, foam pads, and -10 sleeping bags.
NORWAY/Schnieder Cabin trips meet in Halfway, OR. at Carson House six miles north of Halfway on left of Cornucopia Hwy(look for our logo sign). Quick 2-min drive to end of plowed road where we begin our six mile(20mins) drag in behind snowmobile. From summer trailhead, skin up is 2.5-miles gaining 2000 ft. Norway camp has one 20ft double-decker yurt for sleeping ten guests upstairs and downstairs serves as kitchen/dining area. All bedding is provided; -10 sleeping bags/liners, pillows/cases, and foam pads.
PRE-TRIP/RENDEZVOUS: All our Hosted trips include Guides, all meals/snacks, and camp bedding. Trip start date morning WAH ski hosts will arrive at 7:30am to share a hearty breakfast and discuss the day's game plan. We reccommend you show up to breakfast already dressed to ski. Morning of trip start date we'll pass out first days lunch, sleeping bag liners and pillowcases. Upon arrival to yurts we'll do a camp orientation, wilderness discussion, and safety briefing over some hot drinks. Usually there is time the first day for a companion rescue drill and a sunset ski tour right out the backdoor.
IN CAMP on Hosted Trip: On a typical day, morning coffee is ready at 7am followed by a hot breakfast. We pack a lunch for the day out in the basin ascending high peaks and circuiting powder slopes. In the evening your hosts prepare scrumpcious appetizers for happy hour and stoke the sauna. All meals include fresh veggies, fruits, local meats, bakery breads and our famous highcountry deserts. BYOB, TG kegs available by request. Be sure to inform us of your dietary peculiarities. The last day allows for a half day of skiing in the morning. After a hot lunch in camp, a quick schuss out to the trailhead ends our journey.
PHILOSOPHY: To ensure an exceptional visit to our ski camps, all Hosted trips are guided and catered by our staff. While you focus on the turns and relaxation, your hosts take care of camp logistics and formulate the ultimate ski tour based on current conditions. WAH hosts are passionate guides trained in avalanche forecasting, remote emergency care, instruction, as well as being, ardent trailbreakers, natural/cultural history interpreters, wilderness therapists, and gourmet chefs. On the trail, our hosts have intimate knowledge of the terrain and snowpack. They've been skiing up there all winter and got the place wired. Our hosts pride themselves on "serving it up" for the "earn your turn" skier or rider. We look forward to sharing a great ski outing with you!