Backcountry Camp

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Backcountry Camp Icarus ShreducationExperience the next level in camps from Shreducation and Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing. This is the ultimate camp to learn essential backcountry safety, skills, and technique in a safe and controlled setting.

Open to youth and parents both ski and snowboard who are looking for the ultimate camp experience. Going back to a ski resort will never be the same!

Camp Countdown

March 30th to April 6th, 2014

Register Today!

  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Activities
  • Coaching
  • Athletes
  • Location
  • Travel & Accommodations
  • Photos & Videos
You will spend the week in a snowcat and helicopter with both professional guides and your coaches where you will explore the backcountry terrain of the Cariboo and Monashee Mountains. The snowcat component will take place on Saddle Mountain where you will focus on a mix of freestyle features and freeriding in open bowls and glades. The heli days will take you higher and further away where you will ride terrain that most people only dream of! Your heli days will be spent learning essential backcountry safety skills from your ski guide as well as backcountry jump building and freeride skills from your coaches. Back at the resort, take in the amenities including climbing wall, fitness centre, stretch room, sauna, hot tub, and games room.

What’s included:

  • Accommodations (double occupancy)
  • 3 meals per day at Saddle Mountain Restaurant (lunch in the mountains)
  • Professional Guide each day
  • Snowcat and helicopter access
  • Powder boards and ski equipment
  • Safety equipment (transceiver, probe, shovel)
  • Access to all resort amenities
  • Return transportation from Kamloops BC


Space is limited so register now!!!

Dates: March 30th to April 6th

Day 1: Arrive, orientation, watch safety video, get gear set up at sport shop, dinner

Day 2: transceiver training, Heli Day, fitness centre workout – Fun and games

Day 3: Heli Day, fitness centre workout – Fun and Games

Day 4: Snowcat day on Saddle Mountain, climbing wall – Fun and Games

Day 5: Snowcat day on Saddle Mountain – Freestyle fun, photo session

Day 6: Snowcat day on Saddle Mountain, free time, Friday Night Show

Day 7: depart

Note: Snowcat and heli days may be switched around


  • Snowboarding
  • Skiing
  • Photo Session
  • Video Session
  • Backcountry Training
  • Jump construction Seminar
  • Avalanche Training
  • Games Room
  • Fitness Training
  • Climbing Wall
  • Heliboarding / Skiing
  • Noboarding
  • Snow Cat
  • Freestyle Backcountry Session – Hit the best booters into the best POW!


The Coaching for this Camp as always with Shreducation is unmatched. Our full roster of professional athlete coaches and Olympic coaches will be on site (dependent on participants) along with some special guests and back country legends. Our goal is to coach you into a comfortable, knowledgeable presence in the backcountry. Our full roster of guides and back country journeymen will maintain a full focus on safety as well as FUN! For our freestyle sessions we will have the best freestyle coaches on site to work on anything from a straight air to double corks!


All athletes both Snowboard and Ski are welcome to participate.

Ages – All ages are welcome. Ability level should be a strong intermediate.

Choosing any camp is a big decision and it¹s not exactly one to be taken lightly. Especially one like this. Were here to assist in your decision making process so we encourage you to contact us. Were sure you have lots of questions, and we will have the answers. If making a phone call during business hours proves difficult, You can e-mail us anytime and we will work around your schedule We understand that you will want to see all the details and we will provide them. The supervision and safety of our campers is our #1 priority. As parents ourselves we get it!

Contact us anytime!

Icarus Shreducation
94 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario
L9W 1J9

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Since 1970, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing has been delivering the ultimate ski experience unsurpassed by anyone in the world. Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing lies in the heart of the magnificent Caribooand Monashee Mountains and is one of the world’s most productive regions for high quality, reliable powder snow.

With more than 1.2 million acres and over 1,000 peaks, Mike Wiegele’s ski terrain offers world class skiing and boarding and hosts a variety of summer activities.

The Resort consists of 22 handcrafted log chalets, 20,000 sq. foot Main Lodge, full-service Sport Shop, Guides Haus, and the 20-person Albreda Lodge. The season runs from December 1, 2012 until April 13, 2013.


Transportation to and from Kamloops, BC will be provided in the package. Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort is located 2.5 hours north of Kamloops. You will travel by charter bus on the well-maintained Yellowhead Highway.


All skiers and boarders will be staying in motel accommodations with 2 double beds and a kitchenette.


Breakfast and dinner will be eaten at Saddle Mountain Restaurant. Lunch will be enjoyed in the mountains.


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