Powder Pig, Bugaboos

 

Confirmed 2018 Dates and Lodges
 
 

GOTHICS: Dec 2017; 33 skiers:S18GO00A (Dec 9-16, 2017);  It was somewhat of a challenging week but the gang had a blast again with Lisa joining us for the first time in 11 years. Hadn't snowed in 12 days, so the guides really had to work hard to find us good skiing. In the Monashees, two tough runs then great snow found for the afternoon. It snowed Thursday and everything changed, not real deep but caused the week to end up on a very memorable note.  

 

  

GALENA: Jan 2018; 44 skiers:S18GL031 (Jan 6-13, 2018);    (SOLD OUT! But we continue to compile a waitlisted.)

7 Day Trip; 44 guests;  212 helicopter;  Totally different from the Dec week. Snowed almost the entire week, only 2 georgous runs on Java Jive in the sunshine. The rest fo the week was snowy conditions. Group loved it. Stability was a very serious concern so mostly skied around the lodge. Great runs on Mega Buba, North Goat, Old Got, snow continued to fill in skied runs. Fantastic week with multiple face shots from Wednesday onward. Good energy, great College Football Championship accomadation by the lodge staff. Can't wait to get back to Galena, always one of our favorites.

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2017 Lodges and Dates. 

CONFIRMED!!

 

GOTHICS: 33 skiers: 17-GO001 (Dec 10 – Dec 17, 2016)  It was a cold, very clear, no wind week. Lots of great Alpine runs. Very limited low altitude skiing. Snow pack was excellent up high, but very little snow down low. That's why we go to the Gothics in December, high pick ups. The group had a fabulous week. Thanks to all.

  

 ADAMANTS: Small group skiing, only 5/group:  The gang loved the small groups and wants to return in 2019!! We will see what we get!!!17-AXO4 (Jan 14-21,2017)

Adamants Arrival/Departure Info Link

 

 BOBBIE BURNS: :What an awesome week. Many of our group skied 204,000 vertical feet, a milestone for any week of heliskiing.  Just Fantastic.  17-BB05  (Jan 21-28, 2017). 

Bobbie Burns Arrival/Departure Info Link

 

 

Completed 2016 Dates

1. GOTHICS: 33 skiers: Another awesome week! Thanks to all that participated. 

2. GALENA: Just completed, again an awesome week! Great group, thanks to all that participated. Look forward to returning to Galena in 2018. (see proposed dates for 2018)

 3. BUGABOOS:  Wow! Another awesome week. Tons of face shots in spite of being stuck in the home drainage for the entire week. That also means the skiing got better and better as the week progressed.  It was fantastic.  Link for video of this week: Phil and Geoff's 2016 Heliskiing Trip 

Educational Aims

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE AESCULAPIAN SOCIETY

1.  To provide the opportunity for English speaking Health Care Professionals throughout the world to live together in an idyllic environment sharing common interests in their related professions.

2.  To provide stimulating seminars and discussions in the various fields of health care.

3.  To stimulate both the general practitioners and specialists in the latest and most sophisticated aspects of practice, and so improve standards, techniques, and attitudes, in the delivery of health care.

4.  To encourage the free exchange of ideas and knowledge between professionals of different countries and backgrounds, thus promoting international goodwill and understanding. 

5.  To encourage new friendships between Health Care Professionals of different countries.

 

Registration Fee Information

Registration Fee TOTAL FOR BOTH HELIHIKING SUMMER 2018 symposiumS is $110 

Registration Fee for each SKIING symposium is $225 if paid early or if late $280

Mail Registration Checks:

 To snail mail; prior to November 1, send $225, after Novemeber 1, send $280 to:

 Aesculapian Society LLC

 c/o Dr. Ted Ritota

 3401 South Federal Highway

 Delray Beach, Fl. 33483

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 For you convenience you can pay by credit cards here or on the "Home" page. Right now button ONLY programmed for $110 HeliHiking registration fee. ($240 Prior to Nov. 1st and $295 after Nov. 1st)

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New as of 12/20/2017; A policy that isn't very expensive and states that heliskiing is cover! Check out: www.worldnomads.com  (as always read the fine print!!! No guarantees from us.)

PROTECT YOUR TRIP:  Please consider trip cancellation/interruption insurance coverage. Very cost effective and purchased by many of our group members for all travel occasions. PLEASE READ THE SMALL PRINT.  AS OF 10/31/2014 MANY TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE HELISKIING

We highly recommend you consider some sort of travel insurance to cover your CMH trip.  Yes, CMH does recommend the below policy;

* Contact Wanetta or Robin directly thru either email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone at 1-866-667-0811 or 250-837-2544
* To receive a quote at: http://www.uniglobespecialtytravel.com/travel-insurance-revelstoke-bc.html

However we have found that by doing a little leg work, policies with more benefits for less money are still out there.  OF COURSE YOU NEED TO READ THE FINE PRINT BECAUSE MANY OF THEM NOW SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE HELISKIING!  One website to check out is:  www.squaremouth.com  You must use the filters on the left side of the page and make sure you include the following: Emergency Medical; Medical Evacuation and Hazardous Sports.  You should also make sure the policy you choose includes both Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption. This is merely a recommendation. "We are NEITHER REPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR THE SAFETY OF ANY PARTICIPANT IN ANY HELISKIING ACTIVITIES.  Likewise we are neither responsible nor liable for any financial loss you may incur as a result of electing not to take out a travel insurance policy or incorrectly choosing an inadequate travel insurance policy.  So be careful and thorough in making your choice.!"

 

From one of our constituents: "FYI, last year I paid $350 for a policy that did not cover heliskiing or cancel for any reason through insuremytrip.com .  This year the CMH(Robin and Wanekta) policy was $470 and is inclusive of cancel for any reason.  The difference was not that great"

 NEW: Pay HELIHIKING Registration Fee of $110 by Credit Cards (no Amex, click "Pay Now" button; on bottom right there is a link for non Paypal customers.  Easy for all.) 

 Site updated 3/15/2018

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Confirmed 2019 Lodges and Dates!! 

* 1.Gothics: December 8-15, 2018

             2. Bobbie Burns January 5-12, 2019

                                  3. HeliHiking Bobbie Burns July 22-25, 2018 *

 More details below.

From one of our newest guests; "Your groups without a doubt are filled with the best people and are unquestionably the most fun whatever lodge you are in!"

1. Dec Gothics: Dec 8-15, 2018 33 spaces (sold out regulars)
 
GOTHICS: Dec 2018; 33 skiers:S19GO00A (Dec 8-15, 2018); 33 spaces (Sorry private week, sold out and waitlisted. Regulars you know who you are make note of the new more favorable dates.  Arrival NOW in and out of KELOWNA!! Details:

S19-GO00A: Dec 08 - Dec 15, 2018 (7 Day Trip)
33 guests; 212 helicopter; 3 groups ( 3 groups of 11) * 1guide per group; Single room with shared bath /double (2 people in room) -> $8302.13 CAD includes taxes and GST rebate; Single (1 person in room) -> $9539.73.00 CAD includes taxes*.   (Metre Guarantee: 30,500 metres ; Additional Metres charged @ $150.00 per 1000 metres; If metre refund is not reached due to mechanical or bad weather, the refund rate is $150.00 per 1000 metres.) (If you are interested in bringing a non-skiing spouse which CMH now welcomes and encourages; the non-skier rate for our early season Gothics trip is $2854.25CDN including taxes and GST rebate.)

Kelowna included return details: Leave lodge 11pm Mountain time; arrive Kelowna Airport 3pm Mountain time, CMH recommends not scheduling outbound flights before 5pm Mountain time.

We will have at our option "Special Early Transportation" limited to 7 people at $925/vehicle; i.e.  $133 each if we have 7 takers. (First come first served)

Contact Belinda at 800-661-0252 or email her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ; Gothics Private Only 2017 Arrival/Departure Info via Kelowna 

2. BOBBIE BURNS: Bobbie Burns Jan 5-12, 2019;  S19BB03; 2019 33 spaces (entire lodge). If you were there in Jan 2017, you are automatically eligible to join us again. You know who you are, Call and get in your deposits. Twin $10,473, Single $11,733 both quotes include taxes. All quotes in Canadian Dollars. Contact Lou at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800-661-0252

 

2018 HELIHIKING

Bobbie Burns July 22-25, 2018 and Bugaboos July 25-28, 2018:

SUMMER 2018  BOBBIE BURNS and BUGABOOS HELI HIKING TRIPs:  4 days 3 nights; Sunday July 22-25 BB and July 25-28 Bugaboos, 2018
Trip cost in CAD, in parenthesis (approx cost in USA using 5/22/17 exchange rate calculator on XE.com, obiously this can change)
Single $3896.12 CAD ($2884.68 USD)
Double, triple, twin; $3356.12 CAD ($2485 USD) Yes this is a MED/DENT Symposium trip with special registration fees: $100US prior to March 31, 2018, $125US after April 1, 2018.
 
Click Here to see a: "Typical Daily Itinerary"   Your trip begins in BANFF and ends in Calgary!
As of 1/3/18 Lodge to Lodge is sold out!  There will be a few spaces saved if any of you want to do a lodge to lodge, i.e. going from the Bobbie Burns to the Bugaboos lodge for an additional 4 day 3 night stay.
Cost for double for Lodge to Lodge is $6620 CAD ($4901 USA)
CMH Week Code H18BB073, tele # 800-661-0252
 
* TRIP PRICES ARE QUOTED AS WE GET THEM FROM CMH IN CAD$.   (DISCLAIMER;  Fees printed here have been given to us from CMH and may have changed. Only the CMH office can give you the exact numbers.  If you need/want to know the precise totals, plesae call CMH to get the exact costs!  FINAL PAYMENT is due 12 weeks prior to your trip’s start date. To make your final payment, please call our Banff Office, 800-661-0252 or your local CMH representative.  We accept American Express, MasterCard, or VISA, check or a bank transfer. 

 

Proposed 2020 Lodges and Dates!! 

* 1.Gothics: December 7-14, 2019

             2. Galena January 4-11, 2020*

 

(More details will be posted when we get it from CMH)

* TRIP PRICES ARE QUOTED AS WE GET THEM FROM CMH IN CAD$.   (DISCLAIMER;  Fees printed here have been given to us from CMH and may have changed. Only the CMH office can give you the exact numbers.  If you need/want to know the precise totals, plesae call CMH to get the exact costs!  FINAL PAYMENT is due 12 weeks prior to your trip’s start date. To make your final payment, please call our Banff Office, 800-661-0252 or your local CMH representative.  We accept American Express, MasterCard, or VISA, check or a bank transfer. 

ABOUT US:

The Aesculapian Society

 "EDUCATION IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS"  

 Heliskiing, & Helihiking Symposiums for health care professionals.

 May we introduce ourselves?  The Aesculapian Society is an international group of conscientious health care related professionals. My name is Dr. Ted Ritota and, with my wife Lisa, we have been conducting Heliskiing &  Helihiking Symposiums for Physicians, Dentists and Health Care Related Professionals since 1991.

 Come join us for an unforgettable heliskiing experience in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.  We ski exclusively with Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH). 

 EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS WHILE HELISKIING IN CANADA

   (Seminar tuition and associated travel, lodging and meal expenses may be tax deductible if the primary purpose of your trip is to maintain or improve professional skills.  Always consult your tax advisor regarding your personal situation.)

  We usually have several trips each year.  There will be two trips in 2017-2018 and two trips next year 2018-2019.

 

"The Aesculapian Society"
"The educational experiences are real and enlightening!" There is a $225 (via check; $240 via credit card) registration fee for each symposium ($280/check, $295/cc late after Nov 1; these fees reflect a discount for paying by check).  The skiing experience is "The Ultimate"! 
We recommend that you be at least an ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE skierIf you have had no real powder experience, you should expect to struggle for a few days, but you will learn quickly. The Symposium presenters are attending professionals.  We have recently incorporated Heli-Hiking Symposiums into our repertoire using the same format. 

Ted Crescent Bugs Jan 2016

 

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(More details will be posted when we get it from CMH)

 

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THE ASSOCIATION OF RETIRING DENTISTS:

“The Aesculapian Society and the Association of Retiring Dentists have partnered to offer members of each other’s group a 10% discount on their registration fees for courses. Please visit: http://www.retiringdentists.com to join the ARD.” From one of our long time constituents, Dr. Neil Hiltunen.