For folks getting into backcountry skiing this is ideal as a primer before joining us on one of our longer trips. You’ll spend a weekend in the Canadian Rocky Mountains learning the basics of back country skiing: how to use your skis properly, how to use ‘skins’, how to travel on touring gear, powder ski tips, a very basic introduction to avalanche awareness and emergency preparedness. Sound like fun? It is!
“A summit on a crisp spring day, linking turns in powder back to the glacier below, new skills and knowledge that will give you the confidence to return on your own ski mountaineering adventures!” These are some of the ingredients that make this one of the most enjoyable and valuable programs we offer. Join us this spring for a week of fun and education on the spectacular Wapta Icefields of Banff, Alberta!
Ski mountaineering skills training featuring: glacier travel, crevasse rescue, route finding, navigation, ski mountaineering equipment, trip planning, avalanche awareness. For Alpine and Telemark skitourers.
Join us for three days of backcountry skiing in Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, a Mecca for powder hounds. The ‘Pass’ can be intimidating to the newcomer, the runs are steep and access is not always obvious. Getting to know the region with an experienced guide will give you a great introduction to this amazing ski area.
In addition, this weekend will be an opportunity to pick up more back country skills, brush up on techniques and refresh your knowledge of route finding and avalanche safety.