Dates and Prices
$325 CDN includes instruction and avalanche safety equipment. GST is extra.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Optional PLUS DAY:
$265 plus GST. Every Monday following 'Intro to Backcountry Skiing'. Available to weekend participants only.
Is it for you?
In this course we introduce participants to backcountry skiing through a better understanding of their gear plus the basic skills and practices required for a safer and more enjoyable backcountry experience. Avalanche awareness will be touched upon, but it is strongly recommended that participants also take the Avalanche Skills Training 1 course offered by Yamnuska if they wish to continue backcountry skiing.
Participants are required to be at least intermediate skiers on alpine or telemark gear (i.e. must feel comfortable on blue runs in most conditions). Participants should be 'hiking fit'. This course is appropriate as your first backcountry skiing experience.
Splitboarders should be at an advanced level of snowboarding at the resort and able to handle flat sections and traverses. Note that our guides will be on skis but are familiar with splitboarding equipment.
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With unlimited potential for ski descents, the backcountry is where the heart of every true skier resides. The shift from resort skiing to the backcountry has taken off in recent years and our beginner backcountry ski course will give you the foundational skills you need to get out of the lift lines.
Our certified ski guides will teach you to use the gear, travel on 'skins' and to backcountry ski on this course. Whether your objective is to ski untracked backcountry powder or to experience the beauty of alpine ski touring, this weekend course will introduce you to one of the fastest growing winter activities in the world.
The opportunity for backcountry skiing in Banff, Canmore, Kananaskis and Lake Louise is nearly limitless. Discover this magnificent sport and learn the skills to get out backcountry skiing where its 'fresh tracks' nearly every run. Caution: You may never return to a ski hill again!
In addition to taking this beginner backcountry skiing course check out the 'Plus Days' add-on option and you'll be just blown away by what you can accomplish in a weekend. This course is ideally suited for resort skiers who want training in backcountry skiing.