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Learn to Ice Climb

Learn to Backcountry Ski

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Learn to Ice Climb:

Our ice climbing course is suitable for total beginners, rock climbers and general mountaineers. Ice climbing can be a strenuous activity but our instruction will emphasize development of technique to reduce the need for brute strength in this course. The ice climbing will be tailored towards your ability and strength as much as possible. A high level of fitness will contribute to enjoyment and achievement. You need NO previous experience.

Intro to Backcountry Skiing:

In this course we introduce participants to backcountry skiing through a better understanding of gear plus the basic skills and practices required for safer and more enjoyable ski touring. Avalanche awareness will be touched upon, but it is strongly recommended that participants also take the Avalanche Skills Training 1 course offered by Yamnuska.

Prerequisites:

Participants are required to be at least intermediate skiers on alpine or telemark gear (i.e. must feel comfortable on blue runs). Participants should be 'hiking fit'.

Splitboards:

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.

Travel Alberta Deals

Learn to Ice Climb Adventure

Your ice climbing adventure starts here! The hidden gem of the Canadian Rockies winter activity list is Ice Climbing. Enjoy 2 days of professional instruction by our certified guides in Canada's most comprehensive course. No experience necessary. Ice climbing gear and 1 nights deluxe suite hotel accommodations included.

Retail Price:  $421.00*

Travel Alberta Sale Price:  $337.00* (20% savings)

GST is extra. 

*Based on double occupancy - Single Supplement surcharge - $80.

This exciting package includes our 2-day Basic Ice course with a focus on movement skills and safety. You will make full use of modern ice climbing equipment and get instruction on current ice climbing standards. Quickly improving you'll find yourself climbing steeper and steeper ice. Run out of our office in Canmore, Alberta Canada we utilize waterfall ice pitches in Canmore, Banff and Kananaskis for our instruction and course curriculum. Our instructors are top ice climbing guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. It is suitable for fit beginner climbers and is also a great transition program for rock climbers.

At the end of an exhilarating day, return to the comforts of your deluxe-suite hotel accommodation, then enjoy a well-deserved meal at one of Canmore's tempting selection of restaurants.

 

Learn to Backcountry Ski Adventure

Get out of the lift lines and ski the hidden powder of the Rockies! With nearly limitless potential for new ski lines descents, the backcountry is where the heart of every skier resides. Enjoy 2 days of professional backcountry skiing instruction, equipment and 2 nights deluxe suite hotel accommodation.

Retail Price: $637.00*

Travel Alberta Sale Price:  $510.00* (20% savings)

GST is extra

*Based on double occupancy - Single Supplement surcharge - $160.

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 how to use the gear, travel on 'skins' and backcountry skiing technique in 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.

A well-deserved meal at one of Canmore's tempting selection of restaurants and a good nights rest at your deluxe-suite hotel accommodation will have you eager for another day in the Rockies snowy backcountry.