Learn to Ice Climb
Learn to Backcountry Ski
Is it for you?
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.
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'.
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.