Dates and Prices
$325 CDN includes instruction. GST is extra.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Is it for you?
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.
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With unlimited potential for ski lines and 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 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.
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!