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Price

$325 CDN includes two days of touring with a certified guide. You will need to bring adequate clothing and equipment for the days of ski touring. GST is extra.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.

Is it for you?

Guests on this trip should be intermediate backcountry skiers in all conditions on either alpine touring, telemark or split board equipment with their pack on. We will be heading to backcountry locations with a variety of terrain options and depending on conditions may include glade or treed skiing and descents that require skiing blue/black type runs.

Participants don't need to be experts, however you must be able to safely descend these slopes. Previous ski touring experience on a course such as the Intro to Backcountry Skiing or the Wapta Traverse is required. Since we traverse uphill to gain our elevation, fitness is critical. This should not be your first backcountry skiing trip.

More information?

PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE!

Canadian Rockies Touring Classics

The mountains surrounding Canmore and Banff are home to some of the most exciting ski touring areas in Canada.

With many excellent day touring locations to choose from, we have access to an incredible array of backcountry ski terrain options including glade/tree skiing, glacier slopes, steeper peak descents, and powder bowls. Many people are uncomfortable going into the mountains on their own or don't exactly know where to go. By joining us for our ski touring classics trips you get some great beta on where our guides ski!

If you are an experienced skier who would like to get into the backcountry and out of the lift lines, this is the perfect program to enjoy much of the untouched powder skiing potential for which the Canadian Rockies are famous!

Day 1: Meet us at our office in Canmore at 8:00am for introductions, trip review, and backcountry skiing equipment check. After discussing trip objectives, reviewing avalanche bulletins, and meeting the group, we will head out to the day's touring location. This could be any number of excellent backcountry ski sites in Kananaskis country or Banff National Park.

Day 2: We will either meet at our office in Canmore or we can meet at the trailhead for today's objective. We typically try to get out making tracks by 9am.

Touring Locations:  The Canadian Rockies around Canmore and Banff provide endless opportunities for different types and levels of ski tours. The specific locations for each weekend will depend on the conditions and the group's experience. Some popular spots where we often tour are:

  • Black Prince
  • Observation Peak
  • Crowfoot Glades/Peak
  • Tryst Lake
  • Cirque Peak

However, if you have already skied these areas feel free to bring your list of locations you would like to discuss with the guide. Weather and conditions play a significant factor in our destination decisions.

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