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Backcountry Ski Clinics & Courses

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Backcountry Ski Clinics & Courses

At Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, taking people into the mountains is how it all started. We are pleased to be one of the go-to guiding companies for Squamish & Whistler Mountaineering. We love to take people into the high mountains on treks they will always remember. Our top guides know the terrain and the best route options.

What is a clinic?

A clinic is not a course, it is building and refining skills so that they are applied in an efficient and effective manner, which then leads to a strong structured foundation for a safe, rewarding trip and rapid future progression. 

 
Nov - Apr

Winter crevasse rescue & glacier travel

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Strong Intermediate Ski/Board Level

From experience garnered worldwide and testing many different systems, ours combines the best elements of safety, lightness and ease of use.

All Season

Crevasse Rescue Refresher

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Average Fitness & Intermediate Skier

This one day course reviews the rope skills you previously learned in the full 2 day Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course.

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Dec - Apr

Ski Mountaineering

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: See Course

This is a fast-paced course that takes backcountry skiers and snowboarders to the next level – winter ski mountaineering.

Nov - Apr

Intro to Backcountry Ski & Splitboard

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Average Fitness & Intermediate Skier

There is no better place in the world to learn backcountry skiing than Whistler and our guides will ensure you have an enjoyable and educational day.

Nov - Apr

Foundation Backcountry Clinic

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Average Fitness & Intermediate Skier

The Foundation Backcountry Clinic is designed help refine your technique and further develop your backcountry decision making skills.

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Dec - Mar

Advanced Backcountry Clinic

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Very Good Fitness & AST 1 (AST 2 Asset)

A “fast-track” clinic specifically designed to take intermediate skills to the next level.

Dec - Mar

Expert Backcountry Clinic

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: See Clinic Details

This clinic is designed to perfect crevasse rescue, snowpack testing and companion rescue to the expert level. 

Dec - Mar

Advanced Crevasse Rescue

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: See Course Details

Self-reliance of small teams is key when travelling in glaciated terrain because any problem encountered has the potential to be severely magnified.

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UNSURE WHICH COURSE TO TAKE?

Have a question about one of our courses, guided trips or tour? Speak with one of our expert guides today.