Backcountry Ski Courses

Learn from the Sea to Sky's leading Backcountry Ski Experts.

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.

Backcountry Ski Courses

Nov - Apr

Introduction to Backcountry

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.

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Nov - Apr

Women's INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY

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.

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Nov - Apr

Avalanche Skills Training

Learn from the Sea to Sky’s leading avalanche skills educator. Receive the latest Avalanche Skills Training (AST) safety and rescue skills with our expert instruction.

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.

Nov - Apr

Women's Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Strong Intermediate Ski/Board Level

Backcountry skiers and alpine climbers learn the three all-important skills: rope ascension, crevasse rescue and glacier travel. This is a great next step to start getting into more complex terrain.

Nov - Apr

Winter Crevasse Rescue Refresher

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Previous Crevasse Rescue Course

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

Nov - Apr

Ski Mountaineering

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: See Course Page

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

Nov - Apr

Women's Ski Mountaineering

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: See Course Page

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

Nov - Apr

SKI CLINICS

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. 

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.