Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding

Learn the latest avalanche safety and rescue skills with our expert course instruction. Our AST instructors are highly skilled and are constantly upgrading their knowledge so you receive the best and most up-to-date skills and tips to keep you safe as you explore the backcountry.

Keep building your avalanche skills with our progression of courses. Start with an Intro to Backcountry tours are available to get comfortable with your gear and moving through ungroomed snow.

Avalanche Skills Training certification level 1 is commonly known as the AST 1 Course where you will begin to learn about the hazards around you. Our one day AST refresher course is great to keep your companion rescue skills sharp. Then the next course on your list should be AST 2 course. This level 2 avalanche course is where you really learn how to make good decisions.

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FEATURED COURSES

Intro to Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding

Per Person: $239

Private (up to 8 People): $749

Have you been wanting to try backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Spend a day with one of our patient, professional guides and learn to enjoy the backcountry. 

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Intro to Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding

Ability: Introductory

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Average

Prerequisites: Intermediate Ski/Board Level

Have you been wanting to try backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Spend a day with one of our patient, professional guides and learn to enjoy the backcountry. 

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Women's - Intro to Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding

Ability: Introductory

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Average

Prerequisites: Intermediate Ski/Board Level

Are you just starting out? The WBS ‘Introduction to Backcountry ‘is a one-day course designed to introduce you to the gear and the basic skills you will need to begin to explore the backcountry.

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Winter Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel

Ability: Introductory

Duration: 2 Days

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: Strong Intermediate Ski/Board Level

Learn to be self-sufficient with our Winter Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course. Backcountry skiers and alpine climbers learn the three all-important skills: rope ascension…

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Ski Mountaineering

Ability: Introductory

Duration: 2 Days

Fitness: Very Good

Prerequisites: AST1, Backcountry Experience, Crevasse Rescue is an asset

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

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