Private Ski Guiding & Instruction: Banff & Canmore
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Banff / Canmore

Private Ski Guiding & Instruction

Private Ski Guiding Instruction Canada

Summary

  • Cost:
  • $745

Location: Whistler/Backcomb   Duration: 1 Day   Fitness: Average   Ability: Introductory  

Hiring a private guide is a great way to help you accomplish your goals and in a shorter time frame. You choose the objective and dictate how the day will progress.

Make a Booking

To make a booking please call 604 938 9242 or email us at info@mountainskillsacademy.com

Course Information

Hiring a private guide is the perfect opportunity to get personalized one-on-one instruction and guidance without having to deal with group dynamics.

Looking to improve your mountain skills and savvy? Planning to summit one of the local peaks in the Rockies? Wanting to ski or climb in a more intimate style?

Hiring a private guide is a great way to help you accomplish your goals and in a shorter time frame. You choose the objective and dictate how the day will progress.

Our Whistler-based private guides are available for backcountry skiing and snowboarding, ski mountaineering and ice climbing or for instruction on topics such as avalanche awareness, climbing skills, navigation, glacier travel, crevasse rescue and more.

If you have something in mind, please let us know and we can help you make it happen.

When you hire a private guide you get to choose what you want to do and on what day, and our staff will sort out the closest possible transation and make it happen for you.

You will be sent an itinerary when the trip has been planned.

We are happy to help source any rental gear you need for your trip

Equipment

  • Touring skis / splitboard and skins
  • Ski / snowboard boots
  • Poles
  • Lift pass: $53 backcountry lift ticket available (if needed)
  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants
  • Down or synthetic insulated “puffy” jacket
  • Warm under layer(s)
  • 2 pairs of gloves
  • Winter hat/toque
  • Helmet
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (at least 1 litre)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Camera
  • You are welcome to bring your own avalanche safety equipment

*More equipment may be added to this list depending on the trip.

The guide will be responsible for additional group gear.

The Curriculum is based on the client’s ability and desired outcome.

The Guide will determine the custom curriculum after a discussion with the client.

Sample topics may include:

  • Ski / splitboard technique
  • Ski mountaineering technique
  • Ice climbing
  • Avalanche awareness
  • Climbing skills and transitions
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Trip planning
  • Glacier travel
  • Crevasse rescue

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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance upon booking and Emergency Evacuation insurance.

Emergency Evacuation and Medical

This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by National Health.

We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance. Emergency evacuation insurance is also compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.

Our recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com who can be reached via the following:

All course prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars and are exclusive of a 5% Federal GST. Prices are subject to change.

Full payment is required at time of registration. Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA through our online payment portal. We also accept Credit Card payment over the phone, bank transfer and cash.

Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.

Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.

Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability. *Does not apply to First Aid and WFR courses.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Programs

  • Within 24 hours: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, no reschedule.
  • Outside of 24 hours: $25 rescheduling fee per booking or full refund.
Multi Day Programs
  • 2 Day Programs: Within 10 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 10 days: $25 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.
  • 3+ Day Programs: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule or full refund.
  • Customized Trips: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).

Courses Cancellation Policy

1-2 Day Courses

  • Within 10 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 10 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

3+ Day Courses

  • Within 30 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.

Minors (under the age of 18 for our courses based in Alberta and 19 for those based in BC) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where the parents/legal guardian are not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well as must sign a waiver and have their parents or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.


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