Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies

Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies

Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies

Prices

From $350USD

Difficulty

Guided

None

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Highlights

Spend two days in the Canadian Rockies to learn the safety and techniques of backcountry skiing

Level up your backcountry ski skills by learning from some of the most experienced ski touring guides

Learn how to navigate avalanche terrain

Spend time with a group consisting of other fellow skiers

Enjoy the powdery snow of the beautiful Canadian Rockies around Canmore

Have you ever spent some time on your skis in the backcountry and were wondering about some unanswered questions on terrain choices or avalanche danger? Stood at the top of a run and wondered how to get down or deal with steeper descents and up tracks? Then this is the place for you. The goal of this course of this backcountry skiing program is to take you to the next level. Combining the pure backcountry experience with the opportunity to solidify the basics and develop more sophisticated techniques makes this program appropriate for those looking for 2 days of guided skiing and splitboarding. This program is designed to refine your skillset allowing you the ability to venture deeper into the mountains.

Throughout this backcountry skiing course, you will receive intensive coaching about your riding technique from ACMG guides. Your technique will be fine-tuned with additional skills to cope with different snow conditions and slopes while skiing unforgettable descents.

The final goal is to allow you to travel efficiently and confidently in the backcountry and be ready to take on more advanced tours and guided adventures.

Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Introduction to backcountry ski

Your way will start with course introduction and briefing in office located in Canmore. Your gear will be checked and you’ll be issued avalanche gear (if needed). Following activities today: Avalanche rescue review and group practice, trail breaking and track setting, recognizing avalanche terrain and avoiding avalanches. You will also learn about the decision making for the descent of skiing or splitboarding. In the evening, you’ll overview of Sunday’s objective.

Overnight Location
Not included
Meals
Not included

Day 2 Field Day and training

The morning will start with reviewing the trip plan and current conditions, followed by track setting – refinement including kick turns. Afterwards you’ll train about planning and building corners in difficult or steep areas. The course will end with returning to Canmore.

Overnight Location
None
Meals
Not included

Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies Tour Price and Dates

This guided skills training course is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person:

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-02-18

Canmore

2 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-02-19

Canmore

25+
$350USDBook Now
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2023-03-11

Canmore

2 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-03-12

Canmore

25+
$350USDBook Now
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2023-04-01

Canmore

2 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-04-02

Canmore

25+
$350USDBook Now
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Accommodation on Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies Tour

There are no included accommodations on this tour. You will be responsible for choosing and booking your own accommodations, although we are happy to lend a hand. Travellers taking this course can enjoy a discounted rate at Clique Hotels & resorts.

Night 1

Accommodation in Canmore

Accommodation on this tour is not included. A variety of accommodation options exist in both Canmore, Calgary and Banff, including campsites, hostels, all levels of hotels as well as condo-style accommodation with kitchens or suites. We recommend that you book your own pre and post-trip accommodations well in advance as all levels of accommodations in the Bow Valley fill quickly.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies Tour?

Logistics, Meals and Accommodation

This training course doesn’t include any meals, transportation, or accommodation. If you need any help with booking your own accommodation, we are happy to assist you if needed. Travellers taking this course can enjoy a discounted rate at Clique Hotels & resorts. For meals, please pack your own high-energy meals and snacks for field days.

Included

  • Instruction classroom material
  • Avalanche safety equipment use (probes, shovels, snow crystal cards)
  • Certified and skilled instructors

Not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Hotels
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks
  • Optional excursions
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • GST (5%)

Optional Extras

  • Extra day of training
  • Equipment rental

Frequenty Asked Questions about Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies

How hard is the Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies Tour?

We rate the difficulty of this tour as a 5 / 5. You should have some ski touring experience and be reasonably fit to join this tour. This tour is not beginner-friendly, and it is meant for those who want to improve their already existing skills and knowledge.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies Tour?

Meals on this tour are not included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover backcountry ski. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Canmore to start this tour?

If you are arriving via flight, you should fly to Calgary Airport.

Is the Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies Tour end?

The tour ends where it starts, in Canmore.

Do I need to have parks passes?

Please note that program venues may be within National Parks and/or Kananaskis Country and guests will be required to purchase their own pass. National Park passes are available both online at https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/admission and in-person at National Park gates and some information centres. Kananaskis Country conservation passes are available online at https://www.alberta.ca/kananaskis-conservation-pass.aspx.

What equipment should I bring with myself?

  • Skis/Splitboard: it is recommended to have a short (160 – 185cm) wide ski designed for powder.
  • Climbing skins (‘Stick-on type’)
  • Ski Poles
  • Ski boots
  • Ski Helmet (optional)
  • Daypack (large enough for spare clothes, lunch & equipment)
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Thermos flask and water bottle.
  • Sunblock and Lip Cream
  • Pocket knife
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Small Blister and 1st-Aid Kit
  • Camera
  • Small repair kit for bindings, skis or splitboard (this may include straps, nuts, bolts, small leatherman)

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate the difficulty of this tour as a 5 / 5. You should have some ski touring experience and be reasonably fit to join this tour. This tour is not beginner-friendly, and it is meant for those who want to improve their already existing skills and knowledge.


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