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Embrace the Adventure: Top Backcountry Skiing Trips


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Discover pristine powder and immaculate scenery when you head out into the backcountry!

Escape the resort crowds and head off the beaten track on your next ski touring trip. Whether you are interested in freeride skiing off-piste skiing or ski touring, everything is better in the backcountry!

Backcountry Skiing

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing ?

Regardless of where in the world you go, if there’s snow then there’s also backcountry skiing. With plenty of options available on six of the seven continents, you surely will not suffer from a lack of options.

With no exact definition – backcountry skiing can comprise elements of ski touring, freeride skiing and off-piste skiing – there is no limit to what you can do on one of these trips. The only prerequisites are a sense of adventure and strong off-piste skiing skills. Hiring a certified guide is the best way to get the most out of your trip. These guides generally know the local terrain better than anywhere else and get you to the best spots.

With ample options ranging from Antarctica to the North Pole, backcountry skiing can be a year-round pursuit. From May to October, check out some of the top spots in the Southern Hemisphere, including Chile, Argentina and New Zealand. From November until April, plenty of Northern Hemisphere options await from Colorado to Kyrgyzstan.

Why should I choose Backcountry Skiing for my outdoor adventure?

Stunning scenery

Backcountry skiing is a great way to get out into the heart of nature and enjoy its immense beauty. Enjoy immaculate views of mountains, glaciers and untouched winter landscapes. The kind of things you only see in expensively-shot nature documentaries could be the backdrop for your next selfie!

Escape the crowds

Who wants to spend their holiday waiting in line for a resort chair lift? With backcountry skiing there are no lines and, many times, no people at all. Heading out into the wilderness is a great way to reconnect with nature and get a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. You spend your life waiting for people. Don’t spend your holidays like that too.


Forget Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch and get out into the real world to choose your own adventure. Backcountry skiing is the perfect way to do so. There are no trails, no lines and, as long as you’ve got the skills, nearly endless opportunities. Head out over remote mountain passes, summit a lofty, glaciated peak or rush down sloping hills and finish off a magnificent run by the sea. Do as you please on your backcountry skis.

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Sup[er efficient booking, the system helps a lot to communicate with the guide and very safe payments. Greta experience and the Guide JIM MOORE was superb!



We had a wonderful day with Yasuko. He was very informative and spoke English very well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time ski touring or split boarding Mt. Yotei



Our guide Valerie was amazing. She knows the mountain extremely well and was able to take us to one run after another with fresh powder and first tracks. She pushed us hard, but also knew our limits. I highly recommend her! (And she is also an incredible and accomplished snowboarder).


Plus de temps doit être consacré à la familiarisation de l'équipement qu'on portait dans nos sacs, pelle, sonde. Quoi faire si le guide est emporté par une avalanche, une deuxième radio devrait être porté par un des clients, comment utiliser les émetteurs de détresse lors d'une recherche.



I had such a great experience skiing backcountry for the first time! Jeff was an amazing guide and really helped us learn how to use backcountry equipment and avalanche gear. My only concern was that we were forced to change the date of our trip quite last minute and we were not given much information about the trip until only 1-2 days in advance. However, the trip itself was incredible! Thank you for such an amazing experience!

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