Discover the amazing powder and diverse terrain of the mountains around Nelson, Rossland and Kalso in British Columbia. IFMGA-certified mountain guide David takes you on these great backcountry skiing day tours in the Purcell, Monashee and Selkirk Mountains.
The mountains around Nelson, Kaslo and Rossland in British Columbia are well known for its consistently deep snow, amazing powder and wide diversity of terrain. Join me on a day tour and explore this incredible destination while you enjoy a unique backcountry skiing experience.
Our ski tours take place in the breathtaking backcountry of the Purcell, Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. I am an experienced local guide and I know this area like the back of my hand.
Please note these day tours are suitable either for beginners or advanced skiers. We can discuss your background and skills and choose the tour that would suit you best. However, you need to have previous advanced or intermediate boarding or ski experience, and you also need to be able to ski blacks or blues at hill.
These are some of the local classic ski touring locations where I usually take my clients, all of them located just an hour drive from Nelson:
We will meet at a predetermined location for a final gear check the evening before or the same morning of our tour. We will also go over avalanche and weather conditions and sign waivers. Our tours usually start about 7:00 or 7:30 am. Then, we drive to our touring destination and we either take the ski lift or skin up from the car.
So what are you waiting for? Request your booking and come explore the spectacular backcountry terrain around the Nelson and Rossland areas with an unforgettable ski tour.
-Shorter sampler guided day: 8 am-12:30 pm or 11:30-4 pm available at 2/3 cost (meet 1/2 hr prior) -We have a limited amount of winter safety equipment available for rental. Contact us for availability. There are also a few outdoor stores in Nelson that supply good service and quality outdoor equipment and gear rental.
I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.
The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.
The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!
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Group of 1
|CAD 595 each|
Group of 2
|CAD 305 each|
Group of 3
|CAD 225 each|
Group of 4
|CAD 186 each|
Group of 5
|CAD 162 each|
Group of 6
|CAD 147 each|
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Services included in the price: pre-trip planning support, fully certified IFMGA guide service and group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, maps). //Not included in price: lunch, snacks; GST 5% tax; personal ski touring boots, skis, skins or snow board set up; personal avalanche safety equipment *SMG rentals available $25/day for beacon ($15), shovel ($5) & probe ($5); transportation to touring location; lift fee if applicable, one way Whitewater fee is $21 plus tax, Red Mtn fee is $25 for SMG guests; Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, medical insurance.