Kootenay, British Columbia, 2 Day Ski Tour Course

Enjoy a 2 day introductory level ski touring course in the beautiful Kootenay area of British Columbia, Canada, with David, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Columbia Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The world of ski touring is an amazing place. And on this 2 day introductory course, we would like to instruct you on the skills necessary to not only enter that world, but to excel in it. This course takes place in the beautiful Kootenay area of British Columbia, Canada.

    Surrounded by the Columbia mountains, you will be astounded at the beauty of the Kootenay region. And throughout this course we will teach you how to ski tour in the area’s back country.

    The entirety of the course will take place in the Kootenay area’s best ski touring locations. As a result, you will get to directly put what you have learned into practice.

    A few examples of what will be covered during the course includes the following.

    • Trip preparation
    • Gear use
    • Touring skills
    • Hazard awareness

    The ski touring areas we will visit during the course are all beautiful. And each one offers their own wonderful set of views and experiences. Those areas include the Whitewater backcountry, the Kootenay pass, Mount Brennan, London Ridge, Rossland and the Red Mountain area.

    Since this is an introductory course, participants do not require any back country skiing experience. However, you should be able to resort ski at an intermediate or advanced level.

    If you’ve ever had an interest in expanding your skiing expertise to include back country ski touring, then this 2 day course in the Kootenay area is for you. All you have to do to be a part of it is send us a request. You’ll be happy you did.

    We also offer a full day avalanche rescue course in Nelson, BC as well. It is the perfect refresher course for experienced back country skiers.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    500 CAD

    Group of 2
    265 CAD

    Group of 3
    200 CAD

    Group of 4
    170 CAD

    Group of 5
    150 CAD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes group safety equipment, including communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS and maps. It also includes avalanche probe, shovel and beacon. However, the price does not include personal skiing equipment food, transportation, life fees if applicable, which would be $21 for one-way to whitewater and $25 one-way for Red mountain.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Predetermined location in the Kootenay area.


    There are comfortable accommodation options in the Kootenay area that we would be happy to recommend to you.

    More info

    Participants should bring the following items with them: skiing equipment, wind and waterproof jacket and pants, warm pants, fleece pullover, fleece shirt or vest, fleece underwear, 2 pairs of gloves, scarf or bandanna, socks, wool or fleece hat, sun hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, 1 litre water bottle, small blister kit, camera.


    About the Guide


    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!

    FROM 150 CADper person


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