Introduction to Backcountry Skiing / Riding in Banff, Canada

Our guides are incredible instructors, fun to be around, and have a vast wealth of experience skiing and riding in the backcountry. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA.

Skiing and riding safely in complicated mountain terrain requires a lot of experience and proper mentorship. We are here to ensure you start off in the right direction.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Banff, Canada
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Ski & Snow




Our guides are incredible instructors, fun to be around, and have a vast wealth of experience skiing and riding in the backcountry. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA.

Skiing and riding safely in complicated mountain terrain requires a lot of experience and proper mentorship. We are here to ensure you start off in the right direction.

Itinerary

Have you ever wanted to take that next step to skiing / riding in the backcountry and felt some apprehension? Your fear of the unknown mountain environment is a very healthy fear, but with some instruction and guidance from a professional, the unknown will start to make sense.

During this program, we will go to a backcountry area close to Banff and you will learn the basic skills necessary to be successful while backcountry skiing / riding. This is the perfect course to take in addition to an AST 1 (Avalanche Skills Training) course, which teaches how to identify and manage avalanche hazard in the backcountry.

The skills covered include:
– Using your backcountry skiing / riding gear
– Route finding
– Applied decision making in avalanche terrain

Stop At:

• Banff National Park, Alberta Canada