Thanks for Signing Up!

We look forward to getting out backcountry ski touring with you soon. In the meanwhile we have a bit of homework for you to ensure when your trip comes up all our ducks are in a row, we both have a clear expectation of the trip and we won't waste any time getting you to the slopes.

To the right is a checklist of homework items which are found below. At anytime please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

The Altus Crew

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Read and Sign our Participant's Waiver (each participant)
  • Fill out the Participant's Info (each participant)
  • Check out The Gear List
  • Make note of the Meeting Time and Location
  • The Details (Cancellation Policy and what's included & not included)

Read and Sign Our Participant's Waiver

Hit the link below and be transported to another tab where you will find our waiver. Once you are finished come on back to this page for the remaining riveting steps


Step 2

Ski Touring or Split Boarding

Ski Touring or Split Boarding

We would like to hear from you. Please send us a message by filling out the form below and we will get back with you shortly.

Anything we need to know?
tell us your goals 🙂

Step 3

The Gear List

Avalanche Safety Gear  *Hit the link to rent! (use the code: altus20off for a discount)

• Avalanche Transceiver

• Shovel: Collapsable aluminum shovel.

• Probe: Normal length probe somewhere from 220cm to 320cm.


• Ski touring skis: bindings, skins, poles or split board+skins

• Ski touring/snowboard boots

• Suitable day pack 30 - 40L


• Waterproof/breathable jacket and pants

• Lightweight breathable jacket and pants (for uphill skinning/climbing)

• Insulated jacket (synthetic insulated jacket is strongly recommended)

• Lightweight gloves for climbing/skinning

• Warm gloves

• Warm hats

• Balaclava or another type of neck warmer

• Base Layers


• Sunglasses

• Goggles

• Sunscreen

• Sun hat

• Ski strap

• Small personal ski repair kit

• Personal first aid, medication

• Camera

Step 4

Pre-Purchase your Backcountry Lift Pass

If you don't already have a season's pass you will need a backcountry access pass for both Saturday and Sunday of the course.

We can offer a backcountry pass for $59 + 5% GST.  This must be purchased before the date of the course!

Buy here!

Step 5

Meeting Time and Location

Location: Lift Coffee Co (Whistler Base, outside picnic area)

Time: 8:00 am

4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Step 6

The Details

Cancelation policy

Client cancelation policy

Making a booking
Greater than 14 days from start date
20% deposit is required to secured your guides and or trip. Remaining trip cost is due 14 days

Less than 14 days from start date
Trip cost must be paid in full

*Subject to change based on particular trip

Forms of payment
Credit card: Visa, Mastercard
Email transfer:
Cheque: Only accepted 30 days prior to trip commencement

Greater than 30 days from start date
Deposit will be refunded in full

30 to 14 days prior to trip commencement
Deposit amount will be forfeited

Less than 14 days
Full trip amount will be forfeited

*Subject to change based on particular trip
*All cancellations must be received in writing

Cancellations by Altus Mountain Guides
Upon confirming your booking we guarantee the trip departure. If we cancel a trip for any reason prior to the start date a full refund will be provided. If we are forced to cancel a trip for any reason after the trip start date, a full refund for the unused portion of the trip will be provided.

Trip cancelation insurance
Upon confirmation of your trip Altus Mountain Guides enters into financial obligation and cannot refund payment or release you from your contractual obligation except for condition stated below in “Cancellations” Therefore in an effort to avoid unnecessary cancellation penalties, cancellation insurance is strongly recommended in the event you can not participate or if your trip is interrupted “for any reason”. This is available from most travel companies. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our policy or obtaining insurance.

Medical/Evacuation Insurance
All participants must have personal internationally accepted medical insurance for all activities pertaining to your trip that also includes emergency rescue and evacuation. With your insurance please ensure your will be covered for “roped travel” if booking a technical trip.

The required insurance depends on location
Canada – Insurance is free in entire country
USA – Private insurance is recommended
France – Mountain climbing rescue is free
Switzerland, Italy, Austria – Privates or alpine club insurance is required.

Europe: We recommend the following: Austrian alpine club membership, REGA

International: Global rescue??

Additional fees
Longer & more involved routes may have an additional premium Driving, accommodation,& food costs are trip dependent. Please contact us for details and a full quote.

What's Included

What's Included

1 or full days guiding with ACMG guide


Still Have Questions or Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he’s at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.