Ski Course

Big Mountain Skiing

Our Big Mountain Skiing course is the most advanced recreation course offered.

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Skills to Get Up Big Mountains and Down Steep Faces

Our Big Mountain Skiing course is the most advanced recreation course offered. Modelled on the Ski Guide training program, this course will push your ability and confidence as a backcountry skier. Participants can expect to leave this course with the ability to make structured and well-educated decisions to be self-sufficient in big mountain terrain.

Participants are required to submit a resume to be accepted into this course. Both Skiers and Splitboarders are welcome.


AST 2 (or equivalent), alpine ski touring experience and strong ski ability (double black diamond runs).

Highlight Skills

Training on glaciated terrain, accessing steep ski lines and navigation.


5 Days




Whistler, BC


All Winter



Guest / Guide Ratio

4 to 1


  • 5 Full days of Instruction with ACMG Guide
  • All Technical Equipment (harness, crevasse rescue and group gear)

Does Not Include

  • Avalanche Rescue Equipment
  • Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Lift Ticket
  • 3rd Part Travel/Trip Cancelation Insurance
  • Lunch

Our Big Mountain Skiing course focuses on travelling in alpine terrain and skiing interesting lines safely. As an advanced-level course, we will also focus on student leads so the guide can offer direct feedback to participants and target learning to the student's skill set.

  • Advanced terrain recognition skills and applying snow pack characteristics to that terrain.
  • Safe mountain travel technique
  • Anchor Building
  • Rappelling/Lowering
  • Safe Cornice control
  • Rope ascension
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Belaying for steep snow travel on mountain faces or ridges
  • Cliff mitigation
  • Sluff control
  • Steep Skiing tactic
  • Self-preservation tactics in extreme terrain
  • Advanced snowpack characteristic recognition and quick stability assessment checks
  • Whiteout navigation

This program is designed for avid ski touring individuals who want to step up their Big Mountain skiing and riding skills by getting into the complex, or even extreme, terrain.

  • Excellent Ski Ability
  • 50 + Days of Ski Touring
  • AST 2 or Equivalent
  • Good Fitness (ability to ski tour back to back 1500m days)


W/B Lift Ticket


2023/2024 Season

Feb. 12-16
$1450 per person + GST
Mar. 11-15
$1450 per person + GST

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