Ski Course

Steeps and Peaks

Our 3 day Ski Mountaineering course is the complete program to take backcountry skiing to the next level.

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Skills to Get up Big Mountains and down Steep Faces

This course will focus on safe skiing skills in remote, heavily glaciated terrain, route planning, glacier travel, steep mountain faces, technical ascents/descents, advanced avalanche training, and whiteout navigation.

Our courses run at a maximum of 6:1 Student to Guide Ratio to ensure participants gain as much as possible from the course.


AST 1 (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.


3 Days




Whistler, BC


All Winter



Guest / Guide Ratio

6 to 1


  • 3 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
  • Lunch

Our Steeps and Peaks course focuses on travelling in alpine terrain and skiing interesting lines safely. This course focuses on glaciology, steep snow faces, avalanche assessment and group dynamics.

Day 1

Understanding the required gear
Understanding glacier, and alpine environment, crevasse formation, bergschrund formation.
Roping up for glacier travel, up/down
Whiteout navigation

Day 2 & 3 – Alpine objectives

Route planning
Snow stability forecasting
Steep snow climbing/descending
Steep ski techniques

This 3-day action-packed course is geared for skiers and riders who already have a strong understanding of ski touring techniques. The ideal participant is motivated to learn safe and efficient ski mountaineering techniques as well as have an understanding of how they wish to apply these skills in the future.

  • Ski Touring Experience
  • Understanding with Climbing Knots and Gear
  • Understanding of Alpine Ski Routes they would like to accomplish
  • Strong Ski Ability

W/B Lift Ticket - $45/Day

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Online Course - $45


20223/2024 Season

Jan. 2-4
$625 per person + GST
Jan. 23-25
$625 per person + GST
Feb. 2-4
$625 per person + GST
Mar. 5-7
$625 per person + GST

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