Ski Course

Women’s Backcountry Touring Course Intro

Spend the weekend learning the skills to safely and confidently ski the backcountry in our Women's Intro Ski Touring course.  

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Open the Door to Endless Peaks and Powder

This 2-day course covers backcountry ski/split touring gear, travel techniques, avalanche awareness, route finding, route planning, whiteout navigation and descent strategies- all the skills needed to access and ski the backcountry.  Participants will leave the weekend confident in their ability to join friends or lead trips in simple backcountry terrain.  This is also the perfect course for those wishing to spend more time on technique before diving into our AST 1+ Course.

Our courses run at a maximum of 6:1 student to guide ratio to ensure participants gain as much as possible from the course. Both skiers and splitboarders are welcome!


Advance ski ability (comfortable on black diamond terrain).

Highlight Skills

Use of backcountry gear, avalanche safety, group management, and ski touring skills.


2 Days


$395 per person


Whistler, BC


All Winter



Guest / Guide Ratio

6 to 1


  • 2 full days of instruction with ACMG guide
  • All technical equipment 

Does Not Include

  • Backcountry Ski Rentals
  • Avalanche Rescue Equipment
  • Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Lift Ticket (can be purchased through us for $45/day)
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

This 2-day course covers the skills that make up a confident backcountry skier/splitboarder. This includes the fundamentals of avalanche phenomena/avoidance, backcountry uphill travel, tackling lines going down and, of course, how to use that new backcountry set up.

  • Companion Rescue
  • Understanding Types of Avalanches
  • Type of Avalanche Issues
  • Understand Geographical Variability
  • Safe Travel Up and Down in Avalanche Terrain
  • Understanding Avalanche Forecast
  • Track Setting, Skin and Line Assessments

This course is great for anyone new to backcountry skiing or splitboarding.  Participants who combine this course with an AST 1 course will be primed for accessing simple and challenging backcountry terrain.  Although no backcountry experience is required for this course, ski experience is.  Participants should be comfortable riding black diamond runs and have experience riding powder.

  • No Backcountry Experience Needed
  • Ability to Ride Black Diamond Runs
  • Powder Experience
  • Fitness to Walk Up Hill for a minimum of 3 Hours

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2022-2023 Schedule

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$395 per person + GST

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