Ski Course

Women’s Ski Mountaineering

Big Mountains, Glaciers, Steeps and Summits!  Learn the skills to get after big peaks and objectives.  

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Open the Door to a World of Adventures

Big Mountains, Glaciers, Steeps and Summits!  Learn the skills to get after big peaks and objectives.  Our 3 day Women's Mountaineering course is the complete program to make backcountry skiing/split-boarding to the next level.  Join one of our awesome, professionally certified female guides for an intensive, structured educational and a supportive atmosphere to push your limits.

This course will focus on the required gear for mountaineering, understanding the alpine environment, glacier travel, whiteout navigation, route planning, steep snow climbing and steep riding.


AST 1 or equivalent and excellent ski ability.

Highlight Skills

Glacier travel, crevasse rescue, steep skiing and group management.




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
  • Transportation 

Our Women's Ski Mountaineering course is focused on travelling in alpine terrain and skiing interesting lines safely.  The main topics are glaciers, steep snow faces, avalanche assessment and group dynamics.

Day 1

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

Day 2 – Alpine objective

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

Day 3 – Alpine Objective

Route planning
Snow stability forecasting
Student leads
Lead debrief sessions

Skills covered are subject to conditions and group ability

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

Whistler Accommodation

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2023/2024 Season

Jan. 6-8, 2024
$625 / person per person + GST
Mar. 2-4, 2024
$625 / person per person + GST

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