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Altus Mtn Club

The global mountain adventure club, built to connect, educate, and inspire our community.

Education

Mountain education is a core value of the Altus Mtn Club. We have structured our content delivery to educate our members whilst achieving an inclusive, approachable, and accessible learning environment. First off, we have custom one-of-a-kind online courses ranging from Glacier Travel to Top Rope Climbing. We are continually creating online courses and content to educate our members. Coupled without our extensive online content, we run face-to-face courses, taught by ACMG guides, structured to bring people together to learn how to play in the mountains safely.

Community

Connecting and building up our community is integral to the Altus Mtn Club. We believe in the empowerment of engaging with each other and our hobbies. Ultimately learning skills and experiencing what the mountains have to offer is what brings us together, and uniting under these common goals is what the Altus Mtn Club is all about. To foster this environment, we provide a platform through three methods: online community, events, and trips.

The Altus Mtn Club is designed to create better accessibility to high-level education, outdoor experiences and connection with other mtn enthusiasts.

Online Courses / Memberhsip / Events / Mountain Consulting /

 

Backcountry Cohort

Where ever you on your backcountry learning journey we want to support you through getting the best education and solid partners. With the backcountry cohort, you can be supported from the beginning to the end of the season through courses and mentorship days with ACMG guides. As well as the opportunity to meet other backcountry users at your experience level to get out with. Beyond being in the field our guides will also support your own personal outing with free online/phone consulting, whether you need some help deciphering the snowpack conditions or you might find the good snow, we want to help.

Online Courses

Our team of certified guides has created a range of online courses to teach you the skills to feel more comfortable adventuring outdoors. As well as to serve as an ongoing resource to brush up on any skills you might have lost during the offseason. Courses will continue to be added from Ski Touring, Rock Climbing, Alpine Climbing, and Trail Running. All online courses range from 1 - 5 hours in duration.

Outdoor Courses

With the Altus guides team and teaming up with other local guiding businesses, you will have access to a range of outdoor courses in your local community. Accessible education from certified guides.

Events

Community is the key element to safe and enjoyable mountain adventures—building momentum from your peers, inspiration from pros, or finding your next adventure partner. We create opportunities to continuously grow our mountain community from free skills events, evening slide shows, or our annual Winterstoke and Skyfest festivals.

Mountain Consulting

Knowledge is power, and we want to share our knowledge! All Mtn Club members can chat with one of our certified guides for advice on gear, conditions, route beta, and more. We are here to help you decide and prepare for your next outdoor adventure.

Brandywine

$55 per month (annual)
  • Access to online community
  • Early access to courses and events
  • Access to all online courses
  • Free entry to events
  • 10% off Altus courses and trips
  • Access to mountain consulting
  • 45 Altus credits per month
  • Access to skills clinics

Backcountry Cohort

$1280 Season
  • Access to online community
  • Early access to courses and events
  • Access to all online courses
  • Access to 9 day of backcountry outings
  • Free entry to events
  • 10% off Altus courses and trips
  • Access to mountain consulting

Backcountry Cohort

Progress smarter

Where ever you on your backcountry learning journey we want to support you through getting the best education and solid partners. With the backcountry cohort, you can be supported from the beginning to the end of the season through courses and mentorship days with ACMG guides. As well as the opportunity to meet other backcountry users at your experience level to get out with. Beyond being in the field our guides will also support your own personal outing with free online/phone consulting, whether you need some help deciphering the snowpack conditions or you might find the good snow, we want to help.

2 cohorts for the 21/22 season

Level 1 - This is your first year touring (ski or split-board) this group will go from the first steps of dialing in your gear, avalanche safety skills, ski/boarding skills, and getting the confidence to get out there on your own.

8 spaces available

Level 2 - This group is for those who have at least take their AST 1 and want to really build confidence in their decision making and skills for multi-day / big mountains days.

8 spaces available

The Goods

Length: 9 Days throughout the season

Location: Squamish & Whistler, BC.

Prerequisites: See application packages

Season: Scheduled dates all winter

Max Guest to Guide Ratio: 6:1

Price: $1280

What you get

  • Curated education and support.
  • 9 days of education and mentorship in the field.
  • A supported and curated community of potential backcountry partners.

Level 1

November

Cohort Meet Up

  • November 26*

AST 1+

  • November 27, 28

December

Mentorship days

  • December 8
  • December 12
  • December 19
  • December 29

AST 1+

  • December 4, 5
  • December 8, 9
  • December 11, 12
  • December 15, 16
  • December 18, 19
  • December 22, 23
  • December 29, 30

Intro Ski Touring Course

  • December 4, 5
  • December 11, 12

Intro Split Boarding Course

  • December 4, 5

January

Mentorship days

  • January 9
  • January 12
  • January 23
  • January 26

Intro Ski Touring Course

  • January 5, 6

Intro Split Boarding Course

  • January 1, 2

Trip Planning / Navigation Session (evening

  • January 12

February 

Cohort Meet Up

  • February 4*

Mentorship days

  • February 9
  • February 19

Crevasse Rescue/Glacier Travel

  • February 27

AST 2

  • February 17 - 20

March

Mentorship days

  • March 6
  • March 9
  • March 20

AST 2

  • March 3 - 6
  • March 17 - 20

Level 2

November

Cohort Meet Up

  • November 26* 

December

Mentorship days

  • December 8
  • December 12
  • December 19
  • December 29

AST Bridge

  • December 8
  • December 18

AST 2

  • December 16 - 19

January

Mentorship days

  • January 9
  • January 12
  • January 23
  • January 26

Crevasse Rescue + Glacier Travel

  • January 15, 16

Steeps and Peaks

  • January 1 -3
  • January 11 - 13

February 

Cohort Meet Up

  • February 4*

Mentorship days

  • February 9
  • February 19
  • February 27

AST 2

  • February 17 - 20

Crevasse Rescue + Glacier Travel

  • February 5, 6
  • February 16, 17

Steep and Peaks

  • February 4 - 6

March

Mentorship days

  • March 6
  • March 9
  • March 20

Big Mountain Course

  • March 18 - 22
Do I have to pay per month?

No, if you would prefer to pay a one-time annual amount you certainly can.  Contact us for details.

What if I want to cancel my membership?

You are welcome to cancel or downgrade your membership down at any time. Cancelling or downgrading would eliminate any applicable Altus credit.

What is an "Altus Course"?

All courses offered by Altus Mountain Guides excluding Big Mountain Skiing and Backcountry Mastery 1.

I dont live in BC, can I still sign up?

Heck yes, join our community to keep in the loop or if you are within striking distance of Whistler, Vancouver, or Revelstoke you could join us for a course or backcountry trip.

What happens if the course or trip I want to join is sold out?

Unfortunately, there is limited availability for both courses and trips so we recommend you sign up as soon as possible. 

Online Courses

Top Rope Climbing

Introductory

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Traditional Climbing

Intermediate

 

The Prow Wall Squamish BC Rock Climbing
Multi-pitch Climbing

Intermediate 

Rope Rescue Practice
Rock Rescue

Intermediate 

Crack Climbing

Advanced

Backcountry Camping/Backpacking

Beginner

Alpine Running

Advanced

Mountain Consulting

Our head guides are available to consult on skills, route beta, or outdoor plans to help you prepare and be safe on your own mountain adventures!

  • Help develop your skills
  • Advice on route conditions
  • Help to choose appropriate routes

Schedule a chat

Events

Sky Fest (Squamish) July 16 - 24 2022

Register

Winter pre-stoke (Squamish) October 16, 17 2021

Register

Winterstoke (Whistler) January 26 - 30 2022

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!!!