Thanks for Signing Up!

We look forward to having you join our Women's Ski Mountaineering course soon.  In the meantime, we have a bit of homework for you so when your trip date arrives all our ducks are in line, expectations are clear, and we don't waste any time getting you on the snow.

To the right is a checklist of your homework assignments which are found below.  At any time please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.


The Altus Crew

Pre-Trip Check List

  • Fill out the Participants' Info Form
  • Read and Sign our Participant's Waiver
  • Check out The Gear List
  • Review Info Videos
  • Make note of Meeting Time and Location
  • The Details (Our Cancellation Policy and what's included & not included).

Step 1

Read and Sign Participant's Waiver

Hit the link below and be transported to another tab where you will find our Participant's Waiver.  The Waiver must be signed by every participant.


Step 2

Ski Touring or Split Boarding

Ski Touring or Split Boarding

We would like to hear from you. Please send us a message by filling out the form below and we will get back with you shortly.

Anything we need to know?
tell us your goals 🙂

Step 3

The Gear List

*Ask us about our rental partners!*

Avalanche Safety Gear 

  • Avalanche beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel


  • Ski touring skis: bindings, skins, poles or split board+skins
  • Ski touring/snowboard boots
  • General mountaineering axe (steel) we will have a couple on hand as well
  • Harness
  • 30 litre backpack or large enough to carry personal and some group gear
  • Rope - We will provide but feel free to bring whatever rope you would be using personally, so you can practice with it.

Crevasse rescue kit 

  • 1 x 1.5m 7mm cord
  • 2 x 5m 7mm cord
  • 2 x shoulder length sling
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • 2 non-locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Pulley (optional)
  • Ice screw (16cm min)
  • Ski strap

We have lots of extra gear so don’t feel you need to bring all the crevasse gear.


  • Waterproof/breathable jacket and pants
  • Lightweight breathable jacket and pants (for uphill skinning/climbing)
  • Insulated jacket (synthetic insulated jacket is strongly recommended)
  • Lightweight gloves for climbing/skinning
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hats
  • Balaclava or other types of neck warmer


  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Sun screen + Sun Hat
  • Ski strap
  • Small personal ski repair kit
  • Personal first aid, medication
  • Camera


Please arrive in the morning with food and drink for the day.

Step 4

Pre-Purchase your Backcountry Lift Pass

Unless you have a Whistler Blackcomb Season’s Pass, Epic Pass, or Edge Card, you will need to purchase a Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Pass for each day you we use the lifts to access the Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry.  Your guide will bring you your passes the morning of your trip.

Buy here!

Step 5

Info Videos


Essential Knots

When to Rope Up on a Glacier

Mount Hazards

Coiling A Rope

How to Rope Up on Glacier

Managing Bergchrunds

Step 6

Meeting Time and Place

Location: The Handle Bar
Time: 8:00am

The Lift Coffee Co. is located at 4557 Blackcomb Way Whistler BC (at the base of the new Blackcomb Gondola).  We'll meet you on the patio.

Step 7

The Details

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!!!

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.