Steeps and Peaks
Skills to Get up Big Mountains and down Steep Faces
Our 3 day Ski Mountaineering course is the complete program to take backcountry skiing to the next level. 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.
Length: 3 Days
Locations: Whistler, BC.
Prerequisites: 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.
Season: Scheduled Dates All Winter
Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 6:1
What You Will Learn
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.
Understanding the required gear
Understanding glacier, an alpine environment, crevasse formation, bergschrund formation.
Roping up for glacier travel, up/down
Day 2 & 3 – Alpine objectives
- Route planning
- Snow stability forecasting
- Steep snow climbing/descending
- Steep ski techniques
I want to say a big thank you to the Altus team for enabling my future multi-pitch adventures, I feel really good about how today's course has prepared me for the big leagues 🙂
- Mark T
It doesn't get any better than this! Can't wait to get back out there with the Altus guides - don't leave home without 'em!
- Nigel B
Is This for You
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
Scheduled Courses 2021/2022
All prices are in CAD and subject to 5% sales tax.
December 10 - 12 $495 / person
January 1 - 3 $495 / person
January 11 - 13 $495 / person
February 4 - 6 $495 / person
March 5 - 7 $495 / person
March 25 - 27 $495 / person
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!!!