Women's Ski Mountaineering

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.


Course Dates: January 2-4, February 19 -21, March 5-7, April 2-4

The Goods

Length: 3 Days

Locations: Whistler, BC.

Prerequisites: AST 1 or equivalent and excellent ski ability.

Highlight Skills: Glacier travel, crevasse rescue, steep skiing and group management.

Season: Scheduled Dates All Winter.

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 6:1

Price: $495

What You Will Learn

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 glacier, 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

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 three-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 of Climbing Knots and Gear

  • Understanding of Alpine Ski Routes they would like to accomplish

  • Strong Ski Ability

Scheduled Courses 2020 / 2021

January 1 - 3 $495 / person

All listed prices are in CAD and subject to 5% sales tax.

February 19 - 21 $495 / person

March 5 - 7 $495 / person

April 2 - 4 $495 / person


W/B Backcountry Pass


Whistler Accomodation

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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.