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Kootenay Backcountry Guides

Kootenay Backcountry Guides are backcountry and safety experts and can help you make the most out of your winter backcountry adventures. The guided ski touring  / splitboarding trips and avalanche skills training courses are the best way to maximize your fun and safety in the backcountry. Their certified guides and avalanche professionals will use their expertise to make your backcountry dreams a reality.

Private & Guided Tours
Safety first, but fun is number one. Join this Kootenay Combo 2-day touring taster. It’s a custom guided multi-day tour, catered lodge trips and traverses & basecamp for adventure seekers.

Avalanche Safety Training
Transition from the ski resort to the backcountry with their Avalanche Canada courses. Online learning followed by field days to put your learning to the test.  AST1, MAT, AST2 and Lodge-based AST2 for a higher learning experience.

Backcountry 101
These individual courses give you the foundation, knowledge and skill so that you can accelerate your backcountry journey. Courses include Snow Science 101, Intro to Splitboarding and Ski Touring 101, Traditional Navigation 101, Backcountry Rescue 101 and more.

Kootenay Backcountry Guides is proud to be the official provider of Avalanche Canada’s courses. Guides are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the Canadian Avalanche Association and the Canadian Ski Guide Association.



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198 Baker Street


V1L 4H2


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