Introduction to Ski Mountaineering Course

Student to Guide Ratio — 6:1

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375 / Person

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725 / Person
Bow Hut includes Accommodation and Food

Our Introduction to Ski Mountaineering Course teaches the basics of glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and navigation for safe travel in the mountains on skis. This course is designed for the downhill skier who wants to leave the resort and travel through glaciated terrain to reach summits. You will learn to move safely across glaciers and scramble snow and rock peaks.


Develop the necessary skills to travel safely and enjoyable on skis through mountainous terrain.

  • Confident identifying hazards in mountaineering terrain.
  • Confident with glacier rope systems.
  • Confident putting skins on and taking skins off.
  • Confident putting skis on a backpack.
  • Comfortable with Peak Planning ProcedureTM and debriefing.
  • Comfortable navigating using map, compass, and GPS.
  • Comfortable with the crevasse rescue systems.
  • Comfortable with glacier morphology.
  • Comfortable with T-slot snow anchors.
  • Understand how to use a technical mountaineering tool.
  • Understand how to walk in crampons.
  • Understand how an ice screw works.
  • Understand how to build ice anchors and v-threads.
  • Avalanche Skills Training 1 from an Avalanche Canada provider.

*Prerequisites are recommended for an optimum learning opportunity.

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