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Introduction to Backcountry Skiing / Riding

Alpine Air Adventures

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Our guides are incredible instructors, fun to be around, and have a vast wealth of experience skiing and riding in the backcountry. They are certified to the highest standards in the industry by the ACMG/IFMGA.

Skiing and riding safely in complicated mountain terrain requires a lot of experience and proper mentorship. We are here to ensure you start off in the right direction.

About This Deal



Have you ever wanted to take that next step to skiing / riding in the backcountry and felt some apprehension? Your fear of the unknown mountain environment is a very healthy fear, but with some instruction and guidance from a professional, the unknown will start to make sense.

During this program, we will go to a backcountry area close to Banff and you will learn the basic skills necessary to be successful while backcountry skiing / riding. This is the perfect course to take in addition to an AST 1 (Avalanche Skills Training) course, which teaches how to identify and manage avalanche hazard in the backcountry.

The skills covered include:
- Using your backcountry skiing / riding gear
- Route finding
- Applied decision making in avalanche terrain

Stop At:

• Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, probe) available if necessary - $20/person rental fee applies

  • Private transportation

Departure Point
229 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C3, Canada

Departure Time
7:30 AM

8 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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