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Day Backcountry Skiing/Avalanche Training

  • Base Guide Rate:  $500 / day or $450 Nelson programs 
  • Max group size:add $50 / day for each person, reduced rate group 6 with organizer

Overnight Backcountry Ski Programs

  • Base Guide Rate: $550 / day or $500 Nelson programs
  • Max group size:  add $50 / day for each person up to 4-6 depending on trip

Mountaineering & Alpine Programs

  • Base Guide Rate:  $550 / day or $500 Nelson programs
  • Max group size:  add $75 / day for each person up to 2 or 3 people
  • Instructional Mtn Courses:  add $50 / day for each person up to 3 to 6 people, course dependent


* Group size is route dependent
* Some objectives have additional $100 premium

Hiking Day Trips

  • Base Guide Rate: $400 / day
  • Max group size: add $50 / day per person, up to 6

Overnight Backcountry Hike

  • Base Guide Rate: $450 / day
  • Max group size:  add $50 / day for each person up to 6 people

Half Day Interpretive Walks

  • Base Guide Rate: $300 / half day
  • Max group size: add $25 per person, up to 6-8

Rock Climbing Instruction

  • Base Guide Rate:  $400 / day
  • Max group size:  add $50 / day for each person up to 4-6 people
  • Half Day Rock Climbing

  • Base Guide Rate: $275 / day
  • add $40 / half day for each person up to 6 people
  • Rock Climbing Guiding Single & Multi-Pitch

    • Base Guide Rate: $450 / day
    • Max group size:  add $75 / day for each person up to max of 2 people

    Ice Climbing Guiding & Instruction

    • Base Guide Rate: $500 / day
    • Max group size:  add $75 / day for each person up to 2 for guiding; add $50/ day for each person, up to 4 for instruction

    Custom Guided Trips

    Make the most of your time in the mountains and enjoy the benefits of a custom trip…

    Summit Mountain Guides specializes in working with individuals and small groups as well as building unique programs for corporate development or school teams.

    We offer private guiding and instructional programs in all mountain adventures in spring, summer and winter across Canada, Western USA, Europe and Asia.

    Exclusive Program

    A custom designed trip allows you and your friends to enjoy the benefits of small guide to guest ratios and create an adventure specifically tailored to your skills and interests.

    Using your preferred timing, desired location and mountain adventure we design a customized itinerary to meet your skills, previous experience and timeframe.  Even while on trip, your guide will continue to adjust the program to suit you.

    Time Investment

    Hiring a guide privately can often reduce costs as it fits your schedule and meets your objectives efficiently.  Custom trips are based on private guiding rates, guide to guest ratios and type of instructional course or mountain adventure (ski touring, mountaineering, hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing). 


    Included in all programs are trip organization, professionally certified guiding services (ACMG / IFMGA), instructional services / material if applicable, required park and land permits, group safety, rescue and technical equipment.  Please contact us directly for reduced rates for groups larger then those priced below.

    Private Guiding Rates

    Guests are responsible for transportation to meeting location, personal gear and equipment, trip and medical insurance, snacks and lunches on trip and meals and lodging prior to program start. 

    For an all-inclusive program, we would calculate additional fees that may be associated with the program (breakfasts &dinners $45/night, lodging (varies $100-150), group transport, guide travel costs $50 to 150, lift access fees ($25-60), hut/camping fees ($30-60/night) and technical equipment) as well as additional charges for guide overnight wage or route $50/day, guide(s) pre-night hotel stay ,wilderness fee, guide food $55/day, guest , 2nd guide costs, admin costs 10-15% depending on level of organization involved.

    Booking Your Trip

    To arrange a trip, contact us directly with type of mountain adventure you’re interested in, number of people, how long the trip or course will be, preferred location and dates.  We will put together an itinerary and quote for you. See booking page for registration details.

    Once your trip is building and confirmed we will send you detailed equipment list, resource suggestions for gear rental or purchase and ideas for your pre-trip training and preparation.

    We look forward to creating your ideal mountain adventure…