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Safely advance beyond the ski hill boundaries, learn how to ski in the backcountry…

Summit Mountain Guides offers backcountry ski touring courses with professional ski guides throughout the winter on a daily basis or on weekends, near Nelson BC and Western Canada. Please browse on of our programs below or contact us for more information.

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Avalanche Skills – AST 1

Learn the basics of safe winter travel in avalanche terrain. Knowing more saves lives…
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Avalanche Skills – AST 2

Deepen your knowledge, broaden your perspective and refine your decision making skills in avalanche terrain leads to serious fun!
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Bridge the gap between avalanche training, wilderness first aid, and backcountry emergencies…
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Companion Rescue Skills

The CRS is a one-day, field based, refresher of current rescue skills, preventative measures and modern technology to maximize safety.
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Intro to Ski Touring and Backcountry Skiing

Intro to Backcountry Skiing

Get started the safe way! This one or two day introductory course focuses on safe backcountry touring practices. Participants will learn a great deal about …
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Lodge Based AST Courses

Avalanche education by immersion! Take our lodge based AST courses and deepen you knowledge by immersing yourself in a remote backcountry lodge.
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Managing Avalanche Terrain

The MAT is a one-day, field-based course, designed to expand on the terrain management skills taught in the AST 1 course.
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Ski Mountaineering 101

An introduction to ski mountaineering covering the skills to plan & execute big mountain objectives. Learn a safe progressive approach to get after big peaks, …
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