Intro to Backcountry Tour

The Aim of the Intro to Back Country tour is to get you familiar with and out using all your equipment.  During the day we will cover, planning, terrain selection, skinning techniques, and emergency management. You’ll get some fresh turns, lunch away from the crowds and an intro into how to safely get out beyond the ropes.

Topics Covered 

Planning and preparing for a BC trips

Avalanche safety equipment and its use

Equipment carried and their uses

Skinning techniques

Kick Turns

Defensive ski techniques in the BC



General Outline


Gear check

Safety and planning discussion 

Route overview and terrain selection

Avalanche safety awareness and gear check

Skinning and kick turns practice


The search for fresh lines


Ski home



8:30- 1530

0830 Meet up at Front steps of Zirky’s.

Equipment list

***Please Bring all relevant personal medication required and inform guides of special circumstances.***

Skill Required

Intermediate to advanced skier/Boarder. (See rider level required in FAQ’s)

Good to very good level of fitness (see am I fit enough in FAQ’s)

Group Size


Guide ratio 1:6


$250 per person