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Welcome to Kootenay Backcountry Guides! 

We are the Kootenay's backcountry and safety experts. We can help you make the most out of your winter backcountry adventures. Our guided ski touring/splitboarding trips and avalanche skills training courses are your best way to maximize your fun and safety in the backcountry. Our certified guides and avalanche professionals will use their expertise to make your backcountry dreams a reality.   

The structure of ski resorts are changing, more people are starting to tour the backcountry. We help you get beyond the boundaries and build confidence so you can go further and be safer. 

Our Associations

Kootenay Backcountry Guide’s is proud to be official providers of Avalanche Canada’s courses. Our guides are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the Canadian Avalanche Association and the Canadian Ski Guide association. 

COVID-19 Updates, Plans & Policies

We understand that many of you have questions and concerns regarding the current COVID-19 situation and how this will impact your upcoming travel and backcountry ski experience. Please know that we are taking all the necessary steps to be at the forefront of operating in a manner that adheres to all local, provincial and national guidelines and we are working closely with our Backcountry Lodge Association (BLBCA), Avalanche Canada, Whitewater Ski Resort, and other local businesses.

As a result of the worldwide pandemic, we took the summer to re-evaluate how our courses are delivered, run guided tours, and still make sure you receive the same (if not better) unforgettable backcountry experiences. This has allowed us ample time to prepare a solid COVID-19 Response Plan.

November 20, 2020 Update - At this time we are only taking bookings from West Kootenay Residents for the remainder of the 2020 courses/guided tours. If you are from outside the West Kootenay Region we still encourage you to register for 2021 courses/guided tours. 

  • "Judson is an amazing guide and instructor. I was super nervous about getting into the backcountry and Judson's course helped me begin to feel more comfortable about where to start. He's super knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and a lot of fun. I've also had the pleasure of having Judson as a guide and would highly recommend him. Had an amazing, safe day! Can't wait to get out again!"

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