Welcome to Kootenay Backcountry Guides
your local expert guides
Backcountry Guided Adventures
Backcountry Guided
Lodge Trips and Traverses
Avalanche Skills Training
Avalanche Skills
Mount Brennan hut based AST-2 adventure
5 Rules
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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 the 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 is 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. 

Land Acknowledgment

We want to acknowledge that the land on which our programs take place, are the traditional territories of the Sinix’t, Syilx, and Ktunaxa peoples, and are home to many diverse indigenous persons including the Metis. 

-Visit here for more information about the Indigenous Cultures of the area

Our Associations

Kootenay Backcountry Guide is proud to be the official provider 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. 

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

Avalanche Canada Provider

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.

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