Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of Sinixt, Sinix’t, Syilx, and Ktunaxa peoples. We make this acknowledgment to show our respect for the təmxʷulaʔxʷ (homeland), and Sinixt Nation. We feel privileged and grateful to be here, and we invite those reading this to explore their own relationship to this place.

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

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. 


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

Booking Policies

Booking & Cancelation Policy

Please read and understand

Each guest must familiarize themselves with the terms and conditions and the information on our website. By submitting, deposit, or payment, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions in our policy. We also provide suggestions for Travel Cancelation Insurance.

Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims

Ready Only

Please ensure your read and understand the Release of Liability and Waiver of Claims before your scheduled activity. Do not print and sign, you will do this in the presence of your guide on the day of your reservation. You must be 19 years of age or older, if the participant is not then the legal guardian will be required to sign on their behalf.

Communicable Disease Plan & Policies

We are all in this together

Please know that we are taking all the necessary 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.

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