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Welcome to Kootenay Backcountry Guides! 

Welcome to Kootenay Backcountry Guides! 

We are Kootenay's backcountry and safety experts providing year-round programs. We enable you to access the backcountry confidently. In the winter, our guided ski touring and splitboarding trips, and avalanche skills training courses are the best way to maximize your fun and safety in the backcountry. Let us help plan your summer holidays filled with days exploring the peaks and valleys of the West Kootenays and some of the finest breweries and cafes around. Our certified guides and avalanche professionals will use their expertise to make your backcountry dreams a reality. 

    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. 

    Booking Policies

    Booking & Cancelation Policy

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    Communicable Disease Plan & Policies

    We are all in this together

    Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims

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    Land Acknowledgment

    Kootenay Backcountry Guides programs take place in the provinces of BC and Alberta. 
    We acknowledge these provinces exist on Indigenous peoples' traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory. We feel privileged and grateful to be allowed access to these territories. We invite those reading this to explore their relationship with the land and traditional land owners they exist on. To learn more about the various Nations in our community and across the province, visit BC Assembly of First Nations.