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Fitness & Skills

Fitness levels


Green Circle

You are new to ski touring, looking for a mellow day or and unsure of how much vertical you can do in a day. You should be able to confidently hike 6km (4 Miles) with a pack to join any of our trips or courses. If you are not confident you can hike 6km then you should consider booking a private trip or our Ski/Splitboarding FUNdamentals course where we can cater to your speed.

Blue Square
You have been ski touring at least 10 times and know that you can put in a 6.5 hour day of moving in the mountains. You can ski or splitboard 1000 vertical meters (3000ft) on back to back days and move for 10km. You keep in shape and want a standard day of ski touring, hanging with friends and having a good time.
Black Diamond

You have been touring at least 20 times, 1000 vertical meters (3300ft) is a standard day to you and 1500 vertical meters (5000ft) is attainable. You can do kick turns and go up hard skin tracks with confidence. You are not a verticle junkie but you do know what means to have a full day travelling in the mountains.

Double Black Diamond

Please let us know if you are a verticle junkie so we can put together a day that maximizes your verticle. 

Ski Skills


Green Circle

You are new to ski touring/splitboarding but not new to skiing and snowboarding. You are confident on a blue square in bounds and can ride the occasional black diamond but take your time. 

Blue Square
You have ridden powder in bounds and out of bounds and have had a taste of what deep powder can be. You are confident on a black diamond in bounds but cliffs and steep chutes might not be your thing.
Black Diamond
You are a confident and capable skier/rider. You can hang with pretty much everyone in the backcountry. Small cliffs and chutes are no big deal and deep powder on steep slopes is what you constantly seek.
Double Black Diamond

We can create a custom day that caters to your desires. There are plenty of pillows, cliffs and steep chutes here in the Kootenays to keep you entertained. If you want these things then we recommend a private guided trip.

If all of these descriptions are beyond your skill set then we recommend taking our Ski Touring FUNdamentals course

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