Recent News

Latest Snowpack Update - Deep Into The Snowpack

December 1, 2022 Today we break from field observations to give a general overview of the snowpack and avalanche conditions we are seeing. In this video we breakdown: The Avalanche Canada Bulletin in the North and South of the region. Snowpack depths for various locations and elevations.The layers we see in the snowpack and their distributionA deta...

Continue reading

STATE OF THE SNOWPACK UPDATE, IT IS DUMPING!! Date: November 30th, 2022 Where: Sliver King Ridge Aspect + Elevation: North/2000m Today we found excellent skiing on low-angle smooth slopes with true Kootenay Cold Smoke coming down. We went for a tour to the top of Silverking Ridge. The snowpack depth was highly variable depending on aspect and eleva...

STATE OF THE SNOWPACK UPDATE FOR WHITEWATER SKI RESORT  Date: November 26, 2022 Where: Whitewater Ski Resort Backcountry Aspect + Elevation: South/1800m This is an update to our Nov 24 snowpack update and wanted to highlight some exciting results we noticed. First Day of an AST-1 course. Good news/bad news: the riding was half decent but,...

Kootenay Backcountry Guides partners with Whitewater Ski Resort's Shoulder Series events to bring you Working In The Avalanche Path. Join us on the evening of Dec. 5th at The Bear & Sturgeon to learn what it is like to have a career in the avalanche path. From Guiding to Avalanche Education, Patrol, and Avalanche Technician Professional Fields....

STATE OF THE SNOWPACK UPDATE FOR WHITEWATER SKI RESORT  Date: November 24, 2022 Where: Whitewater Ski Resort Backcountry Aspect + Elevation: NW/1980m GOOD NEWS! The snowpack is building and backcountry skiers have been out skiing powder in areas of smooth ground cover. We are at a normal season average for snowpack depth between 70-100cm at Tr...

If you've taken a course with us you know how essential this card is! For those who haven't taken one of our courses, this is our decision-making cheat sheet. The decision-making process starts at home before you even leave the house. It starts with a gear checklist, then lists essential before-leaving-home reminders: Leave a trip planCheck the for...

We are proud to announce Kootenay Backcountry Guide's partnership with ROAM Shop Nelson to bring you B.A.S.E. DAY! Backcountry Awareness Safety Education Day With summer officially over and the snow line making its way closer to town, we want to help you get stoked for this upcoming season. This FREE public event is all about safety ...

Join us for an evening of epic traverse tales! Within our little local community live some everyday legends. Meet Douglas Noblet and Alex Heathcott who share a similar passion for long walks in the mountains. Douglas will share his experience of skiing the entire length of the Canadian Monashee Mountains, and Alex will share his adventure of being ...

Kootenay Backcountry Guides is hiring ACMG Ski Guides, Aspirant Ski Guides, and CAA professional members to join our team for the 2022-23 winter season. We seek enthusiastic individuals passionate about guiding and sharing their skill sets to enable our guests to access the backcountry confidently.   WHO WE ARE  Since 2016-17, Kooten...

One of the frequently asked questions we get at KBG is: When will I be ready to take the AST-2?   Ultimately the decision rests in your hands and should be in line with your backcountry goals and experience. In this post, we aim to help your decision by providing you with information that may help.  Students should consider the following ...

Subscribe to our Newsletter

1-833 -KBGUIDE (524-8433) | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Copyright 2020 | site by: thejrp