By choosing a trip with Kootenay Backcountry Guides you are getting the peace of mind that comes with exploring the backcountry with a professional who knows how to keep you safe and show you a good time. You are getting the inside scoop on conditions, local weather, and most importantly someone who knows where the real powder stashes are. We offer trips for everyone: beginners, explorers and shredders!

Private Guiding and Custom Trips

You dream about it, we plan it. Simple. Our team of experienced local ACMG Guides and staff will tailor a backcountry touring trip to make it memorable. Check our locations to get a taste of where the magic happens. Click on the "Booking Request" button to start making your powder dreams a reality.

We work off ratios. The more friends you bring, the better the price and the better the experience! Our ratios are at least 1 guide for every 6 guests. Prices are based on a per person per day basis. Tax not included. 

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Kootenay Combo

The Kootenay Combo is our version of a touring "taster". You get two back-to-back guided days at two different location (Whitewater Ski Resort backcountry and Kootenay Pass) over the course of a weekend. We will take you where you need to go. It's the best way to show you our amazing backyard for a weekend. Bonus: you will meet new people to tour with!
  • Dates: February 15-16th, February 29-March 1st

  • Cost: $394+tax per person

Ski/Splitboarding Touring FUNdamentals

New to Ski or Splitboarding? We've been there too... In this one day guided trip, we will show you the ropes of backcountry touring. From gearing you up with your equipment to transitioning at the top of the mountain, you will get all the insider tips from our highly experienced guides. We are passionate about what we do and are eager to get you hooked.
  • Date: December 15, 2019, February 9th 2020

  • Cost: $149+tax per person

Wapta Traverse

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