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 locations (Whitewater Ski Resort backcountry and Kootenay Pass) over the course of a weekend. 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 13-14th, February 20-21st 2021. 

  • Cost: $394+tax per person

Ski Touring FUNdamentals

Upcoming Dates

2019-20 Dates

December 15th, 2019

February 9th 2020

Learning to ski tour doesn't have to be hard and intimidating! We have designed this course so you can learn in a fun and supportive environment. In this one course, our professional guides will help you get up to speed so you can maximize your FUN! 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.

  • Course Cost:

    $149 +tax Per Person

Splitboarding FUNdamentals

Upcoming Dates

2019-20 Dates

December 15th, 2019

February 2nd, 2020

Learning to Splitboard doesn't have to be hard and intimidating! We have partnered with Weston Backcountry and Roam Shop to bring you a course so you can learn in a fun and supportive environment.  In this one day course, our professional splitboard guides will help you get up to speed so will get the most out of your winter. Splitboarding comes with unique challenges and we teach you how to overcome them. Learn how to transition quickly, manage those sticky skins, split your board with ease and read terrain so you don't end up on flats! Our expert guides will give you all the tips and tricks you can handle.  As an added bonus you can demo a Weston Backcountry Splitboard at Roam Shop for free.  

  • Course Cost:

    $149 +tax Per Person

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