1 Guide: 6 Guests
Tours may be held at either Kootenay Pass or Whitewater Ski Resort Backcountry. For tours hosted in the Whitewater Ski Resort Backcountry, we may use the ski lifts to access the backcountry. If you are not a season pass holder, single-ride tickets must be purchased on the day of your tour.
You get two back-to-back guided days at two different locations over the course of a weekend. It's the best way to show you our amazing backyard for a weekend.
The Kootenay Combo is a great way to experience the local backcountry while traveling in small groups to allow for a more intimate experience. We keep our groups to six participants max. We will meet in town, go over the day, sign the paperwork, get to know each other, then head to the mountains. Before we venture into the backcountry we will go over companion rescue skills and get comfortable using our transceivers. Our guide's mission is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests, with safety being the top priority.
Must be +19 years old to participate/register
Must meet the min. Fitness & Ski Skills requirements
Flying Squirrels have been ski touring at least ten times and are confident they can put in a 6.5 hour day of moving in the mountains. They can ski or splitboard 1000 vertical meters (3000ft) on back to back days and travel for 10km while following a track. They keep in shape and want a typical day of ski touring, hanging with friends and having a good time.
Flying Squirrels have ridden powder in bounds and out of bounds and have tasted what deep powder can be. Flying Squirrels can ride tree runs but enjoy open bowls more. They are confident on a black diamond runs in bounds; however, cliffs and steep chutes might not be their thing. Flying Squirrels are primarily looking for a good time with their squirrel friends and can join most of our courses and tours.
Your guide will go over the waivers on the morning of your tour or course, and you will sign in front of them so they can witness. If you are under the age of 19 you will need to have your parent or legal guardian sign for you.
Each guest must familiarize themselves with the terms and conditions and the information on our website. By submitting, deposit, or payment, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below:
Having an appropriate fitness level for the trip or course you are joining is a critical component of mountain safety. Please rate yourself honestly and accurately.
Last-minute cancelations happen all the time. If the dates you were hoping to join are sold out fill out the waitlist and be notified when spots become available.