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Backcountry 101 Courses

Get The 101 On All Things Backcountry

These courses are exclusive to Kootenay Backcountry Guides participants, created by our qualified guides and in collaboration with experienced backcountry, rescue, and safety experts. These courses are designed to help give you the foundational skills, extra knowledge, and useful tips so you can accelerate your backcountry journey.

  • "Can't say enough about how awesome KBG is. They are committed to backcountry safety above all else, and are fantastic stewards for outdoor enthusiast safety. I'll be doing as much backcountry education as I can through them!"

  • "My son and I took the Backcountry 101 course and we had the guide to ourselves for the day. Roger was patient with me as I was quite slow and had some trouble with my gear. He could see that my son was a good skier and would likely continue doing some more courses so he really filled him with valuable information. Overall it was a really good day and I recommend Kootenay Backcountry Guides."

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Backcountry 101 Courses:

Before You Register...

View Waivers

Please ensure you have read and understood the waiver.

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. 

Booking & Cancelation Policy


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:

Fitness Levels & Ski/Split Skills

Please ensure you have reviewed our fitness and ski skill descriptions

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.

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    Subscribe to our Newsletter and get a free download of our Backcountry Safety Card

    The Five Rules to Stay Safe in Avalanche Terrain Card is intended to remind you of the importance of the decision-making process about riding a slope or traveling through avalanche terrain. As an added bonus we have added a leaving home checklist to review before hitting the mountains to not leave anything behind.