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Guided Tours

You book it. We plan it. Simple.

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!

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Lodge Trips & Traverses

Come experience B.C.'s premier backcountry lodges or traverses

Kootenay Combo

2 Day Public Guided Tour - touring "taster"

Private Guided Tours

Private Guided Tours - Day Rates

Don't just take our word for it. Here are what some of our past guests had to say about their epic experiences with us:

  • Brad Pedersen

    "Judson took us on a 2-day backcountry adventurer which was my first experience in over 20 years. The professionalism was world-class and made us feel super safe and his coaching was exceptional. We had an amazing experience in some extraordinary terrain... I would recommend him and his outfit to anyone who was looking to explore the area around Nelson."

  • Danica Lee

    "Judson is an amazing guide and instructor. I was super nervous about getting into the backcountry and Judson's course helped me begin to feel more comfortable about where to start. He's super knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and a lot of fun. I've also had the pleasure of having Judson as a guide and would highly recommend him. Had an amazing, safe day! Can't wait to get out again!"

  • Adam Grealish

    "F**king epic! Best backcountry trip of my life hands down. Would give 10 stars if possible. Judson organized an incredible 2 days for us. Expert logistics, expert guiding, awesome crew."

  • James Ward

    "We booked one day of private guided touring with Kootenay Backcountry Guides and had a great experience. My wife is new to touring and riding powder and the guide catered the day perfectly to her skills. We both had an awesome day and will definitely be booking another trip with them on our next Nelson ski trip."

  • Matthew Tower

    "Kootenay Backcountry Guides lead my group and I on a touring day of the Kootenay Pass. It was my first time Splitboarding and I learned valuable knowledge of snow study and evaluation along the day as well as Backcountry touring knowledge. Our guide was patient and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Kootenay Backcountry Guides to anyone interested in touring."

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