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BACKCOUNTRY TOUR | MOUNT WASHINGTON

Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries. Join one of our guides and spend a day exploring the backcountry.

Tours can be done with your regular alpine skis or a...

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$165.00
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AST1 WASHINGTON

The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with little to no avalanche related experience. Students will learn to recognize avalanche terrain, gain the skills to initiate and...

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$270.00
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INTRO WINTER TRAVEL | SNOWSHOEING

Looking to get into the mountains this winter? This two-day backcountry tour with one night of winter camping will get you started with the basics of gear choice, trip planning, winter camping, movement through mountain terrain...

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$330.00
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AST2 WASHINGTON

The Avalanche Skills Training Two is an advanced avalanche course which takes a closer look at how avalanches form and how to manage more complex terrain. We delve deeper into the snowpack and learn how to apply different tests...

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$550.00
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    BACKCOUNTRY TOUR | MOUNT WASHINGTON

    Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries....

    2 SPOTS LEFT
    Mar 8, 2019 (day trip)
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    INTRO WINTER TRAVEL | Snowshoeing

    Looking to get into the mountains this winter? This two-day backcountry tour with one night of winter...

    4 SPOTS LEFT
    Mar 23 - 24, 2019
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    HELI HIKE

    With a helicopter giving quick access to the world above tree line, a spectacular alpine hike is...

    3 SPOTS LEFT
    Sep 1, 2019 (day trip)
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Andy Burden, Victoria, BC.

Beyond the alpine

07-04-2017
Calling my company Island Alpine Guides was perhaps a bit of a mistake. Sure, I spend most of my time climbing and skiing in the mountains, from the Rockies to the coast range, from the European Alps to the Himalaya. So 11 years ago, when Island Alpine Guides was born, it seemed logical to keep doing what we've been doing all over the world right here on Vancouver Island: mountaineering...

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