Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes to those who know where to go. These low-ratio sessions with ACMG ski guides are available most days. Please get in touch if you would like to secure a specific date.

We'll use the lifts to speed access and increase the quantity of riding on the day.

Specially priced, 2-ride lift tickets can be purchases as an add-on below if you don't have a seasons pass or access to your own ticket.

Ski Tak Hut offers 25% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips. Please reach out to receive your unique discount code when you book.


You should be an advanced skier or snowboarder in natural snow conditions to sign up for a posted trip. If your skiing ability is less than this, please get in touch so that we can create a compatible group for you.

Participants must be over 19 to participate, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The only exception is for all-youth groups who are prepared to stay out of avalanche terrain.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER: All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

Included in the price:

  • 1 day with an ACMG guide
  • Exclusive access to the Mount Washington Backcountry

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Personal equipment
  • Avi kit
  • Lift ticket


  • Avi Kit rental $10.00

    Avalanche kit rental includes transceiver, shovel and probe. If you are bringing your own avi kit, this must include a modern, digital, 3-antenna transceiver, and a solid shovel and probe. If you do not have all three of these things then you must rent a kit from us to take part. Avi Kits once rented are non-refundable.

  • Lift ticket $31.00

    This specially priced lift ticket is mandatory if you do not own a season pass. If you are not purchasing this add-on, you must email us at to confirm that you have a season pass, otherwise we will add a lift ticket to your booking. Lift Tickets once purchased are non-refundable.

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The backcountry ski tour was a 10/10. It was everything I had hoped for, and more! Jasper D. (age 10),
I had a great day with Ken today. He was really knowledgeable and good at communicating where I needed to improve and how. Learned all sorts of great tips today! Abby R, Courtenay
awesome day all around. Joe is a great communicator, did a great job leading us through safety aspects as well as providing great tips throughout the day. His personal experience and local knowledge were invaluable. JF Rapatel,
It was a great… insanely DEEP day. Joe and Sam were professional, knowledgable and on-it, as per usual. We had our fair share of extraneous issues (car troubles, personal issues) that we had to deal with, but the actual day was epic. Would highly recommend it, and everyone in our group was really happy with it. Brendan Matthews,