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Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries. We will have ACMG ski guides available most days this winter to take you exploring in the backcountry. Dates will be posted two weeks in advance, get in touch if you want to secure a later date.

Tours can be done with your regular alpine skis or a snowboard. If you're interested in doing a little uphill touring as well, we can incorporate touring skis or a splitboard for a more traditional touring day. Whether or not the group chooses to do some uphill on foot, we'll use the lifts to speed access and increase the quantity of downhill skiing or riding on the day. To facilitate this, we've arranged access to specially priced, 2-ride lift tickets that you'll purchase as an add-on below (unless you have a seasons pass or access to your own ticket).

If you don't own your own touring gear and would like to try it out, Ski Tak Hut offers 25% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

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.

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

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

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 $26.00

    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 info@islandalpineguides.com 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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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