With a helicopter to whisk you straight into high alpine terrain, great ski terrain is accessible for a day tour in the Island Alps. Start the day by flying to the top of a run and skiing down. From there a day of touring unfolds with descents possible on many aspects, with circuit tours a possibility. The helicopter comes back to pick you up after a great day of touring.
If you don't own your own touring gear, 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:
- A full day of backcountry touring with an ACMG guide
- Helicopter drop and pick-up
Not included in the price:
- Transport to and from trip starting point
- Personal equipment
- Avi kit
Avi Kit rental $10.00
Includes Transceiver (modern, digital 3-antenna), Shovel and Probe. This equipment will be signed out to you for the duration of the course and you will be responsible for any loss or damage. If you are bringing your own avalanche transceiver, be sure that it is a modern, digital, three antenna transceiver and that it has fresh batteries in it. Malfunctioning or inadequate equipment uses up precious learning time for all participants. Please come properly prepared.
- Feb 24, 2020 (day trip)4 spots available.$650.00 Book Trip
- Mar 28, 2020 (day trip)5 spots available.$650.00 Book Trip
- Mar 29, 2020 (day trip)5 spots available.$650.00 Book Trip
$650.00 / person(at 5:1 ratio) Next Trip: Feb 24, 2020 (day trip)
The trip was phenomenal and exceeded my expectations. Great group, great guide, great pilot!Robert Doerfler, Camas, WA, USA
Best thing I did all winter. I couldn't have asked for a better day! Joe was a fantastic guide and the terrain he took us into was epic. The whole trip from our guide to the terrain choices to our pilot was top notch. I can't wait to do it again next year.Corey Gardiner, Victoria, BC