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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 in winter, avalanche awareness, map and terrain skills, and more. This course will help you take that first step into the winter backcountry.

The meeting point is typically Mount Washington's Raven Lodge.

The trip scheduled for February 23-24 is for snowshoers. Please get in touch if you'd like to set up a trip for skiers/snowboarders.

If you don't own your own touring gear and would like to try it out, Ski Tak Hut offers 50% off rentals for all Island Alpine Guides customers while on one of our trips.

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

Included in the price:

  • 2 days with an ACMG guide
  • Group technical gear

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation
  • Food*
  • Clothing
  • Personal equipment
  • Avi kit

*We do offer catering on some of our trips for an extra $60/person/day. Please check with our office to see if your trip has this option.


  • Tent rental $20.00

  • Sleeping mat rental $20.00

  • Backpack rental $20.00

  • Avi kit rental $20.00

    Transceiver, shovel and probe. Available as a package only. If you are bringing your own avi kit, this must include a modern, digital, 3-antenna transceiver, otherwise you will need to rent a kit from us to take part.

  • Feb 23 - 24, 20194 spots available.$330.00 Book Trip
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(at 4:1 ratio) Next Trip: Feb 23 - 24, 2019
Absolutely loved the trip. First-class instructor. Marvin Kamenz, Comox, BC
The course was excellent. Full of the kind of information I was looking for. Lots of fun. Ken did a great job. I'm a happy customer! Paul Cooper, Victoria, BC
Sincere thanks to Ken, our instructor, and to Zoƫ for all the support and correspondence! What an awesome 2-day trip in the mountains. Stunning scenery and learnt heaps! Would definitely recommend IAG to anyone interested in experiencing the adventure of outdoors! Christopher Little, Auckland, New Zealand