With plenty of snow still in the hills—cool nights and warm days turning the snow surface into perfect corn—we head for Mount Arrowsmith for a day of seeking out great lines. Mount Arrowsmith offers lots of great options, including steep lines on a number of aspects. What exactly we ski will depend on group abilities and conditions.

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 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 19+, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian unless registering for a youth specific trip.

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:

Guide, transceiver, shovel, probe

Not included in the price:

Transport, clothing, personal equipment, food


  • 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.

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$195.00 / person

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The idea was to send the 2012 ski season off with an adventure, so naturally I got in touch with IAG. Jan was keen right off the start to ski spring lines on Arrowsmith, and within a couple of days he had two other skiers lined up and a trip plan. The day on the Arrowsmith massif didn't disappoint. Under clear blue skies, we skied our chosen lines, lunched on the saddle between Arrowsmith and Cokely, then decided to climb a rocky wall up to Cokely to ski out via the Rousseau Route. The day had everything I'd hoped for: steep skiing, challenging ascents and an adventurous spirit. It was a fitting end to an epic ski season. Toby Gorman, Nanaimo, BC.
My wife trusts you more than me and she has never met you! George Woernle, Chemainus, BC.