An increasing number of people are thinking about getting into the backcountry these days. The numbers on our avalanche courses are a good indication of that! But for many, it's their skiing or snowboarding skills in natural snow conditions that need attention. That's why we've developed this program consisting of two, two-hour, low-ratio sessions with a high-end ski or snowboard coach, followed by a day of off-piste backcountry with our certified guides.
Pricing is based on instructor-to-student ratio with the maximum ratio being 3:1. Participants choose the dates and times for their sessions. As these programs are low ratio and priced at 2:1, even if you are on your own, you should contact us to book dates. We'll work to try to find another person to join you.
If you don't own your own touring gear, 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:
- 2x 2-hour sessions with a top-end coach
- 1 full day of guided backcountry skiing/snowboarding with an ACMG guide
Not included in the price:
- Personal equipment
- Avi kit
Avi kit rental $10.00
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.
- Backcountry Performance (pdf)