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Summit Mountain Guides

The Alpine Motel & Suites has partnered up with Nelson’s premium guiding outfit to offer you an unparalleled Ski Touring experience whether it is for Avalanche courses or multiple daytrips!
Skitouring packages starting at just $ 165.50 based on 4 persons in a Kitchen Suite 2.

Discover the rewards of backcountry skiing by earning your turns in untracked powder!
Ski touring is the sport of mountain ascents in the exhilarating pursuit of powder skiing descents. Backcountry ski touring offers physical challenge, exclusive powder, remote wilderness and an endless panorama of views. Join Summit Mountain Guides for the ultimate backcountry adventure and ski “off piste” far from crowds.
Summit Mountain Guides offers a professional ski touring guiding service with fully certified ski and mountain guides (ACMG/IFMGA)
For more info on your Skitouring options check out Summit Moutain Website www.summitmountainguides.com

Backcountry Programs

Discover the legendary powder, diverse terrain and consistently deep snow found in southern British Columbia. Explore the stunning backcountry near Whitewater ski area, Kootenay Pass, Kokanee Glacier Park and Valhalla Provincial Park. At Summit Mountain Guides, we provide professional guiding and avalanche skills training with internationally certified guides

Ski Touring & Stay

Discover the legendary powder, diverse terrain and consistently deep snow found in southern British Columbia. Summit Mountain Guide will show you outstanding runs and powder near Whitewater Ski Resort and accessible terrain in West Arm, Stagleap, Kokanee and Valhalla Provincial Park.

Expand your mountain experience while skiing with a seasoned local guide who can set efficient up tracks and find the perfect run lines. Tours and terrain choice is tailored to meet beginner to advanced skiers and boarders. Guided programs occur from December through April.

Guests can pre-book a guided backcountry ski touring day at a discounted rate of $113 per person (*based on group of 4) or $180 per person (*based on group of 2). We advise bookings to be made a month in advance; however trips 14 days in advance can be arranged.

Cost includes avalanche safety equipment while guests provide personal ski touring equipment as well as transportation. For more information visit http://summitmountainguides.com/ski-touring/p/nelson_classics/

Avalanche Skills Training & Stay

If you’re planning to explore the local backcountry this winter, learn basic travel and powder skiing safety in avalanche terrain. Avalanche skills training (AST 1) is an introductory 2 day course teaching you how to recognize avalanche terrain, manage routes and read snow pack information. Learn how to better choose the right up track so you can avoid avalanches and safely enjoy your descent run!

AST 1 course with Summit Mountain Guides follow the Canadian Avalanche Association program, goals and objectives. Participant should have basic backcountry skiing or boarding ability or able to ski intermediate to advanced resort runs. For more information on prerequisites and required equipment, visit http://summitmountainguides.com/courses/p/avalanche_skills_level_1/

Guests can pre-book the two day avalanche program at a discounted rate of $167 per person. We advise bookings to be made a month in advance; minimum a week ahead. This winter’s scheduled weekend courses are November 27&28, December 18&19, January 29&30, February 19&20, 2011.

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Winter Programs

Optimize your time and backcountry adventures while maximizing safety, ski with a professional. Guided and instructional programs begin late November and run until late April, see some of our programs below or visit www.summitmountainguides for more information.

Guided Ski Touring

Let us show you outstanding runs and powder near Whitewater Ski Resort and accessible terrain in West Arm, Stagleap, Kokanee and Valhalla Provincial Park. Expand your avalanche and mountain knowledge while skiing with a seasoned local guide who can set efficient up tracks and find the perfect run lines. Reduced package cost $113 (regular price $125) per person based on group of 4.
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Intro to Backcountry Ski Touring

This comprehensive weekend course is an excellent introduction to backcountry ski touring. Participants will learn about gear use, touring skills and hazard awareness required for safer and enjoyable ski touring. $265 per person based on a group of 4.
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Heli-Drop Ski Tour Day

Get the most out of your holiday in the Kootenay by flying directly into the backcountry of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. Start your day with an exciting run down a remote peak, ski an exclusive mountain area for the day and enjoy being far from the crowds. Starting price $400 per person based on a group of 4.
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Avalanche Skills Level 1

If you’re planning to explore the local backcountry this winter, learn basic travel and powder skiing safety in avalanche terrain. This introductory course teaches you recognize avalanche terrain, manage it and read snow packs information to better choose the right up track avoid avalanches and enjoy your turns. It follows the Canadian Avalanche Association program, goals and objectives. Weekend reduced package cost $167 (regular $185) November 27&28, December 18&19, January 29&30, February 19&20, 2011
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Avalanche Skills Level 2

Boost your avalanche awareness skills, knowing more increases safety and leads to serious fun and confidence in decision making. This multi-day program is the next logical step after completing the AST 1. Similar topics will be covered with more depth and emphasis on adapting personal exposure with the changing avalanche conditions.
Four day course cost $350. December 30-January 2 and Jan.29&30, Feb.5&6, 2011