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About Flow 

Flow Guiding Service quite literally offers a range of adventure! Using various mountain ranges throughout the Kootenay Rockies region, we guide both winter and summer trips in the most thrilling of locations. Meeting all required safety protocol and certifications to be a member of the Association of Canadain Mountain Guides (ACMG). We believe that by sharing our knowledge and passion. We can educate and empower our guests to take on the trip of a lifetime. Flow GS will help take you to the places to challenge you to become your best self and maybe even find your flow. 

Safety 

Safety is our main concern, making sure everyone’s health and well-being is at the forefront of our attention. Meeting industry standards, all of our Ski guides are trained and members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). The ACMG is the governing body setting the standards and best practices for professional guides. For more information about the ACMG, checkout the website www.acmg.ca

 

Before each trip, every guest undergoes a pre-trip training by our team to ensure mandatory avalanche rescue skills are met. This includes how to operate rescue gear and knowledge of current snow conditions. As a Flow GS policy, every guest will be trained to an industry standard before trips commence.

When our clients are in the field with our guide, we encourage them to ask questions about the mountains, conditions, and where we are traveling. We believe by sharing and educating our clients while out in the field we can strengthen everyone's knowledge.  We have a "speak up" policy if you want more information about the how and why of the trip and route.  We strive to provide a have a safe fun trip that keeps everyone in their comfort zone.  

 

 

Booking Info for Winter 20/21

All trips and courses require a 50% deposit to confirm your booking. This is refundable less $100 for admin fees 30 days before your trip date. After this period your deposit is nonrefundable. The remaining balance is due on the start date of the trip.

Anyone who has Covid-19 symptoms or has knowingly been exposed will not be able to partake in any trips or courses. FGS will offer you a credit for the amount of your deposit.  

 

Payment must be received electronically, via E transfer, credit card or Paypal. Taxes and admin fee applies. 

 

**Multi-day hut trips have their own booking policies; more information will be provided with trip details. 

 

If you are unable to make your trip, it can be transferred to a friend. An increase in group size will have an added fee.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?


An equiment list for each of the trips booked with Flow will get an list email mail out to each guest.




How can I get to Golden, BC?


The closest international airport to Golden BC is Calgary AB (YYC). Followed by the Kelowna (YLW) BC. Driving time frames Calgary: 3 hours from the city limits to Golden depending on winter driving condtions Kelowna: Is appormatly a 5hr driving to Golden Revelstoke: Is one town to the west of us in Golden. It a 2 hour drive in winter thought Rogers Pass. USA Boarder : Golden is located 3 hours north of the USA broader, closes crossing are Eureka or Eastport and Porthill .




Do I need Travel Insurance ?


Travel Insurance is reccommend for anyone travelling to Canada from another counrty. Here is a list of a few providers that cover back country adventures and resuce insurance. Gobalrescue.com Lifestylefinancial.ca Tugo.ca




What if I already have a season pass or my own lift ticket?


Please let us know if you have tickets or a pass already. For trips that involve lift access, we will subtract the ticket amount from your subtotal.




Can I give or sell my already paid for spot to a friend if I can't make the trip?


Yes, If you can't attend a booked a trip and passed the refund date, you may find someone suitable to cover/take your spot.




What accomodation is available?


Accomodation is not provided by Flow Guiding for any of our trips that are based out of Golden. Please check out goldentourism.com to find local accomodation listings.




Is transportion supplied?


All guests are responbile for their own transportion to the ski touring/ hiking locations. We strongly surport carpooling between guests when possible. For winter trips, we strongly reccomend all wheel drive and winter tires in case of winter storms. If renting a car, send an note to your provider before the trip to confirm your access to a vehicle with winter tires. Flow may be able to provide transportion, however these arrangements must be prebooked and subject to an added fee.




Where do I rent equiment and gear such as packs, skis, splitboards and avalanche safety equiment?


We have three main locations in Golden to rent equiment: Higher Ground Sports : located in downtown Golden Selkirk Sports: located at the base of the ski resort Avalache Safety Solutions : Avalanche equipment, avalanche airbag rentals and sales. Located 5 mins from downtown Golden.




How do I assess my skiing/riding or fitness abilities?


Ski/Snowboard Ability: When we ask for your skiing/riding ability, we are referring to the type of runs you enjoy the most at your local ski resort. (green, blue, black or everything) Fitness Ability: Light : Can walk/hike 500m or less in verical and under 5 kms Med: Comforable walking/hiking between 5 -10 km in a day and up to 1000m verical in a day (most moderately active people fall into the Med fitness range) High: Able to walk/hike 10+ km a day with more them 1000m of vertical (May be a regular runner/hiker or avid ski tourer already)




Do I need to sign a Wavier and get safety training ?


Yes. Every guest will be signing a waiver before each trip. A copy of the wavier gets sent out with the booking info, and is also posted on the website. Each guest should take the opportunity to reveiw the document before the trip. Every trip with Flow will involve mandatory training with our avalanche safety equiment. We will also review emergency communication devices the group will have for the day.




What are my payment options?


Credit card: Use the "Book Now" button to go to online booking. E-Transfers (Canadian) : Send an inquiry if you would like to pay with E- transfer, and an invoice wil be sent to your email. PayPal: Send an inquiry via email if you would like to pay with PayPal




What time zone is Golden?


Golden is in Mountain Standard Time, which is the same as Calgary, AB local time.





 
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Flow Guiding Service

Golden  BC

Info@flowguidingservice.com

 

1 250 341 5280