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Intro to Ski Touring/Split boarding 

New to the world of backcountry touring? Spend two or three days with an ACMG ski guide and learn the in’s and out’s of ski touring or split boarding.

2021/22

Dec 11-12th

April Madness

This four day midweek program is offered to get the most out of the March powder season. We will explore the backcountry around Kicking horse mountain resort and Roger's Pass in Glacier national park.

By request 

Outpost lodge 
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Valkyr adventures 

Fully Guided and Catered 

All the Amenities

Kootenay Coldsmoke

Epic tree skiing 

Jan 8th-15th 2023 

AST Courses 

Want to complete your avalanche skills training course? Come take your level 1 or 2 course withe ACMG Ski guide.

Level 1 (two field days)

2021/22

Nov 20-21st 

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Dec 22-23rd 

Level 2 (four field days)

2021/22

Jan 22-25 

Customs dates available for Privates  groups of 4 or more

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Heli assisted    ski touring 

Bring your cohort, do an “isolation day” away from all the ski crowds this year and get flown to your own alpine oasis.

Groups of 4

Flow Backcountry mentorship

The goal of this program is to keep the knowledge flowing

 

Ski touring Golden BC

Private Guiding  

Locations: Golden Bc, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Roger's Pass, Icefields Parkways  

Have an ACMG Ski guide show you around the spectacular mountains of Golden, BC. Explore the backcountry skiing accessible from the lift access provided by Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Or ascend self-powered to the alpine peaks and long glacier ski runs in Rogers Pass. If a snow storm approaches, we can ski the legendary BC trees!

 

Your Flow guides are all members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.  Safety is our priority while maintaining a fun and adventurous day in the mountains. A safety/Avalanche orientation will take part at the beginning of your trip. From then on, we can go straight to skiing and open options to even more runs and objectives!

 

Want more than one day with a guide? Don't forget to add multiple days to your booking!

 

 #of Guests                   Cost (CAD$)

     1                                   $550

     2                                   $600

     3                                   $650

     4                                   $700

     5                                   $750

 

 

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Ski Touring Golden BC
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Intro to Ski touring/ Splitboarding 

Dec 11th -12 (Split) 

New to the world of backcountry touring? Spend two days with an ACMG ski guide and learn the in’s and out’s of ski touring or split boarding. We will start every course with an orientation to the required safety equipment (beacon, probe & shovel) We will cover all the steps in companion rescue. Once ready, we can begin to travel into the backcountry on our skins. We’ll share do’s and don’ts of equipment management on the skin track - something that is vital to avoiding dangerous equipment failures. Once comfortable with traveling around in deep snow, we’ll discuss; touring techniques, safe travel practices in the backcountry, group management, and how to identify avalanche terrain. All the while, we get to ski & ride some pow!

Come join us on the beginner's course and gain the skills to enter the backcountry with the confidence that you can stay safe, prepare for your upcoming avalanche skills course, or just keep improving your skills with your friends.

Locations: Golden BC, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Backcountry                                                                 Durations: 2 Days // 8hr/ per Day

 

Fitness: All abilities (Should be able to ski/ride intermediate/blue runs at the resort)                                      Capacity: 3-6 People (Min. 3)

Price: CAD$  $350 per person 

 

April Madness 

By request 

Come stay in Golden, BC and spend 4 days ski touring or splitboarding. This midweek program is offered to get the most out of the March powder season. With deep winter snowpack covering all the rocks, trees, and glaciers, this is one of the best times to ski from the peaks all the way to the valley bottom. Being a midweek trip has the advantage of fewer crowds going after the same lines. We will spend two days guided in the backcountry surrounding Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. This venue allows us to take advantage of the gondola up to the high alpine, where we start touring or skiing from. This makes an ideal first day as groups can cover all the mandatory safety training and get some good long powder skiing laps in. KHMR’s backcountry offers a great selection of chutes, couloirs and steep terrain to ski. 

 

Following that, we will spend two days skiing in Glacier National Park, AKA Roger’s Pass, located in the height of the Selkirk mountains. This land of big storms and massive peaks makes for some high quality, and leg burning runs. We’ll explore the vast glaciers or find steep pillows in the trees during storms. Rogers Pass is a must-do for every adventurous skier or snowboarder.

Location: Golden BC, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Rogers Pass                              Duration: 4 days - each day is approx 8hrs 

 

Fitness: Moderate - High                                                                                              Capacity: Max of 6 guests per guide, Minimum of 3 guests

 

Price: $700 per person - min of 3 guests. 
 

 

Outpost Lodge @ Valkyr Adventures 

January 8th- 15th 2023 
12 Spaces Available  

Situated at the foot of Mt. Lequereux in the Valkyr Range at 2,200m, The LQ Outpost lodge is fly-in and fly-out, a Custom-designed lodge for backcountry ski touring. With a backdrop of Mt. Hilda and the other major peaks in the Valkyr Range lined up to the west and the Valhalla Range to the east, there is no lack of views as you work your turns.

 

Ski zones include rolling alpine shoulders of Mt. Lequereux, steep treed features through old growth forests, ridgeline tours and steep couloirs. Our trip date being mid January means we will have good dry snow from peak to valley with a chance of very long runs from the alpine into amazing glade skiing. 

 

The Lodge has multiple floors as well as 6 private guest’s rooms for shared accommodation. The building is set up with running hot water and a micro-hydro eclectic system to provide power for charging stations and for other appliances. We will have a common room with a larger dining area for social gatherings after long ski days. Stretch your legs out while warming up from the day in the Sauna located in the out building. This lodge has everything you will need to be comfortable while enjoying your Ski vacation.

 

This trip will be fully catered with a chef coming along. The lodge has a full kitchen and all the amenities for our chef. You will awake each morning to hot coffee and breakfast. Once you’re done with your breakfast we will have a lunch buffet table where you pack your own lunch for the day. We will arrive home each evening to appetizers and cold beverages. There will be time for a sauna before dinner is served most evenings. “Fair warning, you will not lose weight on this trip! 

The staging area is located in Burton BC 40 mins South of Nakusp. Or about 2.5 drive south of Revelstoke with a stunning ferry ride. It is also a 3 hr drive north of Nelson area. 

 

Booking Policies  

 

50% deposit to confirm a spot. Refundable less $500.  Full payment is Due Oct 15 of 2022. The final payment is non-refundable, You spot on the trip is transferable if you are unable to attend. 

  • Trip/ Travel insurance recommend 

 

Price $3150 CAD / per person plus GST

 

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1

Nov Sat 20- Sun 21   
Dec Wed 22- Thur 23

Online Course are replacing the classroom  session 

Want to journey into the backcountry? Want to safely ski and ride powder filled runs? Come take and Avalanche skills course with us and empower yourself with smart decision making skills in the backcountry.  The course curriculum has been designed by Avalanche Canada. Topics covered in your Level 1 course include: 

 

  • Identifying avalanche terrain using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES)

  • Intro to Companion Rescue with in field practice scenarios

  • Learn the basics of avalanche formation and types of avalanche releases

  • Understand the basics of proper trip planning and reviewing the appropriate information. Understand the avalanche bulletin format and what it means.

  • Practice optimal use of tools and resources like avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk

  • Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain and time spend traveling and interpreting that same terrain with an ACMG ski guide

All students will receive the following course materials to take home:

 

  • Avalanche Canada Avaluator 2 and info booklet 

  • Avalanche Skills Training Handbook - ( Floyer & Robine )

Duration:  2 day in the field. In class, session has moved online study tool followed by a Zoom meeting for 2 hours the evening before our field days. 

Locations: Golden BC + Various field locations; Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Roger’s Pass, Icefields Parkway.  

 

Ability: All experience levels                                                  Capacity: 3 - 6 Min of 3 guests 

Price: Level 1 $325 per person  (Lift tickets not included)

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AST Level 2  

Jan Sat 22nd- Tues 25th  2022

Want to journey into the backcountry? Want to safely ski and ride powder filled runs? Come take and Avalanche skills course with us and empower yourself with smart decision making skills in the backcountry.  The course curriculum has been designed by Avalanche Canada. Topics covered in your Level 2 course: 

 

  • Identify avalanche terrain using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES)

  •  Refining your Companion Rescue skills with in field practice scenarios

  • Expand our knowledge of avalanche formation and types of avalanche releases

  • Proper trip planning and reviewing the appropriate information. Understand the avalanche bulletin format and what it means.

  • Practice optimal use of tools and resources like avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk

  • Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain and time spend traveling and interpreting that same terrain with an ACMG ski guide

  • Refined coaching about route finding and track setting from a Ski Guide 

  • Learning the limits of your training 

  • Introduction and info about next course CAA ITP level 1 

All students will receive the following course materials to take home:

 

  • "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Bruce Tremper.

  • Avalanche Canada Avaluator 2 and info booklet

Locations: Golden BC, Various field locations: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Roger’s Pass, Icefields Parkway.  

 

Ability: All experience levels, prerequisite completion of the AST 1 Course.                   Capacity: 3 - 6 min of 3 guests 

Duration: 4 Days   8hr/days in the field. We will complete 4 field days and all class session will be online and via Zoom 

Price: $700 per person  (Lift tickets not included)

 

Heli Assisted ski touring 

Bring your cohort groups of 4 plus an ACMG guide  

February - Mid April 

Want all the best parts of ski touring without the big ascent and long slough out? 

 

All trips will be lead by an ACMG guide who will be able to access more remote areas without a long approach. Start your morning off with a Heli drop in the alpine and start your touring day with a powder filled descent. After that, we will do 2 or 3 runs man powered and get picked up at the end of the day to go home. The helicopter allows us to explore more terrain and stay up in the alpine to enjoy the views all day. 

 

Outline of the day:

 

Meet at Helipad, debrief for the upcoming day, go over safety gear and rescue training.

 

Get dropped off in the remote mountains and go skiing! 

 

Usually, 2-3 laps of skiing depending on the length of runs and ability. 

 

Get picked up for the way home! 

 

Heli flights will approximately be 15- 30 mins each way depending on weather and flying conditions.  

 

Requirements:

 

Must be an intermediate-advanced skier on the resort 

Must have ski touring equipment

Bring your own lunch 

Minimal Backcountry experience “Shouldn’t be your 1st day but it’s cool if it is your 5th day” 

 

Please provide us with a two-day booking window for this trip. As this will highly increase our chances of good flying weather and conditions. Our Heli provider has the final say on whether it is safe flying conditions for both our drop-off and more importantly our pick-up. 


 

Price: $2600 plus 5% GST per group 

*Sold in a private booking allowed up to 4 guests per group, Custom quotes can be sent out for groups larger than 4.

 

Flow backcountry mentorship 

Come Join Flow with your cohort and spend time in the mountains with an ACMG Guide. This mentorship program will be custom to each individual group’s request. The goal of this program is to keep the knowledge flowing.  For many of us, the backcountry will be a life long journey.  This passion is driven by our excitement to see new places and learn new skills. 

 

Come join us on this journey and explore topics like:

 

How to be a good ski touring buddy

 

Getting the most from your smartphone maps 

 

Mastering your skin track 

 

Getting the most from your avalanche bulletin 

 

How to play on appropriate features for the conditions 

 

Or send in your topic request with your inquiry

 

Duration: 8 hr field days 

 

Requirements: 

Provide your own backcountry ski/board and safety equipment 

Provide your own food/ water 

Provide your own transportation to field ventures 

 

Fitness requirements will be catered to each individual group. 

 

Price: $150/pp  1 field day with a min group size of 3 guests max of 6 guests