Powder turns, dramatic tours, steep lines, or unique international ski expeditions, let’s plan an adventure to match your goals and make sure it’s one you’ll never forget!

We strive to make your entire The Sharp End experience a safe, enjoyable, and successful and low-stress adventure. Our focus is on you and your experience in the mountains. All of our trips are customized and tailored to your dreams, objectives, and skill level. We listen to you first and then develop a personalized plan for you.

Spring skiing under the midnight sun in Lofoten, Norway with The Sharp End
Backcountry Lodge Trips

British Columbia is blessed with dozens of very comfortable, fully serviced and exclusive backcountry ski touring lodges, offering reliable deep snow conditions, nestled in prime remote alpine terrain. These lodges provide an outstanding base for week-long high-quality ski touring and ski mountaineering experiences. Most of them offer a range of fantastic tree skiing and high alpine terrain suitable for various groups needs.

Unfortunately due to the implications of COVID-19 on travel we have decided to not run any Backcountry Lodge trips for Winter 2020.

Ski and Sail

A unique ski touring expedition in the rugged mountains of the Svalbard/Spitsbergen archipelago in the arctic ocean. Located at 79º latitude & north of Norway, this area provides an amazing opportunity to discover a remote alpine range, arctic wildlife, glaciated peaks and world class skiing.

Due to international travel restrictions due to COVID-19 we are unable to offer out any Ski and Sail programs in Winter 2020.

Icefield Expeditions
This remote, tent based, ski mountaineering trip is ideal for those looking at attempting high elevation ski peaks far from the crowds. The focus of this fly-in trip is on skiing high quality descents in big terrain with a lighter day pack from a well located basecamp.

Details for spring 2021 trips to comming soon. In the mean time please contact us to express your interest.

Cancelation Policy
Course Fees are refundable up to 14 days prior to course start. The Sharp End reserves the right to cancel a course or trip due if the number of registrations does not reach the minimum number of students required, or other factors beyond our control. In this case, you will have the option of receiving a refund or rescheduling for a later date. The Sharp End is not responsible for additional expenses incurred including non-refundable airline tickets, equipment, lodging and other travel related expenses. Due to the above policies, we recommend that you purchase travel insurance from a travel agent.
Release of Liability
Each student is required to complete a release of liability form prior to participating in any classroom or field session.
Weather Policy
Once a trip begins, if the activities are cut short due to weather or avalanche conditions, there is no refund available.
Avalanche Training is not a guarantee for your safety in the mountains.