Intro to ski touring or split boarding

Our Intro to ski-touring or split-boarding program is designed to give a thorough and enjoyable introduction to Ski-Touring or Split boarding. The course sets you up for new opportunities involving more adventurous skiing through inspiring and diverse terrain. We give you the perfect introduction to the use of the ski touring equipment, ski touring techniques and skills as well as an introduction to avalanche terrain and assessment. Over two days we provide you with both theoretical and practical knowledge on how to become a more independent ski-touring partner.

Our focus on this course:

  • Understanding your gear and becoming efficient in its use
  • Skinning – Breaking trail and choosing a line, easy angled & steeper turns (Kick turns)
  • Introduction to avalanche awareness, route planning, safe travel techniques – choosing terrain
  • Get to know the essential avalanche emergency equipment, shovel, probe and transceiver
  • Managing ‘transitions’ ( being efficient transferring from skinning to skiing modes)
  • Effective skiing techniques for different types of snow and terrain
  • Introduction to Navigation (guide books, maps, and GPS)

We recommend our guests to build on this course with our Avalanche Safety Training Level 1.

s live and work full time in the mountains. We focus on introducing you to simple avalanche hazard management techniques. Our courses are based on the most advanced knowledge available and will give you the fundamental skills for safe decision making in avalanche terrain.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand how and why avalanches form and release.
  • Identify avalanche terrain.
  • Use the appropriate safe travel techniques.
  • Perform companion rescue.
  • Find and use resources for trip planning.
  • Understand your personal limits in terms of training and experience

The course follows a training syllabus developed by the Avalanche Canada and a certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.


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Practical Information
This is a 2 day course. Day 1 is a mixture of classroom theory and outdoor avlanche rescue instruction. Day 2 is practical instruction outside, traveling in avalanche terrain.
Skill Level
No previous avalanche skills necessary. Must be able to travel on skis or split-board.
Upon registration we will send you a complete equipment list. There should not be any surprises on the equipment list. We will be using standard ski touring equipment and equipment rental is available.
Group Size
Maximum 1:6 Instructor to participant ratio. We require a minimum group size of 4 for the course to run.
Terms and Conditions
Students must be 18 years of age or older, prior to enrolling in the course.