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Trip Information
Name: Ski Mountaineering Course
Starts: Wed Dec 21, 2022
Return: Thu Dec 22, 2022

Registration opens: Sun Oct 30, 2022
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: MountainSkills AcademyAdventures
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Participant Information

This course is taught by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures by a professional ACMG certified guide. MSAA is offering a special price for BCMC members of $296.65 + GST (regular price for non-members: $349 + GST). 

Develop your "Ski Mountaineering Skills" with the Sea to Sky's leading mountain school. Obtain the complete required skill set & implementation through expert certified guides and our carefully crafted curriculum. Est. 1991 - Trip Advisor; Hall of Fame status,  beloved and trusted by BCMC members!

Course Details:

The first day is an intensive skills day where we introduce ski mountaineering techniques and skills. The second day is spent ski mountaineering. Each day skills will be practiced and fine-tuned.

At course completion, participants will have an excellent foundation for ski mountaineering.


Ski mountaineering is both an alpine and backcountry ski activity. Guaranteeing our course participants the highest level of expertise, only fully certified IFMGA/ACMG Mountain and Ski Guides teach this course.


Day 1 & 2: Meet the guide at 8:30 am at RMU Patio. The guide have everyone sign a waiver before leading a discussion about the current weather and avalanche conditions, the day's objectives, and perform an equipment check. The group will then head up the mountain.

The day will end at approximately 4:30pm with a debrief of the day as well as a lesson on how to create a ski mountaineering route plan as well as a discussion on the next day’s weather, avalanche forecasts and mountain conditions.

Gear List:


  • Insulated top and bottom under layers and socks
  • Mid layer fleece top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants
  • Warm hat, optional balaclava or neck tube
  • 2 pairs of gloves, optional mittens
  • Goggles, sunglasses and sunscreen

Individual Equipment:

  • Touring skis / splitboard, skins & Poles
  • Lift Tickets Day 1 & 2 - (If you do not have a season pass or Epic Pass or Edge Card, you can purchase a backcountry ticket from MSAA for $59.00+tax)
  • Ski Crampons (condition dependent)
  • Avalanche Safety Kit (probe, transceiver, shovel)
  • Mountaineering Axe
  • Harness
  • Crevasse Rescue Kit
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • 4 non-locking carabiners (ideally munter or pear-shaped)
  • 2 x 5m 7mm prussik
  • 1 auto-block device (ATC Guide)
  • 1 double length sling
  • 1 x 22cm ice screw (optional)
  • 0.5m personal prussik
  • 50 meter ski touring rope (optional)
  • Minimal alpine rock rack; 2-3 cams, 3-4 stoppers- 4 shoulder length draws (optional)
  • Rite in the Rain notebook and mechanical pencil
  • First aid kit with blister kit
  • Glop stopper (condtion dependent)
  • Ski scraper
  • Map, compass & GPS (all optional)


  • Introduction to ski mountaineering equipment
  • Ascending/descending
  • Belaying and rappelling, anchors
  • Ski mountaineering objective
  • Glacier travel & alpine hazard evaluation
  • “Survival skiing” technique


Click HERE for the full curriculum



Deposit Rule: Pay only 50% of the booking cost now to reserve your spot then pay the remainder 30 days before the course/trip start date. Select the option at checkout to redeem. 


On-line Registration process:

(1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List

(2) Once on the Waiting List you will have access to the Course Online Payment on the left side of the page where you will find the promo code. Complete your payment directly with MSAA HERE  using the promo code. Be sure to select the right date in the drop down menu. You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA once your payment is completed.

(3) Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List.

(4) Keep an eye on your email for further logistic details.


Please use the BCMC covid guidline for transporation. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact MSAA at +1 (604) 938-9242 or Oudi at courses@bcmc.ca.

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