Join CanRock Mountain Guides for a guided backcountry split-board or ski tour in the Banff or Lake Louise area. We ONLY do small groups and provide price conscious day trips to get you out into the mountains. Your guided trip provides an excellent opportunity to learn how a certified guide makes decisions. It’s also a great way to get into more committing terrain with a professional mountain guide motivated to get you the goods and get you home safely.
The touring destination will be subject to whatever the snow and avalanche conditions are at the time. This will be clearly expressed to you in the pre trip briefing. Let us show you the best lines that the Canadian Rockies have to offer. The bonus is that you learn from a professional avalanche risk manager and you don’t have the burden of making the big decisions.
$170 per person. 1:6 ratios maximum. 3 person minimum for a trip.
We have guides available every day this winter. Call us or email us here.
If you are new to ski touring but you are a competent snowboarder or skier, you will have to supply your own gear or rental gear, you can rent touring skis and/or split boards at Gear Up based here in Canmore. We will provide you with avalanche companion rescue equipment free of charge however if you don’t have it.
There are also many of you who would like to learn how to make decisions more self sufficiently. CanRock Mountain Guides are professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association and are also licensed Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course providers. Click here if you would like to sign up for an online avalanche course or an AST 1 , AST 2 or an Advanced Avalanche Rescue Skills course. We can also custom tailor a crevasse rescue course or a more comprehensive course on ski mountaineering for yourself and friends. Email us with what you are looking for, how many people and we can make it happen here.
Listed prices do not include the 5% GST sales tax.
We require a 50% deposit upon booking with the other 50% due 8 weeks prior to your trip.
Short notice bookings require full payment.
Bookings will be confirmed with a confirmation email containing a waiver and declaration of health form for Covid19.
E-transfers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are Canadian.
Paypal, cash & cheques are also accepted.
A waiver must be signed by our guest with their guide witnessing which takes places the morning of.
Minors will require a specialized waiver/consent form signed by a parent or guardian who must be accompanied by the parents.
Be aware that we may change a venue due to changing conditions as the mountain snowpack is an ever evolving medium.
Participation in a course or trip is subject to the discretion of the guide.
All guided mountain trips involve risks that inherent. You will be required to read, understand and sign an ACMG waiver of liability.
In the event of cancelation by CanRock Mountain Guides, we will do our best to reschedule. Barring that, we will provide you with a full refund.
If you cancel a booking with us, the following conditions apply:
8 weeks prior to start date a 10% booking fee will be withheld.
Between 8 to 6 weeks prior to start date your deposit will be withheld.
Cancelation at any time less than 6 weeks prior to start date or during the program, the entire amount paid will be forfeited.
You also have the option of finding someone to replace you provided that person has the requisite skills for the trip.