2 Week Ski Touring Course

Go Further

Expand your horizons with the ALLTRACKS Ski Touring Course. If you want to push beyond the resort boundaries and explore the Coast Mountains then this course if for you. We combine off piste technique coaching from some of the best coaches in Canada with ski tour guiding from ACMG or IFMGA guides so that you get to experience the best the mountains have to offer.

We also include the Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 in order introduce or refresh mountain safety. Half of the coaching days will be resort based off piste with short hikes, while the the other half is on ski touring equipment.

The aims of the course are to improve your off piste technique, teach Avalanche Safety Skills and explore the best terrain in Whistler and the surrounding backcountry.

In order to join this course, you should be an advanced resort skier (AT Level 3 or better). Although previous ski touring experience will be of use, it is not absolutely necessary. You will be taught how to tour efficiently during the course, but a good level of cardiovascular fitness is important. If you are unsure of your ability/fitness, please get in touch with us and we can happily go through in more detail.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • CAA AST1 Avalanche Skills Included
  • Backcountry Ski Touring
  • Approx 15% On-Piste / 85% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 3

Course Dates

31 March - 13 April 2019

What's included

All our courses are based in Whistler, consistently voted North America’s #1 resort. You will stay in comfortable, well located accommodation with other trainees, with meals provided if you wish. There is also off slope activities organised by our course director, lift line priority, equipment maintenance clinics and lots more.

TRAINING

Thorough & Considered Coaching
ALLTRACKS training formula devised by Guy Hetherington, Alltracks Head Coach & CSIA L4 Examiner.


Expert Pros & Guides
Professional CSIA Coaches typically CSIA Examiners. The overwhelming majority are CSIA L4 supported by a few excellent L3s. The avalanche skills are taught by Canadian Avalanche Association Qualified teachers. The backcountry touring days are led by ACMG or IFMGA Guides


Coaching Groups 6 MAX
Maximum of 6 guests per ski coach for personal attention and more fluid training sessions.


Ski Touring
4 days of ski touring in Whistler’s backcountry


Specific Modules
Specific coaching for tski touring, all mountain freeride and powder.


CAA AST 1
Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Skills Training Level 1. Groups of 8 Max. Learn about backcountry skiing and avalanche safety.


Video Analysis
Benefit from this great feedback tool.


Lift Line Priority
If there is a lift queue, skip it during coaching sessions.


Equipment Maintenance
Learn more about how to look after your ski equipment from Guy Hetherington.

ACCOMMODATION

Comfortable Accommodation
Well located, comfortable chalets and condos. All with welcoming living rooms, well equipped kitchens, free wifi internet, TV. Some with hot tubs and swimming pools.


Dinner
Choose between group dinners four nights per week or self cater and save.

OTHER

Season Pass
Full Season Pass valid for the entire winter so feel free to arrive early or extend your stay after your course ends.


Group Airport Transfers
Group transfer to and from Vancouver Airport on the official course arrival and departure dates.


Resort Director
Available 24/7


Welcome Party
Get to know everyone on your course and the coaches on Day 1.


Social Events
Various socials throughout the course.


Extend Your Stay
For an additional cost and subject to availability, you can arrive early, stay on afterwards or combine further courses.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights
Flights are not included, but ALLTRACKS can organise your flights if you wish or provide advice on suitable flights.


Travel Insurance
Insurance is not included, but adequate cover for all aspects of your course and holiday is an ALLTRACKS requirement.

Prices

Our prices are guaranteed, which means the price you see on our website is what you’ll pay if you book today. Unlike our competitors, there is no small print or hidden exchange rates that allow us to increase the price once you’ve booked.

There are zero hidden extras. Prices include everything shown in the ‘What’s Included’ table above, leaving you to experience the best the resort has to offer.

As our main office is in the UK, prices are in British Pounds Sterling. However, we have guests from all over the world so if you prefer to pay in $USD, $CAD or Euros, no problem. Just give the office a call and we can arrange that.

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Schedule

We publish a highly detailed course schedule and calendar on our Guest Member Intranet Site. In the meantime, this weekly course breakdown should give you a rough idea of what to expect.

Course Schedule

Week 1
Arrival
Settle In and Welcome Party
Split into training groups
Familiarisation of the Ski Area
All Mountain Advancement Training
Ski Touring
Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 1


Weeks 2
All Mountain Advancement Training
Ski Touring
Departure

 

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