FREERIDE TOURING CANADA

  • Full 12 days of big mountain riding with local guide

  • Avalanche skils, big mountain riding safety & technique coaching

  • Ski & snowboard Better, Harder & More!

Are you one of those people seeking extreme ski & snowboard action and a thrill on steep winter mountains in deep powder? There is no better place to be than Revelstoke and Rogers Pass in British Columbia, Canada. In our opinion it has the best of all and offers an ideal infrastructure for freeride riders and especially if you are willing to do some ski touring or splitboarding in those less snowy days, you get the virgin lines every day.
 
Local Snowbusters guides and ski bums are there to show you how things go in the area. In these 6 or 12 days we make sure to squeeze the hills as a lemon and get you the most quality and quantity of free skiing & snowboarding and we will do our best to introduce you to big mountain riding with all its risks assessment, avalanche and backcountry safety and not last great fun.
 
Freeride touring & big mountain course highlights
 
  • Maximum quality and quantity of skiing & snowboarding
  • 6/12 full days of intensive riding with professional guide and coach
  • Individual approach to your needs and level
  • Maximum 7:1 client/coach ratio
  • Group courses for 3 to 14 participants
  • One-on-one coaching
 
 
Physical & technical requirements
 
  • Previous freeride/backcountry skiing & snowboarding is required, confident riding on black slopes is essential
  • Suitable for women and men, children from 15 years
  • The course can be purchased by individuals, couples, couples or groups of friends
  • Physical intensity: high
 
 
Detailed technical specification of this freeride touring & big mountain course
 
All necessary skills and knowledge to be able to shred and ride powder and big mountains such as:
 
  • Avalanche safety skills
  • Frist aid theory and skills
  • Group behavior in avalanche zone
  • Basic understanding of outdoor risks (so you can make it home safely every day)
  • Big mountain riding safety
  • Day planning (avalanche risks, group skills and level, ...)
  • Descent & ascent line selection
  • Ski & snowboard technique coaching
  • Video analysis
  • Skinning & climbing technique
  • Using crampons & ice axe
  • Equipment introduction and treatment
  • Rock Climbing techniques (abseiling, useful knots, equipment, ...)
  • Personalized coaching to break through mental barriers

Revelstoke, Rogers Pass and the Kootenays in British Columbia are big names in freeride circles. So how about a trip taking in some of the best backcountry, touring/splitboarding, cat-skiing and resort off-piste in this part of Canada?

 

This 2 week trip is a powder lovers dream. Expect to have to put in some leg work – after all the best lines are rarely free. In the area you can ride everything from cruisy powder bowls to steep couloirs and tree runs to cliff drops, ultimately if you like it steep and deep (or just deep!) this place will have frothing at the mouth with excitement.

 

Spend some time in the resort of Revelstoke taking advantage of the lifts for easy powder, plus head out of bounds under your own steam. The trip also includes a few days in a hut/lodge deep in the backcountry totally isolated from the real world, where the mountains will be your personal playground free to explore as far as your legs will take you.

 

As with any Snowbusters adventure, we won’t just guide you to the best lines, we also teach you the skills you need to stay safe and ride with more style. We’ll cover avalanche safety, practice rescue situations and address deficiencies in your technique.

 

The final itinerary depends on the conditions and weather. However, we’ll fit in some ski touring or splitboarding, cat-skiing, lift accessible off-piste both in- and out-bounds and, of course, squeeze in the time to down a few jars. We may be visiting the following areas:

 

Revelstoke

Just over a decade old, Revelstoke in British Columbia has earned a reputation as one of the best off-piste and ski touring destinations on the planet. With over 1,670m of vertical, over 12 million square metres of terrain and around 12m of snow each winter it’s a freeride paradise.

Using Revelstoke’s efficient lifts you can reach vast amounts of in-bounds avalanche controlled terrain. If you want more attach your skins and tour or splitboard outside the ski areas boundaries to enjoy the stunning backcountry on offer.

 

Rogers Pass

Less than an hour from Revelstoke is Roger’s Pass in the Selkirk mountains. Using the Trans Canada highway you can get easy access and cheap elevation, making it the destinations that most Revelstoke locals go for their backcountry fix. With big snow, steep slopes and plenty of lines it is a freeriders dream.

 

Kootenay Pass

Around 4 hours south of Revelstoke on Highway 3A you’ll find some of the most varied and fun backcountry on the planet. Kootenay Pass takes you to around 1785m and from there you can tour or splitboard around 25 well documented routes that offer everything a powder junkie desires.

 

Join Snowbusters for a Canadian backcountry adventure in British Columbia. Your only regret will be why you didn’t visit sooner.

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ALL THE DATES

15.01.2022 - 29.01.2022 2,290€ BOOK ONLINE
07.02.2022 - 18.02.2022 2,290€ BOOK ONLINE
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21.03.2022 - 01.04.2022 2,290€ BOOK ONLINE

What you need to know

  1. Designed as a poor and only freeride / freeride touring experience without any compromises.
  2. Make sure you are fit, confident steep runs skier with previous free ride / ski touring experience. Get in touch with us if you have any doubts.
  3. This is a skiing trip and our number one goal is to maximize your time spent on the slope learning. Of course there is always time for après-ski beer.
  4. We want you to worry as less as possible so we are fully available to assist you in all ways possible.

Typical day

Coffee, tea, breakfast, morning yoga, jogging, ... or what ever morning routine you are use to.

6 - 8 am
8 - 8.30 am

Loading the track and heading to the place we will be skiing.

Time to ride it deep and steep.

10 am - 4 pm
5 pm

Après-ski beer / vine. We sort out the plan for next day.

Planning the next day (avalanche forecast, route planning, ...)

6 pm
7 - 8 pm

Possibly meeting for communal dinner.

Drinks, bit of party, sleep. But it is only a suggestion ;)

8 - 10 pm

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Accommodation

  • Private room possible if required ahead (will be charge extra)
  • Shared accommodation in local ski hostels, cottages, apartments or places run by local skiers
  • Feel free to organize something you prefer on your own

FOOD

  • Self catering but we are happy to help out or organize comon dinners for everyone if wanted
  • Plane you will need to pack some lunch and snack with you

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Personal ski or snowboard freeride touring equipment such as:

  • avalanche set - beacon, probe & showel
  • skis with touring bindings or splitboard
  • skins,
  • telescopic poles
  • Helmet
  • Goggles & sun glasses
  • Ski or snowboard clothing

What’s included

  • 12 days ski & snowboard guiding
  • Avalanche safety theory
  • Big mountain riding asfety
  • Tour planning

EXCLUDED

  • Shared accommodation in self catering apartment or similar
  • Ski / snowboard rentals
  • Travel expanses 
  • Skiing/snowboarding insurance
  • Food and drinks
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