The Alpine Club of Canada

Ski Mountaineering Program

All the joy of backcountry Skiing mixed with the objectives of mountaineering. Be able to go almost anywhere and unlock all the terrain the mountains have to offer. Featuring classic traverses on the Wapta, and so much more come join us for some fun in the snow!


AST 1 or greater
Familiarity with backcountry skiing and be able to ski the equivalent of blue/intermediate runs at downhill ski areas in variable conditions (powder. crust. icy, ect) with a heavy pack.
Familiarity with touring equipment and the use of avalanche transceivers is also essential.
You need to be capable of skinning uphill for several hours with a 35-40lbs (~20kg) 



Looking For More?

Checkout out your local ACC Regional Section. Each sections runs a variety of trips all thought the year. With experienced ACC volunteer leaders its a great opportunity to hone your skills, just get out for the day, and meet more of your local ,mountaineering community. With Sections across the country it has never been easier to join!