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Guides Course

Consider this course to be a friendly, fun pre-exam to the official guides exam. This course is built for ladies who want to become ski guides or who are curious about the possibility of pursuing that path one day. It's a perfect course for you if you’ve been gaining industry experience and would like some more focused mentorship and confidence building. We will spend three hands-on days exploring your skill set and working with you to affirm your strengths and work on your weaknesses.

This course will have a one guide to three student ratio to simulate the official guiding exam, while also allowing you the opportunity to ask questions and gain direct and personal feedback. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a personalized report card with an overview of your skill set.

This course requires:

1. Proficient glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills. This course will focus on testing and practicing.

2. Expert skiing ability with no problems moving through any type of terrain. We will be analyzing your skiing and giving you feedback.

3. Proficient beacon use. 

4. Extensive amounts of touring and trip experience.

The skill set we will go over in the field is as follows:

Day 1 - February 22

Revelstoke - town based

  • Crevasse rescue: tips and tricks

  • Building anchors

  • Beacon exam

  • Map and compass work

  • Creating a route plan

  • Human factors

Day 2 - February 23
Rogers Pass

  • Daily plan and guides’ meeting

  • Touring techniques

  • Track setting

  • Downhill skiing assessment

Day 3 - February 24
Rogers Pass

  • Glacier travel

  • Route finding

  • Navigation

  • Downhill guiding

  • Prize giveaway  

While it’s not mandatory, we do suggest that ladies who sign up for this camp have their CAA Operations Level One and 80-hour wilderness first aid certification, as well as crevasse rescue skills. This course is only open to expert skiers in order to ensure that you and your five fellow participants get the most valuable experience possible.

This camp includes:

  • ACMG guiding

  • Personalized and professional coaching

  • Hands on knowledge and feedback to better set you up for your guiding goals

  • The chance to win some awesome goodies at our prize giveaway

$410 plus tax

Earlier Event: February 19
Intro to Ski Touring
Later Event: March 8
Glacier Travel Course