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beyond boundaries

We offer basic introductory tours through to advanced arduous tours.

All of our tours are rated in difficulty, duration, distance to help you decide which tour is right for you. 

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC


Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

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Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

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Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC


Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC


Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC


Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

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About Us

SMBC is founded on over 20 years skiing and guiding experience in the Snowy Mountains.

We have an intimate knowledge of the local backcountry and aim to share our deep passion for adventure with all of our clients. Trips with SMBC are as much about learning as they are about an outdoor experience! 

What makes SMBC so special?

Local Knowledge

SMBC has excellent local knowledge & skills with years of experience in the Kosciuszko region helping you move safely through the mountains

Development of Skills

As well as guiding you SMBC will pass on invaluable information & skills to help build your skills base

Sequential Programs

SMBC offer programs from introductory BC courses through to expert customised tours. There is a pathway from a beginner BC skier to a Ski Mountaineer

"Doug is amazing!! We went on a guided back country trip with Doug recently and are total converts thanks to his amazing knowledge of the Aus ranges, awesome gear and technique tips and, of course, great chat throughout the day!! We can't recommend Doug highly enough and are will be heading out with him again soon" 

"Doug Chatten is one of Australia's top guides in the Australian Alps. His navigation, skiing, flora and fauna skills and knowledge are exceptional."

"Doug has an unsurpassed knowledge of and years of experience in our local back country mountain range. He is an excellent skier and has been a professional ski patroller for many years. More importantly he is good company. Could not recommend highly enough"

Paul Gardner

Heidi Reid

Julie Pennefather

Snowy Mountains Backcountry BCA
Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC K2
Snowy Mountains Backcountry MONT
Snowy Mountains Backcountry EcoPass
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