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About us

SMBC is founded on over 30 years skiing & guiding experience in the Snowy Mountains with an intimate knowledge of the local backcountry & want to share their deep passion for adventure with you.   A variety of programs are offered from introductory backcountry courses through to demanding arduous tours. There is a pathway from a beginner BC skier to a ski mountaineer. If SMBC staff are not guiding you’ll probably find them in the mountains doing what they love.....being in the mountains!

Why Us

Why Us

Extensive Tour Selection

SMBC Have a great suite of tours that cater for a wide variety of skill levels, we have taken time to design our programs so that you can position yourself into the tour that most suits you.

Care Factor

SMBC staff genuinely take interest in your experience & work hard to ensure the group has a safe & happy time. 

Learning Experience

Trips with SMBC are as much about learning as they are about an outdoor experience. We'll pass on knowledge that will increase your skill level teaching you tips & tricks to help you along the way.

Interesting Information

The Snowy Mountains has a rich & diverse natural & cultural history we'll share with you throughout the journey.

Trained Staff

At SMBC our bread & butter is guiding, our staff are all trained with our operational procedures as per our agreement with the NSW NPWS

Excellent Location

SMBC is excellently located in the more sheltered sub alpine zone, see more below


Your safety is our priority! Good leadership, decision making, client preparation & thoughtful program design are very important to us.

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Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC HQ
Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC HQ
SMBC is located in the Guthega Mountain Centre at Guthega in Perisher Resort nestled in between the Perisher Range & the Main Range with the upper Snowy River flowing very nearby. With the superb ski touring slopes of the Main Range, Guthega River area & The Paralyser Range at the doorstep it is ideally located in the sub alpine at one of the best trail head departure points for backcountry touring in the Australia Alps. This is where our tours commence starting off with an Equipment Famil, Route Overview & Safety Brief.

At HQ we have Backcountry Rentals including Alpine Touring skis, climbing skins, adjustable poles & snowshoes. If you would like to hire please note on your booking form, we also retail a range of backcountry essentials. if you are heading out on a backcountry mission come & see us for those last minute essential items. Or if you are ducking back in to resupply or replace broken items we are there for you right at the trail head; gas, food, drink bottles, maps & lots of other needy items. See our STORE page 

Regarding getting to SMBC HQ see FAQ's GETTING THERE

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC Conservation

SMBC operations are based in the Snowy Mountains of NSW located in the The Kosciuszko National Park. The Snowy Mountains is the largest area of the Australian Alps with of truly alpine terrain, the around Mt. Kosciuszko is home to Australia's highest mountains, glacial lakes & landscapes, unique plants & animals some of which are endemic to the area. SMBC is committed to conserving & preserving the flora & fauna & minimising their impact on the parklands. We work closely with the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service to ensure that operations are in line with rules & regulations set out for Commercial Tour Operators. We regard it as a privilege to operate in this area recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve & abide by the LEAVE NO TRACE OUTDOOR ETHIC

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