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Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Difficulty: Moderate

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Skier Ability: Strong Intermediate

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Duration: 6 hours

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Elevation: 500 - 1000m

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Distance: 5 - 10 km

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Fitness Level: Good

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Group Size: 1 - 5 people

 Designed to introduce people to the backcountry, the emphasis of this tour is on developing introductory skills & techniques for safe, efficient mountain travel. An enjoyable day of skiing & learning, setting you up for a smooth progression to our more advanced courses. This tour will be conducted on lower

angled terrain.


Guiding Topics

  • Planning & preparation

  • Equip selection

  • Equipment familiarisation

  • Skinning technique

  • Route selection

  • Emergency response/shelters/Hypothermia management

  • BC etiquette


Intended Location

  • Guthega Trig area

  • Farm Creek & Paralyser


Rating: Moderate

Requires a good level of fitness. Distances about 5-10km with climbs 500-1000 vertical meters; may be lift assisted.


Duration: 6hrs approx, distances include descents which is generally half the total distance


Meeting Place

  • Start: Guthega SMBC HQ 8:00a.m.

    • Brief

    • Equip famil

    • Route overview

Experience Required

  • No previous backcountry experience required

  • Strong intermediate able to link turns & control speed off the groomed snow

  • See FAQ “Do I need to be an experienced skier/boarder”  &  "Minimum age limit"

  • It is very important that you read the above link as a non refundable situation may arise!

  • Least demanding of all experiences! Although this tour is mainly  about skills development an adequate level of fitness is still required


Group Size

  • 1: 5 guide to client ratio


  • Backpack

  • Guiding & Instruction



  • See ”EQUIP LIST" below

  • Alpine Touring skis, climbing skins

       & adjustable poles​ for hire

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