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Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Difficulty: Moderate +


Boarding Ability: Strong Intermediate

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Fitness Level: Good

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Duration: 6.5 hours

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Elevation: 1000m +

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Distance: 10 km +

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Group Size: 1 - 5 people

This tour is about laying down some backcountry turns building on the skills & experience learnt from the BC Intro tour & more focused on getting descents. This tour is ideal if you have some BC experience but are unsure where to go next. The area we ride is easily accessible from our HQ & has many good lines with a variety of aspects. It is a guided experience more than a course, you won’t be schooled but you will still be instructed on techniques to improve your skills.


Guiding Topics

  • Ascending techniques

    • Traversing

    • Climbing angle

    • Pole techniques

  • Transitioning

  • Descent strategies

  • Route selection

  • Contingency plans

  • Emergency Response


Intended Location

  • Guthega River/Mt Tate area

  • Pounds Ck


Rating: Moderate +

Requires a stronger level of fitness. Distances about 10km+ with climbs around 1000+ vertical meters


Duration: 6.5hrs approx, distances include descents which is generally half the total distance

Meeting Place

  • Start: Guthega SMBC HQ 8:30a.m.

    • Brief

    • Equip familiarisation

    • Route overview

Experience Required

  • More challenging distances & climbs


Group Size

  • 1:5 guide to client ratio


  • Backpack

  • Guiding & Instruction



  • See ”EQUIP LIST" below

  • Talk to us about Splitboard hire recommendations

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