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Guthega Backcountry

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Difficulty: Moderate +

Snowy Mountains Backcountry SMBC

Skier Ability: Strong Intermediate

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

Fitness Level: Good

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. This area 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 8:00a.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

  • Alpine Touring skis, climbing skins

       & adjustable poles​ for hire

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