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Ski Mountaineering

Ready to take your backcountry missions to the bigger lines in Montana? Take a multi-day course or make a custom trip out of it! Ski Mountaineering is for experienced backcountry skiers & riders who want to learn more about objective-based skiing in steep terrain, winter camping, or glacial travel.

Looking for an immersive backcountry expedition to prepare you for bigger mountains? Check out our 4-day Ski Mountaineering Camp at Goose Lake.



Advanced, experience backcountry skiing/riding required


Ability to do two 3,000' touring days in a row



February to June

Group Size:

1-4 participants


2 days; each with 6-8 hours of field time


Cooke City or Red Lodge, MT


Rental technical equipment, & instruction from a professional guide 


Food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity

Course Details

This ski mountaineering course is built to set skiers up with the skills they need to consider more advanced descents and backcountry objectives. A highlight of this course is the management of steep terrain on both the ascent and descent. Participants with goals involving glaciers may also practice glacial travel and rescue techniques. This is a great way for advanced and experienced skiers to break into bigger terrain. 

Skills Covered:

  • Tour planning for a big objective

  • Technical gear selection

  •  Ascent with ski crampons & steep kick turns
  • Ascent with boots, crampons, and ice axe
  • Rope management with technical descents

  • Glacial travel techniques (optional)

  • Crevasse rescue (optional)

  • Multi-day objective (May-June)

These courses are typically 2 days long and starts with outlining participant goals beforehand over email. From here, these courses are largely dependent on conditions and learning objectives. Winter courses may spend two days managing steep and powder filled couloirs, while spring courses generally spend a night or more in the mountains seeking steep terrain. The goal of this course is to provide participants with the technical ability needed to find, plan for, and attempt objectives that suit their skillsets. 


**Don't see a course date listed? Email our office to see if there is one coming up, or start a course of your own! Many of our courses are custom and low ratio, built to your needs.

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