BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING

If you want to go beyond the resorts in Australia and ride untracked lines in the backcountry, we can take you there. Skier or snowboarder, intermediate level or above, we can organise a tour for you. Get immersed in the breathtaking beauty of the backcountry, make fresh tracks, learn new skills and go to new places.

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Backcountry Intro Tours

For those wanting to be guided on their first backcountry ski or snowboard experience, we offer introductory tours. Time will be spent at the trailhead before the tour discussing backcountry travel technique, equipment & clothing, route selection, trip planning and general snow safety protocols. We will customise the day according to your fitness and ability, and we’ll also get some fun runs in! Our focus is on providing you with the foundations of backcountry touring. We will assist you with organisation of equipment for the tour.
Strong intermediate level riding skills and moderate fitness required. (If unsure, contact us to discuss)

Weekend day tour: $700/day

Weekday tour: $650/day

Price is for up to 4 people in a group. Please ask for pricing on bigger groups.

Equipment not included.

Arc'teryx Winter Progression Series

Presented by Alpine Access and Arc’teryx. If you’re new to the backcountry, join a group on a Backcountry Intro Day to learn the foundations of backcountry touring. Scheduled on the Friday before an AST1 Course, this is an ideal opportunity to build your confidence before doing AST1.

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Splitboard Clinic

FOR THE SPLITBOARDERS! Join splitboard guides Chris & Liam on a day tour on the Main Range on Saturday 27th July. A day of touring, riding some fun lines & skill-building. Ideal for those new to splitboarding to get a handle on the best techniques for efficient touring and transitioning. Tour will start at 8.30am and finish around 4pm – trailhead location will depend on snow & weather conditions. Price: $200 per person Pre-requisites: Strong intermediate snowboarding ability & moderate fitness (contact us to discuss if unsure)

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Splitboarding Australia
Photo: Andrew Kaineder

Advanced Backcountry Tours

If you are an advanced skier or boarder with good fitness and some experience in the backcountry, and would like to go on a full day’s touring out on the NSW Main Range, you have come to the right place! We have extensive experience touring and guiding in the Australian backcountry, and know when and where to go, for the best day possible. We are all about educating our clients, and during the tour we will share with you tips and techniques for safe and successful backcountry touring. We can design the day to suit your experience and expectations.

Weekend day tour: $700/day

Weekday tour: $650/day

Price is for up to 4 people in a group. Please ask for pricing on bigger groups.

Equipment not included.


Backcountry Day Tour: Equipment Needed

Equipment to bring on the tour: Avalanche beacon, shovel & probe, Backpack (>30L), water, snacks & lunch, sunglasses, sunhat, sunscreen, beanie, goggles, gloves, warm layers (not cotton), waterproof outerwear.

Skiers: Alpine touring skis & skins, Poles
Snowboarders: Snowboard, snowshoes & 3 piece poles OR Splitboard setup

CANCELLATION POLICY
We require full payment within 7 days of booking.
Full refund will be provided if:
* you cancel at least one month before the tour date
* we have to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances or we don’t have minimum number of participants
* you are unable to attend the tour due to illness or injury (medical certificate required)

Severe weather: Tour will go ahead in most weather conditions – we can choose protected, lower elevation zones. Decision will be made by Alpine Access.