Experience the Backcountry

Maybe you've never ventured into the backcountry before and want to see what all of the fuss is about (Hint: fresh, untracked POWDER). Or maybe you have some experience and just want to learn new ways to be safer, more efficient, and have more fun. Perhaps you'd like to get your husband, wife, or ski buddy into the backcountry--without being the overbearing partner-teacher. The Backcountry Skills Camp is an excellent way for anyone to experience the backcountry safely, lay a solid groundwork of skills, ski a lot of powder, and explore some of the most beautiful peaks in Montana!

Backcountry Skills Camp

3 Days/ 2 Nights


Click Dates to Register!

1.) February 2019















Over three days and two nights, your professional, experienced guides and instructors will cover a broad variety of backcountry topics including avalanche awareness and basic rescue strategies, essential skinning techniques, transitions, route selection and group management, packing and gear tips & tricks, and trip planning strategies. The goal of this week is to make the backcountry as fun and pain-free as possible, and give you the basic tools necessary to continue your mountain education (like taking a Level 1 Avalanche Course)--with plenty of skiing and high-country exploration, of course.

And with a maximum class size of eight (vs. up to 18 in other courses), students receive personalized attention and the best quality experience possible, while meeting like-minded skiers and riders.

Price includes professional guiding and instruction, two nights at beautiful Bell Lake Yurt, all snacks, beverages and delicious, homestyle meals, and tons of powder!

Guests will need touring bindings and skins or a splitboard (no snowshoes, please), and an avalanche transciever, shovel, and probe. Gear rentals are available at very reasonable prices at local shops and through Big Sky Backcountry Guides, and we're happy to help set you up for success. Please call 406-581-5754 for details.

NOTE: The approach to our yurt is 2.6 miles and 1,600 feet, which usually takes around three hours of skinning with a daypack and sleeping bag. Please be physically prepared.

Important Payment Information

  • Courses and camps require full payment at time of booking.
  • Courses are non refundable, unless your position in the class can be filled. An $80 administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds.
  • Payments may be made via MasterCard or Visa--sorry, checks are no longer accepted. Rates do not include 3% CC processing fee or guide gratuity.