Guided Ski Touring
Ski touring with certified guides tailored to you and your group.
There are several huts around the Fernie area with access to amazing backcountry ski touring terrain. Trips are highly customizable and can include catering, and snowus to tailor your perfect winter adventure.
Winter guiding services
Fernie’s complex terrain can make ski touring a complicated mission. The Mountain Addicts are here to help. Hire an ACMG guide and get the goods! Day touring options include terrain around the ski hill or the McDermid area. Our guides will help you choose.
hut based touring
There are several huts in the Fernie area that offer excellent touring. Contact us to design your ultimate hut-based ski touring holiday. Snowcat assist available.
Intro to skiing touring courses are a new addition to the Mountain Addicts menu this winter. Learn all about the gear, the terrain, and how to move in the mountains. Basic avalanche safety is also covered.
About Your Guide
The Mountain Addicts team is obsessed with safety. All of our guides are members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). The ACMG is the only internationally recognized professional association of trained and certified mountain guides and instructors in Canada. Our guides come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and Mountain Addicts will find your perfect match.
Wool and/or Synthetic Socks
Base Layer Top – Synthetic, wool or silk
Base Layer Bottoms – Synthetic, wool or silk
Mid-Insulation Layer Top – Pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
Mid-Insulation Layer Bottom – Pile pants or multipurpose pants
Light Wind Shell – Windproof, water resistant layer for high aerobic work
Weather Layer Top – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket
Weather Layer Pants – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants
Warm Outer Jacket – Down or synthetic
Toque – Wool or Synthetic
Brimmed Cap – Preferably wool or synthetic but cotton will do if other unavailable
Face Warmer – Scarf, neck tube, face mask
Light Gloves – Wool, synthetic or leather
Insulated Gloves or Mitts – Wool or synthetic, w/ weather proof outershell
Gaiters – if pants do not secure over boots
Skis or Board
Snow Shoes or alternate travel gear for boarders who can’t split their board
Ski Crampons and/or axe for ski mountaineering objectives
Binding/Pole/Skin Repair Kit – Tools and parts to fix your personal travel rig
Snow Safety Equipment
Pack – Light, and comfortable, 30-40 litres
Sun and Lip Cream
Insulated Water Bottle or Thermos
Camera – Optional
Binoculars – Optional
Large Pack – 40-60L (You will be asked to carry some group gear)
Sleeping Bag – 3 season is fine
Sleeping Pad and/or Thermarest
Extra Clothing – socks, underwear, top and bottoms base layer
Wash Kit – soap, towel, brush, toothbrush, paste, shaving kit
Personal Medicinal Drugs – pain, cold/flu, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory etc.
Reading Material – optional
Headlamp or Flashlight – spare batteries and bulb
Hut or Camp Shoe – crocs are a popular choice