Women’s Level-Up Ski Touring – Fernie

A ski touring course for women who want to gain mountain travel independence. Get tips and tricks from an ACMG Ski Guide.

About the Course

Curriculum: This course is designed for women who want to take their skiing beyond the ski hill boundary and get out and explore. On this course you can expect to learn tips and tricks for managing and trouble-shooting your gear, moving efficiently in the mountains, and staying energetic and comfortable so that you have the resources available for solving problems and coaching others in the backcountry. Your ACMG Ski Guide will inspire mountain travel confidence and independence!

Your ACMG Ski Guide will be in touch regularly before the clinic to get an idea of where each individual is at with their ski touring comfort, provide equipment lists, and get to know what your goals and expectations are. There will be a virtual meeting the evening before the clinic where we will finalize the last minute details, including intended ski touring objective, weather update, and avalanche hazard briefing.

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our Instructors and Guides

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.

Mel Makepeace

Ski Guide & Owner
Mel is the owner of Mountain Addicts, an ACMG Ski Guide and Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. She began her career as a ski patroller in 2008 and now travels the world ski touring and heli-ski guiding. Mel particularly loves facilitating mountain travel confidence in women.

Melissa Saarinen

Apprentice Ski Guide
Mel was born into a family of accomplished professional skiers and is keeping with family tradition herself. Former ski patroller and cat-skiing guide, Mel is now a dedicated avalanche educator and ski touring guide. She loves making tracks where there aren't any.

More Info

  • Ability to travel approximately 1000 metres uphill over the course of the day
  • Ability to ski off-piste conditions in a controlled manner

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