The backcountry beckons with adventure and freedom. Baker Mountain Guides’ Intro to Backcountry Skiing Course is designed to teach the fundamentals of backcountry travel. Our comprehensive, one-day curriculum will prepare you for day tours in simple terrain via an overview of backcountry equipment, movement skills, efficiency, and basic avalanche awareness.

Baker Mountain Guides backcountry tech courses are designed for those seeking a concise and affordable approach to learning technical backcountry skiing and riding skills. From introductory skinning techniques to rappelling into couloirs, our tech series has you covered.


Baker Mountain Guides offers scheduled, one-day Intro to Backcountry Skiing Courses. Custom dates available upon request.

  • Single Day

    The day will begin with an overview of backcountry touring equipment. Instructors will discuss avalanche rescue/hazard and introduce topics such as skinning, track setting, kick turns, transitions, travel techniques, and group management. Students will take the lead and apply their new skills.

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Program Information

  • Season
  • December - March

  • Duration
  • 1 Day

  • Locations
  • Mount Baker Backcountry

  • Max Ratio
  • 6 Students to 1 Instructor

  • Equipment

  • Schedule
  • 2024 - 2025 Winter Season

    • December 6
    • December 13
    • December 20
    • December 27
    • January 3
    • January 10
    • January 18
    • January 24
    • February 7
    • February 15
    • February 21
    • February 28

  • Cost
  • $325 / Person