AT101 - Introduction to Alpine Touring

​​​Learning to ski & snowboard in the backcountry can be a significant challenge for even the most seasoned of outdoor adventurers.  Specialized gear, proper preparation, as well as practical and technical knowledge is essential to begin skiing in the backcountry safely and efficiently. AT 101 has been developed specifically to introduce new skiers into the backcountry, to provide them with firsthand knowledge and experience, and to begin their transition into backcountry skiing in a safe and fun environment.

Canadian Adventure Company takes customers in a seamless transition from the front country to the backcountry with all the necessary gear, knowledge and expertise to make getting into the backcountry easier than ever before.

Cost: Winter 2021, $3,975 CAD (per person); Winter 2022, $3,975 CAD (per person)


7 night guided/catered trip at the Mallard Mountain Lodge

Additional dates and configurations (including shorter stays at the Lodge) are available. Please inquire for more info.

Winter 2021 – two courses

7 Night Course 1: Jan 24 – Jan 30
7 Night Course 2: Mar 28 – Apr 4

Winter 2022 – two courses

7 Night Course 1: Jan 23 – Jan 30
7 Night Course 2: Mar 27 – Apr 3

What’s Included:

  • Helicopter Access
  • Lodge Accommodation
  • All Food & prepared Meals
  • Guide & Backcountry Training
  • Pre-trip information and consultation
  • Full Gear Consultation
  • Trip planning and preparation
  • Rental and purchasing facilitation (not costs). See FAQ for some general information on this.

Additional Course Details:

  • Small group – maximum 6 guests.
  • Same experience level – all participants are new to backcountry touring, which provides a relaxing & safe environment for all guests and ensures no one feels pushed or that they are holding anyone back.
  • Huge variety of terrain – we can accommodate any level of expertise, and increase the challenge (if desired) as your confidence and skills increase.
  • Practical and technical usage of gear and equipment
  • Best practices, ski techniques, and more.

Avalanche Skills Training Option:
Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST 1) as administered by Avalanche Canada

Let’s Check Availability & Plan this Trip

Packages do not include: Travel to & from the staging area in Valemount, B.C., Rental touring equipment (available by request & additional fees apply), Alcohol, Personal Expenses, Taxes, Gratuities.

Group Specials, Custom Packages and Guide Specials

Any booking of 6 guests automatically qualifies as a private buy-out of the Lodge.
Groups of less than 6 can also buy-out the Lodge.
See Rates & Dates for Details.
Custom packages available – learn more here.
Specials for guides bringing their own groups – learn more here.

Pre-Book Hold Option.

Having reviewed Availability (scoll down a bit) if you need to check your schedule &/or your group before you Book and want us to Hold spaces for you, let us know by phone (250 835 4516) or email . There is no obligation to you. Using a Hold avoids the disappointment of seeing spaces available now, then coming back later to find the spaces taken.


Covid-19 Information 

For information relating to our Best Practices for the health and safety of our guests, and for special terms relating to cancellation, please visit Covid-19 Information.  


Covid-19 Standby

Given that the Canadian border remains closed to guests from outside Canada, some dates currently reserved by guests from outside Canada may become available. If the dates you want don’t show space available for you, and if you want to be put on Standby for those dates,  let us know by phone (250 835 4516) or email .  



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Please make sure you read the information, documents & agreements applicable to all reservations.