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 2024, $4,850 CAD (per guest); Winter 2025, $5,150 CAD (per guest)

7 night guided/catered trip at the Mallard Mountain Lodge

Only here can you enjoy ~

an ultra private uncrowded vacation (only 6 guests at a time),

in such a comfortable Lodge,

in the absolutely serene solitude of our ultra remote location (accessed only by a 30 minute helicopter flight),

in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of Canada.


Flexible Booking Terms, Waivers and Information

By a combination of the flexible booking terms we provide, and the cancellation insurance we recommend, we have done our very best to provide you with a reasonable outcome should your circumstances change preventing you from using your reservation.

See Information and Documents applicable to all reservations.


Our prices are quoted in $CAD.

If you are paying in $US, the $US/$CAD exchange rate reduces your cost considerably.

For example, at the current exchange rate our 2024 All Inclusive 7 Night Package price of $CAD 4,850, only costs approximately $US 3,603, a savings of about 25%.



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

Winter 2024 – two courses

7 Night Course 1: Jan 28 – Feb 4 (sold out)
7 Night Course 2: Mar 3 – Mar 10 (sold out)

Winter 2025 – two courses

7 Night Course 1: Feb 2 – Feb 9
7 Night Course 2: Mar 16 – Mar 23


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.
  • Group activity on mountain will be managed to create a relaxing & safe environment for all guests and to ensure 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 Dates & Plan Your 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.

Booking made easy.

Pre-Book Hold

If you are interested in a date but need to check your schedule &/or your group before you Book, we will Pre-book Hold the date for you.  There is no obligation to you. Using a Pre-Book Hold avoids the disappointment of coming back later to find the spaces taken. 

Flexible Booking

By a combination of the Flexible Booking Terms we provide, and the cancellation insurance we recommend (see details in Information and Documents), we have done our very best to provide you with a reasonable outcome should your circumstances change preventing you from using your reservation. 

Guest Registration 

Once we have connected with you, and have your dates, package, and guest names, we will send you a Guest Registration email which contains your full itinerary, invoicing, Payment Methods, and everything you will need to put your vacation together. 

To Book, choose what works best for you and use the links below

~ to give us a call ~

~ or send us an email ~

~ or use our Online Booking Form ~


Give us a call.

You’re welcome to give us a call and we can chat about what kind of adventure you are looking for.

If we miss your call, please leave a message & we’ll get back to you within two business days.

Email us at

In your email, giving us any of the following information about what you are planning will be helpful.

  • Winter year
  • Lodge arrival: date or date range
  • Guests: number including yourself.

We will get back to you within 2 business days to help you put together the details.

Use our Online Booking Form 

For your next CAC ~ AT101 vacation, our online form is short, easy and quick! ​

We’ll get back to you within two business days.

Online Booking Form

Please make sure you read the Information and Documents applicable to all reservations.