An in-bounds introduction to ski touring and splitboarding at Shames Mountain. Learn how to use touring gear and avalanche safety equipment, and practice your skills in a safe environment.

This product includes the full backcountry rental package, a 3 hour lesson, and an Uphill Ticket (allowing you to tour up the designated Lower Boundary route). The lesson will cover how to plan and prepare for a day of touring, how to use touring equipment, and a guided walk gaining 300m elevation. The rental shop has 2 sets of touring skis and 3 splitboards, and the total group size is limited to 4. The lesson starts at 9 at the rental shop, and guests may use the equipment for the remainder of the day.

This lesson will not include beacon practice, companion rescue, or avalanche information. We encourage guests to take an Avalanche Skills Training (AST) course following the Discover Touring lesson. Please come prepared for a day of physical activity, with food, water, and appropriate winter clothing. 

Discover Touring at Shames Mountain