Online Mountain Clinics

Recordings and Links

Backcountry Safety Clinic
Oct 19, 2021
7:00 PM Mountain Time

  • Winter Trip Planning
    Learn how to plan and conduct a safe backcountry adventure and how to use avalanche bulletins, forecasts and other resources.

    Presenter: Chris Miller, ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide

  • Backcountry Risk Management
    Although we cannot completely eliminate risk, there are strategies to help identify, measure and minimize your risk. Join us to learn more.

    Presenter: Mike Adolph, ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide and ACMG Technical Director


Recording Backcountry Safety from 2021 clinic

Recording Backcountry Safety from 2020 clinic

Backcountry Equipment
Oct 20, 2021
7:00 PM Mountain Time

  • Equipment Overview - Alpine Touring
    Get professional recommendations on the gear required to have a safe backcountry adventure and to learn about its operation.

    Presenters: ACMG Partners and Ken Bélanger, ACMG Ski Guide


Recording Backcountry Equipment from 2021 clinic

Recording Backcountry Equipmen from 2020 clinic


Avalanche Canada – Canadian Bulletins and weather plus lots of other resources

Avalanche terrain ratings National Parks

Avalanche terrain ratings Alberta Parks

ACMG Safety Pamphlets

Spot Wx

Hiking Trail Maps, Ski Touring, 4x4 Offroad App | Gaia GPS
Plan trips and record GPS tracks for free, with the best app for backcountry hiking, ski touring, and offroad camping trips. Buy a membership to download maps, including topos, aerial imagery, public/private land ownership, and National Geographic.

Terrain Tip #4: Know Where Not to Go - Powder Cloud
During our morning ski-guide meetings, time was set aside to discuss and document our runs as open (green) and closed (red). This process of choosing or avoiding ski runs was based on criteria including avalanche hazard, forecast visibility and flight risk, non avalanche–related mountain hazards, guest skills, and snow quality.

Find information on the Winter Terrain Atlas. Section menu. Ski touring in Rogers Pass Apply for an Annual Winter Permit
Winter Terrain Atlas - Winter

Guidebooks – Confessions Of A Ski Bum
October 2, 2018. The Icefields Parkway : Lake Louise To Bow Summit. January 1, 2017. Citadel To Egypt Lake : Banff Backcountry Skiing. February 8, 2013. Banff Area Backcountry