How well do I need to ski to join a ski touring program with Durrand Glacier - Selkirk Mountain Experience?
In order to enjoy backcountry skiing and powder skiing with us you need to be a very strong intermediate skier who can safely and efficiently link 30 turns without falling. The terrain is challenging and requires good skiing technique – equivalent to black diamond runs at internationally acclaimed ski areas. Powder skiing experience is not required, but solid skiing skills, including side slipping, are essential.
You do not need ski touring or powder skiing experience to join one of our backcountry skiing programs at the Durrand Glacier – Selkirk Mountain Experience. You do need to be a very good skier and be physically fit. We recommend that skiers who do not have ski touring experience join one of our relaxed pace ski touring programs. This allows more time to get used to the equipment, the actual mechanics of ski touring as well as the transitions from walking up-hill to skiing downhill. The powder in the Selkirk Mountains is effortless to ski in and if you are a strong skier in a ski area you will have no problems adjusting your technique to enjoy the world class powder at the Durrand Glacier.
Also, we have a very high end fleet of alpine touring skis and alpine touring boots available for rent at our back country lodge.