Course Duration

  • 3 Days

Course Dates And Locations

3-Day Course over Easter Weekend

  • March 30th – April 1st, 2024 (Cooke City, MT)




Maximum 4 participants to 1 instructor

Don’t see course dates or schedule that works for you?

Inquire with us about private ski-mountaineering skills training days or objective-focused guided trips!

MAG’s 3-day ski mountaineering course will expose you to the skills and techniques needed to safely and efficiently manage challenging ski terrain such as steep couloirs with technical entrances, exposed faces, and mountain tops (i.e. The Grand Teton). 

Skills Covered:

  • Steep skiing techniques 
  • Steep snow climbing 
  • Rappelling 
  • Anchor building 
  • Belay techniques
  • Gear selection


This is a challenging course and participants will benefit from having a solid background in backcountry skiing including:

  • Ability to tour ~4000’ per day 
  • Ability to smoothly ski 40° terrain in challenging snow (double black diamond terrain) 
  • 20+ days of backcountry skiing experience
  • Level 1 Avalanche Education or higher (See MAG’s course dates)


Your newly attained skills and knowledge will be practiced and applied while tackling ski objectives in Cooke City’s renowned ski mountaineering terrain. We host this course in early spring so you can immediately apply your new skills to the endless ski mountaineering objectives in our region and beyond.                                                                                                                                                   
MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: Sign up individually. Open enrollment group total must reach at least 3 participants for the course to be confirmed. Please contact us with any questions.