Winter Activities

Get out and enjoy the snow. Choose from our many outdoor lessons, programs, trips and courses that range from beginner to advanced skill levels.

Try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and more.

Our programs and trips are taught and led by experienced and certified instructors and guides. Choose from the programs below to learn more. 


Avalanche Skills Training

Canada's premier avalanche safety school—learn rescue skills, avalanche terrain recognition and safe backcountry travel from our certified instructors.

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Backcountry Skiing

Join our ACMG guides on a safe and fun backcountry ski trip and experience some of the best powder runs, or on a hut-to-hut ski tour on the Wapta Traverse.

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Biking

Our biking programs include fat biking, which appeals to mountain bikers and cross-country skiers alike. Enjoy the ride year-round.

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Caving

Register for a truly unique adventure. Learn skills and explore Rat's Nest Cave with experienced guides on a caving tour that's just one hour from Calgary.

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Climbing / Bouldering

We have climbing and bouldering courses for all skill levels and ages. Our experienced instructors teach skills programs on our walls year-round.

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Crevasse Rescue

Glacier travel can be tricky. Learn various crevasse rescue techniques on our climbing wall from ACMG guides, then practice them in an outdoor setting.

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Cross-Country Skiing

Beginner to advanced cross-country ski lessons will give you the skills to explore groomed trails in Kananaskis for years to come. Enjoy winter again!

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Ice Climbing

Climb a frozen waterfall! Our experienced ACMG guides teach beginner to advanced skills for you to safely enjoy classic Rocky Mountain ice climbs.

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Leadership / Navigation

Learn to navigate with maps, compass and gps. Then get the outdoor leadership skills to take hikers into low-risk terrain. Certification is offered through the Outdoor Council of Canada.

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Repair and Tuning

Tune-up every part on your bike, skis or board. Expert mechanics and technicians teach repairs and maintenance in our hands-on, workshop-based courses.

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Snowshoeing

Try snowshoeing in the Rocky Mountains on a guided day hike or multi-day series. Choose from easy to challenging trips which include snowshoe rentals.

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Telemark Skiing

Our progressive telemark lessons will have you carving arcs in backcountry powder and meeting other telemarkers. Learn the skills and free the heel.

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Wilderness First Aid / Outdoor Survival / Swiftwater Rescue

Beginner to advanced outdoor medic and survival courses run in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine.

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Youth

Learn more about our University of Calgary Outdoor Centre winter, spring and summer camps and programs for kids and teens. 

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Want to do an activity indoors and on-campus instead? Browse the Active Living website.

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Ski Tuning Services

Our experienced technicians can fix, wax and tune your snowboard or downhill, cross-country, backcountry and telemark skis. We specialize in AT and splitboards. 

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