Learn about the Art of Up-tracking during this 2 day course
OR purchase the pdf guide by itself

Skin track

Location - Revelstoke

Revelstoke has some of the best road accessed ski touring in the world including Rogers Pass, Mt Macpherson, St Cyr Creek, or The Gorge.

Kirsti during an Up-tracking Course

Skills you will learn?

  • How to set a constant incline
  • When and where to turn
  • How to maximise your efficiency
  • When and how to kick turn
  • When to boot-pack
  • Tips to avoid crevasses
  • How to make a good track in a white-out
  • How to manage hard and slippery snow


Alex Geary is an ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide, with over 20 years experience ski touring all over the world including Alaska, The Andes, The European Alps, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.


  • AST 2, CAA 1, or equivalent skills and experience.
  • Strong ski/snowboard skills to be able to manage complex terrain.
  • Good fitness to break trail for extended periods of time in deep snow.


We will spend two days in the field learning and practicing how to make efficient skin tracks while managing risks.

The Art of Up-tracking Course Dates and Price

December 6-7th 2022           $395 + 5% GST                Max 4:1 ratio

E-Transfer is the preferred method of payment, otherwise please use the button below for credit card payments. Please make sure you have read through the booking conditions and completed the waiver before making a payment.

Art of Up-tracking Course

Art of uptracking cover



(Included with the course above)


Dave during an Up-tracking Course

Student Feedback

"Alex's creating an efficient uptrack was very helpful for an old timer like me. It reinforced skills and taught me some new ones. I particularly liked the training - with eyes closed and feeling your legs. Alex has a good way about him and ensured safety and skill development and we even got in some nice turns. Even with many ski touring years under my belt, I felt this course was worthwhile."
Dave Conly (Vernon, BC)