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


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

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 20 years experience ski touring all over the world including Alaska, The Andes, The European Alps, Australia, New Zealand, and of course 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.

The Art of Up-tracking Course Dates and Price

December 7th to 8th 2021           $395 + 5% GST                Max 4:1 ratio

E-Transfer is the preferred method of payment, otherwise please use the button below. Please make sure you have read through my booking conditions before making a payment.

Art of Up-tracking Course

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(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)