Backcountry Solutions is A Ski
We offer faceshots and fresh ski lines followed with outrageous mountain cuisine.
We pride ourselves in our passion for skiing quality through a safety first approach to terrain choices and creative ski lines.
Our Home base
Golden, BC is a no frills skiers town. Surrounded by endless skiing in National Parks that include the iconic mountain ranges of the Purcells, Selkirks and Canadian Rockies.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is minutes away, and has the most amazing lift accessed slackcountry skiing around.
Rogers Pass…… need we say more? Anyone who is a backcountry skier will have heard how legendary the skiing is in “The Pass”. Big days happen in “The Pass” you need to be prepared for this place.
To the East it’s “The Rockies”, spring time skiing in the Rockies is other worldly, it’s huge and magnificent.
Our ski guiding services are generally based out of the Interior of British Columbia. Where there is absolutely no argument against it being of the most consistent snow quality annually over any other place on the planet earth. A bold but very true statement, that is why we live and play here.
What our clients are saying
Rich and Julie have been our guides for 12 years - They blend professionalism with fun in every way. They would be the first ones I'd want on site in an emergency and the first ones I'd want to apres ski with afterwards. They blend humor, route finding, safety, and mountain knowledge to deliver a seamless trip. They meticulously plan your adventures and cater to your group even as weather changes and bodies age. They pull together a comprehensive trip that our group has on its 'must-do' annual trip for years to come.
I have been very fortunate to meet Julie & Rich in 2016. Since then spending a week ski touring and hanging out with them is always one of my favorite weeks of the year. They are both amazing in every way possible: professional, caring, responsible, knowledgeable, adaptable and of course funny! They are "as good as it gets"!
Rich and Julie are the cream of the crop when it comes down to finding powder, safe guiding, creating fun memories and feeding the crew for an amazing touring week! Best kept secret in beautiful BC. Cheers!
I love skiing with Rich and Julie because it hasn't ever felt like I'm being guided. Instead I'm in this complex and interesting terrain with a variable snowpack with friends, fun hogs really, orchestrating a tour that has never, in 18 years, been less than spectacular. In addition to making a yearly religious pilgrimage (a.k.a. a weeklong fly-in backcountry ski lodge trip) to BC, we've backcountry skied in the Japanese Alps twice, and snow machine toured in the Golden backcountry and toured the sidecountry around the Kicking Horse ski hill. My friends and I are so lucky to have found them.
If you want to enjoy the full experience of Backcountry Skiing, learning from experts, and getting the good snow, there is no better choice than a trip with Rich and Julie and Backcountry Solutions. Just celebrated 30 years of skiing with Rich and Backcountry Solutions and already planned the 31st!