Discover the Backcountry....

A little differently this year

As we all adjust to living with COVID-19, we will be adjusting our guiding & instructional programs accordingly. Perhaps you don’t want to spend a week in a tiny ski lodge with others this season, or you want to spend more time skiing with your family. For our courses, classroom will be virtual, and there will be more field based course offerings.

We have plenty of wide open spaces, few skiers, and are more then willing to make something work for you. Please contact me to discuss some ideas.


Backcountry Ski Touring at its best – Let’s go skiing! With the experience of an ACMG Ski Guide, join us on a scheduled trip or put a private group together for:

  • Day Trips
  • Hut Trips
  • Helicopter Assist Trips
  • Spring Basecamps
  • Glacier Travel & Intro to Backcountry Courses


Hyland Backcountry Services Ltd is one of the largest providers of avalanche courses in Northwest BC for ski or sled.

We offer a variety of Avalanche Training Courses, including:

  • AST 1
  • AST  2
  • AST Companion Rescue
  • Custom Training


We offer workplace training, safety planning & consulting services. New Worksafe BC Regulations for avalanche safety best practices are now in effect in BC.

We can provide:

  • Avalanche Training for Workers
  • Avalanche Risk Assessments
  • Avalanche Safety Plans
  • ATES Terrain Ratings

Welcome to Hyland Backcountry Services Ltd.

Located in Smithers, BC in the heart of the scenic Bulkley Valley, Hyland Backcountry is focused on providing avalanche safety training and consulting, and guided backcountry skiing throughout Northern British Columbia. We specialize In providing:

  • Certified ACMG Ski Guides
  • Recreational Avalanche Training for Skiers & Sledders
  • Industrial Avalanche Training & Consulting

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