Upcoming Courses:

Learn new skills and appreciation of mountain recreation on one of our scheduled courses. Individuals and groups are welcome; jump in on a upcoming course and enjoy the adventure!

Winter Courses '17-'18



New to the sport of backcountry skiing? Want to learn a great new activity that will get you out enjoying the mountains? Our guides will lead you on skis/boards into the MT and WY Beartooths, while providing instruction on the use of touring equipment and how to efficiently move in the winter backcountry.  You will learn how to evaluate avalanche terrain and snowpack stability, which will improve route finding skills for your own touring adventures. The Beartooths hold great alpine scenery and winter solace that will make you love this sport simply for the wilderness experience it offers!
Intermediate skiing abilities recommended.   
Groups of 1-4 welcome.  
Offered all Winter

Ice Climbing Basics


Waterfall ice climbing during the long winters in Montana can add a whole new perspective to the world of a mountain lover; ice is a great medium to climb upon and gives a genuine sense of adventure in the mountains! Our guides will teach you to combine balance, focus and technique to get you excited about the vertical world of ice. Our emphasis is teaching, rather than telling. Each climber will learn the proper use of ice tools and crampons, climbing knots and commands, all while having fun in the alpine environment. These courses are single-day outings and are designed for beginners.

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS are welcome! Group and private instruction offered daily with reservations.  DECEMBER - APRIL

Ladies on Ice


Join our female guides one of their ALL WOMEN ice climbing courses at some of our easily accessible frozen waterfalls in the Beartooths. You'll learn how to dress warm and have fun with a group of awesome ladies that will show you the basics of climbing ice in the winter. In the 'Chicks with Pics' outings, each climber will be given instruction on using ice axes and crampons, how to belay, climbing techniques, making ice anchors and most importantly – HAVING FUN!! These day outing are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your group of gals! 

6 spots available

JANUARY 28TH (out of Red Lodge MT)


Avalanche Level 1 

Avalanche Level 1 certification courses

3-day courses with field travel travel on skis / boards each day. These 24-hour courses will betaught under the guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche Association (AAA). Instruction on with rescue equipment, mountain weather, terrain management & snowpack assessment.    

(rates: $299/ participant)  12 student maximum

February 2-4  (Cooke City area)

February 23-25   (Red Lodge area)

50 Years of Ice 

Free slideshow and repeat of historic first ascent! 

In 1968, BMG guide and climbing pioneer, Chad Chadwick ascended Rock Creek Falls outside of Red Lodge, MT. With mostly homemade climbing equipment Chad and Wally Hunter were possibly the first ice climbers to apply modern 'front-point' technique on any North American water ice falls. So cool, and Chad still climbs like a boss!

Join us March 9th at Red Lodge Ales for a slideshow of historic ice climbing photos presented by Chad and others.

March 10th we'll don vintage climbing gear with our wool knickers and repeat this historic first ascent!!  Join us!

Red Lodge, Montana

West Fork Ski Mountaineering


Join one of the Beartooth's most experienced skiers, Beau Fredlund, on a 3-day course that will cover winter camping techniques, managing avalanche terrain, and the ski mountaineering fundamentals necessary to make a descent of the Whitetail Peak couloir. Intermediate-advanced skill required.

  • June 1-3, 2018

2 spots available