Cloud Nine Guides is a Guide Service & MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

OF Internationally CERTIFIED (IFMGA) Mountain Guides

located in Canmore, Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We offer guiding and instruction in Ice Climbing, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing / Splitboarding and Avalanche Skills Training (AST) education courses.

From Ascents of the Matterhorn in Switzerland and the towering Granite of the Lofoten in Norway, to Deep Water Soloing in Spain and Deep Powder Skiing in Canada - we offer adventure trips and travel for any inspired mountain adventurer. 

 

for the Inspired Winter adventurers

23/24 Winter Bookings Now Open

Looking for a day of mountain adventure with your family or friends in Canmore, Lake Louise, or Banff National Park? Or are you inspired to go bigger and further, exploring the high mountains on single or multi-day mountaineering programs?

Whatever the objective, we are here to turn your inspiration into reality, with our a team of a highly experienced, internationally certified Mountain Guides and Program Managers available to you daily pre-trip.

 

PREP FOR YOUR BEST WINTER YET WITH

 

Canmore & Banff AST 1 Avalanche Courses

AST 1 - CANMORE, BANFF & LAKE LOUISE

Ready for your AST 1 this season? Seats available every weekend from November to February, or book a private course with your crew! Starting at $265/seat.

AST 1 - REVELSTOKE

Private Group AST 1 Courses available this season in Revelstoke for you and your crew of 6 or more. Starting at $320/seat.

AST 1 - GOLDEN

Private Group AST 1 Courses available this season in Golden, BC for you and your crew of 4 or more. Starting at $320/seat.

AST 1 - LETHBRIDGE & FERNIE

Private Group AST 1 Courses available in your Southern Alberta home ranges for your group of 6 or more. Starting at $400/seat.

Cloud Nine Guides AST CONNECT+

AST CONNECT+

Got your AST 1? Bridge the gap to the AST 2 with our AST CONNECT+ Ski and Split Backcountry Touring & Education Days. Seats from $175/day.

AST 2 - BANFF & LAKE LOUISE

Ready to explore the challenging and complex terrain along the Icefields Parkway and Lake Louise Group? Starting at $645/seat.

AST 2 - GOLDEN & ROGERS PASS

The Holy Grail of AST 2 Courses: add two parts Selkirks, a dash of the Purcells... Game on. Starting at $1100/seat.

Cloud Nine Guides - Crevasse Rescue Course

CREVASSE RESCUE SYSTEMS

Essential Skill Sets for Travellers in Glaciated Terrain, from responding to crevasse falls to glacier morphology & travel techniques. Starting at $490/seat.

SUMMER Adventures - Trips & COURSES 

Cloud Nine Guides - Beginner Mountaineering Course

The BMC

Check out our 6-Day Beginner Mountaineering Course: the premiere intro to mountaineering for $2500/student.

Cloud Nine Guides - Guided Ascents of Mount Athabasca

Mount Athabasca

Climb the AA Col or one of the Technical North Face Routes of Mount Athabasca this Summer, starting at $334/person.

Climb Mount Assiniboine with Cloud Nine Guides

Mount Assiniboine

Book a Guided Ascent of one of the most popular and iconic Canadian Rockies Summits this Summer! 

Cloud Nine Guides AST CONNECT+

Bugaboo Guides

Book a Guided Ascent of Bugaboo Spire, Snowpatch Spire or Pidgeon Spire this Summer with C9's Bugaboo Specialists.

Learn to Lead Rock Climbing Course

L1 - Outdoor Lead Lesson

Level 1 - Take your climbing from the Gym to the Crags. This Learn to Rock Climb Series Course is provided with our partners at the Calgary Climbing Center for $225.00 / student.

Cloud Nine Guides - Aftonroe Intro to Multipitch Course

L2 - Multi-Pitch Systems Course

Level 2 - The Sport Multi Pitch Systems Course. Get the systems and skills to safely climb the long routes for $475/student. 

Cloud Nine Guides - Trad Rock Systems - Learn to Trad Climb

L4 - Trad Rock Systems Course

Level 4 - Learn to place high integrity traditional and natural protection. Lead your first traditional protected pitch with our Guides beside you all the way up for $475/student.

Meet The C9G Collective

 

Brandon Gulstene - ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide
Alison Cardinal - Cloud Nine Guides
Robbie Chmelyk - Cloud Nine Guides
Darren Vonk - ACMG Alpine Guide & Apprentice Ski Guide
Satu Kouri - R&D Lead


 

ORTOVOX - Proud Supporting Partner of the Outdoor Rock Climbing Series Courses
Cloud Nine Mountain Guides are Internationally IFMGA Certified
Cloud Nine Guides is a Avalanche Canada Licensed Provider of the AST Curriculum