Safety & Respect
Our main goal is for you to have the time of your life and return home safely. The practice of Backcountry and/or Off-piste skiing will bring you into delicate and potentially risky mountain areas. Avalanches can be common and pose a certain threat. Travelers and guides will be equipped with avalanche beacons, shuffles and probes which must be carried throughout the duration of your trip. Our tours are scouted and secured by professional, local guides who have an unparalleled familiarity with the region you will be exploring. BMA also demands that all guides are IUGAM certified and/or qualified ski instructors.
Skiing and snowboarding are intense and physically demanding sports. Before embarking on a BMA trip, it is important that you honestly assess your strength, ski/snowboard skill levels, and any limitations you may have. Let us know in advance of any health conditions that may affect your overall experience. At BMA, we offer a variety of trips, each of them customizable to your skill level. There are parts of every mountain for travelers at every level; BMA knows these areas best and will make sure that you experience them in the safest, most thrilling way possible.
You must have good riding skills to embark on a BMA trip. Each of our trips poses different challenges and requires varying ski abilities. Please carefully follow level recommendations for each of our tours, so you can choose your adventure wisely and enjoy yourself to the fullest.
Expert: The Expert Adventurers is a top experienced rider who is able to ride steep terrains (above 40 degrees) and who can comfortably face any kind of snow condition. He or she should be in perfect health and fitness, as days are long and physically demanding.
Intermediate: The Intermediate Adventurer is able to manage in all snow conditions. He or she should be in good health and fitness, with previous riding experience.
Rookie: The Rookie Adventurer wants to discover the thrill of backcountry skiing and has limited and/or no experience in powder riding.