Tours

What you should know about our tours

MRVBC's tours are designed to introduce advanced skiers/riders to

  • Backcountry skiing/riding opportunities in the Valley, and

  • Like-minded BC skiers/riders.

MRVBC's tours are NOT designed to teach you how to

  • Use your backcountry gear,

  • Ski/ride in the backcountry,

  • Handle backcountry emergencies.

Difficulty Rating System

All MRVBC tours are for advanced skiers and riders only.

  • Expert: Confident skiing/riding all black diamond trails and glades at local VT ski areas. Skilled in powder, comfortable skiing steep tight "shwacky" trees, capable of skiing less than stellar un-groomed snow conditions, ski BC at least a few times a year.

  • Advanced: Comfortably ski/ride black diamond trails and glades at local VT ski areas. Comfortable in powder, powder in trees and ungroomed snow. Have some BC experience. Know how to use your BC gear.

Additional information

Please read the following information.

To sign-up for a tour please follow the steps below.

  1. Fill out 2023 CTA Day Tour Online Wavier.

  2. Check to make sure your waiver was submitted properly – Click Here To Confirm.

  3. Contact the tour leader well in advance of the tour. Do not wait until the night before. The leader will provide information on the meeting location, meeting time, and other necessary details. All CTA tour leaders are volunteers.

2022 Tours

Dowsville BC Tour - Expert

DATE: 3/4/2023

Description: Skin up from the Ward Hill parking lot. Return via “unmanaged BC terrain” back to the car (aka: schwacky tight trees likely). About 6-8 miles round trip depending on the route. Plans may change based on conditions. Skins and fat skis/splitboard required. Bring lunch and layers. See our Difficulty Rating System above to determine if MRVBC’s tours are the right fit for you.

Participation Limit: Maximum of 8

RSVP by 2/24/2023: Kevin Russell


Phen Basin BC Tour - Expert

DATE: 2/18/2023 (rain date 2/19/2023)

Description: Explore “unmanaged BC terrain” (aka: schwacky tight trees likely) in Phen Basin (Section 19S of the Catamount Trail). About 6 miles round trip depending on the route. Skins and fat skis required (splitboards not recommended for this tour). Plans may change based on conditions. Bring lunch and layers. See our Difficulty Rating System above to determine if MRVBC’s tours are the right fit for you.

Participation Limit: Maximum of 8

RSVP by 2/11/2023: Steve Sharp