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Aurora Backcountry started out as an idea, born in a hot sauna after a big day in the mountains.  It was here that a sudden realization occurred, every guide in the sauna was a local from an amazing mountain destination in the world.  The amount of diverse experience that had come together could never be acquired by just one person. Inspiration took hold, and a few months later Aurora Backcountry was formed. 


We are a collective of highly experienced, certified guides with local knowledge of some of the best mountain destinations in the world. We place value in our experience, professional certification, localism, but most importantly we value the extraordinary quality each of our guides embed into each day.  

At Aurora Backcountry we value our guests.  We strive to keep you safe, be your advocate for adventure and make sure that your needs come first, after all if it wasn't for you we wouldn't have a job.


Our trip packages have been meticulously planned, tried and tested. Constant improvement is mandatory to maintain high quality. You need to trust a Company's ability to manage logistics, respond to inquiries, and to engage and proactively work with guests to make sure that their experience is seamless from the day they book to the day we all say "see you next time".

Looking forward to meeting you!


"I have been skiing with Ben in New Zealand, Norway 2 times, and Japan.  I'm already planning for my next trip!"

Jeff, Luxembourg

"Skiing off the Vulkana Boat in Norway is by far the coolest thing I have ever done.  I will never forget that trip and I will probably do it again"

Bob, Luxembourg

"Go to Japan with these guys and ski Mt.Yotei. It was the best run of my life! They really know how to put together the whole package"

Brian, San Francisco

"I've Skied with many guides before and have always had mostly good experiences.  I've been touring with both Ben and Thomas in Lyngen and I am very convinced that Aurora has the best guides in the area."

Jøran, Oslo

"I have split boarded with Ben numerous times in Japan and Norway. He is an extremely knowledgeable guide and knows how to get anyone up and down the mountain safely."

Eric, Dubai

"In 2019 I spent a week in Japan with Ben as our guide. Hands down the best ski trip of my life. Honestly it wasn't just the classic Hokkaido powder, it was Ben's amazing knowledge of the terrain, and the local food and culture scene. We would ski secret lines all day and get immersed in real Japan all evening. So good I plan to go back"

Karyn, Vancouver

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