Yearning to blaze your own trail across the snowy slopes that beckon from beyond the ski resorts? Backcountry travel is an increasingly popular way to explore new terrain.

Featured BACK COUNTY GEAR Products

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The mountains make us alive… ignite the fuse… they light the wick… and if skiing and snowboarding are the heart of your passions, you shall be no stranger to the beautiful world of Backcountry Touring. Sensations of fresh tracks down virgin slopes are equivalent to Stairway to Heaven in the great outdoors, the feeling that gets you hooked and begging for more! It’s a sacred journey when you start zig-zagging up mountains, planning your route, making sure all equipment is in check, and we are here to help along the way. Be it your first ventures into this new world of Backcountry Touring, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for local advice, we are here for you!

Here at the Sacred Ride, you shall find anything and everything you need before you plan or head out into the Backcountry. Whether it’s because you forgot your Map, can’t find your skins or need to upgrade your beacon, we’re here to help and assist to make sure your experience will be a safe and unforgettable one. Patience & Knowledge are your best assets, and we have been longtime advocates of taking your time in the Big Mountains… reap the benefits, all in good time and unison with Nature herself.

What makes The Sacred Ride so special you might be wondering?!

We’ve been wondering the Kootenay Mountain Ranges for well over 35 years, and been established in Nelson BC for 25years. That’s a lot of sweating going up n down mountains I tell ya!! At the shop, we’re a bunch of mixed snowboard and skiing enthusiasts that have been chasing pristine snow all over BC, acquiring precious knowledge and experience along the journey. We truly understand individual’s requirements, and stock our shop with all that you may need. Got you covered tip to tail as we old-timers would say ☺

By carrying a wide selection of accessories, hardgoods and outerwear from legendary backcountry suppliers such as Black Diamond, Fritschi, Look, Spark, Voile and Pieps just to name a few, we got your backcountry gameplan covered.

  • You smoked a sharkfin rock on your last adventure?! Worry no more! With our Wintersteiger base grinder and full repair/service shop, we’ll bring your beloved equipment back to life in no time so the dreams can continue!
  • Your dog chewed your skins and you’re headed out to a hut trip tomorrow?! Don’t sweat it!! Full inventory of skins, beacons, probes, shovels and backcountry accessories are available for rent right here at The Sacred Ride.
  • You’re thinking about refreshing your beat-up backcountry skis/snowboards but unsure what to get based on friend’s input and online reviews?! No biggie!! With our demo- before-you-buy program, come try your dream list of gear and find out for yourself which will be THE ONE ☺
  •  Skis/Snowboard didn’t show up because your Airline Carrier is too careless?! Don’t lose sleep over it and come see us!! We do high-end backcountry rentals and resort setups.

We’re also highly flexible with drop-off and pick-up hours, we know everyone’s on a different winter schedule and want to make sure you make the most of it!

We are here for you from Monday to Saturday 9am-5h30 (Fridays 6pm), Sundays are for friends & Powder Worships!!

250-354-3831 / [email protected]


Here at Black Diamond it’s all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers.


Voile provides quality backcountry gear including skis, split boards, telemark bindings and avalanche poles and probes. Manufactured in the USA, they are the go-to products for backcountry skiers and snowboarders.


Elan is one of top manufacturers of skis and snowboards in the world and has reestablished market position as innovative leader in skis industry. WaveFlex technology has been expanded to almost whole collection of skis and is world’s most awarded ski technology.

DAKINE Outerwear and Packs

For over 30 years Dakine has set the industry standard for design and quality in backpacks and outdoor gear. Now they bring their extensive expertise to the backcountry with their own line of probes, shovels and telescoping poles.


Available as a package on Blizzard skis, Marker bindings are ideal for the backcountry skier who wants easy climbing combined with the ultimate in security and performance coming down the mountain.


A ski skin is a highly complicated product. Complex know-how, high-quality materials, state-of-the-art production methods, and strict quality control are required for its development and production. In order to guarantee the already proverbial Colltex quality, all Colltex ski skins are produced in Switzerland. Here is the overview of the current ski skin range. The configurator can also be used to make a suitable selection.

Tecnica ski boots

Tecnica has been a cutting-edge company in the manufacture of performance footwear for outdoor sports ever since 1970


We exist for the sole purpose of producing technically excellent products that satisfy the commercial needs and requirements of our distribution partners and the performance and comfort needs of the end users.


Manufacturers of freeride clothing and ambassadors for the soul of skiing. Our team at Flylow believes that we are in a new age of skiing and our gear is constructed to handle any activity required to ski deep powder.