Welcome to OnTop Mountain Guides | Mountaineering and Backcountry Skiing in Canada and Europe

OnTop is a small tour operator and mountain guide service specializing in courses and trips in mountaineering, rock & ice climbing, trekking and backcountry skiing in the mountains of Europe and Western Canada.

Our mountain guides are certified at the highest level (UIAGM / IFMGA) | Our groups are small | Our service is highly personalized.


Our trips consist of a wide selection of scheduled programs/courses as well private guiding and customized trips and range from non-technical treks to extreme mountaineering and climbing adventures, from introductory backcountry skiing trips and avalanche courses to technical ski descents and heli-skiing.

Ortler Ski

Ortler Ski Traverse

Southern Alps / Italy (Sud Tirol and Lombardia)

6 Day Backcountry Ski Traverse Hut to Hut on Large Glaciers with Peak Ascents, Long Descents and Italian Hospitality.

wapta ski traverse

Wapta Ski Traverse

Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park

Hut-to-Hut Ski Traverse
5 Days along the Glaciated Continental Divide

ice climbing intro course

Ice Climbing Intro

Canadian Rockies / Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Pkwy.

Waterfall Ice Climbing Courses for Novices, small group sizes and flexible dates.

Haute Route Ski Traverse

Haute Route Ski Traverse

Alps: France & Switzerland

6 Days – Hut to Hut Ski Touring / Backcountry Skiing in the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt