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 (South Tirol and Lombardia)

6-day, backcountry, hut-to-hut ski traverse on big glaciers with peak bagging possibilities, long descents and Italian hospitality.

wapta ski traverse

Wapta Icefield Ski Traverse

Canadian Rockies: Banff and Yoho National Parks

5-day, hut-to-hut ski traverse along the glaciated Continental Divide. Summit opportunities.

ice climbing intro course

Ice Climbing Introduction

Canadian Rockies: Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway

Waterfall ice climbing courses for novices. Small group sizes and flexible dates.

Haute Route Ski Traverse

Haute Route Ski Traverse

Alps: France & Switzerland

The classic, 6-day, hut-to-hut ski tour in the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt.