You can go x-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice walking on your own, but Walks N Talks Jasper Paula Beauchamp notes that it’s more rewarding with a guide:
• Guides go places you can’t find on your own—some are special areas that guides have personally discovered.
• Those on their own often miss or don’t appreciate the significance of interesting sites. Guides are fountains of knowledge who point out and explain hidden treasures.
• Nature is more enjoyable when you’re not worrying about what’s lurking around the corner. Guides are aware of the surroundings, provide the right gear and make your comfort on the trail a priority. — Jack Newon