But if I want to leave your resort, you can't take my ticket away...that's BS.
If you are using the lifts to access the bc then they can
heres bakers rules, alpy is similar but you have to stop by patrol and prove you have the knowledge to go along with your gear.
If you leave the ski area boundary into the backcountry or re-enter the ski area from the backcountry, you must have all of the following or you will lose your ski area privileges:
1. Avalanche transceiver and demonstrated ability to use it
2. A partner
4. Knowledge of the terrain and your ability
5. Avalanche knowledge
6. Knowledge of local avalanche conditions;
• know this winter’s snowpack layers
• know the recent snowfall & type
• know current NWAC forecast
• know today’s weather forecast (snowfall, temperature & visibility)
Probes and Handi-com radios are recommended.
Killclimbs i know you have toured around stevens not sure how much lift accessed bc you did, most boundary areas at stevens have no ropes, no gates just signs on some trees. cross in and out as you please. In the past only a small group of locals ventured past the boundaries and only a few issues happened. Stevens had the reputation of being "too flat" for hard core skiers who headed to baker alpy crystal. With the increase of popularity of bc skiing and a lot of marketing from stevens, it is now seen as a pow destination. Honestly you have better chance of getting lost/stuck at stevens and spending the night in the snow than being in an avy, ether way the bc can kill you.
As for beginners in the backcountry, i feel you should be able to handle any terrain your in with ease. If shit get serious you need to be able to handle it. I have a couple super mellow zones i'll take some people, but even there a wrong turn can put you in a steep gully that would eat all but experienced riders. Hiking out would be the suck.