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One of North America’s most famous ski resorts, Whistler has made a name for itself as a premier backcountry skiing destination. Located in the Canadian province of British Columbia, this resort town just 125 km north of Vancouver is renowned for the amount of snow it receives every year. Hire a certified guide and access Whistler’s backcountry terrain in the company of a local expert. Explore-Share.com only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides.

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Whistler

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Whistler?

Garibaldi Provincial Park is an awesome place to backcountry ski in Whistler. Here you’ll find everything from very difficult runs to gentle beginner’s runs. McBride Range is great if you’re looking for a challenge.  Whatever your level you’ll also find great terrain in Callaghan, Duffey Lake, Pemberton, or Joffre Lake.

Why should I choose Whistler for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

** Great Conditions **

Whistler gets a lot of snow annually, an average of 11.70 metres! The snow is also dry and light powder making it the perfect snow for your adventures. The season is also long, you can be pretty confident that you’ll be able to ski anytime between May to November.

**Varied Terrain **

The terrain in Whistler is pretty epic, it’s both sprawling and varied. You can expect to find alpine bowls, steep line drops, tree-lined runs and more. The runs often come with obstacles too which will keep you on your toes.


When you’re not on the slopes in Whistler, you won't be short on things to do. There is a wide range of restaurants to choose from and also great bars where you can even enjoy live music. During the day be sure to check out some of the great shops or galleries.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Whistler?

December through March is extremely cold with heavy snowfall. The summer months are warm. It gets quite a bit of rain year round.

What currency is accepted around Whistler?

Canadian Dollar

How can I get to Whistler?

Fly to Vancouver, then drive or take a bus to Whistler resort which is approximately 2 hours from the airport.

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When is the best time to travel to Whistler for Backcountry Skiing?

Between November and May

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What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Whistler



Well experienced Guide ( Brian ), very nice trip in Garibaldi


Our guide was Tim Ross not Brian Jones. Day was great and Tim was very personal and taught us a lot about backcountry skiing. He tailored the day to our abilities and was very patient. Great experience.



Our guide was Dan Robb! Thank you Dan, it was amazing! The fresh track was perfect! The scenic, Blue sky and sun, just WoW! 🤩❄️😎





We had a good time and the guide we had was both professional and patient. Thanks

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