Backcountry ski touring in Whistler, BC

Whistler is a must if you want to get to know Canada's best slopes. This world renown resort in the beautiful Coast Mountains is perfect for one or more days of backcountry ski touring.  The extremely varied terrain ensures that there are options for all tastes and levels. And the snowy environment in this

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Coast Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Whistler is a must if you want to get to know Canada’s best slopes. This world renown resort in the beautiful Coast Mountains is perfect for one or more days of backcountry ski touring. 

The extremely varied terrain ensures that there are options for all tastes and levels. And the snowy environment in this Canadian destination is truly stunning, so you will enjoy the views as well as the runs!

We will skin up, enjoying the wonderful surroundings, and then I will guide you down the best slopes in each area.

We can leave for one or more days. There is certainly a lot to explore in Whistler-Blackcomb, so don’t hesitate to plan with me several days to reach the best remote spots. Or if you prefer to spend most of your days skiing at the resort, still make sure you go backcountry skiing for at least a day, as it is a completely different experience.

We will spend a typical backcountry ski day leaving our marks on the glaciers and in the backcountry of the Garibaldi Provincial Park, right next to the resort. The skiing days usually end around 4PM, but in the late winter or spring we can arrange to make longer day tours.

No prior backcountry ski experience is needed, but you do need to be in good physical shape to join. I will decide the exact itinerary depending on the level of the group and the weather conditions.

Tempted to explore Whistler backcountry on your skis? Then please request to book this trip and let’s start the adventure! If you are up for a challenge, have a look at this Mount Logan ski mountaineering expedition.

 

Price per person per day

 
1 Person
495 CAD

Group of 2
273 CAD

Group of 3
200 CAD

Group of 4
150 CAD

Group of 5
130 CAD

Group of 6
108 CAD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
 Equipment included consists of avalanche safety kit (beacon, shovel, probe and daypack), glacier/mountaineering safety gear if needed.5% GST is not included in the price.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Occasional
Meeting point
At Whistler village or at your hotel (at 8AM).
 

About the Guide

 
 

Squamish-based IFMGA Mountain Guide Brian Jones is the owner/operator of Canada West Mountain School. Established in 1982, Canada West Mountain School is one of the premier Mountain Guiding and Training centres in Canada.

Brian offer Mountain Guiding services, Instructional Training courses and Custom programs in all aspects of mountain travel and safety in Canada and around the World.

 
 
FROM 108 CAD per person
per day
 

 

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