• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Coast Mountains
  • Best period
    Feb, Mar

Description

The diversity of terrain together with stable snow conditions make the Coast Mountains Range a mecca for ski mountaineers. Most of the winter you can find large alpine summits and faces to safely ski and climb.

Today I invite you to join me on a 5-day ski mountaineering trip around Whistler, in British Columbia. It’s a great opportunity for skiers looking to explore the Coast Mountains and get deep into untouched snow and backcountry.

This trip is suitable for beginner to advanced skiers. Please note you need to be in good physical shape, as we may travel up hill on skis 600 to 2100 m, depending on your fitness level.

On this Whistler ski mountaineering trips we usually aim for large travel days, looking to reach high peaks and therefore enjoy fantastic descents. Good ski ability is required. Summer mountaineering/climbing experience is an asset.

We will meet in Whistler in the evening, to discuss your objectives and check and sort equipment. Next day, we take the ski hill lifts, up to Blackcomb, and head straight into the backcountry. We have lots of options there, from glacier ski runs to alpine peaks or couloirs.

You can find below a simple itinerary for this 5-day trip, but we have many options for destination and trips to suit your objectives and desires. Also, taking into account the current conditions/weather.

During these 5 days, we will have the option to ascent and descent Mounts like Matier, Joffree and Slalock. Also, heli drops are posible on Day 4.

If you want to join me on this amazing 5 day trip in the mountains and glaciers of British Columbia, please do not hesitate to contact me. Send me a request and let’s start planning your trip.

I offer many other exciting trips around Whistler and in different mountaineering destinations in Canada. You should check them out.

Itinerary

Day 0

Whistler

We meet in Whistler in the evening to discuss trip objectives and sort gear.

Day 1

Ski touring

At 8 am we take ski hill lifts up Blackcomb peak and into the backcountry. There are lots of options in the adjacent backcountry off Blackcomb resort, from glacier ski runs to alpine peaks or couloirs.

Day 2

Duffy Lake Area-Cerise Creek Area-Keith's Hut

Travel north of Whistler, up on the Duffy Lake area.  We will spend the day touring in high alpine in the Cerise Creek area and overnight stay at the famous Keith’s Hut at the toe of the Anniversary Glacier.

Day 3

More skiing-Back to Whistler

Another alpine day skiing. Possible ski ascents/descent of Mt Matier and Mt Joffree, Mount Slalock.  Back to Whistler.

Day 4

Whistler/Blackcomb backcountry day

Whistler/Blackcomb backcountry day.  Heli drops are also possible this day to give ourselves that extra boost in to the alpine after 3 big days (with additional surcharges).

Day 5

Whistler/Blackcomb backcountry day.

Price per person

1 Person3000CAD
Group of 21500CAD
Group of 31000CAD
Group of 4750CAD
Group of 5600CAD
Group of 6500CAD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment
All meals are included while on traverse.The price does not include: -Gear rentals if necessary -Sleeping bag for hut night -Accommodation in Whistler -Lift tickets

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Whistler