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Spearhead Traverse, Guided ski tour in Whistler Blackcomb (3-5 days)

Join a certified mountain guide for a challenging but fun and scenic 3-to-5-day ski touring expedition on the Spearhead Traverse. Climb a few mountains and glaciers on the way and, of course, take in some incredible views.

Mountain RangeCoast Mountains
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Traverse the iconic Haute Route of the Americas.

  • Take advantage of pristine powder in the Canadian backcountry.

  • Enjoy stunning views out over the Canadian Coastal Mountains.

Description

Known as the Haute Route of the Americas, the Spearhead Traverse is a challenging ski tour that offers some of Canada’s best skiing, mountaineering and scenery!

Over the course of 3 to 5 days (we’re flexible so that you can get the most out of this trip with the time you have available), we will head from the backside of Blackcomb Peak, near the top of Hortsman Glacier, and make our way all the way to Whistler glacier, outside of the famed ski village.

Along the way, we will enjoy some incredible descents through pristine powder as well as get the opportunity to try out some mountaineering, with ice climbing and roped glacier travel.

In order to get the most out of this trip, you must have completed a level one avalanche course and introduction to ski mountaineering course prior to booking.

However, all your effort and preparation is well rewarded. The Spearhead Traverse is incredibly remote and provides us with numerous amazing views out over the snowy wonderland that is the Canadian Coastal Mountains.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredibly 3-to-5-day ski touring adventure along the Spearhead Traverse!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 7-day Ptarmigan Traverse mountaineering program in the North Cascades of Washington State!

Meeting point

Whistler, BC, Canada

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Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Goggles

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Please contact us for the complete equipment list.


About the guide

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For over 35 years, Mountain Madness has been bringing profound outdoor experiences to trekkers and mountaineers across the globe. We have built a strong foundation of skills and expertise, fueling our passion to impart our wisdom onto other like-minded explorers. Cultivating an enthusiasm for the
outdoors while helping you enjoy the journey and achieve your goals is a dream come true.

Our mission is to provide the best experience possible and to instill a passion for adventure. We value cultural exchange, take pride in facing physical and mental challenges head on, and strive to development wilderness skills that encourage self-discovery without compromising our environment.

Climbing, trekking, and skiing worldwide allows Mountain Madness to guide internationally. Our success and determination have given us worldwide acclaim and reignited our hunger – from Rainier and Baker to Kilimanjaro and Everest, no adventure is too big or too small.

Our guides have extensive training and are AMGA and/or IFMGA-certified guides. We enjoy assisting in all aspects of your trip, from the first conversation to the last goodbye. The collection of activities are endless, with alpinists, trekkers, explorers, mountaineers, and ski tourers on our team. To assist first time explorers and grizzled veterans in finding hidden, everyday wonder is our pleasure.


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

USD 954 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Please contact us for pricing information and to book your custom dates.


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