While some of today’s free-ski heroes were crawling in diapers, Extremely Canadian had already thrown a wrench in traditional ski instruction.
It all began in 1994 when renegade free-skier Peter Smart and comrades introduced a new kind of ski instruction to Whistler, BC. They set out to teach adventurous skiers how to attack the steeps with more confidence and control, but revolutionized ski instruction while they were at it, bringing clients to places and doing things that a traditional ski school wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole.
With more than 20 years of operation under the belt, Extremely Canadian is still all about big-mountain skiing. Specializing in all-mountain guiding and coaching on the twin giants of Whistler and Blackcomb — with more than 5,000 feet of vertical and a combined 8,000 acres of skiable terrain — Extremely Canadian’s Steep Skiing Clinics are all about improving and refining your off-piste technique. They’re also about finding the best snow and wickedest terrain; chutes, bowls, couloirs, trees and steeps will all become second nature to participants.
Diving head first into the increasingly popular backcountry realm, Extremely Canadian is also dominating the limitless expanse of ski touring and splitboarding options in the lift assisted Coast Mountains surrounding the resort. Conquer the Spearhead Traverse, or catch a full day of untracked runs with our vast knowledge of the area. None other than legendary past president of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), Keith Reid, leads this program. Of course, to round out our repertoire, we are also offering Youth Big Mountain Awareness Camps, Crevasse Rescue Courses and Avalanche Skills Training (AST) Level 1+ & 2 Courses to better prepare skiers and riders for their backcountry independence. With guides handpicked from the pantheon of Whistler ski luminaries: ski film stars, ex-national team members, and free-ski heroes; you can’t go wrong.
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