Backcountry SKIING in Whistler

Step Into The Backcountry

Step Outside Your Boundaries

What is Backcountry

 

Backcountry skiing/snowboarding takes place outside of the Whistler- Blackcomb resort boundaries. Climb up, then ski down. With no line-ups, chairlifts, or trail markers the possibilities are endless and the views are breathtaking.

 

Take the Next Step. Literally.

 

From the top of Whistler or Blackcomb, tantalizing backcountry ski & snowboard terrain stretches to the horizon in every direction. It’s accessible, and begging to be shredded. Take the next step.

 

Build Awareness.

 

Now you’re eyeing up that untracked line, it’s within reach, and you’re ready to rip. Or is IT ready to rip? Avalanche safety and mountain awareness are critical skills to learn and practice frequently.

 

Boost Your Skills.

 

This isn’t a bookworm avalanche course. In a full day of mind-blowing guided backcountry skiing, telemarking or snowboarding, ACMG Guides will share techniques and tactics to hone your skiing, boost your safety knowledge, and heighten your awareness in big mountain terrain.

 

Private or Group. You Choose.

 

Book a private Backcountry Adventure where you travel at your pace and get one-on-one coaching and instruction. You can also include up to 6 friends or family members with your private guide.

 

Book to be part of a group Backcountry Adventure, offered daily with a minimum of 3 guests and up to 6 in a group.

8:00

Meet outside on the deck of the Carleton Lodge, in the main village between the gondolas. Please make sure you have all your equipment and that it is in good working order.  When we go out for the day, we stay out for the day. Please make sure you have checked in at the Extremely Canadian desk the day or evening before your backcountry adventure.

 

8:30

Head up Whistler or Blackcomb with lift line priority. Review rescue procedures. Traverse out into Garibaldi Park.

 

9:30

If you’re heading for a big objective, you’ll be well on your way by now.

 

10:30

Newcomers will be learning avalanche rescue and snow safety while navigating through the backcountry.

 

Rest of the day

Will be spent skiing incredible powder runs, and accomplishing all of the goals laid out for the day depending on your program. End of day is determined by the guide.

The Details

 

  • All group adventures run from December 9, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  • Adventures run subject to weather and avalanche conditions
  • Group adventures must meet a minimum group size of 3 persons (please check in with us at least 24 hours before your adventure)
  • Meeting time is 8 AM and end of day is determined by the guide.
  • Full payment is due upon booking.
  • Cancelations and changes require 24 hours notice.
  • ACMG guides are in low supply and high demand. Please prebook your adventure well in advance, if possible, to avoid disappointment.
  • Lunches are available for $15 Lunch includes choice of sandwich, a piece of fruit, cookie and a drink.
  • Rentals packages for $80 are available from Summit Sport. Contact them directly or inquire for more details. (604) 932-6225. 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4. info@summitsport.com / summitsport.com
  • Discounted backcountry lift tickets are available for $62. This replaces a normal lift ticket and is only available to backcountry participants. If you have a seasons pass or another lift ticket option, you do not need this ticket.

Private Backcountry Guide

 

Price:        $829 + 5%GST (based on a group of up to 6)

($80 CAD BC Rental Package)

Dates:     Any date  throughout the Whistler-Blackcomb ski season

Ability Level:     Advanced Intermediate to Expert Skiers and Snowboarders with any level of Backcountry Experience.

Exertion Level:  Low - High (Depending on objectives)

Gear Required:  Touring skis or Splitboard & Avalanche Safety Gear (Demo gear available, subject to availability)

 

Whether it’s a fun day out with the family, or you are looking to conquer Blackcomb’s gnarliest peaks, we have a guide for you.  Working with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), let us help you plan your day to make sure every moment is exactly what you were looking for in the backcountry.

 

Take the kids and teach them about the mountains and ski touring, or choose your objective deep in the Coast Mountains, and let the guide show you the way.   Use our ‘Bucket List’ of runs that every skier should accomplish while in our epic backyard, to help find the perfect lines for your day.

 

Take advantage of the extremely important local knowledge of where to find the best routes and the best skiing.  Don’t waste your hard earned day out in the mountains, let us show you the way

 

Within 48hours call us directly to book..

 

book private backcountry guide

Intro to Backcountry

 

Price:        $259 + 5% GST ($80 BC Rental Package)

Dates:       Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Dec. 9- April 10 (Privates upon request)

Ability Level:     Advanced Intermediate Skier, Beginner to Splitboarding & Ski Touring

Exertion Level: Low- Medium (~1+ hours of hiking)

Gear Required: Touring skis or Splitboard & Avalanche Safety Gear (Demo gear available, subject to availability)

 

*if renting from Whistler Blackcomb, you do NOT need an AT boot for rentals. Frame bindings are available for touring, so you can use a boot that fits into a regular binding.

 

Step into Whistler/Blackcomb’s vast untracked backcountry ski & snowboard terrain that stretches to the horizon in every direction.  At an enjoyable pace to be able to take in the awe-inspiring Coast Mountains, we will accustom you to the gear, terrain, and lifestyle of a backcountry skier/snowboarder.  An adventure you'll not soon forget, but will certainly want to repeat.

 

In a full day of mind-blowing guided backcountry skiing, telemarking or snowboarding, ACMG Guides will share techniques and tactics to hone your skiing, boost your safety knowledge, and heighten your awareness in big mountain terrain.

 

Within 48hours call us directly to book.

Experienced Backcountry Adventure

 

Price:                  Group - $259 +5% GST ($80 BC Rental Package)

Dates:                 Wednesday & Saturday Dec 9- Apr 10

Ability Level:       Experienced Backcountry participants

Exertion Level:    Medium - High (Depending on objectives)

Gear Required:   Touring skis or Splitboard & Avalanche Safety Gear

 

*if renting from Whistler Blackcomb, you do NOT need an AT boot for rentals. Frame bindings are available for touring, so you can use a boot that fits into a regular binding.
(Demo gear available, subject to availability)

 

Join up with other adventurous backcountry enthusiasts to explore the Coast Range mountains, or conquer certain runs on your bucket list. Tailored for the backcountry ski/ snowboarder who wants to spend a full day scaling mountain peaks and bagging epic lines.

 

Within 48 hours call us directly to book.

book INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY

book Experienced Backcountry Adventure

Pay us a visit in the Carleton Lodge

 

Office open daily from 3-8 PM

December 10, 2016 -April 18, 2017

 

 

Phones open (8am-8pm)

 

1-800-938-9656

 

604-938-9656