Big Mountain Awareness on Whistler Blackcomb

$99 + 5% GST

DEAL ALERT: Lesson/lift available for $135!

Social media and evolving freeride gear are pushing youth skiers and riders to access terrain well beyond their scope of training and experience.

Enter Extremely Canadian’s progressive Big Mountain Awareness Camps aimed at tapping into a healthy headspace for 10-15 year old advanced-intermediate to expert skiers and riders. Set among the world-class terrain of Whistler Blackcomb, the creative new single day camps will arm students with the knowledge, understanding, and attitudes to make good, safe decisions within ski area boundaries.

To that affect, the new program’s objective is to enhance awareness of hazards and provide tools to help young skiers and boarders effectively deal with many of the unforeseen challenges of such a large and diverse mountain resort. But we’re not talking about lectures and fire drills. True to Extremely Canadian’s cult classic style, these lessons will fuel campers’ stoke and get them to better skiing and riding.

By being more aware of the scope of challenges they may encounter, young adventurers will be able to maximize fun and minimize the consequences. The camps will tune riders into the personal, social, and environmental factors that play into any good day on the mountain, empowering them to celebrate good decision making amongst their ski crew and peers.

Nobody knows youth outdoor recreation leadership better than Mitch Sulkers who developed this course alongside Extremely Canadian Backcountry Supervisor and Lead Guide Keith Reid. The pair brings a lifetime of experience to the program. Sulkers developed the Outdoor Recreational Leadership Program for Whistler Secondary School and is a highly experienced outdoor educator with a passion for working with youth in the mountains, while Reid is an experienced IFMGA Mountain Guide and pass president of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Their hand picked coaches will ensure a world-class program for participants.

Ability Level:

Advanced Intermediate to Expert Skiers and Snowboarders. Comfortable in a variable conditions.

Included:

1-day camp packed with knowledge and lunch voucher.

Participant information:

10 to 15 year old advanced intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders.

Dates:

2019

  • Sat. Dec. 21
  • Mon. Dec. 30

2020

  • Fri. Jan. 3
  • Sun. Jan. 12
  • Mon. Feb. 17
  • Mon. Mar. 16
  • Wed. Mar. 23
  • Fri. Apr. 10

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The Fine Print

BOOK IN ADVANCE

Guides are in high demand and low supply. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

PAYMENT & CONFIRMATION

All rates are quoted in Canadian currency and are subject to taxes. Full payment is due upon booking. Confirmation is made by email.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be made to Extremely Canadian by mail, email or phone and are not considered cancelled until acknowledged by return mail, email or phone call by Extremely Canadian.

Adventures may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to the day for no fee. You must contact us no later than 9 AM on the day before. Inside of 24 hours, no refund will be given (medical reasons may be an exception). A change of dates is considered a cancellation and a re-booking, therefore cancellation policies apply.

REFUNDS

No refunds will be issued on whole or partially unused portions of packages. No refunds will be issued on day of lesson (medical reasons with a doctor’s note may be an exception).

RESCHEDULING DUE TO LOW NUMBERS

Group adventures must meet a minimum group size of 3 persons. In rare instances, we may ask a guest to switch from a clinic or camp that has too few participants. If this happens we will attempt to notify you 24 hours prior to the date. However, we reserve the right to cancel any clinics or camps, for any reason, at any time prior to start. In such a case, refund of any payments received shall constitute full settlement.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Adventure travel involves risk and unpredictable weather conditions. Extremely Canadian does not purport to any guarantee of conditions. We retain the right to cancel at any time due to inclement weather or factors outside of our control. In this case the client will be entitled to a full refund.

WAIVER

You will be required to sign and return a waiver and release of liability and a medical form before your first day of skiing. Below is a copy of the waiver for your review.

» Sample Waiver

MEETING TIME & PLACE

Meeting time is 8 AM on the deck of the Carleton Lodge in the main village between the gondolas unless otherwise noted in your confirmation.

END OF DAY

Guides will determine the end of day. Many factors will be considered when doing so.

LATE ARRIVAL OR DEPARTURES

Extremely Canadian cannot accept responsibility for travellers inconvenienced by late, diverted, delayed, cancelled, or rescheduled travel arrangements. This also applies to missed connections or transfers.

BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS

Guests are expected to behave in an orderly fashion and not to disrupt the enjoyment of other guests or in anyway harm the reputation of Extremely Canadian or its suppliers. Extremely Canadian reserves the right to decline accepting or retaining any guest whose health or actions impede the operation of a clinic or camp or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow guests.

UNDERAGE PARTICIPANTS

Group programs are for guests aged 16 and older. All clients 18 & under must sign the safety voucher and wear a helmet.

GROUP DYNAMICS

We worry less about exact ratios but we endeavour to have a tight match of ability and inclination to provide tons of vertical and mileage while moving quickly and safely through terrain appropriate for the group. Ratios can be between 1:5 but are usually closer to 3:1. If we don’t have a group for you we will work to find another program that matches your ability or provide a full refund.

INSURANCE

We do not request proof of insurance coverage, but please ensure that you have appropriate coverage to ensure that you are adequately covered for any eventuality. We highly suggest that you purchase trip cancellation insurance to avoid penalties related to a change in plans.

If you require any clarifications on these important details, please contact us at ski@extremelycanadian.com or call 604-938-9656.

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