Whistler Intro Backcountry Group Tours
DEAL ALERT: Lift passes available for $39 for BC Group Tours
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.
Please note this course requires touring skis or splitboard, skins & avalanche safety gear. If you require Backcountry rentals please let us know. Bagged lunches are available for $13 and contain a sandwich, piece of fruit, cookie and a drink. For complete equipment list see below.
Advanced-intermediate to expert skier or snowboarder with no or little touring experience.
Low to Medium (~1+ hours of hiking)
Optional Private Clinics:
- Backcountry Private Clinics are available any day of the regular operating season
- Sat. Dec. 7, 2019 (1st clinic start date)
Sat. Apr. 11, 2020 (last clinic start date)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Group programs are for guests aged 16 and older. All clients 18 & under must sign the safety voucher and wear a helmet.
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.
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.