Whistler Overnight Backcountry Trips

Starting at $1855 + GST

13 Glaciers, 14 Mountains and 25km of overnight backcountry adventure with incredible skiing and breathtaking scenery.

An Experience that’s unique to our home mountains. Cross the Spearhead Traverse from Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain while sleeping under the stars and ski touring your way through mountain cols, across glaciers, and down life-changing slopes.  One of the rarest types of excursion you can do in this big world of ours, that is sure to make you king/queen of après.

Get skilled!

Our guides will walk you through glacier travel, overnight winter camping, ski touring, personal fitness, technical steep skiing; you name it! This trip encompasses a huge variety of skills needed to be a confident backcountry traveler.  Maybe even some nun chuck, bow staff and computer hacking skills if you’re lucky.

One, Two, Three, Four Night trips

The trip is possible in one night and two full days of skiing and touring, but if you’d like to boost the daily number of ski runs up, or the cardio down then we can extend to the length of trip you’d like. With gear from Mountain Hardwear and Rossignol, you’re sure to sleep well and ski hard.  Just depends how much of the great outdoors, you can handle!

Ability Level:

Advanced-intermediate to expert skiers and riders can enjoy Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures. Previous ski touring and overnight camping experience is an asset, but not mandatory.

We supply:

  • Pots, stoves, cooking supplies including dishware and cutlery
  • Tents
  • Breakfast and Dinner

You Supply:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Headlamp
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Lift Tickets
  • Personal Care kit

Optional Gear Rental

  • Most gear available for rental from local outfitters.
    Contact us for more details

Dates:

Adventures typically run from Mid-March to May.

This is subject to weather, avalanche conditions, and meeting the minimum group size (or cost).  Earlier dates may be available if weather permits, so please inquire at any point in time.

Price:

ONE NIGHT
  • $1855 CDN + GST
TWO NIGHTS
  • $2710 CDN + GST
OPTIONS
  • Additional Night(s): $290 » Per Person/Night
  • Food: $40 » Per Person/Day

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.

OTHER BACKCOUNTRY OPTIONS

Private Backcountry Tour
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.
» Backcountry Privates
Heli Assisted Touring
Blackcomb Helicopters will take you, your group and a guide to those backcountry zones you’ve always dreamed of getting to. Enjoy a full day of guided backcountry skiing or splitboarding – the possibilities are endless! Then get picked up by Blackcomb Heli at the end of your epic day!
» Heli Assisted Touring