Backcountry

Spearhead Traverse

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

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

Dates:

Adventures typically run from Mid-March – 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 + 5% GST 1-3 PEOPLE
$240 + 5% GST EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON
TWO NIGHTS
$2710 + 5% GST 1-3 PEOPLE
$240 + 5% GST EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON
ADDITIONALLY
$290 + 5% GST EACH ADDITIONAL NIGHT