On the Glacier Ascent your guide will lead you across glacial snow and ice into the Whistler Bowl. You will be led on a short-roped mountaineering ascent of the alpine bowl – like how all of the world’s great peaks were traditionally climbed! Learn about glaciology and how to travel on and climb a glacier while recognizing and avoiding crevasses. At the top enjoy the stunning alpine vistas and world-class photo opportunities before descending.
The tour will begin at the mountaintop office, located on Whistler Mountain. At the office, you will meet your guide, sign a waiver, and be outfitted with your glacier travel gear. Next is a walk across either a beautiful alpine snow slope or a breathtaking glacial moraine and wildflower meadow (depending on the time of year and mountain conditions) as you approach the Whistler bowl and glacier. As you look up at the bowl you will see the 2160m Whistler Peak. Along the walk, you can take advantage of the world-class photo opportunities of the pacific coast mountain ranges. The tour will conclude with a walk back to the mountaintop office.
Tours will meet at the Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures mountaintop office 15 minutes prior to departure. The ride on the Whistler Gondola from the village takes approximately 30 minutes. To get to the mountaintop office, please take the Whistler Gondola all the way to the top (the second stop). The mountaintop office is located at the top of the Gondola about 100m straight down the path as you unload. It is the last cabin on the right with signage for Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
You can book this activity at the following times:
No limit on guests number
|Adult (aged 19 – 85)||$139.00 CAD|
|Youth (aged 12 – 18)||$119.00 CAD|
up to 6 participants. Families with young children must book Private Group Rate to receive additional guides and attention, along with extended tour length to accommodate a relaxed pace.
|Price for entire reservation||$799.00 CAD|