Exclusive Backcountry Skiing Tours

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Whistler Ski Guides

Whistler Ski Guides specializes in one service - Guiding exclusive, private, backcountry ski touring trips. They understand that this is your day to get out and explore the Whistler backcountry, so they'll do everything to make sure you get the most out of your day! With Whistler Ski Guides you'll ski without the crowds and experience some of the best snow that Whistler has to offer.

What you can expect

Ski tours in the Whistler/Blackcomb backcountry all start at 0800, meeting at a pre-arranged location in Whistler Village. Ski Guides can also meet at any of the local Hotels in resort as well. All logistics are arranged in advance with our knowledgeable and friendly office staff, so you are fully prepared for your backcountry skiing adventure.

A typical backcountry skiing day is spent skiing on the glaciers and in the backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park - adjacent to the Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort - with a return to the ski area and Whistler village by 4:00. During the late winter and spring seasons, ski tours may be extended to return later in the day at special request.

Duration

Full Day

To-bring

  • Alpine Touring Skis; Telemark skis; or, Splitboard. Must have climbing skins.
  • Boots - regular alpine boots can be used if they are comfortable and are not a tight fitting race boot
  • Poles with powder baskets. Split-boarders should have collapsible poles to store in your pack on descents
  • Ski helmet. Whistler Ski Guides & Leavetown always recommend skiing with a helmet.
  • Outer layer jacket with hood - Gore-Tex style
  • Outer shell pants or bibs - Gore-Tex style recommended for ventilation while touring
  • Personal clothing layers suitable for current conditions (dress for exercise while touring and cooler conditions while descending)
  • Gloves, standard ski gloves are suitable
  • Warm jacket - down or synthetic for rest breaks and colder weather
  • Sweater or vest - wool, fleece or down
  • Toque/warm hat - wool or fleece
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Misc. personal items (camera, etc.)
  • Additional Gear may be supplied on some tours, based on objectives

Weather requirements

  • Dress appropriately for the days weather

Highlights

  • Ski without the crowds
  • Enjoy the best snow Whistler has to offer
  • Ski on the glaciers and in the backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park

Notes

  • Perfect If you are looking for a more general ski touring experience, with lots of vertical on the glaciers, bowls or in the glades or tree skiing terrain in the backcountry around Whistler/Blackcomb
  • Basic/intermediate skiing skills and a moderate level of fitness will suffice
  • If you can ski moderate Blue runs, you can tour in the backcountry with Whistler Ski Guides! They choose many of the ski tours based on ability levels and fitness levels of the group
  • Whistler Ski Guides can arrange rentals of Backcountry Ski Equipment if needed

Meet location

Pre-arranged meeting point in Whistler Village

Driving directions

  • Your guide will contact you prior to departure to arrange a meeting point
  • Guides may also be able to meet at your hotel

Location

Restrictions

  • If you can ski moderate Blue runs, you can tour in the backcountry with Whistler Ski Guides! Tours are chosen based on ability and fitness levels

Cancellation / Refund

  • There is no refund on cancellations within 14 days of scheduled departure date
  • There may be occasions when Whistler Ski Guides are forced to cancel tours due to weather or avalanche warnings, in this case guests will receive a full refund

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Number of guests allowed

1 – 6 guests

Comments

  • Price includes all ski guide services, avalanche safety kit (beacon, shovel, probe and daypack)
  • glacier/mountaineering safety gear if needed (ropes, harnesses, etc), instructional materials, if required or relevant, all pre-trip organization handled by email and phone
  • Not included in the ski tour bookings is lunch, beverages and snacks must be provided by each participant, personal clothing suitable for cold weather touring, backcountry skis, bindings and climbing skins (Rentals available), lift fees (backcountry tickets available for $58), transportation costs if a location outside of Whistler/Blackcomb is chosen, hut/camping fees if a multi-day overnight trip is chosen, and guide gratuities and tips

Regular rate

Adult (aged 18+) $495.00 CAD

Two person rate

Price for two people booking at the same time.

Price for entire reservation $545.00 CAD

Three to four person rate

Price for three or four people booking at the same time.

Price for entire reservation $600.00 CAD

Five to six person rate

Price for five or six people booking at the same time.

Price for entire reservation $650.00 CAD

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