Glacier Glissading

Unique Experiences

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

A glacier adventure like no other! Experience the most memorable and uniquely Canadian activity one can enjoy in the mountains. If you didn't get your snow fix in the winter, Glacier Glissading provides a unique thrill of sliding down glacier snow in the summer, combined with an interpretive discovery of a 10 000+ year old glacier.

What you can expect

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 glissading 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, glacial cirque 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. An interpretive account of glacial formation, local history, flora and fauna will be given. Your guide then will lead you up the glacier, making easy snow steps for you to follow up a gentle slope. Depending on your comfort level, you can choose to slide down a lower angled slope or a steeper faster one. You will also have the opportunity to do this more than once!

The tour will then conclude with a walk back to the mountaintop office.


3 Hours


  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants (rain pants). It is best to wear pants for glissading
  • If you do not have rain pants, just bring another pair of pants you can change into in case they get wet
  • Warm layer(s)
  • 2 pairs of socks, preferably synthetic or wool hiking socks
  • Light gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Small Backpack
  • Personal items you require for a day in the outdoors

Weather requirements

  • At the top of the Gondola you step out into the great Canadian alpine where weather and conditions can change fast – it is good to be prepared


  • Slide down slippery glacier snow in the summer
  • Learn about glacial formation
  • Choose a gentle glissade or a more adventurous slide down


  • A Peak 2 Peak lift ticket for Whistler Mountain is required for this tour. If you have not already purchased a lift ticket(s), these are available at the village office
  • Tour runs rain or shine

Meet location

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



  • All guests must sign a release of liability waiver prior to participating in any activity. Guests who are 19 years and older sign their own waiver. Guests under the age of 19 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver on their behalf
  • It is strongly recommended that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance upon booking and Emergency Evacuation insurance. A recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com or call 1800 663 0399 if required

Cancellation / Refund

  • Within 24 hour cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit
  • Outside of 24 hours - $25 penalty to reschedule
  • If conditions force Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures to cancel a course or trip they will do all they can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible you will receive a full refund. They reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:


Number of guests allowed

1 – 10 guests

Minimum time to book before

24 hour


  • Prices do not include tax or peak 2 peak lift ticket
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2017 rates and may be subject to change for the 2018 season

Regular rate

Adult (aged 19+) $139.00 CAD
Youth (aged 8 – 18) $119.00 CAD

Private Tour Package

Private Tour offered for 1 to 6 people. 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

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