Whistler Alpine Day Hike

Hiking

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

If you like scenic mountaintop vistas while also getting some exercise, this is the alpine day hike for you! Ride the Whistler Gondola to the high alpine and venture outside the Whistler Blackcomb ski area boundary along Piccolo and Flute summits. Gaze down at Cheakamus Lake and across to a magnificent view of Black Tusk.

What you can expect

Ride the Whistler Gondola to the high alpine and venture outside the Whistler Blackcomb ski area boundary along Piccolo and Flute summits. Gaze down at Cheakamus Lake and across to a magnificent view of Black Tusk.

Observe wild alpine meadow flora and if you are lucky resident fauna such as a marmot or bear!

This is an absolute Whistler classic – a hiking experience you don’t want to miss on any summer vacation in Whistler.

Duration

6 Hours

To-bring

  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants. Shorts are acceptable depending on conditions
  • 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

Highlights

  • Cheakamus Lake and Black Tusk views
  • This hike is a Whistler classic
  • Amazing photo opportunities

Notes

  • Difficulty level rated as moderate to difficult
  • A lift ticket for Whistler Mountain is required for this tour. Peak 2 Peak lift tickets are available for purchase through our office

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

Location

Restrictions

  • 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

This activity is available on request.

Number of guests allowed

No limit on guests number

Comments

  • Price is subject to 5% GST

Regular rate

Adult (aged 13 – 85) $129.00 CAD
Child (aged 5 – 12) $109.00 CAD

Private Rate

Private Group Rate for 1-6 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 $599.00 CAD

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