Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Freeride

Unique Experiences

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

Leave the lift lines behind this winter on one this guided backcountry day tour! Enjoy awesome backcountry skiing and splitboarding around the hidden terrain of the Whistler Blackcomb area. The big-mountain backcountry outside of the ski area offers a multitude of bowls, glaciers and gladed runs to choose from. Conditions are almost always favourable with lots of powder to ensure great turns for al

What you can expect

Dates: Offered daily
Location: Garibaldi Park – adjacent to Whistler Blackcomb ski areas
Duration: 1 full day

Availability is weather dependent and may change between seasons.

Meet your guide at the Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures office at 8:00am
Trip briefing and gear check
Load gondola at 9:00am
Lunch break at around noon
Ride until around 4:00pm
Meet at Whistler Village for a trip debrief and collection of all rented gear


9 Hours


  • Touring skis / splitboard and skins
  • Ski / snowboard boots
  • Poles
  • Lift pass: $59 backcountry lift ticket available
  • Backpack suitable for touring – 28L
  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants – dress for a day of riding in the alpine
  • Warm under layer(s)
  • Gloves
  • Winter hat/toque
  • Helmet
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (at least 1 litre)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Camera
  • You are welcome to bring your own avalanche safety equipment

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


  • Lift access and touring gear offer a fantastic way to enjoy the mountain
  • Conditions almost always favorable
  • Experienced ski guide
  • Intimate group sizes provides individual attention


  • Geared for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers or snowboarders
  • Participants must be comfortable and confident in intermediate terrain [blue runs] in a variety of snow conditions. Skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders welcome
  • Groups can expect 3 – 5 runs and up to 5,000 ft of vertical descent for the day depending on ability and fitness level
  • 6 to 1 client to guide ratio
  • Avalanche safety equipment included : digital tranceiver, shovel and probe

Meet location

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures office



  • Participants must be comfortable and confident skiing blue (intermediate) runs in variable conditions. No backcountry experience is required

Cancellation / Refund

  • Within 24 hours: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, no reschedule.
  • Outside of 24 hours: $25 rescheduling fee per booking or full refund.

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

No limit on guests number


  • Regular Rate is per person based on 2 person booking
  • Prices subject to tax
  • Price does not include $53 backcountry lift pass

Regular rate

Adult (aged 18 – 90) $345.00 CAD

Group of 1

Price shown is for individual person booking tour

Adult (aged 18 – 90) $645.00 CAD

Group of 3

Price shown is per person based on 3 People booking tour

Adult (aged 18 – 90) $300.00 CAD

Group of 4

Price shown is per person based on 4 people booking tour

Adult (aged 18 – 90) $245.00 CAD

Group of 5+

Price shown is per person based on 5 or more people booking tour

Price for entire reservation $200.00 CAD

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