Backcountry Skiing Whistler

Whistler backcountry is where skiing adventures begin. There are no lifts and no lines in the backcountry; only bowls, glaciers, forests and wide-open powder runs. Guided ski touring features unlimited terrain just out of bounds at Whistler-Blackcomb. Ski touring allows you to navigate terrain on your skis in the backcountry wilderness. Our guided trips take you to all the best places with secret powder stashes, alpine bowls and gladed runs. Whistler ski touring requires skills, decision-making and offers challenges for all abilities. A day ski touring can include hiking, touring, backcountry safety and of course exceptional skiing. And that’s why we are here, to take you out exploring the backcountry of Whistler and Blackcomb.

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Program Details

LOCATION: Whistler, BC
DATES: Runs Dec to Apr
DURATION: 1 Day
PRICE: $500.00 (Based on 2 People)

Overview

Backcountry Ski Tours in Whistler

Powder Guides offers guided Whistler backcountry ski touring trips, suitable for all abilities. The varied terrain in the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and surrounding backcountry provides a world-class backcountry ski touring experience. Whistler ski touring trips take place on the Spearhead Range from Blackcomb into the Garibaldi Park. Or into Musical Bumps and Singing Pass from Whistler, and include all the terrain in between. The skiing here is simply unlimited, we can tour for a lifetime here and still never ski all the runs, and that’s not even half of the area. We can take you to the tops of the peaks or traverse the Fitzsimmons and further into Spearhead Range while you marvel at the mountains and glaciers.

Like all of our days spent in the mountains, touring days start wicked early. After check-in we review gear and check that you’ve got the right gear for the conditions of the day. Skiers may use Telemark or AT gear, while snowboarders may opt for split boards. The specialty skis and snowboards make it possible to use skins on your boards and skis. Skins provide traction on the snow surface, making human powdered skiing possible in the backcountry. In addition to proper ski gear you’ll need an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel. Our guides will show you how to use and care for your avalanche safety gear. Having the right gear allows you to travel safely and efficiently.

Backcountry terrain ranges from moderate runs to full-on steep, deep alpine bowls. We thoroughly review the weather, snowpack and current conditions before we set the route for each day. During the tour we offer instruction about safety, navigation, understanding the snowpack, where to find the secret powder stash. When you want to head out of bounds and go to the best places, call us, we’ll take you there.

Itinerary

Whistler Backcountry Ski Tour

Meet at your hotel 7:30am, check gear, and head straight to Whistler base for transceiver search training. At 8:30 take the lifts up and head out of the ski area boundary to Whistler or Blackcomb, depending on guide’s discretion. Be back to Whistler Village between 4:30 – 5pm.

Participants must be at least intermediate skiers or boarders

RATIO: 8 guests per guide

Included

Whistler Backcountry Ski Tour

Avalanche safety gear, lunch and backcountry lift passes can be organised for an additional fee. Guests are responsible for there own skis, contact us for for information on ski tour rentals.

Equipment & Terms

Whistler Backcountry Ski Tour

Click here to review the Equipment List.

The policies and the fine print can be be viewed on our Booking Policy Page.

To book a trip or if you have any questions please Contact Us.

Why Book

Whistler backcountry is some of the most diverse and easily accessible backcountry skiing in Canada. Having all the amenities of Whistler while being able to explore the impressive Coast Mountains and glaciers during the day makes the Whistler Backcountry an excellent skiing adventure.

Let Powder Guides use our 15+ years of local knowledge to help you complete your Whistler Backcountry adventure. Our experience allows us choose the best terrain for you based on snow and weather conditions. We would love to show you around our local area.