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Whistler Ski Touring Lodge

The Whistler Ski Touring Lodge in BC’s Coast Mountains is home to spectacular summits, glaciers, and rolling forest terrain. You’ll have the experience of a lifetime backcountry ski touring as you float in endless powder, tour alpine forests, and drop into pristine untracked alpine bowls.

PROGRAM DETAILS

LOCATION: Whistler, BC
DATES: Jan – March 2017
DURATION: 3 Days / 2 Nights
PRICE: Starting at $999.00

Overview

Welcome to your Whistler Ski Touring Lodge experience

Our guides will navigate the terrain and select routes to suit your skill, fitness, experience and desired goals and achievements. Spend days exploring untracked Coast Mountain powder and evenings sharing the day’s adventures like-minded people around the fireplace at the Journeyman Lodge.

In the vast area of BC wilderness, the Whistler Ski Touring Lodge sits amidst rugged peaks and spectacular scenery at 4,500 ft (1,370m). The opportunities in this wilderness for ski touring are endless, as the slopes end less than half a kilometer from the door of the Whistler Ski Touring Lodge. The amenities inside the lodge are no less spectacular than the scenery outside. The Whistler Ski Touring Lodge preserves the charm and warmth of traditional alpine culture and hospitality. Featuring deluxe full-service meals, a Scandinavian sauna, hot showers and crisp linens you can recharge in old-world luxury & style.

With a consistent annual snowpack of 12 feet (365cm), the Callaghan valley is the perfect choice for a winter backcountry get away. The valley gets an annual average snowfall of 36 ft (1,097 cm), giving it the reputation as one of the wildest backcountry touring areas in the Pacific Northwest. The humid air mass from the Pacific Ocean moves inland up the inlets, across the snowfields to the mountains. The mountains push the cooling air up to the Upper Callaghan Valley.  The cold mountain temperatures turn the cooled air mass into the famous dry, light & fluffy powder British Columbia is famous for. Each snowfall creates the perfect conditions for backcountry ski touring right from the front door of the Whistler Ski Touring Lodge.

Whistler Ski Touring Lodge terrain

Whistler Ski Touring Lodge terrain

Our experienced guides focus on selecting the best experience for each client. We offer single day, or multi-day journeys in backcountry ski-touring. Every trip is designed to suit the skills and goals of the individuals or group. Powder Guides knows how and where to find best powder in the Coast Range. Whether you are starting out on alpine touring gear or looking for guidance as you advance, our guides will support and challenge you. Depending on your skill and goals we can add something unique to your backcountry ski touring such as executing traverses over ice fields, glaciers or alpine lakes and exploring the near and far. Our priority is to showcase the best ski tour possible, by actively mitigating risk and engaging you in an exhilarating backcountry experience. With huge snowfall, great terrain and the amenities of a full service lodge, the Whistler ski touring lodge provides an amazing back country ski and adventure experience.

Lodge & Dinning

Whistler Ski Touring & Journeyman Lodge

Set in the heart of Whistler’s Callaghan wilderness, the Journeyman Lodge is a full-service ski touring Whistler lodge. Backcountry skiing through the pristine Callaghan Wilderness is an experience every skier should have. By day you’ll explore forests, glacial peaks, alpine bowls and rolling terrain, at night you’ll relax at the lodge in the peaceful tranquility of a secluded alpine valley.

Hand-built in 1980, the Journeyman Lodge boasts panoramic mountain views from every window. Lodge hosts Jason and Michelle provide genuine hospitality, great food and comfortable accommodation for up to 24 people (15 singles) in 8 private rooms. Nestled at 1370 metres (4500 feet) with an average winter snowfall of 6.2 metres (20 feet), adventures begin right outside the door.

This backcountry skiing lodge offers a lounge area with over-stuffed couches and armchairs perfect for relaxing by the fire after a long day in the mountains. Gourmet full-service meals**, hand crafted beer, hot showers and crisp linens mix with the wood-fired Scandinavian cedar sauna and billiards lounge.  The Journeyman Lodge redefines backcountry skiing comfort.

In true alpine tradition the lodge offers different room styles designed to suit any budget. Some rooms offer en-suite bathrooms while others share more traditional European common facilities “down the hall”. Sleeping quarters are private but guests and groups eat and relax together. All accommodation packages for ski touring Whistler are priced on an all-inclusive price per person, leaving you with no worries other than where and what to explore.

**Please note that Chef Jason will cater to guests with dietary restrictions and food allergies; however, due to the remote location, advance notice is required at time of booking to ensure enough time for Chef Jason to coordinate his meal plans accordingly.

Equipment & Terms

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

Only 15 minutes south of world famous ski-area Whistler and 90 minutes north of Vancouver, this incredible landscape of pristine mountain peaks, bowls and glaciers, the Whistler Ski Touring Lodge is home to your next great adventure. To book your custom Whistler Ski Touring Lodge backcountry ski tour call us today, we’ll put together the trip of a lifetime.