McGillivray Pass Backcountry Ski Tour
The week begins at Pemberton airport just 20 minutes’ drive north of Whistler on Highway 99. Arriving dressed to ski and ride, guests receive a quick safety briefing before climbing aboard the heli for the 20 minute flight to McGillivary Pass Lodge. Upon arrival, guests are received by their host and given an orientation before clicking into their ski touring bindings for the first day of backcountry skiing.
The terrain surrounding this backcountry lodge can accommodate moderate to advanced skiing in all types of weather conditions. When storms roll in you’ll spend your days touring through the treeline before descending gladed slopes filled with powder. When the sun is out and slope conditions are safe, the alpine will beckon with alpine bowls and glacier runs. After a full day of mountain adventure, the lodge will be welcome you home with your favourite hot or cold beverage an apres snacks as you unwind from your big day.
There are no bad days with Powder Guides, only days that are a different type of outdoor experience. If there are different skill levels within the group, two guides may be assigned to each group to accommodate everyone’s goals. With the privacy of staying at this intimate backcountry lodge in the remoteness of the South Chilcotins, your terrain choice is limitless with the only sound being the alpine wind or the friendly chat between guests. There’s a reason why heli-accessed ski touring lodges are considered the pinnacle of the self-propelled winter backcountry experience.
Whatever experience you choose for your week with Powder Guides, rest assured it will be one of the most memorable backcountry trips of your life. Our ACMG qualified guides will ensure you get the most out of your time whether it’s backcountry ski vacation or a fully fledged mountain adventure complete with ridge climbs, summits and steep descents. If you have spent time ski touring in Whistler and want to escape the well trodden skin tracks close to the resort, a week with Powder Guides could be just what the doctor ordered.