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Earn Your Turns - Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Tour

Leave the lift lines behind this winter on one of our professionally-guided backcountry ski touring/splitboard day tours! Enjoy awesome powder skiing and snowboarding in the backcountry surrounding the Whistler Blackcomb ski area. Lift access, skins, specialized ski touring bindings for skiers, and splitboards for snowboarders are used to access the backcountry. The big mountain backcountry outside the Whistler Blackcomb ski area offers a multitude of bowls, glaciers and gladed runs to choose from. Conditions are almost always favorable with lots of powder to ensure great turns for all. Your experienced ski guide will provide instruction on backcountry equipment usage and lead you down some memorable ski descents. Intimate group sizes provide individual attention and a day at the right pace.

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. If you are unsure of your ability, please contact us for more information. Groups can expect 3 – 5 runs and up to 5,000 ft of vertical descent for the day, depending on ability and fitness level. It's a must-try experience on your next Whistler trip.

For more information on booking policies and procedures check out our Registration Information page.

For information on avalanche ratings and public bulletins see our avalanche information page.

Dates: 

Offered Daily

Cost: 

$215 per person

 

Group rates are available for 3 or more people when booking on the same reservation:

3 people: $199 per person

4 people: $162.50 per person

5 people: $130 per person

6 people: $108.33 per person

 

$53 backcountry lift pass available

$35 touring ski or splitboard rental available

Prices are subject to tax

Backcountry equipment rental prices

 For more information on booking procedures and cancellation policies check out our Registration Information page.

 

Included: 
  • Expert local, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) certified guide
  • Avalanche safety equipment: digital transceiver, extendable shovel and probe
  • Backcountry ski/board backpack
Location: 
Garibaldi Park, adjacent to Whistler and Blackcomb ski areas
Duration: 
1 day
Ratio: 
Maximum 6 to 1, client to guide
Suggested Prerequisites: 

Participants must be comfortable and confident skiing blue (intermediate) runs in variable conditions.

No backcountry experience is required.

Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Equipment List:

Please consult the following for information on recommended and provided equipment:

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Equipment List