Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures Information
Ability & Touring Experience
Advanced intermediate to expert skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders can enjoy Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures, regardless of your touring experience. If you can ride an un-groomed black diamond run at your home resort,then you belong with us. Participants are placed in small groups(average ratio of 4/5 to 1) of similar ability, optimal for honing your riding technique and avalanche awareness skills. If we
cannot find a fit for you in one of our groups, we will happily refund your money and direct you towards a program better suited to your skills in-bounds. Not quite feeling up for it yet? Ask about our legendary 2-Day
Steep Skiing Clinics to build your confidence and skills.
Basic winter backcountry gear is required for participation. Bring your own, or rent from Essentially Blackcomb in the Carleton Lodge at the base of Whistler Mountain in the main village. Rental Packages are available for $65 plus GST for programparticipants. Bag lunches for $12.50 plus GST also available.
- 8:00am: Meet outside on the deck of Essentially Blackcomb, in the
Carleton Lodge, in the main village between the gondolas.
- 8:45am: Head up Whistler or Blackcomb *with lift-line priority, then
traverse with your guide out into Garibaldi Park.
- 9:30am: Avalanche rescue practice, snowpack assessment.
- 10:30am: On the move, gathering travel skills and snow safety information
as you ski.
- 12:30am: Big line skiing, continued avalanche safety & mountain travel
- Day End Back in the village, with tired legs and open eyes.
This is a flexible itinerary; the snow and weather will call the shots. We’re all about
getting the goods while they’re good, where they’re good.
Dates & Conditions
Backcountry Adventures run daily from December 12, 2014 - April 13, 2015, weather and avalanche conditions permitting. If the daily minimum 3 skiers (of similar ability) is not met, we will direct you to another appropriate program, reschedule if appropriate, or upgrade you for a fee to a private clinic,
depending on circumstance.
Private or Group
Backcountry Adventures run daily, December through April, when a mininum of 3 skiers/riders are booked. Or book a Private; ski the lines you and your guide choose, travel at your pace, and get one-on-one coaching and instruction. With Privates you can also rally a group of up to 6 friends/family of similar ability and physcial