Whistler Backcountry Ski Tours

UPDATE March 19, 2020: All operations will be closed until further notice.

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  • Step outside the resort ropes to find fresh powder, steep terrain and stunning mountain vistas
  • Experience rugged, natural Whistler – no lift lines, no chairlifts and hike to the top to truly earn your turns
  • Learn mountain safety with specialized backcountry equipment and professional, local guides

Intro to Backcountry Skiing / Riding

Have you been wanting to try backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Spend a day with a professional ski guide and learn the basics of the backcountry.
From: $269 (per person)

Intro Backcountry Group

Step into Whistler Blackcomb’s vast untracked backcountry ski and snowboard terrain that stretches to the horizon in every direction.
From: $279 (per person)

Backcountry Ski Touring & Splitboarding

Leave the lift lines behind this winter on a guided backcountry ski touring / splitboarding day tour.
From: $269 (per person)

Experienced Backcountry Group

Join up with other adventurous backcountry enthusiasts to explore the Coast Range mountains, or conquer certain runs on your bucket list. Tailored for the backcountry skier / snowboarder who wants to spend a full day scaling mountain peaks and bagging epic lines.
From: $279 (per person)

Private Backcountry Skiing / Riding

Leave the lift lines behind this winter on a guided backcountry ski touring / splitboarding day tour exclusively for you and your private group.
From: $849 (per person)

Heli-Assisted Ski Touring

Enjoy a full day of mind-blowing helicopter-accessed backcountry skiing, snowboarding or telemarking in the zones you’ve always dreamed of getting to, or maybe the ones you didn’t even know existed. ACMG Guides will help you conquer those runs on your bucket list and help you get to them in style!
From: $2996 (per person)


1 Day Big Mountain Awareness Lesson (Ages 10-15)

Enter Extremely Canadian’s progressive Big Mountain Awareness Camps aimed at tapping into a healthy headspace for 10-15 year old advanced intermediate and expert skiers and riders.
  • Dec 30
  • Jan 3
  • Feb 17
  • Mar 16
  • Mar 23
  • Apr 10

From: $99 (per person)
With Lift Ticket: $135 (per person)

3 Day Avalanche Skills Training Level 1

This Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course (AST 1+) provides an entry-level decision-making framework for recreational skiers and snowboarders in winter backcountry avalanche terrain.
Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
From: $299 (per person)
With Lift Ticket: $377 (per person)

4 Day Avalanche Skills Training Level 2

This course expands on the theories and principles established at the AST 1+ level course or for those who already have a solid understanding of snow avalanche principles.
  • Dec 27-30
  • Jan 4/5/11/12
  • Jan 20-23
  • Feb 1/2/8/9
  • Feb 3-6
  • Feb 29, Mar 1/7/8

From: $599 (per person)
With Lift Ticket: $755 (per person)

Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel Course

Whether you are looking to develop safe travel skills for glaciated ski traverses or wanting to reach new lines accessed via glaciated terrain, this is an essential course designed for experienced backcountry skiers and boarders.
  • Dec 14/15
  • Jan 11/12
  • Feb 17/18
  • Mar 7/8

From: $349 (per person)
With Lift Ticket: $427 (per person)


Skiers testing the snowpack in the Whistler backcountry

Insider's Guide:
Backcountry 101

Where do you start with backcountry exploration in Whistler? Insider, Abby Cooper, decodes it for you in this Backcountry 101 guide.

Winter in Whistler, BC

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