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MOUNTAIN SKILLS ACADEMY & ADVENTURES

Our local certified guides ensure our guests have a safe, challenging, and fulfilling experience. Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations by bringing years of local knowledge, careful selection of terrain/environment, and exceptional client care. After all, our guest’s satisfaction is a matter of professional pride.

ADVENTURES BELOW...

Man skiing up the side of a steep slope, Golden

BACKCOUNTRY SKI & SPLITBOARDING

Get your first taste of the backcountry with a professional Mountain Skills Academy guide who can show you the basics. Tour out of the resort and into the Whistler Blackcomb backcountry for the freshest lines.

Introductory ice climbing training on ice walls

ICE CLIMBING

Whether you have years of ice climbing experience or have never climbed before this tour is for you! Experience the thrill of ice climbing tours while you move safely up a frozen waterfall using ice axes and crampons. No climbing experience is required, we’ll show you how. 

Guided snowshoe hike

BACKCOUNTRY SNOWSHOEING

Step into a winter wonderland on amazing trails of old-growth forests with ancient cedars in geologically interesting landscapes. Let us take you on a rejuvenating excursion to our favourite areas and experience a unique atmosphere of natural beauty at a relaxing and enjoyable pace.

Guide leading Star Chek climbing squamish

ROCK CLIMBING

We guide outdoor rock climbing for adults, youth, beginners, and experienced climbers alike. Our professional guides set up everything for you. We have a wide variety of climbing crags to choose from in Whistler and Squamish, British Columbia.

 
Group Climbing Via Ferrata with view of whistler round house

VIA FERRATA

Via Ferrata (or “klettersteig” in German-speaking nations) is a relatively young pursuit here in North America. But in Europe, its history dates back over a century. While the first via ferrata routes were built to access popular mountain summits more easily, most protected routes in the Alps were a result of military construction.

Guide and Guests hiking during heli hiking tour

WILDERNESS HIKING

Let us take you on a rejuvenating excursion to our favourite areas and experience a unique atmosphere of natural beauty at a relaxing and enjoyable pace. Gain the backcountry through a network of hiking trails featuring iconic viewpoints, such as surreal turquoise lakes, majestic waterfalls, tapestries of wildflowers, meandering meadows, lush forests, and fascinating ecosystems.

Guide and guest half way up whistler via ferrata

THE MSAA EXPERIENCE

  • star rating  I completed the AST 1 course with April this weekend and loved it. Learned loads in a supportive and relaxed but rigorous environment, and can't wait to get out and... read more

    533samuelf
    3/10/2020
  • star rating  many thanks to our excellent and articulate back country guide April! What a gem. World class day. Would recommend.

    emilytN9889LG
    3/09/2020
  • star rating  I’ve been keen to try splitboarding for a few years now and saw this trip with MSAA and thought it looked ideal.
    That proved to be the case, the small... read more

    Paullyb
    3/05/2020
  • star rating  What an amazing experience, our guide Eric was so easy going and helpful. We were pretty nervous going in as we didn't have much experience, luckily it was just... read more

    Destination669828
    2/24/2020
  • star rating  The folks who took us around were very kind and helpful and very informative and generous with sharing their knowledge about the land and the plants as well as the... read more

    57masa57
    2/20/2020
  • star rating  nature can not be controlled by humans. So, the fact that we saw only 3 eagles is no one's fault.! At all. And I did learn quite... read more

    Curious146948
    2/17/2020
  • star rating  Via Ferrata in Squamish was a mind/body challenge with breathtaking views and a fun knowledgeable guide. A great way for non-climbers to get a real feel for mountaineering and see... read more

    YBNorth
    9/15/2020
  • star rating  Mountain Navigation course with Marlaina was such a fabulous, hands-on, practical course with a superb instructor! Recommended!

    bronwynp816
    8/31/2020
  • star rating  Had a great 2 day intro to alpine rock course with chief guide Eric. He made the experience enjoyable and relaxed, while ensuring we learned all of the appropriate skills.... read more

    T0PT5
    7/20/2020

LET OUR INCREDIBLE GUIDING TEAM SHARE THEIR LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS!

Our local certified guides ensure our guests have a safe, challenging, and fulfilling experience. Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations by bringing years of local knowledge, careful selection of terrain/environment, and exceptional client care. After all, our guest’s satisfaction is a matter of professional pride.

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