Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding

Per Person: $269

Private (up to 6 People): $849

Experience the true winter wilderness away from the lifts and crowds.

Location: Sea to Sky

Duration: Full Day

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: Intermediate Ski/Ride

Enjoy the backcountry terrain beyond the Whistler Blackcomb ski area boundaries. Start your day with a lift assist, then leave those lift lines behind. Or head to the Coast Mountains, with options ranging from Squamish to Pemberton, for a truly off-the-beaten-track adventure.

Ski & Splitboard Courses: Avalanche Skills Training / Ski Mountaineering / Crevasse Rescue

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Whistler Blackcomb:
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Private Adventure:

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Whistler Blackcomb: $849 (up to 6 people)
Coast Mountains: $849 (up to 6 people)

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

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ADVENTURE INFORMATION

Whistler Blackcomb: Enjoy awesome backcountry skiing and splitboarding around the Whistler Blackcomb ski area. The big-mountain backcountry outside of the ski area offers a multitude of bowls, glaciers and gladed runs to choose from.

Coast Mountains: Conditions are almost always favourable with lots of powder to ensure great turns for all. Groups may get up to 3 – 5 runs and up to 5,000 ft of vertical descent for the day depending on ability and fitness level. If you are unsure of your ability please contact us.

Geared for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers or snowboarders. Participants must be comfortable and confident in intermediate terrain (blue run) in a variety of snow conditions.

**The price of the tour does not include a gondola ticket. Gondola tickets are available for purchase through our office.**

Whistler Blackcomb:

Location: Garibaldi Park – adjacent to Whistler Blackcomb ski areas
Duration: 1 full day (6-7 hours)
Meeting Time: 8:15am
Meeting Location: Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre

Coast Mountains::

Location: Options available include Duffey Lakes, Joffre Group, Marriot Basin, Cerise Creek and many other destinations in the Coast Mountains.
Duration: 1 full day (6-7 hours)
Meeting Time: 8:15am
Meeting Location: Dependent on touring destinations.

When booking you can specify your destination or we can provide suggestions based on your experience and ability.

Please note whilst we’ll do our best to go where you want to, sometimes the conditions dictate otherwise. If this is the case we’ll contact you to discuss some other great options.

Rentals: MSAA clients receive a discounted rental rate at Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Advance reservations are required to ensure there is gear available.

Whistler Blackcomb:

A lift pass is required. If you do not have a Season Pass, Epic Pass or day ticket, backcountry lift tickets are available through our office for $59.00.

Coast Mountains:

Transportation is required, this can be provided for an additional charge if you do not have access to a vehicle.

Equipment:

  • Touring skis / splitboard and skins
  • Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe)
  • Ski / snowboard boots (your regular boots will work with the touring bindings)
  • Poles
  • Lift pass: backcountry lift ticket available through our office (not needed if you have a season pass or day passes)
  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants – dress for a day in the alpine
  • Warm layers (fleece or puffy jacket)
  • Thermal under layer
  • Gloves
  • Winter hat/toque
  • Helmet
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (1 litre)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Camera