Backcountry Snowshoeing

Full Day: Starting from: $149

Half Day: Starting from: $99

Explore through soft powdery snow while taking in the striking natural views

Location: Whistler & Sea to Sky

Duration: Half & Full Day

Get away from the crowds and stomped out snow to experience the pristine natural beauty and fresh snow at our favourite hidden gems. Enjoy an interpretive tour led by our professional guides.

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HOW TO BOOK:

• Booking individually? Choose the Adult/Youth option.

• Already have a group?  Book a Private Group (Group from 1 to 8)!

• Have a Group larger than 8? Please contact us to make a booking.

• Enjoy this amazing experience with MSAA!

ADVENTURE DETAILS BELOW...

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Full Day Tour:

Book a Public or Private full day tour.

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Half Day Tour:

Book a Public or Private half day tour.

ADVENTURE INFORMATION

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.

We offer several different tours, each destination wonderful with a focus on aesthetics and special viewpoints of interest. A snowshoe hike with a professional guide allows you to explore the wilderness with the reassurance of a safe and memorable outing.

Our exquisite snowshoe hikes are designed to please. Ranging from those seeking a more leisurely journey with extraordinary sights to those wanting to tackle an exhilarating adventure.

Book a Private Tour and you can choose the start time!

8:30am Adventures:

Meet the guide at 8:15am at the trailhead of your chosen trail, unless otherwise discussed.

1:30pm Adventures:

Meet the guide at 1:15pm at the trailhead of your chosen trail, unless otherwise discussed.

Upon meeting, the guide will have everyone sign a waiver, hand out snowshoes and discuss the plan for the day.

See our options for trips under ‘Half Day Trails’ and ‘Full Day Trails’ for a layout of your trip.

Transportation: Please note that transportation is not included. However we are happy to offer a number of hikes that don't require transportation from Whistler or local taxi companies at an affordable rate.

Things to bring:

  • Snowshoes and Poles (Snowshoes can be rented through MSAA for free please let us know if you require this)
  • Warm clothing (wool/synthetic recommended)
  • Warm socks (wool/synthetic recommended)
  • Winter boots/ warm and waterproof footwear
  • Insulating jacket (down or similar)
  • Shell jacket (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Shell trousers (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Warm gloves and shell gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Water (approx. 1-2L)
  • Hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate in a thermos (optional)

Weather conditions here are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look at the weather forecast, and prepare for the potential weather conditions. Consider that when you are not climbing you can cool down quickly, so bringing layers is a good plan.

Below are some of our favourite areas. To ensure the best experience, final trip destinations are subject to change based on weather, snow level and overall conditions.

Easy Snowshoe:

Lost Lake 9km, 44m gain (2.5-3 hours). (5-10 mins, walk from village centre)

Train Wreck 5-7km (2 – 3 hours). (35-40 mins bus journey, one-way)

Moderate Snowshoe:

Brandywine Falls Lava Lake Loop, 9km, 44m gain (2.5-3 hours). (40-50 mins drive, roundtrip)

Loggers Lake and Ridge Loop Trail, 5.1km, 230m gain (2.5-4 hours). (35-40 mins bus journey, one-way)

Below are some of our favourite areas. To ensure the best experience, final trip destinations are subject to change based on weather, snow level and overall conditions.

Easy Snowshoe:

Parkhurst Ghost Town Loop 8.5km, 133m gain (4-6 hours). (30 mins drive, roundtrip)

Moderate Snowshoe:

Joffre Lakes 11km, 400m gain (3.5-6 hours). (2-2.5 hour drive, roundtrip)

Advanced Snowshoe:

Rainbow Lake, 16km, 910m gain (6-9 hours). (25 mins drive, roundtrip)

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Multi-Day Backpacking Trips

We can suggest many trips of unique beauty and various challenges in the Coast Mountains to suit you. Trips of different lengths are available by request.